25 Awesome 80’s Movies You Need To Watch Again

25 Awesome 80s movies you need to watch again

Some of the best movies we’ve ever seen were released in the 80’s. They shaped who we were, the music we listened to, and how afraid of the dark we turned out to be. Here are just 25 of these movies, in no particular order, and why they’re worth another look.

1 – The Princess Bride (1987)

The most romantic story of true love, redemption, sick kids, and sweet grandpas that there ever was.

2 – Short Circuit (1986)

A military prototype robot is struck by lightning and given free will, and our collective hearts. Because of Johnny 5, I still yell, ‘No disassemble!!’ if I feel threatened in any way.

3 – Sixteen Candles (1984)

This coming of age love story centers around a forgotten birthday, involves a pantie loan, and includes a Long Duk Dong. Despite all that, remember how warm and fuzzy you felt at the end? “Oh sexy girrrrlfriennnnnnd!”

4 – The Wraith (1986)

This dark film was full of teen angst and murderous, drag-racing car thieves who got picked off one by one until, in the end, there was only true love and one hot car left.

5 – Purple Rain (1984)

Two words: killer soundtrack. Of all the 80’s movies we danced along to, this one absolutely had the best music and the most awesome hair.

6 – Overboard – (1987)

A widowed, hard-working carpenter convinces a spoiled, amnesiac heiress that she’s his wife and the mother of his 4 scruffy sons. Chaos, then love ensues and, before you know it it, folks are leaping off ships all willy-nilly and we loved every second of it.

7 – The Last Starfighter (1984)

At some point in our lives, we’ve all dreamed of playing a game so well that our talents would be recognized and we’d be expected to play every day, forever. That’s just what happens when a gamer kid from a trailer park gets recruited to outer space to help defend a planet being attacked by evil forces.

8 – Back to the Future (1985)

Sending a teenager backwards in time from 1985 to 1955, and then bringing him back, turned out to be just as amazing as we thought it would be, for a DeLorean-driving, plutonium-stealing mad scientist, am I right?

9 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Watch this to be reminded that no matter how cool we all thought we were in school, we were never ‘Ferris’ cool.

10 – The Breakfast Club (1985)

5 kids, from 5 different backgrounds converge in the Shermer High School library for one epic, montage-filled Saturday detention.

11 – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The second installment in the Star Wars trilogy was just as spellbinding as the first. Met Yoda, we did.

12 – Ghostbusters (1984)

This movie made ghosts fun! We all wanted to be on the streets of New York City watching the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bounce by.

13 – Friday, the 13th (1980)

ch-ch-ch, ah-ah-ah. No kid wanted to go to camp after learning about the Voorhees family. And lakes in the nighttime? Fuggettaboutit.

14 – Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Thanks to a hard-nosed Detroit detective going head-to-head with a corrupt Beverly Hills art gallery owner, we all learned about the wonders of a banana in a tailpipe and herpes simplex 10.

15 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

After seeing this film, I believed that all aliens were good and would make excellent house guests. Until I meet an actual extra terrestrial who changes our minds, this logic will stand.

16 – The Karate Kid (1984)

This film is to blame for all the kids who karate’d the crap out of each other throughout the 80’s. Watching again will strengthen your crane technique.

17 – The Lost Boys (1987)

You have to admit, all the laughing you did while watching this made the terrifying parts a little easier to swallow.

18 – Footloose (1984)

Another great soundtrack that made NOT dancing impossible, hence the plot. Just remember the next time you don’t feel like going out dancing, that there are kids in a small town somewhere who are only allowed to dance in barns outside the city limits. And stop being so selfish.

19 – Beetlejuice (1988)

Ghosts, a freelance bio-exorcist, and a pretty fantastic calypso scene make this film an instant classic. “Dayyyy-o!”

20 – Labyrinth (1986)

Who doesn’t want to see David frackin’ Bowie as the Goblin King who steals toddlers and puts them in mazes again? Jim Henson’s puppets added a colorful, if chill-inducing flair to this musical fantasy.

21 – The NeverEnding Story (1984)

This fantastical tale of Bastian and Atreyu and the nothingness that threatened to eat away at everything had us holding our breath throughout the whole 107 minutes.

22 – Gremlins (1984)

Those of us who babysat younger siblings already knew how a tiny something could go from cherubic and sweet to monster-crazy, and this film captured it perfectly.

