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Pros and Cons of Films: Vol. 1

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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.4
Psycho III (1986)
Pros:

It’s a fairly decent film.

Jeff Fahey

Music by Carter Burwell

Of all of the part 3’s in horror film franchises, it’s one of the better ones,

Con:

For fans of Psycho, they feel like they should have stopped at the first one.
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People who added this item 2390 Average listal rating (1537 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Pros:

It’s a fun, timeless fantasy movie.

Atreyu, Bastian, and The Child Like Princess

Falkor

The overall message, that reading and using your imagination is fun.

The soundtrack, and music. Especially the theme song.

The world building.

Con:

It’s a nightmare fuel movie, and depressing at times.
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People who added this item 392 Average listal rating (263 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Pros:

The Muppets

The songs themselves.

The many cameos.

Manhattan as the back drop.

The first appearances of Rizzo the Rat, and The Muppet Babies.
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Krull (1983)
Pros:

It’s a fun cheesy movie.

Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane

A guilty pleasure film, that never fails to be boring.

The action sequences.

Cons:

It might be too cheesy for some.

The dated effects work.
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People who added this item 316 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Pros:

Lance Guest as Alex

Catherine Mary Stewart as Maggie

Music score by Craig Safan

It’s a fun movie.

Star Wars, but at a trailer park.

Con:

The effects feels are considerably dated.
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People who added this item 2838 Average listal rating (1843 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Pros:

Daniel LaRusso

Mr. Miyagi

Elizabeth Shue as Ali

Johnny Lawrence and John Kreese

The karate sequenced

The soundtrack, especially “You’re the Best”

Con:

Some Daniel, can come as come across as being annoying and whiny.
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Pros:

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

It’s a fun, action adventure movie, that can be very tense at times.

Music by John Williams

The dark atmosphere.

Cons:

For some, there are cultural depictions that are decidedly very uncomfortable. Especially the bad guys.

It’s very dark and terrifying at times.

For some Kate Capshaw’s Willie, was way too annoying.
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People who added this item 3144 Average listal rating (2084 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Gremlins (1984)
Pros:

Zach Gillian and Phoebe Cates

Gizmo

The gremlins

The film’s effects

It’s scary, and funny all at the same time.

The soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith

Con:

It may too scary for some at times.
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People who added this item 5429 Average listal rating (3694 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ghostbusters (1984)
Pros:

The Ghostbusters themselves.

Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver

The film’s quirky, and fun humour.

The effects work.

The soundtrack, and songs themselves.

It’s fun, and scary all at the same time.

Con:

Some aspects of the film, aged better than others.
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Pros:

Make up effects work by Tom Ssvini

Corey Feldman

It made for a great ending to the series.


Con:

For some, this should have been the actual final chapter.
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People who added this item 492 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
Firestarter (1984)
Pros:

Drew Barrymore as Charlie

The pyrotechnic effects

Martin Sheen

The film’s music, by Tangerine Dream.

Cons:

The casting of George C. Scott, rubbed some the wrong way.

It’s arguably, one of the mid tier Stephen King film adaptation. But it is still a decent movie.
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People who added this item 1400 Average listal rating (874 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Pros:

It’s a cheese fest, from beginning to end.

The performances by ensemble cast.

Kyle McLachlan

The music by Toto and Brian Eno.

Sting.

The world building in the film.

The effect work, especially the Sand Worms.

Cons:

It’s a very long, convoluted film.

For some, it’s a movie that either was too close to original source material, or veered to far from it.

If you don’t know anything about the source material, you will be absolutely lost.

David Lynch. In retrospect may have the best choice to direct Dune.
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People who added this item 683 Average listal rating (495 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.7
Pros:

Lea Thompson

Tim Robbins, hamming it up.

Howard the Duck

The film’s quirky , odd ball, weirdness.

The songs on the soundtrack.

The whole 80’s vibe, the film has.

Cons:

It’s also a really big WTF film.

The special effects feel very of it’s time.

The movie at times, feels like it has idea what itself is. Too raunchy, for the younglings. Too off for others.

Either you like the film, or hate it. There is no in between.
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People who added this item 1096 Average listal rating (782 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pros:

Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd

Jamie Lee Curtis

It’s arguably, one of the most hilariously funny films, of all time.

Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche as the Dukes.

One of my favourite Christmas themed films.

Con:

Some of the humour, does feel very much of its time, and could be questionable for some.
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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Dreamscape (1984)
Pros:

The effects work, as dated as it is.

It’s a effective action, sci-fi, hotter film.

The dream sequences.

David Patrick Kelly, as Tommy Ray Glatman

Eddie Albert, Max Von Sydow, and Christopher Plummer

The nightmare fuel.

Con:

It may come across as either too scary, or convoluted to take seriously.
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People who added this item 1153 Average listal rating (690 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pros:

Kevin Bscon as Ren McCormick

Lori Singer

John Lithgow

The film’s soundtrack, especially Kenny Loggins.

It’s a fun movie.

