In the mid-1980s, if there was someone anyone wanted to be — it was Ferris Bueller. Ferris was the only teen who managed to ditch school in style and live to tell about it. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was a huge comedy classic that inspired kids to give themselves a break occasionally.
The script was written in four days, leaving us with a movie we can’t get enough of. The movie was all about having fun, and there is nothing more teenagers want during their glamorous high school days. The movie was pure escapism, which created and stimulated long-lost memories of our wild teen days.
There have been countless adaptations of Charles Dickens's famous book, "A Christmas Carol," and Richard Donner's 1987 film, "Scrooged," is undoubtedly one of the best. In this 80's holiday classic, Bill Murray plays a greedy, arrogant, and very successful TV executive who has gradually pushed everybody in his life away. This was a more modern version of the original story, that the new generations found hard to relate to.
The movie gets increasingly funny as Murray is visited by a series of Christmas spirits that force him to take a look at his selfish lifestyle. Not to mention Carol Kane's hilarious performance as the Ghost of Christmas Present.
When Harry Met Sally
Harry and Sally are two friends grappling with the ultimate question: can men and women ever simply be platonic pals? The 1989 rom-com was written by Nora Ephron. It featured Meg Ryan as Sally and Billy Crystal as Harry. The classic film originated some concepts we talk about to this day, like "high-maintenance."
We're sure you've watched this 80s treasure, but if for some reason you haven't, what are you waiting for? As viewers, we constantly want the two to get together even though we know deep inside that there is no match and that they are too different. It took the couple almost 12 years to realize what we could see from the start.
Though many people might know M*A*S*H as the sitcom it inspired, Robert Altman's movie still stands as an irreverent and hilarious masterpiece in its own right. Anchored by remarkable performances from Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould and driven by the now-famous natural, constantly flowing dialogue, the film remains an intoxicating mix of high and low-brow comedy.
The cast is definitely one of the main reasons for the success of the movie. Both Sutherland and Gould don't have to do much to be applauded, and their natural and ridiculously funny ways are enough to make anyone crack up in laughter.
Bringing Up Baby
There's a case to be made that this classic screwball comedy has everything: from witty banter to a massive comedic set piece with a nerdy paleontologist way over his head. At their effervescent best, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn are elevating the seamlessly assembled comedy with enduring appeal.
When the movie was first released, it performed poorly, didn't live up to expectations, and even managed to mark the director's reputation negatively. Later on, the film was appreciated, and viewers and movie critics understood and valued the social affairs it covers. It was the first of many things and, presumably, was born too early in time.