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Title: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2012, 06:20:28 PM
Okay, here we go. LIST OF CRAP time! Uh...minus thirty years or so. This is for the Top 50 80s Movies.

Stipulations:

1. The movie must be a feature length. Since that seems to vary based on where you look, I am going to say 70 minutes or longer.

2. It must have had it's initial release in theaters, video, or TV between January 1st 1980 and December 31st 1989.

3. You must have your list numbered 1 through 25, with 1 being the highest, 25 being the lowest.

4. If there are any alternate titles, let me know as it might help find out information about them.

5. Since it worked so well for 90s Movies, we will have a supplemental list for Most 80s Film of the 80s.

The deadline will be midnight EST November 17th. Submit the list via PM to me. I will be okay with sending them back to you if you have adjustments up to the deadline.

EDIT:Reverted back to original rules.

EDIT: Note that the rule #2 does not specify US release.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 07, 2012, 06:24:42 PM
YAY!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: MightyJack on November 07, 2012, 10:13:22 PM
Double Yay! The list is in the mail.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
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Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 06:05:11 AM
Does Porn count or should I save Buttzilla for another list?
Save it for another list.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 06:29:09 AM
Does Porn count or should I save Buttzilla for another list?
(http://simpsonitos.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/buttzilla7jd.gif)
BTW, don't watch the Buttzilla remake.  The butt keeps changing sizes and doesn't even look like the original butt.  Terrible.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 08, 2012, 07:24:27 AM
Does Porn count or should I save Buttzilla for another list?

I've already filled up a third of my list with Emmanuelle movies alone!

Seriously though, it's gonna be a massacre of cut downs to get this thing to twenty-five. I listed about fifty right off the top of my head in about five minutes. We could easily do a top eighties comedies list by itself.

Anyway, here's a big ol' list of eighties movies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980s_in_film#List_of_films).
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2012, 07:28:11 AM
I've already filled up a third of my list with Emmanuelle movies alone!
As I'm putting the long list together (going through each year and adding several to the list for elimination and sorting later) I'm sort of amazed at how extensive and quasi legitimate Sylvie Kristel's career was for a while back there.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 08, 2012, 07:58:54 AM
Alright folks, let's be serious here for the moment.

It's the 80s. That means John Carpenter flicks better make up a good fourth of all your lists, easy.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 08:07:32 AM
Alright folks, let's be serious here for the moment.

It's the 80s. That means John Carpenter flicks better make up a good fourth of all your lists, easy.Do a lot of coke and vote for Ronald Reagan.
Fixed.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 08, 2012, 08:09:23 AM
Alright folks, let's be serious here for the moment.

It's the 80s. That means John Carpenter flicks better make up a good fourth of all your lists, easy.Do a lot of coke and vote for Ronald Reagan.
Fixed.

Also acceptable, although at least one of those scratched out films would be quite pissed as a result.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 08, 2012, 08:25:57 AM
In actual seriousness, I'm going to try and play my list a bit differently to get better representation. I mean, considering the decade and this board, the top half of this list is already decided. Putting some titles, no matter how amazing they are, almost seems redundant. Shoot, to list the big name choices would itself talk up my whole list of 25 (and then some).

So I think I'll deliberately omit some of the more obvious choices (namely those involving whips, sabers, bare feet, true love, and all things heavy) in favor of some other ones. The ones I leave out are there in my heart, naturally, and will still cap off the list. But maybe I can help see to it the lower half gets that much more interesting.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 08, 2012, 08:31:20 AM
I'll put what my favorite 25 80s movies are, rather than trying to game the list.

I would hope so! If everyone games it, it defeats the point of my little exercise.

