80s Movies I Watched At Least Five Times

One of my favorite films of the eighties:  La Bamba (1987) is based on real events in the life of rock star Ritchie Valens,  and I guess my cousins and I watched it at least twenty times one summer in the late eighties.


It's still as fuckin' classic as ever.

Labyrinth (1986) has been whored out by scene kids far too much in the last five years.  But back in '86 when I was impressionable kid, this was as mind blowing as Pink Floyd had been to my parents generation.  Just saying.


This is still one of my favorite parts in any film ever made.

Dirty Dancing (1987) is best not elaborated on.  I was young and foolish.  Yet this still holds a special place in my heart, filed along other things I am ashamed of (ie mullet haircuts).


Can't blog about this without saying NO-ONE PUTS BABY IN A CORNER...

I have no idea why I watched Can't Buy Me Love (1987) so many times.  Even now, I can't explain it.  Why the fuck did I do this?  I have no idea...


Free to air TV in New Zealand played The Breakfast Club (1985) at least twice a year for pretty much the entire late eighties and early nineties.  They still get away with playing it constantly now cos it's hip and retro.  Apparently.  And I keep watching it....


BOOM... the only Simple Minds song I've ever enjoyed by the way (despite my fiance trying to convince me otherwise).


Honorable mentions that I've seen twice or more:
Footloose (1984)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Heathers (1988)
Sixteen Candles (1984)