I just remember Carrie freaking me out a LOT. But, aside from Rocky, it's the only movie from my birth year that I've seen. And I remember this mre than I remember Rocky. So, it must have made a bigger impact.
Sure, I could have chosen Star Wars, but I don't remember that one as well. My sisters and I watched a LOT of Pete's Dragon, and it's still a nostalgic favorite of mine!
What's to say? The second I saw this listed as the top movie of 1978, I knew it was The One. I can't tell you the number of times I've seen it – it's more than I can count! Of course, what girl growing up in the '80s didn't love Grease? None that I knew!
The Black Stallion was a huge favorite. What girl doesn't love movies about horses? Of course, I remember it breaking my heart. Still, I remember it as a favorite. I don't remember it took well anymore, except the emotional response just hearing – or reading – the title triggers.
There are lots of other movies I could pick, but Popeye was another huge favorite with my sisters and me. Yes, I know, it was the year of The Empire Strikes Back, Herbie Goes Bananas, and many others – many of which were bigger. But, well, I have fond memories of this one. Bonus: This movie was released on my fourth birthday!
My least favorite of the Indiana Jones movies (too many snakes), Raiders of the Lost Ark is still one of my favorite movies of all time.
Oh, man, is this a hard year to choose. I could have gone with The Dark Crystal, The Secret of Nimh, ET, Poltergeist, or Annie. I almost chose The Secret of Nimh. I LOVE that movie. But The Last Unicorn wins. I still love unicorns. I still wish they really did exist. Still wish I could have one. And I still love this movie – a tiny bit more than I love The Secret of Nimh.
This was an easy one. Return of the Jedi is the first movie I have clear memories of seeing in the theater – well, first movie with positive memories. (ET gave me nasty nightmares.) I know I saw it in the theater a few times. And I loved it. This is really the only one of the first three Star Wars movies that was a huge part of my childhood.
There's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, All of Me, Irreconcilable Differences, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Supergirl ... what to choose. What to choose ... I have to go with Romancing the Stone. I have seen this countless times, and have lots of fond memories of watching this with friends.
Something tells me that for the next 10 years or so, this is gonna be HARD. Favorites released in 1985 include The Care Bears Movie, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cat's Eye, Cocoon, Back to the Future, The Black Cauldron, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Weird Science, Better Off Dead ..., Teen Wolf, The Jewel of the Nile. Ugh! It's gotta be The Goonies. We (my sisters and I) rented that so much that my parents banned it from our house for a while! LOL
So many choices. Pretty in Pink; Care Bears Movie II; Lucas; Short Circuit; Top Gun; Ferris Beuller's Day Off; The Karate Kid, Part II; Labyrinth; Flight of the Navigator; Crocodile Dundee; Peggy Sue Got Married; The Color of Money; An American Tail; Little Shop of Horrors. Double ugh! What a great list of mid-'80s movies. Lots of cheese, lots of fun, lots of great memories. I have to go with Labyrinth. Just have to.
Again, I'm having a hard time choosing! LOL A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Project X, Ernest Goes to Camp, Spaceballs, Innerspace, Adventures in Babysitting, Dirty Dancing, Fatal Attraction, The Princess Bride, 3 Men and a Baby, *batteries not included, Overboard, Good Morning Vietnam. There were sooo many good movies. While The Princess Bride will always be one of my all-time favorites, I gotta go with Can't Buy Me Love. For one, it's where I discovered Patrick Dempsey – long before his Grey's Anatomy days!
Another year full of tons of movies. (I didn't realize how many movies I'd watched while growing up!) Choices, choices. Satisfaction, Hairspray, Beetle Juice, Willow, Crocodile Dundee II, Big, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Short Circuit 2, Cocktail, Oliver & Company, The Land Before Time, and Beaches – to name a few. My choice is Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I was a huge Steve Martin fan, and this movie is still hilarious!
The contenders: The 'burbs, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Dream Team, Say Anything ..., Field of Dreams, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Dead Poets' Society, Batman, Parenthood, Look Who's Talking, Steel Magnolias, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Back to the Future Part II, The War of the Roses, and Glory. This is another super-hard choice, but I gotta pick The Little Mermaid. I remember seeing this at the theater, and just dying laughing. I still love it – as do my kids.
Not quite as many this year, but still a lot. Pretty Woman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Back to the Future Part III, Days of Thunder, Men at Work, Dances with Wolves, Edward Scissorhands, Look Who's Talking Too, and Kindergarten Cop. My choice, though, has to be Ghost. I was 13 when that movie came out. Need I say more?
And that is it. This was fun, but literally took all day (off and on, of course) to do! Yikes! LOL