In the "Carefree 80s", it can be stated that perhaps one of the greatest forms of expression used was the silver screen. Guest writer and self-proclaimed "movie critic" Kyle Scanlan was cool enough to give us the...

Top Ten Movies that
Personify the 80's

Of the movies that Hollywood offered up in the 1980's, one thing can be said: Most of them were shit. The 1980's are years which Hollywood learned three basic formulas and stuck religiously to them. They were: War Movies, Teenage Movies, and Working Movies. While this seems like a sweeping over-generalization, think about it. A film like Salvador dealt with basically the same issues a movie like Working Girl did. So with this in mind, here are the ten (or so) movies that truly personify the decade we call the 80's.

And the winners are:

Honorable Mentions:

Other key films include: Gung-Ho, Broadcast News, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Real Genius, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Brazil, and The Wall.

Kyle aspires to be the next Marlon Brando.

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Unauthorized reproduction of this article is strictly prohibited. Special thanks go out to Kyle for pulling through with a fantastic article!