– Ben Martens

Movies From My Youth

I married Tyla despite the fact that she had never seen Star Wars, Indiana Jones or Lord of the Rings. I know, right? She did eventually watch Lord of the Rings with me, and now that Indiana Jones is on Amazon Prime Video, we’ve started watching that trilogy. (Despite what you may have heard, there are only three videos in the series. The fourth one is a myth.) She liked the first one well enough that I think we’ll watch the next two which is good because The Last Crusade” is my favorite.

Watching Raiders of the Lost Ark got me thinking about a bunch of my favorite movies from the 80s. Here is a list of some favorites in no particular order:

  • Ernest Goes To Camp. This is my standard answer whenever someone asks for my favorite movie.
  • Short Circuit
  • Iron Eagle
  • Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Three Amigos
  • Top Gun
  • Caddyshack
  • A Christmas Story
  • National Lampoons: Christmas Vacation
  • Back to the Future (all of them)
  • E.T.
  • Field of Dreams

What did I miss?