Top Five Movies of the '80s

This week on the show: As part of the Major Spoilers Fifth Birthday Celebration, the Major Spoilers Crew presents their Top Five Movies from the ’80s.


Direct Download

Subscribe via iTunes

RSS Feed

Contact us at

A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

The Author

Robot Overlord

Robot Overlord

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to the Robot Overlord. Robot Overlord may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. The Robot Overlord contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at. If Robot Overlord begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head. Do not taunt the Robot Overlord.

Previous post

REVIEW: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #8

Next post

REVIEW: Avengers - The Children's Crusade #6 (of 9)


  1. Marco
    July 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Happy 5° Birthday you guys!!!!! Congratulations! Wish you 20000000 more podcasts.

    (I was waiting all time for a Carlin reference and Matthew didn’t let me down :D)

  2. July 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    Man, no The Wrath of Khan love…

  3. Adam M
    July 6, 2011 at 2:52 am — Reply

    I loved your choices of movies and felt like I could pick any of those 5 too. But when I made my own list, only one of your choices made my top 5…
    I too found it very hard to decide between number 5 and 6. My list is:

    #5 – Conan The Barbarian
    #4 – The Blues Brothers
    #3 – A Christmas Story
    #2 – The Empire Strikes Back
    #1 – The World According to Garp

    Thanks for the years of entertainment!

  4. Rob
    July 6, 2011 at 10:44 am — Reply

    Happy Birthday Major Spoilers and Critical Hit!!! Good list of movies, but how can we have a discussion about great 80’s movies and not have The Princess Bride or Airplane? June Cleaver speaking jive and Andre the Giant AS the brute squad was comedy gold!

  5. Rui Almeida, aka Ariamus
    July 6, 2011 at 11:54 am — Reply

    Great pod-cast fellas. I do have one comment for Stephen. You mentioned not having seen the Jaden Smith / Jackie Chan remake of “The Karate Kid”. I highly recommend you do. It may be blasphemy to challenge adolescent nostalgia to say so but objectively speaking, when it comes to the crafts involved with movie-making, the remake is a superior film to the original in just about every way. I love the original. Apart from being an entertaining movie, it’s also a part of my adolescence.

    But, in the remake, the acting is superior, with everyone involved turning in excellent work. The characters in the remake are deeper too. The setting is also much more scenic. About the only place the remake goes wrong is in the title. There would have been no problem with calling it “The Kung Fu Kid” and people recognizing it as a remake of “The Karate Kid”.

  6. slimeknight
    July 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm — Reply

    5. Big Trouble In Little China: My cult classic.
    4. Back to the Future: Best time travel movie there is.
    3. The Empire Strikes Back: Star wars is a favorite trilogy and this is my favorite of the three
    2. Blazing Saddles: A great parody of the westerns and my favorite Brooks movie
    1. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark: Nazi’s, frechman, and ancient Jewish ghosts nuff said.

  7. July 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm — Reply

    5.) The Breakfast Club
    4.) Escape From New York
    3.) Back To The Future
    2.) Empire Strikes Back
    1.) Can’t argue with Stephen…Raiders of The Lost Ark

  8. Ron
    July 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm — Reply

    Great podcast – here are my five. I am not sure why but while I saw most of the films you described I think these five are the classics of the decade.

    5.) A Private Function – Michael Palin and Maggie Smith fight the class struggle (English style) in austere post-war rationing England.
    4.) Little Shoip od Horrors – The movie of the musical with Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and a sprinkling of other luminati from second city
    3.) Henry IV – Kenneth Branagth’s first shakespeare adaptation… brilliant
    2.) Rustler’s Rhapsody – Tom Berenger is a singing cowboy projected into a world where the typical rules of 1940’s westerns don’t apply. Sela Ward is the Coronel’s daughter. Hugh Wilson (WKRP) wrote it and stars as the town drunk. Andy Griffiths as the Coronel. Best scene – the Coronel’s enforcer walks into a bar and threaten’s the hero.
    1.) Bladerunner – Ridly Scott, Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer… “All those moments will be lost like tears in the rain…”

    Special mention – Any Canadian’s writing in should list “Porky’s” which was the highest grossing Canadian film ever made. I worked in a Mall Cinema that summer and the hoade’s of people going to see that film was horrifying.

You know you have something to say, say it in the comment section