I should also be clear, incidentally, that the films I'm listing are also ones I truly, deeply love. All I'm doing is clearing up a little space to fit in a few more of them.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 08:34:16 AM
Makes me wonder how many people could really submit a list of 50.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on November 08, 2012, 09:38:54 AM
After about the first 15 of any list, I'm just filling in the corners, so it'd become a crap-shoot for me. I mean, sure, I like 50 80s movies probably. But not with enough passion or discernment to say, "well--that one's clearly #47, whereas this is obviously more of a #33-34."

That post is clearly in the #30-#34 range
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: jasimon1 on November 08, 2012, 10:08:30 AM
Makes me wonder how many people could really submit a list of 50.

I am having a horrible time narrowing down to 25. I really wish this could be a top 100. It may end up being that because of ties though.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 10:54:30 AM
Would making it a Top 100 limit anybody's willingness to submit?


EDIT: I seem to be having a strange twitch in my eye. I think it's from the part of my brain that knows how staggaringly stupid this is of me to suggest.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 10:58:07 AM
If we only submit 25 do we lose points then? Because if I have to submit 50 I'm out.
It's all based on how many you submit, up to 50. So if you submit a list of 50, your #1 counts for 50 points. If you submit 25, your #1 counts for 25 points. If you submit 8, your #1 counts for 8 points.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 11:02:44 AM
I'm not going to make it Top 100 if it reduces the number of submitted lists at all. I don't want anybody excluded.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 08, 2012, 11:22:03 AM
While I could probably fill that list, I don't want to turn anyone away either. These ultimately work the best with more people involved, not with longer individual lists.

I think I've got my 25 hammered out, now I'm just trying to think of ones that fit the Most 80s tag.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on November 08, 2012, 11:57:27 AM
We could make it a Top 100, but not discount points for entries of 25 or more. A list of 25 would count for 50 points for #1 and 26 points for #25. Then those that want to can submit a larger list, but those who don't can just send in the usual 25. Those who don't know how to narrow down their list of 40 could just send in what they have. Everyone wins. (Except Darth Geek, who now has to write 100 entries, so that's all his call!)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on November 08, 2012, 12:08:57 PM
We could make it a Top 100, but not discount points for entries of 25 or more. A list of 25 would count for 50 points for #1 and 26 points for #25. Then those that want to can submit a larger list, but those who don't can just send in the usual 25. Those who don't know how to narrow down their list of 40 could just send in what they have. Everyone wins. (Except Darth Geek, who now has to write 100 entries, so that's all his call!)

I'd be all for this. The 80s is the decade that shaped me as a movie fan and a pop culture enthusiast (I mean, look at what I riff!) and having a list of 50 would allow me to include a ton of stuff I love. I like the idea of 50 points on down and if you only submit 25, you only submit 25...
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 12:31:29 PM
Yeah, I hate the idea of punishing people for not wanting to go a different direction than usual, particularly if it asks a lot of them (re: time).  I'm only doing 25.  That said, I think rather than asking for 50, it should be 25 but see how far you can go back before ties for #1 start happening, which is something that happens in lists with less participation.  I see this is a list with a LOT of participation, so I think rather than asking for longer lists, you should be trying to get MORE lists in order to make a longer one (and I feel confident you will).  Doing the 25/50 could work, but it could also get confusing.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2012, 12:32:54 PM
Yes, I'm only done selecting from 81 right now but the final list will just be 25.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on November 08, 2012, 02:44:49 PM
Yes, I'm only done selecting from 81 right now but the final list will just be 25.

This is a tough one for me -- there are hundreds of 80s flicks that are beloved by me, many cuz I watched them dozens of times on HBO, so even if they aren't technically great films, they mean a lot to me and thus I'd want to include them. If it just needs to be a list of 25, fine, but mine will be fairly personal and will leave out a lot of things that will probably top everyone else's lists (I like the Star Wars movies, but honestly, I revisit Adventures in Babysitting and Big Trouble in Little China More).
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on November 08, 2012, 02:49:00 PM
(I like the Star Wars movies, but honestly, I revisit Adventures in Babysitting and Big Trouble in Little China More).

Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 02:50:52 PM
(I like the Star Wars movies, but honestly, I revisit Adventures in Babysitting and Big Trouble in Little China More).

Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues!

It's been a while so I forget; is that how they got Han out of Jabba's Palace?
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 02:57:37 PM
(I like the Star Wars movies, but honestly, I revisit Adventures in Babysitting and Big Trouble in Little China More).

Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues!

It's been a while so I forget; is that how they got Han out of Jabba's Palace?
They didn't. Leia was an idiot and unfroze him right there, and had a tender moment untill Jabba found them. God, I hate Leia!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: mrbasehart on November 08, 2012, 03:54:46 PM
I will be utterly and totally amazed if Empire Strikes Back isn't number one.  That or Raiders.

I'll get a list to you soon, DG.    And regarding a Top 100 or whatever, my guess is, and what I found when I ran the top 90s list, is that there'll be so many different suggestions, it will fill out naturally from just a normal submission of 25. 
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: rifftraxnator on November 08, 2012, 05:05:21 PM
I submitted mine just now. Will be wondering how many other B-flicks, campy classics and other mixed-in acclaimed movies we'll end up having.  8)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 05:45:01 PM
Okay, so I am proud to announce, I have lost my goddamned mind!
The list will now be a Top 100 (although I love Quiptracks suggestions of it being a Top 80). So I will revise the initial post. You can submit a list of up to 50. Everything higher than 25 will count as 25 points each.

EDIT: Anyone who has already submitted a list to me can resubmit if they want. I will also send you back your lists if you didn't keep them.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 06:35:33 PM
Um... what?  If I understand that correctly, that's kind of screwed up.  That means you can have 26 25-point movies.  That stil puts people who want to come up with 50 rather than 25 at a huge advantage.  Also, after a certain point, it doesn't matter the order between 1-26
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 06:36:53 PM
I'm just trying to lower the advantage, while still allowing people with much longer lists to include a lot more movies they love.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 06:42:55 PM
We could make it a Top 100, but not discount points for entries of 25 or more. A list of 25 would count for 50 points for #1 and 26 points for #25. Then those that want to can submit a larger list, but those who don't can just send in the usual 25. Those who don't know how to narrow down their list of 40 could just send in what they have. Everyone wins. (Except Darth Geek, who now has to write 100 entries, so that's all his call!)

Yeah, if my points aren't discounted if I only submit 25, I'm game.

I though you were for this. The last thing I want is for something fun like the List of Crap to be controversial. I just know that there are SO MANY fun movies that a lot of people would have trouble whittling them down ( I know I sure will).
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 06:46:34 PM
But then it doesn't really make much difference about what your top movies are.  It just doesn't make sense.  Now I'm against the 50 choices thing from the get, but if you HAVE to do that (and I don't think you do), wouldn't it make more sense to have the 50 go like this?

50 - 25 points
49- 25 points
48 - 24 points
47 - 24 points

Et cetera.  Again, I wouldn't like it, but I would have less of a beef if you INSIST that 50 movies is what is needed.

Now, I'd rather you just stick to 25 because 1) you will get a lot of lists due to nostalgia and the average age of forum members, 2) I think it's very possible to get up to 100 without having to have people vote for more things due to the numbers of submissions and 3) it'll guarantee fairness without confusing new rules.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 06:51:32 PM

I guess I thought he was saying that every movie int he lower half of the list (25-50) would count equally as 25 points each. Did I misunderstand him?

That is what I meant.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 07:02:05 PM
The way I read this
 
Everything higher than 25 will count as 25 points each.

Is that higher meant ranking, meaning 1 though 26 are worth 25.


50 - 25 points
49- 25 points
48 - 24 points
47 - 24 points

Oops, personal fuck up.  I meant

1 - 25
2- 25
3 -24
4 - 24
5 - 23
and so on.
Still, as you can see it is confusing.


