As Americans reach mid July, it brings back memories of nostalgia of growing up in the summer. A lot of memories of the 1980's include watching movies during long summer nights, at sleepover parties and movies during down-pouring thunderstorms.
Here's Nerdthusiast's 5 ultimate movies that reflect the summer time during the 1980's:
In 1983 director Harold Ramis introduced us to the Griswold family. We got to witness their cross country family trip as they tried to get to Wally World. Watching this movie as a kid, I understood the pain and embarrassment Rusty and Audrey Griswold felt being stuck in the car with their parents. I felt as if Chevy Chase was insane but now as a Dad, I can relate to Clark Griswold more than I would like to admit.
- Clark Griswold
4.) Weekend At Bernies (1989)
“- Richard Parker: Now all of this could be yours, Lar, if you set your goals and work hard.
- Larry Wilson: My old man worked hard. All they did was give him more work.”
3.) Say Anything (1989)
High School graduation parties, boomboxes and kickboxing, what more do you need from a 1980's film. Lloyd Dobler introduces the viewer to his summer adventures with girlfriend Diane Court. The film is known for the classic trench coat and boombox scene but The Gas N Sip scene might be the most underrated scene in the film. Many of us can relate to summer nights of hanging out with the boys in the 711 parking lot.
"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."-Lloyd Dobler
"I'm going to give you a little advice. There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball." -Ty Webb
1.) One Crazy Summer (1986)
"Every year he tries to win that competition, and every year he loses a little more of his mind."-Ack Raymond
By: Anthony "Eatahoagie" Cicali
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