The Worst 80s Movies, Movies Beginning with A
I want the absolute worst movies from the 80s, and please tell me why you
thought they were the worst movies. Of course, some movies are so bad their
good. I don't agree with all the suggestions here. This page goes against what
I really believe in, but I think everyone needs to vent a little.
This page currently edited by: Indy Gent. Past editor: Banasy
About Last Night / 1986?
I'm convinced that every movie that Rob Lowe starred in during the 1980s really just sucked. He always played some hard ass guy who does nothing but has sex and tells bad jokes throughout the entire movie. Think about it...Oxford Blues, Youngblood, St. Elmo's Fire, The Hotel New Hampshire. And then, to add a story about a self-involved immature guy who tries so hard to be overly-masculine (along with James Belushi) that it almost turns out to be homoerotic, is quite stupid. And then add about one hour of sex, one hour of bickering, and you have yourself a product of the me generation.
Set in 1960's London. It really sucked for it to be a musical. Even David Bowie and Sade couldn't save this movie. It just didn't make any sense to me.
It begins with a man being set on fire and falling down several stories of a posh hotel room, and ends with Carl Weathers' acting career doing likewise. The "so bad, it's very bad" crime-action-thriller casts Weathers' as a "Dirty Harry"-type who is assigned to protect witness Vanity from businessman/killer Craig T. Nelson, who has murdered wife Sharon Stone. The sole purpose of this stinker was to try to convince the viewer that all white businessmen are evil stuff shirts that hire blacks and foreigners to do their dirty work, and killing them is actually fun. What a vicious knockout blow to the former Apollo Creed of "Rocky".
It's one of these movies that most people, including myself, enjoyed as a child, but isn't that good as watching it as an adult. It's about Elizabeth Shue's character and a group of kids hanging around the city & getting in trouble with some gang or something.
Alien From L.A. / 1985?
It was on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Need I say more? Well, I'm gonna anyway! Comedy Central, former home of MST3K, actually showed it occasionally as a regular movie. HUH??!? Well, getting back on subject, it starred a young bespectacled Kathy Ireland who goes looking for her archaeologist father and winds up in some sick underground world and befriends an Austrailian.... No, I'm not kidding. That's the sad part. A bad guy who looks like a reject from Clockwork Orange and some strange woman who looked and acted like a junkie-whore, but probably wasn't. She always wanted "shiny ones", which I assume was some form of currency. This movie isn't a bad acid trip, it's a bad PCP trip in Hell. I believe Jack Kevorkian sold it as a motivational tape (ha-ha!). Frotunately, this made for one of MST3K's best episodes, especially Tom Servo's line(as the Austrailian guy is walking around for no apparent reason), "I've lost my accent. Has anyone seen my accent? It's about this big..."
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You all wouldnt know a good movie if it bit you in the ass...
Wanna bet? Crudely drawn animated movie about two dogs looking the killer of one of the dogs. They meet a little girl who can communicate with animals. No real kid should ever be exposed to this assault on their little senses. Also starring the voices of Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise, so now there's no reason for anyone else to view this either.
It stunk because it had a combination of bad writing and bad acting. that movie was slow and stupid. It starred an unknown Joan Cusack, which was okay, but also it had Susannah Hoffs in it!!! If you remember, she was the lead singer of the Bangles at that time. The girl cannot act and I think the movie was directed by her mother. UGH!!
I know this movie won Best Picture back in the early 80s, but this movie just plain sucked. I couldn't sit through the whole thing, it was sooooo boring. I'm sure a lot of classical music buffs went nutso over this film, but if I want to watch a movie about music, please give me some good rock, not classical! And putting Tom Hulce in a powdered wig does NOT convince me that he's Mozart. This movie was almost as silly and pointless as the Falco video it inspired!
Awful. Corny. Sacharine. Just awful.
The Apple / 1980
Oh man, everything. This is The Village People without the fun factor. This picture about an acoustic singer/songwriter couple's run-in with the big bad music conglomerate BIM is pure MST3k material. This has to be one of the worst films ever released, and you cannot probably stand watching more than 10 minutes at a time before either (a) laughing hysterically or (b) hitting your head against the nearest wall.
April Fools Day / 1986
What is the point of this movie again?? If you pay close attention, it'll be like a low budget movie reunion. That chick that lives from "Friday the 13th part 2". A few people from "Just one of the guys". And I believe his name is Larry from "Summer Schoool". Just be careful when watching this movie. Not only is the plot dumb, it is pretty cheese filled, if you get what I'm sayin'!!!!!!!!
Avenging Angel / 1985
This was a sequel to the low-budget hit, "Angel", which featured a high school honor roll student who was a gun-wielding prostitute at night (Yeah, right!). But not even that film was as terrible as it's sequel, where young Molly "Angel" Stewart (played by the 80s omnipresent and untalented Betsy Russell, but who cares about talent in this film?) returns to the slums to do battle with Mafia types who have kidnapped her baby. It just has to be seen to believe, and you probably still won't believe it. The worst part is seeing good actors like Rory Calhoun and Susan Tyrrell reduced to characactures of their former selves. If you rent this film, I suggest throwing it away instead of returning it to the video store out of respect for other movie renters.
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