Movies I Grew Up On

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1. American Anthem (1986)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Sport

Steve is a talented gymnast who has given up competition and is working at his father's bike shop. Julie is the new girl at his old gym, who has moved to town to train with their powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Mitchell Gaylord, Tiny Wells, Janet Jones, Michael Pataki

Votes: 1,354 | Gross: $4.85M

2. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 644,508 | Gross: $32.87M

3. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Votes: 46,862

4. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 29,061

5. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

44 Metascore

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 21,519 | Gross: $19.44M

6. House II: The Second Story (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

31 Metascore

The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers.

Director: Ethan Wiley | Stars: Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Bill Maher

Votes: 9,495 | Gross: $7.80M

7. Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

54 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 12,616

8. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

77 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 342,394 | Gross: $20.05M

9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

93 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 471,887 | Gross: $1.23M

10. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 106,996 | Gross: $14.93M

11. My Science Project (1985)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

A high school student and his friend find a strange, orb-like piece of equipment to use as a science project, but must stop it when it begins to threaten mankind.

Director: Jonathan R. Betuel | Stars: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 4,982 | Gross: $4.12M

12. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 171,121 | Gross: $132.09M

13. Outside Providence (1999)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

After one too many run ins with the law, a punk teenager from a working class background is sent to prep school by his frustrated dad, and learns a thing or two.

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Amy Smart, Alec Baldwin, Tommy Bone

Votes: 8,281 | Gross: $7.29M

14. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

47 Metascore

A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 71,831 | Gross: $22.24M

15. Pulse (1988)

PG-13 | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A visiting son tries to warn his father and stepmother that they are being menaced by a living and intelligent pulse of electricity that moves from house to house and terrorizes the residents therein.

Director: Paul Golding | Stars: Cliff De Young, Roxanne Hart, Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence

Votes: 2,025 | Gross: $0.04M

16. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

24 Metascore

The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

Votes: 4,609 | Gross: $2.02M

17. Strange Invaders (1983)

PG | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner

Votes: 2,433 | Gross: $1.36M

18. Stealing Home (1988)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood sweetheart/ first love who had committed suicide. As he searches for what to do with ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Kampmann, William Porter | Stars: Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Blair Brown, Jonathan Silverman

Votes: 3,918 | Gross: $7.47M

19. Soul Man (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

33 Metascore

To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7,169 | Gross: $27.82M

20. The Experts (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB... See full summary »

Director: Dave Thomas | Stars: John Travolta, Arye Gross, Kelly Preston, Deborah Foreman

Votes: 2,162 | Gross: $0.17M

21. The Heavenly Kid (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

30 Metascore

A hip guardian angel named Bobby Fantana, who died in a car race in the 60s, reluctantly agrees to watch over lonely 80s high schooler Lenny Barnes who needs guidance on how to become cool.

Director: Cary Medoway | Stars: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 3,865 | Gross: $3.85M

22. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Mark Bringelson

Votes: 32,286 | Gross: $32.10M

23. The Liars' Club (1993)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

The loyalty of a tight group of friends is put to the test when there's a date rape within the circle. They close ranks to prevent the secret from getting out. The victim of the rape ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Porter | Stars: Wil Wheaton, Brian Krause, Michael Cudlitz, Soleil Moon Frye

Votes: 400

24. The Principal (1987)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Wright

Votes: 8,347 | Gross: $19.73M

25. The Secret of NIMH (1982)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

76 Metascore

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet

Votes: 33,978 | Gross: $10.14M

26. Willow (1988)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

47 Metascore

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Votes: 94,599 | Gross: $57.27M

27. The Warriors (1979)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 87,519 | Gross: $22.49M

28. Thrashin' (1986)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.

Director: David Winters | Stars: Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, Pamela Gidley, Brooke McCarter

Votes: 3,305

29. Graffiti Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Music

The unofficial sequel to 'Purple Rain' (1984). The Kid is now club owner and rival to Morris (Morris Day) who get into a fight for the Glam Slam Nightclub.

Director: Prince | Stars: Prince, Morris Day, Ingrid Chavez, Jerome Benton

Votes: 1,665 | Gross: $4.56M

30. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

55 Metascore

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 17,948 | Gross: $68.39M



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