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

78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

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

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

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

36 Metascore

Two con artist brothers attempt to swindle a soon-to-be wealthy heiress, but things get complicated when one falls in love with her.

Directors: Prince, Michael Ballhaus | Stars: Prince, Jerome Benton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Steven Berkoff

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

71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 338,004 | Gross: $238.63M

I, was totally afraid of the ghost!

5. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

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

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

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

58 Metascore

Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 25,786 | Gross: $103.29M

The hair and make up was crazy!

8. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, John Wood, Carol Kane

Votes: 17,380 | Gross: $25.59M

Those, computers compare to now!!! WOW!

9. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 173,122 | Gross: $57.23M

One, of the coolest edge of your seat films!

10. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 283,050 | Gross: $173.59M

He, made the toys look so real!

12. Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

Bachelor and all-round slob Buck babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

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

46 Metascore

Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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

61 Metascore

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

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.

Stars: Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson Peete

Votes: 10,218

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.

Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

Votes: 12,751

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.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 29,746

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.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman, Robin Givens

Votes: 1,972

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.

Stars: Fergie, Moosie Drier, Rahsaan Patterson, Renee Sandstrom

Votes: 710

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.

Stars: Dick Van Patten, Lani O'Grady, Connie Needham, Susan Richardson

Votes: 2,322

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.

Stars: Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce

Votes: 3,176

The coolest school bus..EVER!

22. The Monkees (1966–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Music

The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 3,465

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.

Stars: Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Debbie Allen, Albert Hague

Votes: 2,931

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!



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