Sometimes there’s nothing better than putting on a good old throwback movie, sometimes it’s fun to watch things that we have never seen before, but other times it’s fun to go back and relive your childhood with movies that mean a lot to you and you really like. If you are struggling with ideas and you’re not really sure what to watch, then we have you covered! Today we have compiled a list of some of the best throwback movies for you to go back and revisit. It’s also worth mentioning that there’s no better way to watch these movies other than on a large TV screen, click here for TV wall mounting services.
In light of the new Spider-Man: no way home movie release, it could be a brilliant idea to go back and rewatch some of the originals again. The first spider-man movie is absolutely iconic at this point, it unquestionably revolutionised cinema. Superhero movies in particular have all followed in the footsteps of this great movie. We are pretty sure you will probably already know the story, but if you don’t here’s a quick rundown on what to expect if you’ve never seen spider-man before. Peter Parker lives with his aunt and uncle, despite being clever he has a rough time making friends in school and isn’t very cool. One day he gets bitten by a radioactive spider and gains superpowers. These powers include being able to stick to walls, sling webs and super strength. Following the wise advice of his uncle, Peter then uses his powers for the good of the people of New York. He swings around saving people and fighting criminals, but things get messy when the green goblin appears as a result of a science experiment gone wrong. This movie has some amazing fight scenes which still hold up to this day’s standards, it would be silly to list the best throwback movies and not mention spiderman.
2. Dumb and Dumber
If you’re a fan of Jim Carrey, then you’re sure to be happy that this one is on the list. Many would probably name it one of the actor’s best movies. We feel as though more or less everyone has seen this movie, but if you haven’t then it’s definitely worth a watch. The movie is about two best friends going on a road trip across the country to give a briefcase back to a girl that left it at the airport. They don’t have any money for the trip and end up getting themselves into a whole lot of trouble. What makes the movie so hilarious is the brilliant acting performances by both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. The pair make an absolutely brilliant duo in dumb and dumber. They both play hilariously silly characters which makes for a watch that you’ll never forget. Dumb and dumber is without a doubt one of the best throwback movies out there.
3. The Predator
The predator is a fantastic movie where a group of commandos set out to rescue hostages, soon it becomes apparent that they are being targeted. It’s not just anyone targeting them, it’s an alien with insanely advanced technology. It becomes apparent that the terrifying creature is very skilled which is what makes it so terrifying. The predator kills for sport much like humans do to animals, after killing people it takes their skull as a trophy. Many sequels are still being made to this day, although it wouldn’t be an unpopular opinion to claim that they don’t live up to the original. It’s also worth mentioning how this spine-chilling action movie just wouldn’t be the same without Arnold Schwarzenegger, the casting of “The Predator” as a whole is fantastic. When it comes to action films, the predator is undoubtedly one of the best throwback movies that you could revisit.
4. Back to the Future
Back to the future has to be one of the best throwback movies to watch now, it’s one of the best movies of the 1980s. It’s a science fiction film in which “Marty McFly” , a charismatic teenager, travels to the past in order to attempt to prevent tragic events from occurring. After travelling to the past, he begins to realise that his actions have been altering the future. This is because he manages to get in the way of his mother and father meeting each other, which would mean he was never born. Now that might be a lot to wrap your head around, but when you watch it on the big screen it’s a lot easier to understand. “Back to the future” has a very clever story, it’s no wonder that it’s credited as one of the greatest science fiction films ever made. The movie stars Michael J Fox as “Marty McFly” and Christopher Lloyd as “Doc Brown”. Like the rest of the movies on this list, a lot of what people love so much about the movie is the casting choice. Back to the future also comes with another two sequels, which some claim to be just as brilliant as the original. Why not give them a watch after you’ve seen the first instalment?
5. Dirty Dancing
The nostalgia is sure to rush back every time that you press play on this movie. Dirty Dancing has got to be considered one of the most iconic hits of the late 1900s and is still much loved almost 30 years on! Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze star as two star-crossed lovers who develop a bond through the love of dancing. When Baby (Grey) visits a summer resort with her family, little does she know that it will be “the time of her life.” No pun intended of course! We simply cannot pinpoint the greatest part of this film either, whether it be the phenomenal acting throughout, the crazy dance moves, or the final scene and historical lift from Johnny (Swayze), but what we do know is that if you have not set your eyes on the screen while Dirty Dancing is on, you really are missing out!