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  • The Lost Boys

    22 70.97%
  • The Untouchables

    21 67.74%
  • Funny Farm

    7 22.58%
  • The Hitcher

    9 29.03%
  • The Karate Kid

    17 54.84%
  • Vagabond

    2 6.45%
  • Die Hard

    28 90.32%
  • The Last Unicorn

    3 9.68%
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Thread: The Great Movie Tournament - 1980s: Round 1 - Group 7 of 32

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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1980s: Round 1 - Group 7 of 32

    During the first round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for up to six films you would like to move onto the next round. The top six films will be moving on. Keep in mind that the percentage of the vote a given film receives will determine its standing going forward.

    The poll will run for seven days. Discussion is greatly encouraged!

    The nominees are (please let me know if any video doesn't play for you):


    The Lost Boys (1987)
    Directed by Joel Schumacher

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    The Untouchables (1987)
    Directed by Brian De Palma

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    Funny Farm (1988)
    Directed by George Roy Hill

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    The Hitcher (1986)
    Directed by Robert Harmon

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    The Karate Kid (1984)
    Directed by John G. Avildsen

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    Vagabond (1985)
    Directed by Agnès Varda

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    Die Hard (1988)
    Directed by John McTiernan

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    The Last Unicorn (1982)
    Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass

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    I can see Die Hard going far af in this tournament.
    What the hell happened here? It hasn't happened yet.

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    There was no good trailer for Vagabond but that video and song is just heartbreakingly perfect.

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    Also, "Supernature" during The Last Unicorn trailer is perfect, too!

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    Die Hard is the perfect action film.

    Karate Kid is literally the '80s in a nutshell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    Karate Kid is literally the '80s in a nutshell.
    I'm watching it right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    There was no good trailer for Vagabond but that video and song is just heartbreakingly perfect.
    It is a heart breaker. I'm so glad TCM showed it one night or I might never have seen it. Brilliant!

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    Oh man, Funny Farm way ahead of both Vagabond and The Last Unicorn (just two votes each!) is painful to see

    Vagabond is currently streaming on The Criterion Channel, you can get a free 14 day trial: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/vagabond

    And The Last Unicorn is Streaming on HBO: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-last-unicorn

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    Funny Farm is one of those movies that I watched probably 100 times when I was a kid. At the time I considered Chevy Chase my favorite actor. Probably because he was everywhere at the time. SNL, Caddyshack, 3 Amigos, Spies Like Us, Fletch, the Vacation movies...
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    I love Funny Farm so much. I've seen the movie countless times and own it on dvd. It never gets old for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I love Funny Farm so much. I've seen the movie countless times and own it on dvd. It never gets old for me.
    I watched it recently and enjoyed it. It kind of reminded me of The Money Pit in some ways. I prefer Money Pit and was surprised to see it not get nominated.

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    Vagabond and The Last Unicorn still with only two votes?

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    The Lost Boys all day every day...no close second...

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    Not that it matters but I gave The Last Unicorn its 3rd vote solely because my wife said she loves that movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jebeare View Post
    The Lost Boys all day every day...no close second...
    LOL in a group with Die Hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
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    The Lost Boys all day every day...no close second...
    LOL in a group with Die Hard?
    I expect Die Hard to go a long way in this tournament. I remember seeing it in the movie theater for the first time. It was an immediate game changer in the action film genre. Very impactful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
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    The Lost Boys all day every day...no close second...
    LOL in a group with Die Hard?
    I expect Die Hard to go a long way in this tournament. I remember seeing it in the movie theater for the first time. It was an immediate game changer in the action film genre. Very impactful.
    Yeah, I remember it was the first movie that seemed tense from start to finish.
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    Lost Boys FTW. Was partying in SC during those days, so a little impartial
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    I can't believe more people don't love or haven't seen The Last Unicorn. Definitely needs more votes.
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    The poll has closed. The following six titles are moving on to the next round:
    1. Die Hard (90.32%)
    2. The Lost Boys (70.97%)
    3. The Untouchables (67.74%)
    4. The Karate Kid (54.84%)
    5. The Hitcher (29.03%)
    6. Funny Farm (22.58%)

    And the following two titles have been eliminated:
    1. The Last Unicorn (9.68%)
    2. Vagabond (6.45%)

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