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Was 1980 the greatest year for summer movies?

caddyshack2.jpgSummer 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
  • Fame
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Shining
  • Urban Cowboy
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Airplane!
  • My Bodyguard
  • Used Cars
  • Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
  • Caddyshack
  • Xanadu
  • 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.

[Last modified: Friday, May 11, 2012 5:09pm]

    

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