The Last Picture Show (1971) - IMDb
Featuring a fresh faced cast
in their youth
before they were famous (Cybill Shepard (Taxi Driver), Jeff Bridges (Tron)
), this 2 times Oscar winning
movie protrays a rather grim look into the lives of a group of high schoolers in the '50s living in a metaphorically dying town and how they learn to cope with the hand that they've dealt with.
One of the great performances and ground breaking films made in the 70s.
9/10 - Must watch.
Wall Street (1987) - IMDb
Greed is Good! - Gordon Gecko
With that single statement, the character played by the amazingly versatile Micheal Douglas has summarized the crux of the movie and what it's trying to present - the ruthlessly materialistic Wall Street and it's players, engaged in the littany of ways to maximize their bottom lines, crushing all that stand in their way.
Great movie, and although dramatized to an extent, brilliantly shows the ugliness of Wall Street and the assorted characters that run it.. Made more relevant by the recent economic crisis.
9/10 - Must watch.
RoboCop (1987) - IMDb
One of the seminal movies of the 80s that was representative of most movies made during that era (Ultraviolence, blood, non-stop action and copious amounts of sexual innuendo, capped with a 'hard' R rating)
Introduced catchphrases that would remain in our lexicon to this day. (I'd buy THAT for a dollar! B***** leave!)
Clarence Boddicker is one of the best villains portrayed on the silver screen; you can't help but hate his guts.
Paul Verhoeven at his very best before slowly sliding into critical mediocrity with his subsequent Hollywood-directed movies (Total Recall (OK), Basic Instinct (still OK, but not as good), Showgirls (erggh), Starship Troopers (okayish), Hollow Man (urghhh))
Highly recommended for action-flick junkies - 8.5/10