Taste went on hiatus during the 1980s, but that didn't extend to the movie industry. This was an era of renaissance for the popcorn-accompanied blockbuster, a time when the cinematic auteurs of the previous decade took a backseat and directors who put entertainment first stepped up to the plate.
The '80s was also the age of the VHS tape, a new dawn for home entertainment, and as a result filmmakers churned out movies with heaps of rewatch value in the hope that they would become the next must-have cassette.
Many of these films are broadcast endlessly on television, and while you may roll your eyes every time your see them on the programming planner, the temptation to tune in and sit through them from the 100th time is often irresistible.
There are many things that make a movie rewatchable. The smartest comedies are loaded with hidden gags you only notice after a dozen sittings, and some films were integral to our childhoods, a time everyone needs to escape to every now and then.
So many cassette tapes from the '80s were played until they disintegrated, and this bunch were the most compellingly replayable of all.