​Arcades In Movies Were Glorious

Ah yes...the old arcades of the 80s and 90s. You may not remember them, but they were wondrous things to behold. And they were even more glorious in the movies!

The folks at the Huffington Post have created a supercut of the arcades and video games of yesteryear in old movies. It really does make you wistful for those grimy palaces of neon and cigarette smoke. Here's a list of the movies they used:

  • "Rancho Deluxe" (1975)
  • "Jaws" (1975)
  • "Jaws 2" (1978)
  • "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1978)
  • "Dawn of the Dead" (1978)
  • "Midnight Madness" (1980)
  • "Bustin' Loose" (1981)
  • "Death Wish II" (1982)
  • "Rocky III" (1982)
  • "Tron" (1982)
  • "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982)
  • "Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again" (1982)
  • "The Toy" (1982)
  • "Joysticks" (1983)
  • "WarGames" (1983)
  • "Twilight Zone: The Movie" (1983)
  • "Strange Brew" (1983)
  • "Nightmares" [segment 'Bishop of Battle'] (1983)
  • "Never Say Never Again" (1983)
  • "High School U.S.A." (1983)
  • "Rumble Fish" (1983)
  • "Footloose" (1984)
  • "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (1984)
  • "Ghostbusters" (1984)
  • "Gremlins" (1984)
  • "The Karate Kid" (1984)
  • "The Last Starfighter" (1984)
  • "The Philadelphia Experiment" (1984)
  • "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" (1984)
  • "Ninja III: The Domination" (1984)
  • "Night of the Comet" (1984)
  • "The Last Dragon" (1985)
  • "Code of Silence" (1985)
  • "The Goonies" (1985)
  • "Real Genius" (1985)
  • "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986)
  • "Maximum Overdrive" (1986)
  • "The Color of Money" (1986)
  • "Something Wild" (1986)
  • "Over the Top" (1987)
  • "Can't Buy Me Love" (1987)
  • "Best Seller" (1987)
  • "Death Wish 4: The Crackdown" (1987)
  • "Bloodsport" (1988)
  • "Big" (1988)
  • "Parenthood" (1989)
  • "Back to the Future Part II" (1989)
  • "The Wizard" (1989)
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1990)
  • "RoboCop 2" (1990)
  • "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991)
  • "Suburban Commando" (1991)
  • "Juice" (1992)
  • "Encino Man" (1992)
  • "Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992)
  • "Roadside Prophets" (1992)
  • "Toys" (1992)
  • "Double Dragon" (1994)


Great stuff! Slightly related: That time Luke and I tried to track down all the earliest mentions of video games in movies.

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