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Al Bundy
12-08-2012, 09:52 AM
You have your normal 80's favorites, Fast Times at Ridgemont high, Ferris and the like. But what is your favorite lesser known movies?
Mine are in no particular order
Hamburger the Motion Picture
Hardbodies
Hot Dog the movie
My Tutor.

Frazod
12-08-2012, 09:55 AM
First one that comes to mind is My Chauffeur.

Al Bundy
12-08-2012, 09:55 AM
First one that comes to mind is My Chauffeur.

Great movie.

Big Chief Homer
12-08-2012, 10:00 AM
Better off Dead

One Crazy Summer

The Great Outdoors

Summer Rental

Goofey Movies but I love them

wazu
12-08-2012, 10:03 AM
The Heavenly Kid

Dallas Chief
12-08-2012, 10:08 AM
The Heavenly Kid

This.

and Hardbodies. Movie cracks me up still. Acting so bad that it is good. Hot women in 80's bikinis LMAO

Frazod
12-08-2012, 10:13 AM
Overboard

Ponder
12-08-2012, 10:15 AM
Head Office with Judge Reinhold. Hilarious. Can't find it anymore.

DenverDanChiefsFan
12-08-2012, 10:15 AM
Weird Science
Breakfast Club

Al Bundy
12-08-2012, 10:17 AM
I also liked Private Lessons and Private School

KC Tattoo
12-08-2012, 10:18 AM
Johny B Good

Clue

Deal of the Century

The Jerk

The Lonely Guy

Eddie Murphey RAW

The War of the Roses

Dead and Loving it Leslie Neilsen Dracula

The Breakfast Club

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Al Bundy
12-08-2012, 10:19 AM
The Heavenly Kid

I've got it covered.

BigMeatballDave
12-08-2012, 10:22 AM
Weird Science
Breakfast Club

These

Frazod
12-08-2012, 10:22 AM
I've got it covered.

That movie was cheesy and hokey as hell, but the people in it were great. The main guy was also in North and South.

Frosty
12-08-2012, 10:28 AM
Some of y'all need to learn what "unsung" means.

:)

okcchief
12-08-2012, 10:30 AM
Losin it
Strange Brew

KCUnited
12-08-2012, 10:31 AM
See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Tribal Warfare
12-08-2012, 10:43 AM
Dead and Loving it Leslie Neilsen Dracula



1994

but mine has to be

Uncle Buck

ClevelandBronco
12-08-2012, 10:49 AM
Some of y'all need to learn what "unsung" means.

:)

Musicals don't count, right?

Stewie
12-08-2012, 10:55 AM
Diner - I'm amazed at the number of people who haven't seen this movie... or even heard of it.

Heathers
Educating Rita
Cannery Row - More drama than comedy, but quite funny.
Modern Romance

Omaha
12-08-2012, 11:02 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Dayze
12-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Raising Arizona
Top Secret
Clue

Lzen
12-08-2012, 11:08 AM
Better Off Dead
Weird Science

raybec 4
12-08-2012, 11:09 AM
Raising ArizonaTop Secret
Clue

All time great

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SNR
12-08-2012, 11:09 AM
Clue is hilarious

Frazod
12-08-2012, 11:11 AM
Clue is hilarious

Good call.

Also, Best of Times.

Lzen
12-08-2012, 11:12 AM
BTW, KCTatoo,
The Jerk was a 70s movie (1979). ;)

Frosty
12-08-2012, 11:15 AM
Would Real Genius and Big Trouble In Little China be considered unsung?

How about UHF?

Casual Sex? is pretty funny and you don't hear much about it.

Frosty
12-08-2012, 11:17 AM
BTW, KCTatoo,
The Jerk was a 70s movie (1979). ;)

I saw that in the theater the day I turned 16 (got my license that day and got drive in to the city to see it) - Feb 1980. Honorary '80's movie.