23 – Dirty Dancing (1987)

The film that confirmed all our parents fears about how we probably danced when they weren’t looking.

24 – Top Gun (1986)

The testosterone dripping from every scene in this movie should’ve had its own space on the payroll of this tale about fast boys and their dangerous toys.

25 – Child’s Play (1988)

Watch again to be reminded about why most of us will never trust a doll in the dark again.

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Looking To The Rock For Some Awesome Motivation

It’s 3:45 here at Much Awesome and I can guarandamntee you that we are hard at work rocking out the website and ready to get some great content put together for our readers. If you want some serious motivation this morning to get you pumped up and ready to get at it, check out this video from The Rock.

“When you walk up to opportunities door, don’t knock. Kick that bitch in, smile and introduce yourself.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Huf ‘Stoops Euro Tour’ Part One Video

Huf Quality Footwear and Thrasher Magazine present an awesome new skate video in the form of ‘Stoops Euro Tour’ Part One. The seven minute flick captures the new Huf crew killing it at skate spots across Europe. Gillete, Rieder, Plunkett, Cromer, Matthews, and more get down.

Don’t forget to check out the Huf Worldwide website for a wide-range of badass threads and some of the highest-quality skate shoes known to man.

Awesome Videos Shot on a GoPro Camera

For years now, GoPro has been producing the cameras that define action footage. Their HD Hero 3 and HD Hero Naked are two of the best of their offerings.

So many people use GoPros to film their daily adventures that it’s no wonder there are so many awesome videos shot on a GoPro camera out there. They are small, nearly indestructible, waterproof, and can be taken almost anywhere and strapped onto nearly any object. Better yet, they produce incredibly high-quality images for their size.

Below are ten awesome videos that we’ve bundled up from around the web. All of them were shot on GoPro cameras. Enjoy.

1. GoPro Stolen By A Seagull

We start things off right with this funny video of a seagull snatching an unsuspecting person’s GoPro.

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2. Pogo Stick GoPro

When is the last time you took a hop on a pogo stick? If it hasn’t been since you were a kid, this GoPro video might just make you want to hunt one down.

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3. Jeb Corliss “Grinding the Crack”

Wingsuit diving is absolutely insane! This GoPro video featuring professional Jeb Corliss shows you why.

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4. Mountain Biker Taken Out by Buck

Mountain biking is dangerous enough as it is before you throw wild animals into the mix!

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5. GoPro Director’s Cut – Shark Riders

This GoPro video features an awesome look at a group of daring people that actually swim with (or rather ride on) sharks!

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6. Tour of Grain Elevator Buffalo, NY

Though not quite as fast-paced as the other GoPro videos on this list, the grain elevator of Buffalo, NY sure is interesting.

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7. GoPro HD Gymnastics With POV

Every video looks awesome from a GoPro. Footage of gymnastics included.

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8. Snowboarding With a GoPro

You know we had to feature at least one snowboarding video on this list! This one is as good as any.

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9. GoPro: Alana Blanchard Surfer Girl

Alana Blanchard absolutely rips. This day-in-the-life style video shows you how hard.

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10. Walmart RC GoPro

As a kid, I always loved to ride bikes through Walmart. I never even imagined driving an RC car through it. This GoPro video helps fulfill my fantasy.

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What about you guys? What are your favorite GoPro videos?

The 10 Most Epic Snowboarding Videos of ALL TIME

At Much Awesome we spend a good deal of our free time watching snowboarding videos. When you’re unable to hit the slopes (especially for an extended period of time like summer), great films are one of the only ways to survive!

That’s why we’ve compiled our personal top 10 most epic snowboarding videos of all time into a single list. Check out the clips below and you’ll be sure to need to catch the full things. Snowboarding movies don’t get any better than these.

1. The Art of Flight

Sponsored by the brilliant folks at Red Bull, The Art of Flight is one of the wildest snowboarding movies ever made. It follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Nicolas Muller, and others as they make their dreams (and ours) come true at a never-ending array of breathtaking locations from around the world.

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2. Resonance 

Produced by snowboarding cinema superstars, Absinthe Films, Resonance is one snowboarding movie that you just have to get your hands on. It’s epic. Nicholas Muller, Gigi Ruf, and Scotty Lago are only a few of the rippers to shred through Resonance.