I guess I thought he was saying that every movie int he lower half of the list (25-50) would count equally as 25 points each. Did I misunderstand him?

That is what I meant.

That's still confusing to me and weird.


  Now I completely understand the appeal of trying to accommodate a popular subject, but I think that the popularity of the subject will do most of the work.  Afterall, back in the 3rd list of crap, when it was just starting to take off, there was a list o 25 from each person but the full list came to 65.  And I think it won't be hard to get to 100 with just the 25 points!  I know your intentions are good, so don't think I'm outraged, but I think it'll make sense just to stick with the standard rule set and you'll find the adage "the more the merrier" will prove true.  Except for you.  Cause the host has to crunch numbers.

So in closing: I'm not always opposed to strange new ideas, but in this case, I say go with List of Crap classic.  No special edition crap where Compound shoots first or Anais steps on Tripe's tail.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 08, 2012, 07:06:06 PM
I'm totally cool with keeping it consistent and having everybody submit twenty-five. It'll certainly force people to pick the best of the best, or their favorite favorites, if you will.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 07:10:26 PM
I'm totally cool with keeping it consistent and having everybody submit twenty-five. It'll certainly force people to pick the best of the best, or their favorite favorites, if you will.

This is much more concise than me.  Agree 100 per cent.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 08, 2012, 07:19:46 PM
I could do 50 easily, there's a massive field to pick from.



Alright folks, let's be serious here for the moment.

It's the 80s. That means John Carpenter flicks better make up a good fourth of all your lists, easy.

This is the best post that's ever been posted.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on November 08, 2012, 07:22:53 PM
Yeah the ranking system kind of loses its weight if you change how it works after #25. If you just counted EVERY #1 as 50 points and numbered it down to 1 point for #50, then score the people who submit 25 exactly the same way (50 for 1st place, 26 for #25) then the playing field is still even. Everyone still gets the big vote for 50, and those who can think of more entries, have more lesser-point values to spread to their bottom 25.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 08, 2012, 07:29:34 PM
I could do 50 easily, there's a massive field to pick from.

So could I, but a lot of LoC topics have a massive field to pick from. That just means you have to do some serious cutting; it's just the way of the LoC.

It is something we should think about in the future, however. Like I said, we could've easily done a top comedies of the eighties. Perhaps we should consider the possibility of breaking future film decade lists into genres. Anyway, just an idea.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 08:08:02 PM
(http://eddiedeguzman.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/cartoon-bang-head-jpg.gif?w=500)

I think my various descriptions keep coming out confusing. This is what I meant:

1.  25 points
2.  25 points
3.  25 points
4.  25 points
5.  25 points
6.  25 points
7.  25 points
8.  25 points
9.  25 points
10.  25 points
11.  25 points
12.  25 points
13.  25 points
14.  25 points
15.  25 points
16.  25 points
17.  25 points
18.  25 points
19.  25 points
20.  25 points
21.  25 points
22.  25 points
23.  25 points
24.  25 points
25.  25 points
26.  25 points
27.  24 points
28.  23 points
29.  22 points
30.  21 points
31.  20 points
32.  19 points
33.  18 points
34.  17 points
35.  16 points
36.  15 points
37.  14 points
38.  13 points
39.  12 points
40.  11 points
41.  10 points
42.  9 points
43.  8 points
44.  7 points
45.  6 points
46.  5 points
47.  4 points
48.  3 points
49.  2 points
50.  1 point
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 08:13:52 PM
I get it.  I just don't think it's a good idea.  At all.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 08:15:17 PM
*sigh* Okay, I though everyone was behind this idea, but apparently not.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2012, 08:17:15 PM
Yes, just keep it at a submission of 25, believe me, you will have a final tally that exceeds 100 unique items considering the topic. :)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 08:24:15 PM
Okay, okay.

*ahem* I am proud to say, I have gained my goddamned mind! The Top 80s Movies List of Crap is now back to being 50. Everyone submits a list of no more than 25.

