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

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5 Favourite Nostalgic/Comfort Films

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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!

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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?

Chrissie 

30 responses to “5 Fandom Friday – Favourite Nostalgic/Comfort Films from the 80’s”

  1. […] 5 Fave Nostalgic/Comfort Films from the 80’s So little allowed, so much choice! […]

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  2. ET is one of the greatest sch-fi stories and films ever!

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    1. Aww, I agree! I think it gets overlooked because it’s set in suburbia not space but it raises so many questions and has such feeling to it (O..O)

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  3. I need to catch up on some old movies. 😉 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. OMG This list!!! Love the movies! ET was one of my favourites! Also Labyrinth! And Short Circuit!!! ❤ Thank you for bringing back so many memories from childhood ❤

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    1. It was good that I could only pick 5 otherwise I would have just gone on and on with it, ha! ET is definitely a very special film ^_^

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  5. 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.

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    1. How on earth have I left out the Goonies!!! Mind you I could only pick 5 but I totally forgot about it doh! Batteries not included is a really sweet film revolving around grown up issues, which is unusual.

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  6. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched any of these. Now I’ll definitely have to re-visit them. 🙂

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    1. Ah, glad I reminded you of them 😊

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  7. ET used to give me nightmares! He still kind of does. I love the Labyrinth though!

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  8. Ahh these are all great! I loved watching Short Circuit with my dad when I was a kid 🙂

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    1. Thinking about it, It was one of the few kids fantasy/sc-if films that Dad’s didn’t mind watching :0)

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  9. I used to be afraid of ET when I was little, but now I find it so cute! 🙂

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    1. Second person to say this today! :o)

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  10. 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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    1. No way – well I suppose he was a pretty strange little dude. Aww that’s nice that you’ve passed Labyrinth on to your son. I remember the first time I went to a gym on my own and it was on the TV in front of the exercise bikes, I must have stayed on there for like an hour watching it lol

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      1. Lol well that’s one way of getting your workout on!!

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        1. Never exercised so much before or since 😄

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  11. I am SO glad to see someone else talk about Batteries Not Included! I loved that movie as a kid!

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    1. It seems to be so underrated for some reason. Maybe because it didn’t have any cool young actors in it or any unicorns or fairies lol

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  12. 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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    1. For some odd reason I totally missed Neverending Story, The Princess Bride and The Last Unicorn when I was young. OMG I’ve missed out Legend, with a really young Tom Cruise and Tim Curry as the devil!

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      1. I have Labyrinth, Princess Bride and Legend on DVD, I think I might need to procure a couple of more and have a 80s marathon weekend in. Pick them up!!

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        1. That sounds like an awesome idea! I’ve not got any since I threw my VHS player away. I wonder if there is a fantasy box set of them available?

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          1. I’m willing to start a campaign! 😉

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  13. 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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  14. 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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    1. That’s exactly what I did with mine ^_^ I got given the brown leather look one by a neighbour because her son was too old to appreciate it as a prezzie and I was in tears because they’d sold out. We were very lucky :0)

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