Little did you know that all of these movies were produced and released in the eighties. Movies started to gain popularity, causing them to have better production and more quantities of them. The special effects were still pretty poor quality with the fake animations and cringey explosions. Stephen King’s The Shining (100 80s Movies) was released in 1980 and became one of the most memorable and terrifying horror movies of all time. Right under that was Nightmare On Elm Street (100 80s Movies), another horror/thriller movie released in 1984 under the direction of Wes Craven.
Breaking the box office, with six Oscar nomiees, American Sniper is a captavating, life-changing, and gripping movie. Directed by renowned actor and film director Clint Eastwood, American Sniper is a true story based on Chris Kyle’s autobiography. Kyle was not only awarded one Silver Star Medal, four Bronze Star Medals with "V" devices, but he was also awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Additionally, in 2008 he was named the World’s deadliest Sniper, with 160 confirmed kills. Kyle was later honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009.
The Dirty Dozen is a historical fiction film, released in 1967. It won an Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects. The film also received three Oscar nominations and one Golden Globe nomination. The Dirty Dozen was directed by Robert Aldrich. Robert Aldrich started his film career in 1941 as a production clerk at RKO pictures, he worked his way up and in the mid 1950’s created his own production company.
A sequel 35 years in the making, Blade Runner 2049 builds off the cult-classic 1982 film, Blade Runner. The 2017 film brings forward the concepts of self-identity, life, humanity, and the soul. Although this film did not meet expectations in the box office, the key elements of this film make it worthy of being on ones “must watch list.” The first defining element of the film lies in the story (plot), while connected to the 1982 film, the story branches out with its own ideals and purpose. The second defining element is the characters and actors who portray them. Ryan Gosling is perfectly suited to his character, Agent K, where he embodies the warm-bodied robot of the time, joined by Harrison Ford, in his return role as Rick Deckard.
Directed by Oliver Stone and story by Quentin Tarantino, Natural Born Killers is an amazing film that caught the world by surprise in August of 1994. This drama/thriller was very unique, “the way it shuffles from tone to tone – animated music video one second, unforgettably dark pastiche of a cheesy TV sitcom the next (featuring one of the greatest cameos in movie history by Rodney Dangerfield)” caught the attention of American popular culture. It also caught some unwanted attention as Oliver Stone was blamed for some copycat killers in the real world. Woody Harrelson fills the role of a delivery boy named Mickey Knox who falls in love with a customer, Mallory Wilson, played by Juliette Lewis. The couple hit the open road after Mickey helps Mallory kill her abusive parents.
Indiana Jones- Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981) The very first Indiana Jones movie of all time, the famous Fantasy and Action movie, stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood. The director Steven Spielberg, initially released the movie on June 12 1981 and the movie hit box office and it became the year’s highest grossing movie. Moreover, the film was nominated with nine awards, including the Best Picture award. Indiana Jones is known to be an adventurer and archaeological professor, who teaches in Marshall College. Indiana Jones is known to collect artefacts for the museum meanwhile, his rival, Belloq, who is a French archaeologist, plans to collect artefacts to sell.
The influence of Hollywood can be seen increasing or decreasing the public’s perception of a person, group, or cause in the matter of moments. John Wayne is one that can be argued to have had am extremely large impact on the creation/influence of war films through personal views. In Allan Dwan’s film Sands of Iwo Jima, the most expensive film to date, he we give John Wayne the nod for the lead role of Sergeant Srkyer, whose job was to lead a group of inexperienced Marines into Iwo Jima. This would be Wayne’s first Academy Award nomination, thus solidifying his emerging influence in Hollywood. Though John Wayne had no military experience whatsoever, his political beliefs, and his portrayal of an American within his films helped him gain support from high national figures.
Goodfellas was an extremely popular movie when it was released in 1990 raking in $46,261,759; and it has only grown in popularity since its 25th anniversary re-release in 2015. Another classic gangster movie is Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. The Godfather, like the Robin Hood tale, is a story that people in the United States just know. It’s just a fact of the culture. The movie is so ingrained in popular culture that even those who have never actually seen the movie still know it by its many monikers, including the quote—”I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” The Godfather made $268,355,541 worldwide in 1972; whereas, The Godfather trilogy only made a total
Arguably one of the best super hero movies to hit theaters is the “Watchmen”, directed by the famed Zack Snyder in 2009. The film is an adaptation of the graphic novel, “Watchmen” written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons working in partnership with DC comics in 1986. The 1986 graphic novel release was an instant success that gained a loyal fan base, many of which wanted to see the novel turned into a feature film. Both the graphic novel and the film share many similarities, which was a tall order considering the complexity of the overall story. Although many portions of the storyline and character development are both similar and dissimilar between the film and the graphic novel, the complexity of the film does the graphic novel justice regarding staying true to the story.
Das Boot, the movie, was nominated for six Oscars, grossed over 80 million dollars in the box office, and is considered by many to be the greatest German made film of all time. No evidence presented in this paper has contradicted that claim. However, it seems that for a viewing audience, the details of reality were sacrificed for the use of exciting, but completely inconceivable events that have no bearing on the actual history of the U-96 and U-boat crews in general. In that, the director created what Buchheim described as (warning-traslated from German) “this film is, whether this is intended or not, are the documentary evidence of the use of all submarines in World War II. Everyone will form their conception of submarine warfare after this film.