Top movies in all the decades since 1980

Sophia Sgourakis, Staff Writer

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year and the revamped Register for Central teachers, students and families! As we move into the 2020 year, it is fun to remember what has changed in the past ten, twenty, thirty and even fourty years. With my columns, you will be reminded what were the hottest albums, movies, trends and more from decades ago. For the first issue, we will take a look back at the best-selling movies from years ago. Happy throwback!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Infinity War (2018)
Jurassic World (2015) Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Finding Dory (2016)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Hunger Games (2012) Catching Fire (2013)
Black Panther (2018)
Although this decade is not completely over, it is still easy to make a Top 8 list. Of course, “Avengers: Endgame” is up there as it was the talk of the year. A lot of these decade movies are sequels to movies from the previous decade. Therefore, a lot of people are watching sequels to movies that they first watched as kids. Cheers to this decade for showing me the movies that are going to be the “classics” for my kids to watch.
Avatar (2009)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Spider-Man (2002) Spider-Man 2 (2004) Spider-Man (2007)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Like the 2010s, the 2000s was another big decade for action movies such as “Avatar” and not only one, but three “Spider-Man” movies. The “Harry Potter” movie released in 2001 was the start of the series of books transitioning to movies. “Finding Nemo” would soon become a movie that was talked about all decade and would bring a series, “Finding Dory,” for kids in 2016. The 2000s movies definitely have a soft spot in my heart, for those were the movies I watched growing up.
Titanic (1997)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lion King (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Home Alone (1990)
Toy Story (1995)
Aladdin (1992)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Independence Day (1996)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
After making the list for the 90s movies, I decided I felt like this was the decade with the most meaningful movies like “Good Will Hunting” and “Forrest Gump.” However, more classics came out in this decade such as “Home Alone” and “Pulp Fiction.” We also can’t forget “The Lion King,” which kids still adore today along with the new modern version which recently came out.
1980s: The Classics
ET (1982)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Footloose (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Back to the Future (1985)
Heathers (1988)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
From what I can see, the 80s seemed like the year for all the movies. These movies are the ones my parents insist I watch because, “They are must-sees!” All of them really are classics that hopefully live on to when I have kids. While “Ferris Bueller” and “The Breakfast Club” may portray reckless behavior, people will always remember this iconic decade.