Jessica, Preston | March 1, 2018
The 1980s are back in a big way. Gamers are playing 8-bit video games on the NES Classic Edition. Fashionistas are rocking shoulder pads again. And if that’s not enough, the 80’s are having a major comeback on the big screen.
Recent Marvel superhero blockbusters Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 both had an 80’s aesthetic with soundtracks to match. And let’s not forget Netflix’s sensational original series, Stranger Things, which is chock-full of references to dozens of classic movies, from E.T. and The Goonies to Raiders of the Lost Ark and Aliens.
Another ‘80s tribute is on the way with Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated new film, Ready Player One. Adapted from Ernest Cline’s hit book of the same name, it follows Wade Watts, a teenager living in a dystopian future, who must use his knowledge of ‘80s pop culture to complete a virtual treasure hunt and inherit a fortune.
Ready Player One hits theatres March 30th, so now is the time to brush up on your ‘80s movies knowledge. Borrow one of our recommendations below or browse our Best of the 1980s list for a more comprehensive selection: