25 best 80s movies of all-time

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Actor Michael J. Fox attends the Back to the Future reunion with fans in celebration of the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD on October 21, 2015 at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Actor Michael J. Fox attends the Back to the Future reunion with fans in celebration of the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD on October 21, 2015 at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 30: Michael J. Fox attends red carpet for the Tribeca Talks – Storytellers – 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 30: Michael J. Fox attends red carpet for the Tribeca Talks – Storytellers – 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) /

The best 80s movies of all-time No. 18: Back to the Future

I am pretty confident the placing of this movie will get me in trouble, but I like but don’t LOVE this film. Ahead of doing this piece, I did a poll to ask everyone’s favorite movie of the 80s and Back to the Future was one of the most mentioned movies.

Funny enough, one of my favorite memories of Back to the Future doesn’t come from the film itself, but from the Universal Studios ride they used to have. You would get to sit down in the DeLorean and it would take you through the film and it was a BLAST!

As a young kid watching this, I thought for sure when I grew up, I would be able to follow in the footsteps of Marty McFly (honestly, what a cool name) and be able to time travel. But, sadly, here we sit in 2021 and we are unable to.

Back to the Future was most of my generation’s introduction to Christopher Lloyd, whose role of the eccentric Emmett “Doc” Brown in the film is the only reason that I even remotely enjoyed this movie. That charisma that he brought to the role made you invest in what was happening on the screen.

Regardless of how current Ricky feels about the film, younger Ricky thought Back to the Future was one of the coolest movies he had seen at the time and I completely get the love this film still receives to this day.