I’m Headed Back To The Future

Lately I have been waxing nostalgic about my lost love affair with movies. Last week I vowed to make time for them in my life again. So far, I’ve only cleared one movie from my DVR list, but it’s a start. I have seen more movies in my lifetime than I can count and believe me I tried. Too overwhelming.

I know an excessive amount about films from the ’80s. They are the ones burned into my brain because that was during my pre-teen and teenage years. Very impressionable. IMDb.com has a list of the Best ’80s movies. I have seen 192 of the 252 listed. The ones I haven’t seen are mostly animation and sci-fi.


Here are clips from some of my favorite ’80s flicks:

He’ll always be Alex P. Keaton to me



Spike Lee’s cast was filled with talent


The prom scenes are classic #AndieandDuckieforever


Some little known facts…

  • Highland Park, Illinois is where most of the famous ’80s films were filmed…such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science and Ordinary People.
  • E.T.‘s face was modeled after poet Carl Sandburg and Albert Einstein.
  • When Turbo (played by black actor Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers) falls down the stairs in Breakin’ and gets hurt, you can catch the stuntman replacement because he is white.

What are your favorite ’80s movies?

This post is for Day 2 of the Blog Every Day In May Challenge: Educate us on something you know a lot about or are good at

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