There have been countless adaptations of Charles Dickens’s famous book, “A Christmas Carol,” and Richard Donner’s 1987 film, “Scrooged,” is undoubtedly one of the best. In this 80’s holiday classic, Bill Murray plays a greedy, arrogant, and very successful TV executive who has gradually pushed everybody in his life away. This was a more modern version of the original story, that the new generations found hard to relate to.
The movie gets increasingly funny as Murray is visited by a series of Christmas spirits that force him to take a look at his selfish lifestyle. Not to mention Carol Kane’s hilarious performance as the Ghost of Christmas Present.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
In the mid-1980s, if there was someone anyone wanted to be — it was Ferris Bueller. Ferris was the only teen who managed to ditch school in style and live to tell about it. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was a huge comedy classic that inspired kids to give themselves a break occasionally.
The script was written in four days, leaving us with a movie we can't get enough of. The movie was all about having fun, and there is nothing more teenagers want during their glamorous high school days. The movie was pure escapism, which created and stimulated long-lost memories of our wild teen days.
When Harry Met Sally
Harry and Sally are two friends grappling with the ultimate question: can men and women ever simply be platonic pals? The 1989 rom-com was written by Nora Ephron. It featured Meg Ryan as Sally and Billy Crystal as Harry. The classic film originated some concepts we talk about to this day, like "high-maintenance."
We're sure you've watched this 80s treasure, but if for some reason you haven't, what are you waiting for? As viewers, we constantly want the two to get together even though we know deep inside that there is no match and that they are too different. It took the couple almost 12 years to realize what we could see from the start.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
You can't get much better than Steve Martin and John Candy in "Planes, Trains & Automobiles." The comedy features the two legends as strangers who are forced to become travel companions as they head home for the holidays. The John Hughs film takes these comedy greats together on a long, awkward, and hilarious road trip movie experience.
It is a total delight and simply a must-see. Although "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" is considered a comedy movie, the depth of the characters and the very meaningful moments in the script are what made the movie so successful and appreciated.
John Landis directs comedy legends Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd in this hilarious family comedy. The film follows two unscrupulous millionaire brothers who cook up a scheme for Christmas as part of a bet — to switch the fortunes of a pretentious investor and a clever street artist (Aykroyd and Murphy, respectively). The two parts, which were well written, were performed by two amazing comedians who brought to roles to perfection.
"Trading Places" is filled with sneaky Wall Street conspiracies, all the while bringing traditional holiday values to the screen. This classic 80's comedy reminds us of the importance of love, generosity, and friendship.