‘80s Movies We Should Leave Alone

‘80s Movies We Should Leave Alone

The ‘80s are back thanks to the success of “Top Gun: Maverick,” but did they ever go away?

Adam Sandler unofficially kicked off ‘80s nostalgia with “The Wedding Singer,” a film that’s now 24 years old. That’s a long time for any decade’s resurgence, but the ‘80s offer such a tapestry of style, music, and movies to recreate that it’s no wonder we can’t shake the Reagan era.



“Stranger Things”

“The Goldbergs” 

“Sing Street”


And that’s a very partial list.

The triumph of “Top Gun: Maverick” likely has Hollywood contemplating other ‘80s-era extensions, remakes, and reboots. Some could work, of course, with the right imaginative flourishes. The following films, though, should be left alone.

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981)

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