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Dr Mordrid
18th December 2006, 18:42
Rocky Horror Picture Show

Buckaroo Bonzai - tonight on Encore :p

Revenge of the Nerds

Police Academy



Big Trouble in Little China


Any Hammer horror film

It! The Terror From Beyond Space (and inspiration for Alien)

18th December 2006, 18:57
There's nothing guilty about watching Spaceballs :p

Jon P. Inghram
18th December 2006, 19:40
Not a complete list, just a selection:

The Tick (the live action, very short-lived TV series)
Battlefield: Earth (it's supposed to be a sci-fi comedy, right? :D)
Zardoz (self explanatory)
Lord of the Rings (the strange, but interesting Ralph Bakshi version)
The Hobbit (surprisingly good, especially considering how awful The Return of the King ended up)
The Return of the King (the really, really bad Rankin/Bass version)
Last Action Hero
Highlander 2: The Renegade Version (A retconed retcon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retcon)!)
The Sword and the Sorcerer (It's a "classic" hack & slash movie...)
Cobra, Tango & Cash (both contain nearly toxic levels of '80s action movie clich├ęs)
Escape from LA (This really was the same people who did Escape from NY?!?)

18th December 2006, 22:50
Partial list:

Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Flash Gordon (1981 Sam Jones version)

All I can think of at the moment.


19th December 2006, 03:34
Heh, we were having exactly this conversation in the pub the other week :) And then continued over email since...

-Wierd Science
-Anything with van Damme in :)
-Breakfast club

to name but a few.

And always a pleasure, but NEVER guilty:
-Withnail & I

Dr Mordrid
19th December 2006, 04:04
Almost forgot Weird Science :) :up:

Wife likes Breakfast Club, but I never got into the "Brat Pack" :p

19th December 2006, 06:56
Buckaroo Bonzai - tonight on Encore :p

Just for you, Doc: http://science.slashdot.org/science/06/12/19/0317237.shtml

19th December 2006, 09:10
Hell, yeah, Weird Science! Also the first Batman movie (the one with Adam West, NOT Michael Keaton), Caveman, and Cheech and Chong's Next Movie.


19th December 2006, 11:19
Caveman! Awesome! :up:

19th December 2006, 12:11
Just about anything from the 80's:

Lost Boys
Breakfast Club
Rev of the Nerds
Rock and Roll High School (Ramones)
The Evildead's
Night of the Living Dead
Return OTLD
Day of the Dead (both)
Lots and lots of more.....

The Blob, Killer Klowns from Outer Space...

RC Agent
19th December 2006, 13:51
The Karate Kid. Daniel Larusso is going to fight???!?!

21st December 2006, 11:52
Edward Scissorhands
Who framed Roger Rabbit ?
American Ninja (Very guilty about this one)
Groundhog Day (100's of times)
Stand by Me
Space Camp
Top Gun

21st December 2006, 13:39
Haha, goonies is awesome!! I love that movie, reminds of me of some good times. :)

21st December 2006, 15:16
The first movie i saw at the cinema was The Black Hole by Disney.
The robot Maximillian scared the sh*t out of me.

Goonies was third after Ghostbusters i think...

21st December 2006, 23:11
I remember black hole! Wow, I've only seen it once, a long time ago, but I remember quite a bit of it. That movie creeped me out! :p

21st December 2006, 23:12
I enjoy watching Tron, but I don't have the dvd yet. Strange.


22nd December 2006, 10:33
Ahhhhnold in "Commando" I love it because it was so over-the-top macho.

I cannot say the same for Stallone in "Cobra"; can't stand the movie, but the Jati SMG was cool. However, the DVD version of "Assassins" counts as a semi-favorite. (Suppressed Rugers are fun...)

Any "Dirty Harry" movie...none of them are much for plot or substance, but there's just something about a Magnum... See attached Pic.

Likewise , Charles Bronson's "Death Wish" series is somewhat entertaining...I prefer the first one over all others.

I really liked Bronson in "The Mechanic". (Again, Suppressed Rugers are fun...)

And While Speaking of Bronson: The Dirty Dozen movies were awesome.

In that era, Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw were fantastic in "Force 10 from Navarone"... (with the very delectable Barbara Bach).

Another Movie I put in the "Guilty Pleasures" category is "The Replacement Killers". It was clever and inventive, if not predictable.

22nd December 2006, 13:03
One movie I absolutely cannot pass up when I'm channel surfing is High Plains Drifter. I'm not usually a big fan of westerns, but High Plains Drifter is downright creepy.


Dr Mordrid
22nd December 2006, 14:31
Yup :up:

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