Anyone who has already submitted a list that is greater than 25, please resubmit it. Or just tell me if they want me to just chop off the bottom 26-50 numbers.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2012, 08:26:41 PM
No, you could still do a top 100, you'll have that many unique entries when you combine everyone's submissions of 25.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2012, 09:14:29 PM
No, you could still do a top 100, you'll have that many unique entries when you combine everyone's submissions of 25.
I think what I'll do is what I did for the iRiffs list: allow ties.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: MightyJack on November 08, 2012, 09:38:04 PM
I did a Blog earlier this year where I picked my choices for Oscars best pictures and nominees. I watched a LOT of movies and have a good feel for what holds up and what didn't (for me). So I would have been up for 50, 70, hell even 100. ;)

Saying that, I don't like a lot of the popular flicks that are obviously going to dominate this LOC. I don't expect Werner Herzog is going to light up the charts... but I'm sticking with what I thought was brilliant, even if it means I have scant representation in the winners circle.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 08, 2012, 11:43:01 PM
Okay, okay.

*ahem* I am proud to say, I have gained my goddamned mind! The Top 80s Movies List of Crap is now back to being 50. Everyone submits a list of no more than 25.

BOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: mrbasehart on November 09, 2012, 02:11:00 AM
Okay, okay.

*ahem* I am proud to say, I have gained my goddamned mind! The Top 80s Movies List of Crap is now back to being 50. Everyone submits a list of no more than 25.

BOOOOOOOOO

Boo yourself.  Be a man and cut it to 25. 

Personally I didn't think it was that hard.  I had 37 on my list which I had to cut down.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 09, 2012, 05:21:46 AM
Okay, okay.

*ahem* I am proud to say, I have gained my goddamned mind! The Top 80s Movies List of Crap is now back to being 50. Everyone submits a list of no more than 25.

BOOOOOOOOO
I repeat what I said before:


(http://eddiedeguzman.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/cartoon-bang-head-jpg.gif?w=500)

Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 09, 2012, 09:18:40 AM
Okay have the pool of movies done, need to remove 61 from that then I'll submit. :)

EDIT: And done.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on November 09, 2012, 11:29:48 AM
Okay, okay.

*ahem* I am proud to say, I have gained my goddamned mind! The Top 80s Movies List of Crap is now back to being 50. Everyone submits a list of no more than 25.

BOOOOOOOOO

Boo yourself.  Be a man and cut it to 25. 

Personally I didn't think it was that hard.  I had 37 on my list which I had to cut down.

...or you could make it so 26-50 are all just worth 1 point each. So that way I don't have to explain to the The Monster Squad why daddy doesn't love it anymore.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 09, 2012, 02:40:32 PM
I'm actually perfectly fine with that.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 09, 2012, 02:55:29 PM
*sigh* I'm not changing it again.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 09, 2012, 02:56:57 PM
I'm perfectly fine with that.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 09, 2012, 03:52:51 PM
Has anybody considered the possibility of making this a top 100?
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 10, 2012, 05:46:37 AM
Status quo! Status quo! Status quo! Status quo!








*cue awful joke about the band...
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 10, 2012, 07:30:30 AM
Status quo! Status quo! Status quo! Status quo!








*cue awful joke about the band...
Translation:
I have nothing useful to add, I just like pissing in everyone's coffee.  Thanks again, Scott, you're a ray of sunshine.

Dear Pot,

Thanks, I appreciate and respect your opinion.  Please feel free to 'correct' me while you and the other keyboard warriors continue drive people away from the forum, it's not even slightly ironic.