Lzen
12-08-2012, 11:17 AM
Popeye
Not sure if this fits unsung -Sixteen Candles

Deberg_1990
12-08-2012, 11:17 AM
The Sure Thing..basically anything John Cusack


Class

Rob Lowe and Jacqueline (Yummy!) Bisset


Risky Business

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Lzen
12-08-2012, 11:19 AM
I saw that in the theater the day I turned 16 (got my license that day and got drive in to the city to see it) - Feb 1980. Honorary '80's movie.

Meh, fair enough.

Lzen
12-08-2012, 11:22 AM
How about Beetlejuice?

InChiefsHell
12-08-2012, 11:24 AM
Private Eyes - Don Knotts and Tim Conway.

Loved Cannery Row too.

Max Dugan Returns.

Frosty
12-08-2012, 11:25 AM
I just remembered a couple of others that I really liked

Into The Night which starred Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer.

The Gods Must Be Crazy (may not be unsung)

Predarat
12-08-2012, 11:27 AM
Earnest Goes To Camp

Tribal Warfare
12-08-2012, 11:32 AM
How about Beetlejuice?

Beetlejuice had a fuckton of fanfare and publicity way back when.

journeyscarab
12-08-2012, 11:34 AM
Secret Admirer was pretty funny.
Once Bitten - Jim Carrey becomes a vampire

Frosty
12-08-2012, 11:39 AM
Running Scared is another favorite 80's comedy. They tried to turn Billy Crystal into an action star.

Unsung or not, Big Trouble In Little China and Midnight Run are probably my favorite 80's comedies (looking at my list, it appears that I favor action comedies).

One of the top 80's comedies is supposed to be A Fish Called Wanda. Even though I am a Monty Python fan, I didn't find it funny at all. The same holds true for The Blues Brothers. I never actually saw it until last year and didn't care for it. I think it might be one of those "you had to be there" deals.

Frosty
12-08-2012, 11:46 AM
Secret Admirer was pretty funny.


Good call. Starred Kelly Preston and a young Lori Loughlin, one of my favorite 80's babes. :thumb:

Speaking of Kelly Preston, can't forget Mischief.

Discuss Thrower
12-08-2012, 11:46 AM
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Pablo
12-08-2012, 12:16 PM
Earnest Goes To CampFuck yes.

Predarat
12-08-2012, 12:33 PM
Jaws the Revenge, so horrible its funny.

Aries Walker
12-08-2012, 01:47 PM
Underrated. And with Dennis Hopper.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/aries_walker/MyScienceProject.jpg

dilligaf
12-08-2012, 01:55 PM
The Hollywood Knights. Hot cars and hot women!

ElGringo
12-08-2012, 02:12 PM
Was Remo Williams 80's, think it was supposed to be action, but I thought it was funny.

sd4chiefs
12-08-2012, 02:26 PM
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Fishpicker
12-08-2012, 02:26 PM
Spies Like Us
Night Shift
Just One of The Guys

Frazod
12-08-2012, 02:27 PM
The Hollywood Knights. Hot cars and hot women!

Oh yeah. Just fast forward through the scenes with Tony Danza and Michelle Pfeiffer.

chefsos
12-08-2012, 02:41 PM
Spies Like Us
Night Shift
Just One of The GuysThis.


Loooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvve Brokers!

Frazod
12-08-2012, 02:42 PM
This.


Loooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvve Brokers!

He couldn't find his asshole with a funnel. LMAO

Lumpy
12-08-2012, 02:43 PM
Better Off Dead

Frazod
12-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Better Off Dead

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Lumpy
12-08-2012, 02:48 PM
LMAO

I wanted John Cusack's car...

http://www.driko.org/blogicons/67camaro.jpg

:drool:

And John Cusack

Deberg_1990
12-08-2012, 02:58 PM
Midnight Run is a classic. Doesn't really qualify as unsung
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chefsos
12-08-2012, 03:04 PM
Bachelor Party. Funny as hell. I wish I could find some decent clips.

Count Zarth
12-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Britcoms > all

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Mi_chief_fan
12-08-2012, 03:16 PM
In the 80s, I thought DC Cab was funny. Saw it again a few weeks ago. Not as funny as I remembered.

