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Subject: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/01/13 at 6:19 pm

The 80s were full of Adventure/Fantasy movies. Some that I can think of off the top of head were:

-Conan movies
-Red Sonja
-Beastmaster
-Dragonslayer
-The Sword & The Sorcerer
-Ladyhawke


I sure there were more but I can't think of more off the top of my head. They don't seem to make them anymore today. Yeah, they were kind of cheesy but I kind of like them anyway.

I like all the ones that I listed but I think Ladyhawke is probably my favorite. 

Did you like them and if so, which ones? And did I miss any?



Cat

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: whistledog on 07/01/13 at 8:07 pm

Good choices!  Here's a few more goodies ...

The Neverending Story
The Goonies
Willow
Krull

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: Tashlovglit on 07/01/13 at 11:34 pm

The Princess Bride

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: snozberries on 07/02/13 at 8:46 am


Good choices!  Here's a few more goodies ...

The Neverending Story
The Goonies



These!

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: moycon on 07/02/13 at 10:13 am

Beastmaster was probably my favorite.
I saw that flick about a dozen times on HBO back in the 80s!!
Here's one some of you might remember The Barbarians starring the Barbarian Brothers! Was low budget, but I recall liking it a lot as a kid...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Barbarians_(film)

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/02/13 at 10:55 am


Good choices!  Here's a few more goodies ...

The Neverending Story
The Goonies
Willow
Krull



Last night after I turned off the computer, I remembered Willow.

I don't know if I would consider Goonies in this category. They weren't quite in a different place, a different time like all the others.

I just thought of a few more:

-Labyrinth
-The Last Unicorn
-Time Bandits
-The Dark Crystal
-Legend
 

Cat

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: robby76 on 07/02/13 at 12:13 pm

The two Ewok movies (Caravan of Courage and Battle for Endor) and Masters of the Universe spring to mind, but they may be crossing into sci-fi territory. Still pretty fantasy-like.

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/02/13 at 10:44 pm

This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBMY3VV5AMA

And this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Emt53jHpc

And also this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM9t2KSOfK8

And finally this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP-AbRTYNhI

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: moycon on 07/03/13 at 8:14 pm

I would like to see The Sword & The Sorcerer again. Another title I haven't seen since the 80's when I was a young lad.
I'm thinking that is the one where the dude has a massive 3 bladed sword?? I remember thinking it was outrageously cool as a kid. Probably cheezy today.

Anyone remember the animated film Fire & Ice from the 80's?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz-yLWGaIxM

Was directed by Ralph Bakshi, who did many animated films in the 70's and 80's. Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, and even The Lord of the Rings film.
Now that I think of it he had another fantasy film in the 80's. Wizards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjSFujG6Uhg

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/04/13 at 10:15 pm



Was directed by Ralph Bakshi, who did many animated films in the 70's and 80's. Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, and even The Lord of the Rings film.
Now that I think of it he had another fantasy film in the 80's. Wizards.



Don't forget "American Pop" (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3lC6sfzj2A

Here's another one in the adventure genre
The High Road to China (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7A7OUE6rFQ

They originally wanted Tom Selleck to play Indiana Jones.  I'm sooooo glad they chose Harrison Ford instead!
::)

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: whistledog on 07/05/13 at 8:34 pm



Here's another one in the adventure genre
The High Road to China (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7A7OUE6rFQ

They originally wanted Tom Selleck to play Indiana Jones.  I'm sooooo glad they chose Harrison Ford instead!
::)


I liked High Road to China.  I own it on Blu ray and even have a t shirt based on the film lol

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: Mushroom on 07/11/13 at 1:50 am

Wow, so many to think of...

The Secret of NIMH
Xanadu
Twilight Zone
Manequin
King Solomon's Mines (and the sequel, Alan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold)
Heavy Metal
Highlander
Dune
Flash Gordon

And of course, Caveman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u58TKioxsVs

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: amjikloviet on 07/12/13 at 7:51 pm

-Splash
-Back to the Future
-Clash of the Titans
-E.T: The Extraterrestrial
-Ladyhawke
-Xanadu

Subject: Re: Adventure/Fantasy Movies

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 07/13/13 at 5:54 pm

No mentions yet of Return to Oz?

It was critically panned for deviating from the style and aesthetic of the original, but it did the original Baum novels justice. Always loved this film as a kid. I must have rented it it from our local video store dozens of times. Now I own it on DVD!

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