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Top '80s movies to keep you warm on cold winter nights



Club-Paradise Winter has truly arrived in the northern hemisphere of '80s Nation. Even here in sunny Florida, where we haven't seen snow in 30-odd years, the temps dipped into the 40s last night. For Floridians, that might as well be 40-below. Nobody will leave their house today. Trust me.

But here in the sanctity of the Spears Lair, I'm staying true to my vow to not turn the heat on AT ALL this year. Considering I don't own gloves, a hat or even a sweatshirt, it's a serious vow. (Not really. It never dips below 65 in here.)

Luckily, I have a stack of DVDs to keep me warm and remind me in a few days, we'll be back up in the 70s, and poor schmucks elsewhere will be shoveling snow until April.

It's list time again, old chums. Name the '80s movies that warm you up on the coldest winter nights.

Here are five from my personal collection:

SUMMER LOVERS (1982): Mock it if you will. Somehow I think Daryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher have fond memories of those hot summer days in Greece. Threesomes aside.

CLUB PARADISE (1986): Still not sure how I ended up with this movie on DVD. Did someone leave it at the lair by mistake? Aww, who am I kidding. It's worth it for the give-and-take between Robin Williams and Peter O'Toole.  

10 (1979): So technically not an '80s movie, but did any of us actually see it when it first hit theaters? Of course not. Still lovable for the scenes where Dudley Moore has to be carried across the hot, Mexican sand on a resort worker's back.

TOP GUN (1986): "Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees. " More sweat per capita in this movie than a podcast double-header with me and Sean Daly

THE FLAMINGO KID (1984): The movie starts with Matt Dillon sweating. Of course, every Matt Dillon movie starts that way. Special bonus to anyone who can name three other '80s movies that begin at Memorial Day and end Labor Day weekend.

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