Mi_chief_fan
12-08-2012, 03:17 PM
Volunteers with Tom Hanks was pretty good.

MOhillbilly
12-08-2012, 03:19 PM
Shakes

SCTrojan
12-08-2012, 04:11 PM
The Night Before with Keanu Reeves and a young Lori Loughlin

Real Men with Jim Belushi and John Ritter

Better Off Dead as others have mentioned

PackerinMo
12-08-2012, 04:13 PM
Better Off Dead, The Lost Boys, License To Drive. I know they've been mentioned but those are the favs.

Kclee
12-08-2012, 04:33 PM
Head Office with Judge Reinhold. Hilarious. Can't find it anymore.

Heh. This was on HBO about an hour ago.

Frazod
12-08-2012, 04:51 PM
Speaking of Tom Hanks and Jim Belushi, I really liked The Man With One Red Shoe. Plus Carrie Fisher in leopard spot undies! :drool:

http://img005.lazygirls.info/people/carrie_fisher/carrie_fisher_the_man_with_one_red_shoe_8SCKej3.sized.jpg

listopencil
12-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Be Forever Yamato.

listopencil
12-08-2012, 06:35 PM
The Brother From Another Planet.

listopencil
12-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Brazil.

listopencil
12-08-2012, 06:37 PM
Akira.

listopencil
12-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Those aren't comedies. I was just fucking with you guys. By all means, carry on.

RJ
12-08-2012, 07:16 PM
Anyone remember the movie "After Hours"? It's a Martin Scorcese comedy (dark comedy, I suppose) about a very ordinary guy in New York who goes out to meet a girl he doesn't really know, then loses his keys and his wallet and spends the rest of the evening just trying to find a way to get back home. It's a great movie that didn't get much attention, probably because the humor and the characters were definitely offbeat. Worth watching, especially for anyone who really lived the 80's.

Al Czervik
12-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Nothing But Trouble

Ackroyd
Chase
Candy

Classic

Lumpy
12-08-2012, 08:22 PM
Nothing But Trouble

Ackroyd
Chase
Candy

Classic

This!

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ROFL

cdcox
12-08-2012, 08:32 PM
Nothing But Trouble

Ackroyd
Chase
Candy

Classic

Horrible movie, but a guilty pleasure of mine.

kc rush
12-08-2012, 08:39 PM
Any of the Cusack movies.

Not unsung, but Back to School with Rodney Dangerfield always cracked me up. Real Genius too.

Brando
12-08-2012, 08:40 PM
Diner

scott free
12-08-2012, 08:49 PM
Nothing But Trouble

Ackroyd
Chase
Candy

Classic

I've wrung my hands for the right pick way too long... when you had the perfect answer all along.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets... what, beetlejuice maybe? i'm not sure, but it totally fits the op definition.

Absurd perfection.

PunkinDrublic
12-08-2012, 08:59 PM
Moving Violations

Fletch as appreciated as it is, it's not enough.

Sophie's Choice

J Diddy
12-08-2012, 09:02 PM
Howard the Duck
Weird Science
Back to School
stripes
Strange Brew
spaceballs

Al Czervik
12-08-2012, 09:45 PM
Used Cars

mauifan
12-08-2012, 09:49 PM
The Gods Must be Crazy..,
The Meaning of Life..,

Pheobe Cate's tits..,

The Red Death
12-08-2012, 10:24 PM
I'm not sure Stripes would be considered unsung, but I'll endorse it anyway as well.

Also Brewster's Millions.

Tribal Warfare
12-08-2012, 10:36 PM
Howard the Duck
Weird Science
Back to School
stripes
Strange Brew
spaceballs

Spaceballs had a lot of notoriety too

Discuss Thrower
12-09-2012, 12:42 AM
Midnight Run is a classic. Doesn't really qualify as unsung
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Poll 50 people and get back to me in how many people could name the leads in Midnight Run

Brando
12-09-2012, 12:59 AM
Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin. Great flick.