The film’s overall message.
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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.6
Pros:

John Heard and Daniel Stern, and their earlier performances.

The overall pro urban environmental measage.

The music by David Hughes and Martin Copper

It’s really not that bad of a film.

New York City, and all of its 80’s dark, grit, and slime.

Con:

The effects are cheesy as hell.
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People who added this item 901 Average listal rating (563 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.7
Pro:

It’s not all that bad of a film. Really.

The atmosphere and music

John Franklin and Courtney Gains, as Issac and Malachi

Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton, as Bert and Linda

It’s a great guilty pleasure movie.

Con:

The effects, especially with He Who Walks Behind the Rows, instead he is more like a demonic version of the gopher from Caddyshack.
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People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
The Bounty (1984)
Pros:

Mel Gibson (all things considered) and Anthony Hopkins

The soundtrack by Vangelis

The cinematography

Daniel Day-Lewis and Liam Neeson
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People who added this item 376 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Body Double (1984)
Pros:

It’s one of Brian DePalma’s best films.

Nancy Allen

The cinematography and editing.

The soundtrack

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Con:

It is exploitive for some, maybe even too much.
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People who added this item 2459 Average listal rating (1542 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Amadeus (1984)
Pros:

Tom Hulce, and F. Murray Abraham

The attention to detail, especially the costumes.

The music, obviously.

It’s one of the best musical and musical bio films ever.

Con:

Some might take issue, with some of the liberties that movie takes, especially with Saleri.
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Pros:

The Hong Kong Cavaliers

Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai

The film’s soundtrack

John Lithgow, as Dr. Emilio Lizardo

The overall quirky humour.

Con:

It might be too quirky, for everyone who might not get the movie.
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People who added this item 1420 Average listal rating (882 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Pros:

James Woods (in spite of himself).

The make up, and body horror of the film.

It’s a very unnerving movie.

The grimy feeling, of Videodrome.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada as it’s back drop.

It’s one of David Cronenberg’s best films.

Con:

For some it would be “a litmus test film”, plus the whole queasy exploitive nature of Videodrome.
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People who added this item 499 Average listal rating (315 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
Pros:

The effects work, in certain segments.

John Lithgow, and the Nightmare At 1.000 Fert segment.

The film score by Jerry Goldsmith.

It’s one of the best horror anthology films, possibly ever.

Twilight Zone: The Movie wonderfully captured the spirit and essence of the original TV series.

Con:

The infamous opening segment, the incident, and John Landis.
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People who added this item 425 Average listal rating (298 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Sudden Impact (1983)
Pros:

It’s arguably, one of the best eateries of the Dirty Harry series, or at least the first half.

Sandra Locke

It’s very a suspense filled film, and tense.

Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry.

Cons:

The amount of violence, and tone might be off putting for some.
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Pros:

Jabba and his group of strange weirdos.

It’s a great conclusion of the original trilogy.

Endor and the Ewoks

Yoga’s final appearance.

The final battle

The practical effects, especially the Rancor and the Sarlaac pit.

Music by John Williams

The gang, getting back together.

Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and the rest of the gang.

It’s action packed, from beginning to end.
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People who added this item 298 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Psycho II (1983)
Pros:

Even though it’s a sequel, it feels like it’s own movie.

Meg Tilly

Anthony Perkins, still has it. Even years later.

It’s a very under appreciated film.

The film’s film score.

Cons:

It’s considerably more violent, than the first film. If that is entirely possible.

For some, it’s a highly unnecessary sequel, to a classic film.
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People who added this item 2595 Average listal rating (1794 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Pros:

Kurt Russell as R.J. MacReady

The supporting cast.

The effects work by Rob Bottin, it’s gnarly, and terrifyingly awesome.

The film’s cold atmosphere.

Ennio Morricone’s score.

It’s a very relentless movie.

One of John Carpenter’s best films.

It’s one of the best film remakes, ever.

The ending.

Jed the Dog

Con: For some, it could a unbearably queasy, uncomfortable, grim, violent mess of a film. it’s not for everybody.
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pros:

The cinematography

The feeling of remoteness, you get watching the film.

The film’s score.

It’s over laying message.

Charles Martin Smith, and Brian Dennehy

The wolves
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People who added this item 1065 Average listal rating (627 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Pros:

Earlier film performances.

Tulsa, Oklahoma during the 50’s.

The soundtrack.

It’s a excellent adaptation, of a classic novel.

The cinematography
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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Pros:

Rodney Dangerfield, at his best.

Joe Pesci

Jennifer Jason Leigh, in one of her earliest appearances.

You’ll laugh until it hurts, watching the movie.

“Easy Money” by Billy Joel
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People who added this item 737 Average listal rating (524 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Vacation (1983)
Pros:

Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold

Plenty of memorable moments.

Cousin Eddie

Rusty and Audrey

John Candy’s cameo

It’s arguably, one of the best comedy films ever.
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People who added this item 1789 Average listal rating (1172 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pros:

Monty Python, save the best for last.

