5 80’s Movies That Deserve a Sequel

Blade Runner 2049 has been released a whopping 35 years since the original Ridley Scott helmed, flawed masterpiece.  Whatever your feelings on reboots and remakes, they certainly revitalise your appetite for the classics.  I wonder how many people have watched the original Blade Runner in the upcoming weeks?  It made me think about other movies from that era which would benefit from a little face lift.  Therefore, I have concocted a list of my favourite 80’s movies that I would love to see come back.



Obvious one, right?  Some may call this sacrilege but we all want to know how E.T. is getting on back on his home planet.  Maybe he could have returned to Earth to visit an older Elliot (Henry Thomas) and Gertie (Drew Barrymore).  One thing’s for sure, he won’t have difficulty phoning home anymore.  We have 4G and everything now.


Rumour has it this is already in the works with Tim Burton returning to the directors chair and Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder reprising their respective roles.  However, Beetlejuice 2 has been in development since 2012 with Seth Grahame-Smith working on the script.

Big Trouble in Little China

Kurt Russell has been milking his comeback for all its worth and worming his way into some pretty impressive franchise like Fast & Furious and Marvel.  However, it would be great to see Russell back doing what he does best and Big Trouble probably goes down as one of his best.

Reports earlier in the year saw Dwayne Johnson to star in a reboot of Big Trouble as Russell’s character.  The ex-wrestler certainly brings in box office numbers but I would much prefer seeing them fight side-by-side.  Maybe we’ll get a cameo from Russell?

The Goonies

Another obvious one, I think.  But what made The Goonies so special was that it was a kids adventure.  It may look a bit weird with an aged Josh Brolin and Sean Astin searching for One Eyed Willy’s treasure.  Maybe they can play the dad’s to a new bunch of adventurers?


Sadly, the great David Bowie passed away recently but one of his movies still lives on as a fan favourite.  Labyrinth was an off-beat, whimsical, fantasy adventure which would benefit from another visit to that strange and wonderful world.  The burning question is, who would replace Bowie?  I shudder to think.

So there you have it.  What 80’s movies would you want to see return?  Are you the opposite, and think they should leave them alone?  Let us know your thoughts below or message us on Facebook or Twitter.