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80’s Movies That Should Not Be Remade

Lots of movies are being remade, or rethought; whether the remakes are pale in comparison or surpass the special effects, there are some classic movies that should never be remade in my opinion. This is a list of 80’s movies that should not remade. If you have not seen any of these movies you should definitely add them to your rainy day movie list!

The Breakfast Club

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This is one of those movies that you watch, and you’re like wow, that was pretty cool. It’s not about saving the world, and there isn’t explosions but a group of teens locked in a library for a Saturday is still pretty cool. The movie has teens interacting from different social groups, and having fun. A great movie to watch if you’re with friends or having a movie date.

Back To The Future

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All three of these movies are brilliant. A crazy scientist, a teen, and time travel. What else could you ask for? They find time travel, and Marty travels back in time to save Doc, and along the way he meets his teenage parents and tries to help them out too. A great movie if you want to laugh.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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If you haven’t seen this movie, you’re seriously missing out. Ferris skips school and paints the town red. He takes his girlfriend and his best friend with him, all while trying to escape the principle and Ferris’ sister. Seriously, watch this movie, it will cheer you up even if you’re crying and haven’t left the house in three days.

Drop a comment below and tell me your opinions on these picks and which 80’s movies you think are so awesome they should not be remade.

Classic College Cinema

With “sweater weather” on the horizon nothing is better (and cheaper) than skipping the movie theatre, inviting the significant other over to the dorm (within visitation hours of course), slightly burning a bag of popcorn and watching a movie. Whether you still stack DVDs to the ceiling or you are a total Netflicker, there are some classic films about “the four best years of your life” that every undergrad should go out of their way to watch. Here are a few of my “oldies but goodies.”

Animal House

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If you’re in a fraternity, then this is your Godfather. Though this is a film set in the 1960’s, many of the movie’s events are time honored college traditions; from the toga party to the random road trip. Fun fact; during filming, the actors portraying the Delta fraternity were encouraged to have rambunctious parities (resulting in a piano being stolen from the hotel lobby) to promote cast bonding. The Delta actors also harassed the actors portraying the Omega fraternity in order to fuel their onscreen rivalry.

 Best time to view: The beginning of pledge semester.


Roadtrip

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A cheating boyfriend on the east coast accidentally mails a videotape of his sexcapades to his girlfriend on the west coast. What is the logical next course of action? If you said getting your buddies together to go on a cross country excursion to intercept said tape while making a bunch of hilarious stops along the way, then this is the movie for you. When I came to college, this was one of the only DVDs I owned. Needless to say, it was viewed at great frequency. This movie is also proof that, at one time, Tom Green was actually funny.

Best time to view: Right before your weekend road trip to the party school one state over.


PCU

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This one is a little more obscure than the others on this list but it is an absolute cult classic. For many students, college is a time to take up a cause to be passionate and active about. PCU (Politically Correct University) humorously riffs on what happens when people take these causes a little too far.

Best time to view: Right before the silent, candlelight protest over the rising prices of chicken nuggets in the student union.


Revenge of the Nerds

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A quintessential 80’s movie, Revenge of the Nerds is a cautionary tale of what happens when you push people who are smarter than you too far. This film is pure fun as the war between jocks and nerds (before being a nerd was cool) spawns prank after hilarious prank.

Fun fact: Curtis Armstrong is the actor that provides to voice for the character “Snot” on the show American Dad. Snot is based upon a character from Revenge of the Nerds named “Booger”, also played by Armstrong.

Best time to view: After going pocket protector shopping.


Legally Blonde

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For the life of me, I can not remember which girlfriend talked me into seeing this; however I’m glad she did as this is easily the most inspirational film on the list. Underestimated by her jerk boyfriend, sorority president Elle, decides to one up him at his own game by gaining admittance in Harvard Law school. Despite starring the gorgeous Reese Wetherspoon and being hilarious, Legally Blonde carries the message that a girl can be beautiful, sociable and smart; excelling in one of the hardest collegiate program while being a master of the good old bend and snap.

Best time to view: When someone is telling you that “you can’t.