The 80s was a good time for movies, given that the period was the birth of a new generation of cinema. The biggest, most interesting films in history were coming out, and, of course, the cinema blockbuster franchise was born, thanks to the legendary Steven Spielberg. There are so many revolutionary moments in 80s movies, in fact, that it is difficult to pin down just a few as the best.
However, here is a look at some movie scenes in the 80s that rocked the movie world. From scenes that tugged at the heartstrings, to scenes that blew peoples minds with incredible advancements in special effects, these are some of the most memorable movie scenes from the 80s.
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
Indiana Jones is perhaps the personification of 80s movies. He’s manly, rugged, and handsome, but still somehow manages to be a likeable goof at the same time. In fact, if Indiana Jones taught moviemakers anything it’s that people like a hero who is still capable of making mistakes, and being human.
The first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, was a box office smash in 1981. And, as we already mentioned, Steven Spielberg had got the bright idea to use the same characters that worked before, and transplant them into a new cinema experience. So, which scene in the Temple of Doom are we mentioning as memorable? There are, of course, so many to choose from.
In one extremely memorable scene Indiana Jones, his sidekick Short Round, and female lead Willie Scott, are sitting down for dinner in a mysterious temple. What gets served for dinner in strange foreign temples? Insects, pregnant snakes and chilled monkey brains, of course. The scene is horrifying, disgusting, and sure to turn a person’s stomach. Classic.
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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg all but owned Hollywood with their 80s movies. While Spielberg was focusing on Indiana Jones, Lucas was busy turning Star Wars into a multibillion-dollar franchise. And, in 1983 the Star Wars trilogy was about to come to its thrilling conclusion. Everyone knows the scene, and the dialogue is perhaps the most overused cliché in all of cinema history. Yes, you know the one we mean.
Darth Vader reveals himself to be Luke’s father, after hacking off his hand in what must have been paternal affection. Oops, sorry, spoilers. But really now, if you didn’t know you’ve been living under a rock.
Another 80s movies classic that blew people’s minds was Aliens. The film took an idea from the previous film in the franchise, Alien, and blew it up to a far grander scale. More aliens, more chest bursting, and way more shooting. Actress Sigourney Weaver was turned into an action hero over night, and to this day is still recognised as that ultimate bad ass that beat down the alien queen, and happened to do so wearing a mechanical suit.
Did we give away the memorable 80s movies moment? Yes, although the movie is full of memorable moments, the most memorable has to be the climax. Ripley takes on the alien queen, an enormous, saliva-dripping monstrosity the size of a dinosaur. The scene is nail biting, and happened to be a special effects marvel at the time. Hell, it’s still a special effects marvel, given that this was long before computer generated imagery existed. As far as ultimate movie showdowns go, this is perhaps one of the best in movie history.
The Aliens franchise is still going, but the most newer entries are far less memorable than the 80s classic.