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3. Picture This

Picture this: 16 of the world’s best snowboarders, the world-famous Mack Dog Productions crew, and a number of killer snowboarding spots, ranging from mountaintops to the streets. Well, that’s exactly what Picture This is. It’s also one of the coolest snowboarding videos of all time.

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4. twel2ve

Another classic snowboarding video brought to you by Absinthe Films, twel2ve follows the crew around the world (with an emphasis on the west coast of North America) for some absolutely crazy 2011 shred action.

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5. Horgasm – A Love Story

Torstein Horgmo is one of the dopest snowboarders in the world. Horgasm – A Love Story presents a fun-filled peek at the top pro’s life. It provides an almost documentary-style look at Horgmo and juxtaposes scenes of rad riding against the lows of the professional snowboarding life and the highs of the sport in general.

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6. Follow Me Around

Though it was made  in 2006, Follow Me Around, by Mack Dog Productions, is still as awesome a snowboarding video as any that came out this past year. Jeremy Jones, Darrell Mathes, and Eero Ettala are only a few of the big names adding to the total package.

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7. Burton 13

It’s rare for Burton to let snowboarding fans down when they come out with a new movie. In fact, I don’t think it has happened yet (and it probably never will). 13 features pros like Danny Davis, Mikkel Bang, Jussi Oksanen, and many more.

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8. I Ride Park City

It’s hard not to love everything that I Ride Park City puts out. And their self-titled I Ride Park City full-lengther is no exception. It throws forth a cool mix of local shredders and top pros all having a blast at Park City.

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9. Deeper

If you love snowboarding, then you know that Jeremy Jones absolutely kills it on a board. Deeper is a big-mountain snowboarding video following Jeremy Jones and a cast of other characters that he hand-picked for parts in the Teton Gravity Research-backed flick.

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10. A Shot in the Dark

Produced by Process Films, A Shot in the Dark is a badass snowboarding video if there ever was one. It follows Norway’s most progressive snowboarders for over two years offering a documentary-style look at their approach to the art of killing it anywhere that snow falls.

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We love to watch snowboarding videos and are interested in hearing from you guys. Which videos are your favorites? Which did we pass on that you’d add to your top 10 list?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burton Presents BACKCOUNTRY (Snowboarding)

I mean, how many kick ass snowboarding videos can a single company come out with? A seemingly endless amount, at least according to Burton, the famous snowboarding powerhouse. Their new ditty Burton Presents BACKCOUNTRY (Snowboarding) is off the hook!

Follow professional riders Jussi Oksanen, Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones, Nicolas Muller, Mikey Rencz, and Mark Sollors as they tackle everything the British Columbia backcountry can throw at them. Big mountain lines, crazy cliff drops, and super buttery landings are the name of the game for these guys.

Better yet, BACKCOUNTRY is just the first in a four part web-series from the folks at Burton. Each edition in the series is set to focus on a particular type/style of snowboarding.

Is it greedy of me that I can’t wait for more?

Opening Day at Mt Bachelor Bike Park

Long heralded as one of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest ski and snowboard destinations, Mount Bachelor and its Mt Bachelor Ski Area (just minutes west of Bend, Oregon)  has finally finished its long-anticipated downhill bike and skills park.

Even though the warm weather months are quickly coming to an end and snow is on the horizon, I thought the new Mt Bachelor Bike Park was worth a nod.

The park closes on October 13th to make way for a new and exciting season of winter sports, but if you can head out before then, it’s definitely worth the trip.

http://www.mtbachelor.com/summer/services_activities/bike_park

12 O’CLOCK BOYS

Over three years in the making, the new documentary on the 12 O’CLOCK BOYS – a notorious dirt bike pack that calls the urban streets of Baltimore their home – is stunning. The group races their bikes and ATVS around the city streets, popping insane wheelies and evading the police at the same time.

It’s hard to figure out what to make of it at first but it draws you in with time. It’s fascinating.

Imagined by the twenty-six year-old Lofty Nathan, the documentary’s director, the 12 O’CLOCK BOYS is shown through the eyes of Pug, a smart young kid who will do anything to join the ranks of the group.

Check out the video above or the 12 O’CLOCK BOYS website for more.