“Every Sperm is Sacred”

The Death Segment

Mr. Ceroset

“Christmas in Heaven”
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People who added this item 495 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pros:

The mood and atmosphere.

Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie.

The soundtrack, especially Bauhaus.

Susan Sarandon

It’s more elegant than gory.

The start of 80’s vampire films.
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Pros:

It’s a very suspenseful movie.

Moscow, Russia as the main character.

William Hurt, Joanna Pacula, Lee Marvin, and Brian Dennehy.

The cinematography.
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People who added this item 831 Average listal rating (488 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Pros:

Jennifer Beal

The film’s choreography.

The soundtrack.

The romance between Alex and Nick.

Con:

Admittedly, the film could be considered style over substance.
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Pros:

Michael Pare as Eddie Wilson.

The soundtrack.

The mystery surrounding Eddie.

Joe Pantoliano

It’s one of the best rock music films, that you have heard of.
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People who added this item 812 Average listal rating (566 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Dead Zone (1983)
Pros:

The overall atmosphere.

The music score by Michael Kamen.

Christopher Walken as Johnny Smith.

Martin Sheen, as Greg Stillson.

It’s one of the best if not under appreciated Stephen King movies,
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People who added this item 581 Average listal rating (389 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Cujo (1983)
Pros:

The overall intensity of the film. You will feel every gruelling moment in the movie.

Dee Wallace and Danny Pintauro.

Cujo

The effects work.

The music score by Charles Bernstein.

Cons:

Pet owners will feel very uneasy, watching the movie.

As great as the film is, there are better Stephen King adaptation movies.
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People who added this item 947 Average listal rating (626 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Pros:

The attention to detail in the film.

Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker.

Ralphie’s father.

It’s a classic Christmas movie.

Plenty of memorable moments.

The narration.

The nostalgia factor.

Con:

Some moments in the film, aged better than others.
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People who added this item 363 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Big Chill (1983)
Pros:

The cast is overall really great.

The decidedly memorable moments.

It’s depiction of grief, and dealing with loss.

The soundtrack.

Cons:

For some, the film represents everything wrong with the Boomer generation.

It can be too off putting, over wrought, and sentimental for some at times.
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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Blue Thunder (1983)
Pros:

Roy Schneider and Malcolm McDowell.

The cinematography.

The use of Los Angeles, and its skyscrape.

The soundtrack.

It’s a action packed film from beginning to end.

Blue Thunder itself.
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People who added this item 356 Average listal rating (234 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Beyond (1981)
Pros:

It’s a gnarly and gruesome movie.

The gothic atmosphere.

The effects work, it’s unsettling and effective.

The soundtrack.

The decidedly bleak ending.

Con:

It’s pretty much for fans of gruesome horror films, only. Others maybe turned off by its nasty amount of violence.
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People who added this item 1295 Average listal rating (850 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
TRON (1982)
Pros:

The state of the art effects, even if they feel date are still awesome.

The computer world of Tron.

David Warner as Sark.

The soundtrack, featuring Wendy Carlos and Journey.

It’s a fun movie to watch.

Jeff Bridges, and Bruce Boxleitner
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People who added this item 273 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.4
Swamp Thing (1982)
Pros:

It’s a fun movie, to watch.

Dirk Durock as Swamp Thing.

The effects work for the Swamp Thing, as dated as it is still pretty decent.

It’s better movie, than it has right to be.

Louis Jourdan, as Dr, Arcane

Adrienne Barbeau

Con:

While not one of Wes Craven’s Best films it’s still pretty good.
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People who added this item 895 Average listal rating (624 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Pros:

Ricardo Montalban as Khan.

The effects, is considerably better than the first film.

James Horner’s music score.

The ending. I still gets me even years later.

It’s one of the best films, in the original film series.

It’s a decently very tense film, at times.
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Pros:

The effects, are pretty somewhat decent.

It was great seeing the original Star Trek crew, return.

Cons:

It’s freaking long, and ponderous.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture, feels like a big budgeted episode come to life.
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People who added this item 805 Average listal rating (520 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pros:

The great animation.

Mrs. Brisby, and the Rats of NIMH.

Music by Jerry Goldsmith and Paul Williams

The overall environmental and others messages, all way before Ferngully, and other films.

The fact, that the film can be decidedly dark and mature, even for a kids film.

The voice acting.

Con:

The Secret of NIMH, might be too dark for younger audiences.
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People who added this item 1369 Average listal rating (953 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Rocky III (1982)
Pros;

It’s one of the best films, in the Rocky series.

“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.

Mr. T as Clubber Lang.

The boxing matches.

Cons:

However, it’s not as great, as the previous two.

Hulk Hogan as Thunder Lips.
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People who added this item 2011 Average listal rating (1287 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
Pros:

The dread that comes with watch the movie. You won’t see your TV the set the same way, again!

Craig T. Nelson, and Jo Beth Williams as Diane and Steve Freeling.

Heather O’Rourke

The rest of the Freeling kids.

The special effects.

Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina.

The music by Jerry Goldsmith.

Con:

How the hell, is this film PG?
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