Love,

Kettle

 :)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: goflyblind on November 10, 2012, 10:15:27 AM
wait, wait, wait... you mean i've had this backwards the whole time? i thought you were pot, and im was kettle. :o
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: gojikranz on November 10, 2012, 06:37:02 PM
my list is in.  gotta say cutting it down was somewhat heratbreaking some favorites left on the cutting room floor.  doing genres from decades might be fun so we can get some more obscure films in the mix.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 11, 2012, 03:07:27 AM
First list is 137 movies, why did we not put the amount of entries to a vote?
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 11, 2012, 06:11:51 AM
First list is 137 movies, why did we not put the amount of entries to a vote?

(http://i.imgur.com/eDflC.jpg)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Starman! on November 11, 2012, 12:50:17 PM
Well, I missed an interesting conversation. I'll work on a top 25 list.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2012, 02:30:13 PM
Okay, he's an interesting suggestion for submissions. Movies I'm Surprised Aren't 80s.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 11, 2012, 02:43:11 PM
That's not bad; certain tropes and style elements pre- and post-date the decade so films from either end of it could conceivably be misremember as being from the '80s.

I'll give it some thought.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2012, 03:59:59 PM
Well, with even just the first few lists tabulated, there is an even wider range of movies than I thought there would be. So the final list should be more diversified than I thought. This will be fun.

I'm still trying to figure out the best format to do the writeups. The more unique and creative the better, but it means the more time they take. I was kind of hoping to find a website with the descriptions TV Guide used to use, as a lot of them were humorous. But I can't find one.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2012, 05:56:13 PM
Note: Rule #2 does NOT specify a United States release. It is international release. This came up in a suggestion of Mad Max. The first one was released in 1979 in Australia. It didn't get released in the US until 1980. But that still makes it a 1970s movie. Sorry.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 11, 2012, 07:31:12 PM
Previous lists on movies have been just if it got a release in that year, the US release wasn't paramount just one of the ones that would count.

But, as you wish, swap in the one you sugested and add the first one to the previously mentioned Movies I'm Surprised Aren't '80s then, no biggie. :)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2012, 09:09:18 PM
9 lists so far! Keep 'em coming.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 13, 2012, 05:35:55 PM
Up to 11 lists!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 13, 2012, 05:36:31 PM
Good news!  I'm sick!  More time to list complete!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 13, 2012, 06:16:21 PM
List sent!  ...and then immediately regretted.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Charles Castle on November 13, 2012, 09:24:44 PM
Going from 112 to 25 was mentally taxing, but I enjoyed rationalizing why and why not to include movies on my final list.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 14, 2012, 05:57:22 AM
Going from 112 to 25 was mentally taxing, but I enjoyed rationalizing why and why not to include movies on my final list.

I only got to go from 35 to 25 but cutting the last 10 off is going to be tricky.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Charles Castle on November 14, 2012, 10:16:34 AM
Going from 112 to 25 was mentally taxing, but I enjoyed rationalizing why and why not to include movies on my final list.

I only got to go from 35 to 25 but cutting the last 10 off is going to be tricky.
That just means you have a better filter than I do.

I think my first thirteen were indispensable, after that I was just splitting hairs among about 40 movies.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on November 14, 2012, 11:03:11 AM
Done and done.

Tough one, but I manned up and got it down to 25
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Zombie Monty on November 14, 2012, 03:13:42 PM
Sent mine.  Don't expect my Number #1 to make to Top 50, but a lot of my list should get some support. :)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 15, 2012, 06:14:15 PM
List sent finally!  This was VERY tough.  Sorry Scott, but I'm afraid only 4 horror films made the list, and sadly none from a certain Canadian genius.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 15, 2012, 08:56:11 PM
14 lists! And two more days till the deadline.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 16, 2012, 06:35:47 AM
List sent finally!  This was VERY tough.  Sorry Scott, but I'm afraid only 4 horror films made the list, and sadly none from a certain Canadian genius.

But what of a certain New York genius?

My list is technically done, I'm just doing a final runthrough to see what I can cut and what demands inclusion. I should have it sent in by this time tomorrow, if not much sooner.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 16, 2012, 08:29:32 AM
So how many more people are planing on sending in lists? I am hoping to get a lot more before the deadline, what with so many people tending to procrastinate on these things.

