Movies we grew up with

If you grew up in the 1980’s then you probably played outside a lot more than kids today and had the privilege of some watching some great kids TV shows that just don’t seem the same these days. Before the age of the internet, if we wanted to watch anything then it had to be the television or a film. Remember those big clunky video cassettes?

Now I’m all grown up and have children of my own, it’s so much fun sharing those films with them that I loved as a kid. They turn up noses to begin with as if it’s old then it must be rubbish but soon enough they are glued to the screen. Let’s take a look at some of the classic movies from the eighties.

Due to the anniversary in 2015, we all got reintroduced to the Back to the Future films and thoroughly enjoyed them again. It is very amusing to see how people then imagined the future and how much they got right. I’m still waiting for the self-tying shoes!

How could we not show our children the film ET? What an iconic movie that has stood the test of time and still has the ability to leave us tears even though the story has become like a fable in our popular culture. For getting the most out of your television, try Cheltenham TV aerial installation. For more information visit

Continuing in the alien theme, it seems the eighties were kind of obsessed with all things futuristic and extra terrestrial, Flight of the Navigator was a thrilling journey. Following the story of a boy abducted by aliens, he actually has a lot of fun flying the UFO.

Ghostbusters was a massive hit of the decade and it’s theme tune has never really gone away, haunting us in school discos ever since. It is now set for a remake with an all female cast.

Another real gem that we’ve recently rediscovered is Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. A fantastic roller coaster ride of adventure, mystery and even a hint of comedy and romance.


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Labyrinth, with David Bowie, was a cult classic that made quite an impression. It has some peculiar and quite scary parts but well worth another watch particularly as a tribute to the late, great David Bowie. And of course we couldn’t talk about the eighties without featuring Star Wars which literally blew us away! Star Wars is still being enjoyed by children and adults all over the world and remains the epic that it was when first released.

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