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80 must-see movies of the '80s: 'Say Anything' to 'Witness'



say_anything.jpgToday is part four 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. Tell us how we did in the comments section.

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80 MUST-SEE MOVIES OF THE '80s: Part 4

Say Anything
(1989): John Cusack, Ione Skye. "I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen."

Scarface (1983): Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer. "I always tell the truth. Even when I lie."

Sid and Nancy (1986): Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb. "I'll never look like Barbie. Barbie doesn't have bruises."

Sixteen Candles (1984): Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall. "Would you stop feeling sorry for yourself? It's bad for your complexion."

Something Wild (1986): Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith. "Charlie, attempt to be cool."

St. Elmo's Fire (1985): Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe. "Forever got a lot shorter all of a sudden."

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
(1982): William Shatner, Ricardo Montalban. "Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human."

Stripes (1981): Bill Murray, Harold Ramis. "Don't order the Schnitzel, they're using Schnauzer."

The Sure Thing (1985): John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga. "ib, you want a relationship? That's fine. Just remember that every relationship starts with a one night stand. You came 3,000 miles for a reason didn't you? Would you look at that reason. Go for it Gib, you've earned it."

The Terminator (1984): Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton. "Pain can be controlled - you just disconnect it."

This is Spinal Tap (1984): Michael McKean, Christopher Guest. "As long as there's, you know, sex and drugs, I can do without the rock and roll."

Top Gun (1986): Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis. "The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid."

Trading Places
(1983): Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy. "It ain't cool being no jive turkey so close to Thanksgiving."

Tron (1982): Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner. "End of line!"

The Untouchables (1987): Kevin Costner, Sean Connery. "You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson."

Vacation (1983): Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo. "This is crazy, this is crazy, this is crazy!"

Valley Girl (1983): Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman. "Who else is there? No other Val dude can touch me. She must really be freaking out."

Wall Street (1987): Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas. "The main thing about money, Bud, is that it makes you do things you don't want to do."

When Harry Met Sally
(1989): Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan. "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

Witness (1985): Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis. "4:30. Time for milking."

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