With 15 lists so far, we have almost two hundred seperate movies listed.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 100 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 16, 2012, 08:36:34 AM
Like I said. :)

No, you could still do a top 100, you'll have that many unique entries when you combine everyone's submissions of 25.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on November 16, 2012, 08:59:07 AM
I'm getting one in. I just need to procrastinate a little bit longer. :^)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 16, 2012, 09:26:26 AM
Wait for it...
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on November 16, 2012, 09:47:47 AM
I shall send


[edit] DUDE! Did you guys know that 4 of the 6 Star Trek movies came out in the 80s!!! This is oging to be tough


[edit 2] OMG, and half of the (good) ROCKY movies!?!?!?!?!?! Go 80s!

[edit 3] Don't forget this one: Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (1988)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 16, 2012, 09:53:57 AM
i shall send

Is this another fucking Apple product?!?
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on November 16, 2012, 11:29:05 AM
SENT!


My brain hurts
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on November 16, 2012, 10:53:49 PM
Got mine in. I think if I were to list my top 25 movies EVER, the list would go almost unchanged. :^)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: CJones on November 17, 2012, 08:27:18 AM
Oh crap  >:( With the store going out of business, I completely forgot when this was due. If you can give me till the end of the day, I'll get my list finished and sent, I promise. It's about halfway done already.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 17, 2012, 08:48:46 AM
Oh crap  >:( With the store going out of business, I completely forgot when this was due. If you can give me till the end of the day, I'll get my list finished and sent, I promise. It's about halfway done already.
Don't worry, the deadline is EST midnight. You still have about 12 hours.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: CJones on November 17, 2012, 09:38:13 AM
Phew, that's good. I just sent my list in. I didn't really appreciate just how many of the best movies come from that decade until now. 
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Starman! on November 17, 2012, 10:03:41 AM
I'm gonna try sending in a last minute list tonight. I'm such a procrastinator.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 17, 2012, 02:34:15 PM
Alright, got my list in. Made a few alterations, gamed it a little more, and though I'm sure I'm forgetting some not-big-and-meant-to-include ones, I'll settle with what it is now.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: goflyblind on November 17, 2012, 02:47:11 PM
ohhh shi--sent! i probably forgot a bunch.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 17, 2012, 04:04:13 PM
Looks like 21 lists so far. Anyone else in addition to Starman planning on still submitting? We've got 5 more hours.
And then many, many, *sigh* many hours of work for me.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 17, 2012, 04:13:09 PM
Twenty-one. Not too shabby. Twenty-five would be sweet.

I sent mine in relatively early (about 2:30 this afternoon). I usually wait until the very last minute on these things. Getting it down to twenty-five was really tough, but I essentially went with the movies that elicited the strongest emotions and memories. It was a cool trip down memory lane.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Smoky on November 17, 2012, 05:10:19 PM
I'll have mine in before the deadline.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 17, 2012, 08:32:17 PM
Half an hour left.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Smoky on November 17, 2012, 09:03:56 PM
Give me five more minutes!!!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 17, 2012, 09:04:26 PM
And time is up.

I can extend it if necessary, as I won't be able to start compiling till I wake up around 8am EST anyway.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 17, 2012, 09:04:39 PM
Give me five more minutes!!!
No problem.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Smoky on November 17, 2012, 09:09:06 PM
Ok, I'm done. Phew.

I feel like I've been just taken a test.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 17, 2012, 09:13:24 PM
Got it!

Okay, that makes 24. Anybody else need an extension to submit one?
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 18, 2012, 06:25:35 AM
Ok, and we are done! Submissions no longer accepted.

I now have sooooo much work ahead of me. Thanks to everyone who submitted. I will be compiling and writing for a couple days before I start putting the results up.

