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80 must-see movies of the '80s: 'Major League' to 'Rocky 3'



major-league.jpgToday is part three of our four-day series on the 80 Must-See Movies of the '80s. Remember, this list was pulled together from fan suggestions along with input from the film experts here at

Each movie should represent the decade in an important way. Please leave you feedback in the comment area.

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80 MUST-SEE MOVIES OF THE '80s: Part 3

Major League
(1989): Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen. "Yo, bartender, Jobu needs a refill."

Midnight Run (1988): Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin. "Why are you so unpopular with the Chicago police department?"

Miracle Mile (1988): Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham. "Pal, it's after four in the morning. All of the helicopter pilot bars are closed."

The Natural (1984): Robert Redford, Glenn Close. "I guess some mistakes you never stop paying for."

Nightmare on Elm Street
(1984): Amanda Wyss, Johnny Depp. "Nancy, you are going to get some sleep tonight if it kills me."

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985): Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily. "You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel."

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987): Steve Martin, John Candy. "Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing. I like... I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. 'Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get."

Platoon (1986): Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen. "I love this place at night. The stars... there's no right or wrong in them. They're just there."

Poltergeist (1982): Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams. "This house is clean."

Pretty in Pink (1986): Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer. "You said you couldn't be with someone who didn't believe in you. Well I believed in you. I just didn't believe in me."

The Princess Bride (1987): Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Purple Rain
(1984): Prince, Apollonia Kotero. "Nobody digs your music but yourself!"

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): Harrison Ford, Karen Allen. "You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better to do."

Raising Arizona
(1987): Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter. "Sometimes it's a hard world for small things."

Real Genius (1985): Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret. "Would you prepared if gravity reversed itself? The only thing I can't figure out is how to keep the change in my pockets. I've got it. Nudity."

Repo Man (1984): Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez. "The life of a repo man is always intense."

Revenge of the Nerds (1984): Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards. "Jocks only think about sports, nerds only think about sex."

The Right Stuff
(1983): Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn. "Request permission to relieve bladder."

Risky Business (1983): Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay. "Looks like the University of Illinois!"

Rocky 3 (1982): Sylvester Stallone, Mr. T. "See that look in their eyes, Rock? You gotta get that look back, Rock. Eye of the tiger, man."

Tomorrow's list: Say Anything to Witness

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