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A List of Movies From Which I Draw Cultural References: The Eighties

Like many people, I often refer to movies that I watched during my formative years in conversation. Recently, I encountered someone roughly my age who was unfamiliar with many of the movies I assume everyone from my generation has seen. I’ve also recently encountered a number of individuals decade or more younger than I who are similarly unfamiliar with the movies of my youth.

As a service to members of both groups, I am compiling a list of movies. I am not necessarily recommending all of them, though I would watch any of them again. I’m presenting them a decade at a time, starting with the 1980s. I’ve grouped them by year of release.

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989