EDIT: Initial number crunching done. Since I don't break up ties, there are a total of 78 entries!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Starman! on November 18, 2012, 10:53:43 AM
Yeah, I didn't get my list finished, let alone sent in. I still very much look forward to seeing the results.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 18, 2012, 11:42:27 AM
Ah, just realized one I meant to get on there. Hopefully the rest of the board picked up the slack for me.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 18, 2012, 11:56:46 AM
Ah, just realized one I meant to get on there. Hopefully the rest of the board picked up the slack for me.

BOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 18, 2012, 12:25:53 PM
Ah, just realized one I meant to get on there. Hopefully the rest of the board picked up the slack for me.

BOOOOOOOOOO!

I mean I got my list in! I just missed a title.

Luckily it's one that at least you should've gotten in. Unless you've let me down, Scotto. And I don't know what I'd do then.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 18, 2012, 12:28:14 PM
Ah, just realized one I meant to get on there. Hopefully the rest of the board picked up the slack for me.

BOOOOOOOOOO!

The Halloween list was last month.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 18, 2012, 06:11:19 PM


Ah, just realized one I meant to get on there. Hopefully the rest of the board picked up the slack for me.

BOOOOOOOOOO!

I mean I got my list in! I just missed a title.

Luckily it's one that at least you should've gotten in. Unless you've let me down, Scotto. And I don't know what I'd do then.

Well that's alright then.  I'm not sure what movie you mean but I *think* I got everything
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 18, 2012, 06:23:58 PM
Ah, just realized one I meant to get on there. Hopefully the rest of the board picked up the slack for me.

BOOOOOOOOOO!

I mean I got my list in! I just missed a title.

Luckily it's one that at least you should've gotten in. Unless you've let me down, Scotto. And I don't know what I'd do then.

Hmmm, interesting. I think I know which one it is.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 18, 2012, 06:34:04 PM
Just so you guys know, My #1-13 were all Howard the Duck.

You son of a bitch! I can't believe you ripped off my signature listing style!!!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 18, 2012, 06:39:53 PM
Just so you guys know, My #1-13 were all Howard the Duck.
How could you diss Emmanuelle 4 like that?
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on November 19, 2012, 05:18:54 AM
The first Pokemon movie didn't come out until  the '90s, so this was a hard list for me. :^)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: MerryWanna on November 19, 2012, 06:19:12 AM
Criminy, I had no idea it had been changed to 50.  Since my list is full of stuff probably only I would include, I wonder if any of them will make the finals.

Next time I do a LoC I'm keeping up with the thread.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 19, 2012, 06:46:08 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*sigh*

Relax.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: MerryWanna on November 19, 2012, 12:07:27 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*sigh*

Relax.

Don't do it.

If you want to get to it


(or is it 'through it'? Never could tell.)
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Tripe on November 19, 2012, 01:51:51 PM
If you want to get to it
(or is it 'through it'? Never could tell.)
When you want to, go do it.

And then it gets less vague....
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 20, 2012, 08:07:26 AM
I am planning on starting the postings either Wednesday or Thursday night, 10 postings per day. With the holidays, trying to get as much of a jump on the writeups as possible. And I don't want to delay the poll, submissions and everything for the Christmas LoC.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 20, 2012, 06:32:23 PM
Also, appologies in advance for the writeups where it's clear I haven't seen (or even heard of) the movie.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 21, 2012, 06:43:42 PM
Will we expect the list to start tonight, or will I be on pins and needles until tomorrow.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 21, 2012, 07:08:36 PM
Will we expect the list to start tonight, or will I be on pins and needles until tomorrow.
I expect you to be on pins and needles anyway.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 21, 2012, 08:31:18 PM
It is my personal kink.
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: ScottotD on November 21, 2012, 08:33:20 PM
I AM EXCITED FOR THIS!
Title: Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on November 21, 2012, 09:02:21 PM
It begins:

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?board=1.0 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?board=1.0)