5 Fandom Friday – Favourite Nostalgic/Comfort Films from the 80’s


5 Favourite Nostalgic/Comfort Films

E.T.Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 17.41.39

Just look at that little face – aaaaw! E.T. is the story of baby alien who gets accidentally left behind by his family and meets a young boy who’s family has recently been disrupted. The whole human family (including a very young but wonderful Drew Barrymore) help to keep ET safe. There are equally joyful, funny and harrowing moments, including a race against time and the authorities. What makes this film wonderful however, is the connection between alien and human and the true meaning of love and friendship. I will never tire of watching E.T. ever.

Flight Of The Navigator
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This is another one of my favourite 80’s childhood films that I still watch when it’s on telly about a kid who gets to drive a rather dry humoured space ship “Compliance”. Unfortunately, time passes quicker on earth than it does on the ship, leading to a rather surprising return!

Short CircuitScreen Shot 2016-03-02 at 18.05.56

“No disassemble!” A robot designed to be a deadly weapon becomes self aware and has very different ideas – including dancing to the Bee Gees and doing John Wayne impersonations. It’s better than I’m making it sound, honestly!

Labyrinth Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 15.48.38

This has to be one of the most magical films I watched as a kid (I managed to totally miss The Never Ending Story) and not liking babies very much I kept on wondering why Sarah didn’t want to just stay there with him!

Batteries Not IncludedScreen Shot 2016-03-02 at 19.04.42

The 80’s had a big effect on me cinema-wise obviously! A film about a family of tiny droids who visit earth and help an elderly couple who’s restaurant is planned for compulsory demolition. A strange heartwarming little story which works really well.

Which are your faves?


30 thoughts on “5 Fandom Friday – Favourite Nostalgic/Comfort Films from the 80’s

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  2. I haven’t seen Short Circuit in years!! I have to say my all time favorite would be The Goonies. I use to watch that movie over and over again as a kid. I finally saw the Goonies in a theater last year and I felt like a kid again.

    I have to check out Batteries Not Included. I never heard of that one before.


  3. I remember being so scared of E.T as a kid for some reason. I don’t know why, I love the movie now. I must’ve watched Short Curcuit a million times! And now as an adult I take pleasure in watching The Labyrinth with my son, and that he enjoys it too!

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  4. Labyrinth is one of my all-time favorites. I would also lump in The Princess Bride, The Dark Crystal, Neverending Story, and the Last Unicorn to make my five. Now I want to watch more 80s movies.

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  5. I’d have to agree with ET as well! ❤ I used to watch that movie all the time as a kid! I wasn't even born in the 80's so I haven't seen any of these except for ET, but you've brought a great idea to mind–80's film movie marathon! 🙂

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  6. ET all the way, closely followed by Labyrinth. My soft toy ET (which my mum queued for) still sits on my bed. His eyes are a bit worse for wear now, I remember hugging him so much as a child that the colour came off, so I filled it in with felt-tip!


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