11 Obscure Movies From The '80s Your Parents May Not Have Told You About
The farther we get from the movies made in the 1980s, the more evident it becomes that some of them were so bad, they were good. While a good chunk became cult classics, others simply faded away into obscurity...until now.
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Here's a list of 11 movies you may or may not have known about, but are totally worth at least one watch in your lifetime.
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You can thank me later after watching the infamous rap battle scene. It's about a girl who doesn't know she has superpowers until she learns to harness it and use it for good.
She's Out of Control
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It's the classic tale of a shy daughter with glasses who gets a makeover and is suddenly super hot. Tony Danza is great in it btw.
The Monster Squad
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It's just good, clean fun with just the right amount of mischief. The group has to find a virgin to sacrifice at the end of the movie, and it's a hoot.
The Secret of My Success
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Yep, this one stars a very young and handsome Michael J. Fox. He plays a guy trying to make it in NYC who gets into some serious shenanigans.
The Neverending Story
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This movie is weird AF but in all the best ways. It has magic, supernatural creatures, and lots of adventure.
Big Top Pee-Wee
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Most people know about
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, but have you seen this one? It's just as fun, but set in a circus. Look out for Benicio del Toro playing Duke the dog-faced boy.
Like Father Like Son
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It's one of those fun body-swap movies starring Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
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This one is
so bizarre, I still don't know how it ever aired on the Disney Channel.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
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It's funny, it's naughty, and it's campy, so it's perfect. I also feel like Elvira was a feminist boss bitch.
Just One of the Guys
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A girl goes undercover as a dude to get a bitchin' internship. Hilarity ensues. It's interesting to see how gender played into films 30 years ago.
License to Drive
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Another Corey-Corey hit. This one also stars a super young Heather Graham. Corey fails his driver's test and steals his parents' car for a night on the town.
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