31 Days of the 80's - 07/13

31 Movies from the 1980's for July 2013.
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1.
S.O.B. (1981)
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A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off. (122 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
2.
Repo Man (1984)
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Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result. (92 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
3.
Somewhere in Time (1980)
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A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. (103 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
4.
About Last Night... (1986)
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A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. (113 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
5.
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
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Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize... (80 mins.)
Director: Barbara Peeters
 
6.
Street Trash (1987)
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A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew. (91 mins.)
Director: Jim Muro
 
7.
The Last Starfighter (1984)
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A discouraged video-gaming boy finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force. (101 mins.)
Director: Nick Castle
 
8.
Betrayal (1983)
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Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering... (95 mins.)
 
9.
Psycho III (1986)
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Norman Bates falls in love with a nun - which makes his "mother" jealous - who has visited the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. (93 mins.)
Director: Anthony Perkins
 
10.
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
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A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law. (102 mins.)
 
11.
Zoot Suit (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants... (103 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
 
12.
Paperhouse (1988)
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A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book. (92 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
13.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
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A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
14.
The Sure Thing (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally... (100 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
15.
Nuts (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent. (116 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
16.
The Final Countdown (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (103 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
17.
Against All Odds (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear. (128 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
18.
The Cotton Club (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club... (127 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
19.
Cat People (1982)
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A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard. (118 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
20.
Flashdance (1983)
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A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
21.
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
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A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. (95 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
22.
Under Fire (1983)
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Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979. (128 mins.)
 
23.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
24.
Nightmare Sisters (1988)
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Melody, Marci, and Mickey are three geeky college girls who can't get a date. One night, they invite... (83 mins.)
Director: David DeCoteau
 
25.
Butterfly (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before... (108 mins.)
Director: Matt Cimber
 
26.
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off. (97 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
27.
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development... (117 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
28.
An American Tail (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
 
29.
Valley Girl (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love... (99 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
 
30.
The Woman in Red (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte - an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her - but what would his wife say? (87 mins.)
Director: Gene Wilder
 
31.
Buster (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963. (91 mins.)
Director: David Green