We’re back again with another look at just how old we all are the best films which are reaching a mighty milestone and turning a cool 30 this year! As we all know, 30 is the new 20, right?
Always ones for a spot of nostalgia, we thought we would take a quick trip down memory lane and remember some pretty classic films that will be turning a cool 30 years old in 2018! as scary as some of these are. Let’s go!
Now THIS is a classic! Starring a young Tom Hanks, this late 80s comedy gem saw told the tale of a boy (Josh) who simply dreams of being.. well.. big. After making a wish on a Zoltar machine, Josh wakes up in the body of an adult but with his young mind. Certainly one of our top picks from the body/mind swap saga which has been a Hollywood staple for decades, we love getting to watch Tom be a big kid and of course… the iconic piano scene!
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Even just thinking about this films put a smile on our faces. Sooo many classic moments and each time you watch it, you’ll see more jokes you missed the last time. Part of the Police squad and Airplane generation of films, The Naked Gun continued to bring us visual gags think and fast and is certainly a classic in our eyes.
Speaking of classics, do they get much more classic thank Die Hard? We sure don’t think so! Packed with action and nostalgic memories, this Bruce Willis (John McClane) and Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber) movie legend has certainly done the rounds with TV appearances each week and a permanent home in most movie aficionado collection. Can we just remind you of some of the classic quotes? “Yippie-Ki-Yay, Motherf**ker!”, “Welcome to the party, pal!”, “Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs.”. Classics!
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The late 80s and 90s were such a magical time for top films with animated characters. That amazing mix of of real life and the animated world was like a dream come true to young TruffleShufflers. Based on Gary K. Wolf’s 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, this animated gem came at a perfect time for us and this will always have a place in our movie great list.
Have we mentioned the world ‘classic’ yet? Well.. it’s certainly one word that comes to mind when we think Beetlejuice! Packed with Halloween flavour nicely topped off with some healthy doses of comedy, this 80s Tim Burton favourite always has us in stitches.
The Land Before Time
Okay now this one is hard to believe! We always forget just how long this film came out because it’s always so fresh in our minds and look amazing! Still does actually. With a dream team like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall on the production pulse, it’s not hard to see why this is such a fantastic story and really well put together. A childhood classic for many of us here, we hope kids these days (are we sounding old already?) will also get to experience and enjoy this little animated beauty for years to come.
When an experiment to produce the perfect child has some… unforeseen side effects, two brothers are born. One seemingly has everything, brains, strength, charm and personality, while the other has perhaps been a little short changed and is now a womaniser and small-time crook. Can you guess which one is which? We love the seemingly odd plot which many films of this era seemed to have. Film makers wern’t afraid to go a little weird and make fun of themselves. Being silly and cheesy was a huge trait back then and taking films too seriously wasn’t a must.
It’s safe to say, by 1988 the world was pretty much in love with the Rambo series. Kick-starting in 1982 with a budget of $171 million, Rambo was born. Fast-forward to the late 80s, we were waiting on Rambo 3 which with a more modest $65 million budget wasn’t as high profile but still has all us Rambo nuts chewing our pens to get stuck back into the action. Packed with muscles and guns, it was the teenage movie dream we craved.
Crocodile Dundee 2
For those who don’t know, Mick Dundee is a bit of a hero for us. Rugged, fearless and certainly not afraid to say what he thinks, we totally LOVED the Crocodile Dundee films and the second instalment was no exception.
Last in our list but certainly not least, Rain Man. Winner of Academy Award for Best Picture, Rain Man started with a modest budget of $75 million and was possibly a risk of a plot but one that had a lot of people talking and we certainly still love today.
So there you have them!Feeling old yet? We sure are! But hey, we knew we grew up with the coolest films right?
Which of these are you favourite? Of perhaps we missed something totally cool off the list? Let us know with a comment below.