Movies that have nostalgic value

When I started collecting DVDs, I resolved to only keep movies that I thought were great — ones that I rated 4.5 or 5/5. I managed to keep to that rule, with a couple of exceptions. First, I have the entire Star Trek series — a few of which are 4/5. Second, there are a small number of movies that I would rate less than I did when I first saw them but they still have some nostalgic value. These are movies from the late 80s or early 90s (other movies from the time period are still brilliant, such as The Princess Bride). Here they are, with one or four quotations from each.

Why do they have nostalgic value? They were important to me — I really, really liked them the first one or two or three times I watched them.


  • –What are you?
    –I’m Batman.
  • Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a bat gets all of my press?
  • Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
  • –What can I do for you?
    –Oh, little song, little dance. Batman’s head on a lance.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

  • –Be excellent to each other.
    –Party on, dudes!

Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey

  • –If I die, you can have my Megadeth collection.
    –But, dude, we’re already dead.
    –Oh. Well then they’re yours, dude.


  • I talk to God all the time, and no offense, but He never mentioned you.


  • –Go in the direction the bird is flying!
    –He’s going back to village!
    –Ignore the bird. Follow the river.

Here are a few runner ups — these are movies that don’t have quite as much nostalgic value but I still have some fondness for.

  • The Dark Crystal
  • The Goonies
  • Labyrinth

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