Discuss Thrower
12-09-2012, 01:18 AM
Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin. Great flick.

People without immediately available Internet connections, asshat.

Fairplay
12-09-2012, 01:25 AM
That one movie where this scrawny kid who gets picked on has this old man tell him to wax his car and stuff next thing you know he teaches him some karate moves.

Next thing you know the timid, weak kid that acts like he is afraid of his own shadow gets in a karate tournament.


The child gets beat up by this other dude a lot in the tournament then the kid acts like a chicken and kicks his butt. i cried at the end.

cardken2
12-09-2012, 01:29 AM
Tom Boy (Betsy Russell) quality on screen image.
Up The Creek Tim Matheson hilarious, and Jennifer Runyon to boot..nice.
Adventures In Babysitting , young and hot Elizabeth Shue and Lolita Dovidovich.
Three O Clock High best underrated film of all time.

Brando
12-09-2012, 01:42 AM
People without immediately available Internet connections, asshat.

No googles needed. Saw it in the theater but thanks for playing cumstain.

ILChief
12-09-2012, 07:04 AM
Funny Farm
Summer Rental


I was pretty young then, so I'm not sure how heralded they were at the time

theelusiveeightrop
12-09-2012, 07:06 AM
"Diner" was under rated.

Rausch
12-09-2012, 07:55 AM
"Diner" was under rated.

True story.

I also told the wife she could do whatever else the fuck she wanted wedding weekend but she:

1) Had to know the basic difference between the 3-4 and 4-3.
2) Would never plan or ask anything of me that would prevent me from watching the Chiefs game.
3) I got to take 1/2 the wedding photos with my Chiefsplanet hat on...

Predarat
12-09-2012, 08:26 AM
Tom Boy (Betsy Russell) quality on screen image.
Up The Creek Tim Matheson hilarious, and Jennifer Runyon to boot..nice.
Adventures In Babysitting , young and hot Elizabeth Shue and Lolita Dovidovich.
Three O Clock High best underrated film of all time.

Good one!

Al Bundy
12-09-2012, 08:45 AM
Tom Boy (Betsy Russell) quality on screen image.
Up The Creek Tim Matheson hilarious, and Jennifer Runyon to boot..nice.
Adventures In Babysitting , young and hot Elizabeth Shue and Lolita Dovidovich.
Three O Clock High best underrated film of all time.

Richard Tyson was the ultimate bully in that one.

TribalElder
12-09-2012, 08:45 AM
Disorderlies
The money pit
Pee wee and his bullshit movies
The burbs
Revenge of the nerds
Trading places

Dayze
12-09-2012, 09:57 AM
The Money Pit.


I always thought it was hilarious, but even more so after my first entry level home.
my wife and I quote parts of it daily.

"He just thought you were good lookin' wool"

Messier
12-09-2012, 10:07 AM
I see a lot of movies that were popular at the time.

Movies that weren't hits that I love:

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid - A great Steve Martin Movie. Especially if you love old fiilm Noir.

Unfaithfully Yours- Dudley Moore in a movie where he tries to kill the man he thinks is his wife's lover.

After Hours- A rare Martin Scorsese comedy.

scho63
12-09-2012, 10:08 AM
Dutch
Problem Child
The Secret of My Success
Let it Ride
Lucky Numbers

Al Bundy
12-09-2012, 10:13 AM
I see a lot of movies that were popular at the time.

Movies that weren't hits that I love:

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid - A great Steve Martin Movie. Especially if you love old fiilm Noir.

Unfaithfully Yours- Dudley Moore in a movie where he tries to kill the man he thinks is his wife's lover.

After Hours- A rare Martin Scorsese comedy.

That was great.

Dartgod
12-09-2012, 10:36 AM
A lot of my favorites already mentioned. I'll add one more.

About Last Night

RINGLEADER
12-09-2012, 10:49 AM
You have your normal 80's favorites, Fast Times at Ridgemont high, Ferris and the like. But what is your favorite lesser known movies?
Mine are in no particular order
Hamburger the Motion Picture
Hardbodies
Hot Dog the movie
My Tutor.

