CHI-TOWN "Vintage Viewing"by blaquenakia | created - 03 Nov 2018 | updated - 03 Nov 2018 | Public
These, are films that I was inspired by growing up!
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1. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 73,842 | Gross: $98.47M
For years I was pissed at Danny Glover until he came out with the christmas movie with Monique..Truly effective work!
2. Purple Rain (1984)
R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
Votes: 18,300 | Gross: $68.39M
He, was sexy, dynamic, tough, spoiled and talented..You, can't replace an entertainer who gave a fuck about other artists shinning...He, was the only one who could get away with heel boots, and a gangsta attitude...PRINCE IS MISSED! I, sir wish you HEAVEN!
3. Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Two con artist brothers attempt to swindle a soon-to-be wealthy heiress, but things get complicated when one falls in love with her.
Votes: 2,916 | Gross: $10.09M
When, drive inns where open.."My mom had me cover my eyes at the kissing scenes! However, prince showed me how you can bridge film and music and dominate at the box! I, learned...
4. Ghostbusters (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Votes: 338,004 | Gross: $238.63M
I, was totally afraid of the ghost!
5. Steel Magnolias (1989)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
Votes: 43,998 | Gross: $83.76M
When, julia did the her part in the hair salon..EPIC!
6. On Golden Pond (1981)
PG | 109 min | Drama
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
Votes: 26,206 | Gross: $119.29M
I, thought the movie was slow but still enjoyed the water scenes at that age!
7. 9 to 5 (1980)
PG | 109 min | Comedy
Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.
Votes: 25,786 | Gross: $103.29M
The hair and make up was crazy!
8. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
A computer wiz woman/W.Goldberg works at a computer terminal in a NYC bank. One day she gets a strange message and breaks the code. Suddenly, she finds herself in the middle of dangerous spy business.
Votes: 17,380 | Gross: $25.59M
Those, computers compare to now!!! WOW!
9. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 173,122 | Gross: $57.23M
One, of the coolest edge of your seat films!
10. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 440,506 | Gross: $285.76M
I, always wanted to try some of those traps!
11. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
One year after Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.
Votes: 283,050 | Gross: $173.59M
He, made the toys look so real!
12. Uncle Buck (1989)
PG | 100 min | Comedy
Bachelor and all-round slob Buck babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.
Votes: 80,072 | Gross: $66.76M
To, represent for my home town! WONDERFUL!
13. Weird Science (1985)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.
Votes: 75,673 | Gross: $23.83M
I, had to hide my face form the bra scenes!
14. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 98,224 | Gross: $23.69M
They, still made it cool to be in school!
15. 21 Jump Street (1987–1991)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young-looking officers specializing in youth crime.
The, clothes and the attitude...Priceless!
16. Growing Pains (1985–1992)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family
The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.
Kirk Cameron was cool as this character..Now, not so much..Sorry
17. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
A close knit group of six friends try to make it through their teens while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.
Lisa, and Zac Always the coolest to me!
18. Head of the Class (1986–1991)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy
A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.
During that era flipping the bangs in the front was what I wore..They, made it funky to be in school! Girls Club!
19. Kids Incorporated (1984–1993)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Music
A group of kids sing songs at a club for kids. They solve problems in-between performances.
Martica, and Fergie had me on the edge of my seat every week. Toy Soliders was the coolest song back than! Wonder, what ever happened to everyone..Mario Lopez excluded..EXTRA!
20. Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children.
Weekly, I tuned in just to see the tie move!
21. The Partridge Family (1970–1974)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music
The humorous adventures of a family of pop musicians.
The coolest school bus..EVER!
22. The Monkees (1966–1968)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Music
The misadventures of a struggling rock band.
I, would use a tape deck and record all of the music from my favorite shows! I, had a crush on two Mike N, due to the hat and Mickey because of the AFRO! Everybody loved David!
23. Fame (1982–1987)
60 min | Drama, Music, Musical
The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.
I, was inspired by the Jackson dynasty ever since Janet was on Good Times..She, was the reason I watched FAME in the first place..Debbie Allen made it just seem easy to glide across the floor and give attitude..Now, to share in this with my girls...Epic I will always be a Jtriber4lifer! After, Soul Train went off on WGN network I was hooked for the next two hours!