“I’d like to have an argument, please.”

MSN asked me to do a gallery of the most essential/influential films of the 1980s. I came up with this, which is not necessarily what they were expecting — and probably not what you were expecting either — but worth thinking about, I hope.

What do you think?

4 thoughts on ““I’d like to have an argument, please.””

    1. Thanks! I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what defined an influential movie versus a great movie that stands alone, and was surprised by how many stone classics didn’t have a larger cultural impact.

      Let’s see what you think of my ’90s list, which will be coming up in a week or so …

  1. If I’m honest with myself, this is probably the list I’d have made. I keep them all these movies withing easy reach, and I have great, milestone memories of seeing all of them. Although, I would have struggled with whether to replace one or several on the list with The Shining, Once Upon A Time In America, or Aliens.

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