Was 1980 the greatest year for summer movies?
Summer movies are what make our worlds go 'round. But could you ever narrow the genius down to a single year? SFGate.com has done exactly that and maintains the best summer movie season was in ... 1980.
Really? 1980? Go here to see a gallery of the 14 movies they hold up as evidence. Or just read the list right here:
- Friday the 13th
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Shining
- Urban Cowboy
- The Blue Lagoon
- The Blues Brothers
- My Bodyguard
- Used Cars
- Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
- Smokey and the Bandit II
Okay, let's figure this out. Here's my ruling:
GREAT FLICKS: Empire, Blues Brothers, My Bodygard, Airplane, Caddyshack, The Shining
I'LL WATCH IT IF IT'S ON TV: Used Cars, Fame, Urban Cowboy
ONLY GOOD AS URBAN LEGEND: Cheech and Chong, The Blue Lagoon, Friday the 13th, Xanadu
YOU'RE KIDDING, RIGHT?: Smokey and the Bandit II
Let me know if you see it differently.