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#1 Mishu

Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:58 PM

It's going to be a cold, wet weekend and we didn't make our sporting finals, so we have a whole weekend at home. I'm thinking this is the perfect time to continue with DS's (13) cultural education. As is, the essential movies he must watch, with a particular emphasis on the late 80's/early 90's.We have covered The Goonies,Top Gun, The Karate Kid (the original) of course, Crocodile Dundee, Big, Titanic, Beverly Hills Cop, Men In Black (the original again, of course).

What have we missed? DS is slightly less than thrilled by this prospect but DH and I take his educational needs very seriously. And I have stocked up on popcorn.

Recommendations?

#2 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:00 PM

Blues Brothers? (might be too early 80’s for your criteria)


#3 123tree

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:01 PM

Indiana Jones.  

Weekend at Bernie’s.

#4 nasty snaugh

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:05 PM

Bill and Ted

#5 Ozquoll

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:07 PM

Die Hard
Terminator
Clueless
The Lion King
Groundhog Day
Silence of the Lambs

Edited by Ozquoll, 09 August 2019 - 08:43 PM.


#6 cvbn

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:10 PM

The Princess Bride?

#7 jovana

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:12 PM

Back to the future trilogy
Jurrasic park movies

Edited by jovana, 09 August 2019 - 08:13 PM.


#8 Jembo

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:12 PM

Ferris Bullers Day off. Short Circuit, Flight of the Navigator.  Honey I Shrunk the Kids.


My kids love Holy Grail and the Aussie film Frog Dreaming if you can find it - SBS often have it on.

#9 Mmmcheese

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:12 PM

Ferris Bueller's day off!

#10 MissMilla

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:15 PM

 Ozquoll, on 09 August 2019 - 08:07 PM, said:

Die Hard
Terminator

Definitely this!

#11 nasty snaugh

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:18 PM

Empire Records
Reality bites
Mallrats

#12 JinksNewton

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:27 PM

Stand By Me :)

#13 Freddie'sMum

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:33 PM

Steel Magnolias
Ghostbusters
Cool Runnings
Uncle Buck
9 to 5

#14 Mishu

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:46 PM

Oooh, these are great! I've realised we've watched a few (Die Hard is a Christmas favourite & we've seen Back to the Future) but there are a few here that I wouldn't have thought of and are obviously compulsory viewing - Terminator, Ferris Bueller (how could I have forgotten this?) and Stand By Me.

Thank you for ensuring we are not remiss in my son's education.

#15 cvbn

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:47 PM

The Lost Boys.

#16 Evra

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:51 PM

Point Break

#17 Overtherainbow

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:56 PM

The Castle
My Fair Lady
Fiddler on the Roof
Babe
Princess Diaries
The Princess Bride

#18 tily

Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:16 PM

The Breakfast Club

#19 hoohoobump

Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:35 PM

You’ve already got a lot of gold there.

Ghostbusters?

The Usual Suspects






#20 TheGreenSheep

Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:35 PM

Dirty dancing

That’s just for my fun LOL.

Top gun

Edited by TheGreenSheep, 09 August 2019 - 09:37 PM.


#21 SeaPrincess

Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:46 PM

Has he already watched the original Star Wars,Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi?

The Outsiders
The Breakfast Club
Ghostbusters
The Lost Boys
Aliens
Bill and Ted
Indiana Jones
Footloose
My Own Private Idaho
10 Things I Hate About You
Tombstone





#22 ERipley

Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:47 PM

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Edited by ERipley, 21 August 2019 - 07:21 PM.


#23 TheGreenSheep

Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:48 PM

Two Hands

National Lampoons Vacation

#24 missminx

Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:53 PM

Wayne's world

#25 Meepy

Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:12 PM

Monty Python, the castle, the dish, clueless, legally blonde




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