12 Lighthearted and Campy Films From The 80s And 90s

Every now and then, we need a little lighthearted fun when watching movies. Everything feels so serious these days when it comes to cinema; why not look for some campy films from the 1980s and 1990s for a change of pace?

A recent online discussion reveals moviegoers' favorite campy movies from these decades. Here are our favorite responses.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

When a truck driver named Jack Burton helps his friend rescue his fiancée from a mysterious gang in Chinatown, he finds himself embroiled in a mystical battle between ancient Chinese sorcery and modern-day villainy.

Ladyhawk (1985)

In medieval Europe, a cursed knight and a lady transformed into a hawk by day team up with a thief. Together, they must overthrow an evil bishop and break the curse that has kept them apart.

Labyrinth (1986)

When a young girl named Sarah wishes for her baby brother to be taken away by the Goblin King, she must navigate a fantastical labyrinth to rescue him and confront the King in his castle at the center of the maze.

Total Recall (1990)

In the future, a construction worker named Quaid goes on a virtual vacation to Mars, but he begins questioning his identity when the trip goes wrong. He must uncover a vast conspiracy threatening his life and the planet's fate.

12 Monkeys (1995)

In a dystopian future, a prisoner is sent back in time to gather information about a virus that wiped out most of humanity. However, he soon discovers that the past is not what it seems and must race against time to prevent the outbreak before it's too late.

The Matrix (1999)

A computer programmer named Neo discovers that the world as he knows it is a simulation created by machines to keep humans in line, and he must join a rebellion to free humanity and take down the Matrix.

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