I just got the My Tutor remake script...haven't read it yet though...

loochy
12-09-2012, 01:13 PM
Police Academy
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
Police Academy 3: Back in Training
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow

http://www.aroundphilly.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/police_academy_3_back_in_training_1986_685x385.jpeg

Deberg_1990
12-09-2012, 01:46 PM
Police Academy
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
Police Academy 3: Back in Training
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow

Needs a reboot

Buehler445
12-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Lots of good shit here.

I would add Planes Trains and Automobiles

Turner and Hooch.

journeyscarab
12-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Last American Virgin
Up the Academy

loochy
12-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Needs a reboot

Gues what...you'll get your reboot in 2014

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1332579/

ImAWalkingCorpse
12-11-2012, 01:06 AM
I just got the My Tutor remake script...haven't read it yet though...

Huh? a My Tutor remake?

DaneMcCloud
12-11-2012, 01:15 AM
Gotcha

Well cast, great cinematography, excellent East-West tension, amazing story with limitless sequel possibilities. The characters and locations were as much a part of the story as the character.

I should buy the rights.

:)

Braincase
12-11-2012, 08:05 AM
"Local Hero"

Pasta Giant Meatball
12-11-2012, 08:10 AM
Disorderlies
The money pit
Pee wee and his bullshit movies
The burbs
Revenge of the nerds
Trading places

Fuck yeah!!!!

jojomontana
12-11-2012, 09:52 AM
Gung Ho!

htismaqe
12-11-2012, 09:58 AM
http://www.michellepfeiffermovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon.jpg

Dartgod
12-11-2012, 10:41 AM
Arthur
Modern Problems
The Lonely Guy
Seems Like Old Times
Mr. Mom
Ruthless People
Born in East L.A.
Johnny Dangerously

Lzen
12-11-2012, 10:50 AM
Unsung or not, Big Trouble In Little China and Midnight Run are probably my favorite 80's comedies (looking at my list, it appears that I favor action comedies).

Loved Big Trouble In Little China. Although I didn't find it to be much of a comedy.

Lzen
12-11-2012, 10:55 AM
Real Men with Jim Belushi and John Ritter

Is that the one where Belushi recruits Ritter to do some secret agent stuff? Had never heard of that but I caught that late one night and actually enjoyed it.

siberian khatru
12-11-2012, 10:59 AM
Three O Clock High best underrated film of all time.

That's what I consider genuinely unsung: Few have seen it or heard of it. There's a lot of good movies on this thread, but most are fairly well known.

I think I first saw "Three O'Clock High" in a video store, it sounded interesting and rented it. Very good movie.

Baby Lee
12-11-2012, 11:04 AM
It was a 1992 film, but what it loses in not being an 80s film it more than makes up for in being vastly underrappreciated. Can't say underrated, as most everyone who has actually seen it rate it highly.

Noises Off.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105017/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Dartgod
12-11-2012, 11:07 AM
It was a 1992 film, but what it loses in not being an 80s film it more than makes up for in being vastly underrappreciated. Can't say underrated, as most everyone who has actually seen it rate it highly.

Noises Off.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105017/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Damn funny movie.

scho63
12-29-2012, 07:08 PM
I'm watching "Problem Child" right now and I can't stop laughing! Gilbert Gottfried, John Ritter, and Amy Yasbeck and the rest of the cast.......so god damn funny!

crazycoffey
12-29-2012, 07:10 PM
summer school

DTHOF
12-29-2012, 07:15 PM
Strange Brew

DTHOF
12-29-2012, 07:17 PM
Spies Like Us

scho63
12-29-2012, 07:26 PM
Spies Like Us

Loved that movie and Donna Dixon and her sister were so hot!

ChiefRocka
12-29-2012, 07:37 PM
Jocks "aren't ya glad these aren't YOUR balls?"

Dayze
12-29-2012, 08:46 PM
Top Secret
Clue
Uncle Buck