Flashback Frenzy: 

12 Iconic Movies that Take You Back to the 80s and 90s

A recent online discussion asks, “What's a movie you watched religiously in the 80s and 90s that no one discusses? We all feel that our childhood was a Golden Age of movies from Ghostbusters and The Goonies in the 80s to Jurassic Park and Home Alone in the 90s.”

Movie fans responded with several oldies but goodies. So here are some lesser-discussed classics from the 80s and 90s.

Toy Soldiers (1991)

Several people upvoted the film, and seven others posted it as their response. Toy Soldiers is about terrorists attempting to seize a boarding school, and a group of troublemaking boys decides to take a stand.

Little Monsters! (1989)

The story follows a boy (Fred Savage) befriending a monster under his bed (Howie Mandel). He discovers a world of monsters that live under beds and comes out to prank children at night. 

Lean On Me (1989)

One filmaholic says, “Lean on Me! I watched that way too young, probably. Great movie.” Several agreed with it being a lesser talked about but a phenomenal film from the decade. 

What About Bob (1991)

What About Bob follows Bob (Bill Murray) following his psychotherapist (Richard Dreyfuss) on his family vacation. He inserts himself into the family, driving Dreyfuss mad. 

The Policy Academy Franchise – 7 Films

One person nominated “The Police Academy movies (all of them).” Although, others admit, “I'm loyal to the first six. Never saw anything after.”

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Several movieholics agree with the nomination for 1987's Adventures in Babysitting, starring Elisabeth Shue as the babysitter. Several people agreed it was underrated and quoted the famous line, “Don't MESS with the babysitter!” Only, they didn't say mess. 

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