Cold War Movies in the 1980s by Joelle Fahoum

INTRO

MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOVIES WERE MADE IN THE 1980S. SOME MOVIES WERE ABOUT NUCLEAR WARS THAT WOULD END THE WORLD, THE SPACE RACE AND SPIES AND ESPIONAGE. ALL OF THESE HAD DIFFERENT EFFECTS AND INFLUENCES ON PEOPLE, BUT THEY ALL MADE AMERICA LOOK LIKE THE HEROES WHILE MAKING THE SOVIETS LOOK BAD.

EFFECTS

THESE MOVIES INFLUENCED AMERICANS BECAUSE IT PUT THE THOUGHT IN THEIR HEAD THAT SOMETHING BAD COULD HAPPEN BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION AND THE U.S.A, AND THEY COULD BE INVOLVED.

MOVIES ABOUT THE END OF THE WORLD

MIRACLE MILE - 1988
NIGHT OF THE COMET - 1984
THE DAY AFTER - 1983

THE DAY AFTER WAS ABOUT A COUPLE FAMILIES WHO LIVE IN A BASEMENT AFTER A NUCLEAR MISSILE HIT THEIR TOWN IN MISSOURI. THEY DID NOT HAVE FOOD, ELECTRICITY, OR CLEAN WATER. THEY SUFFERED FROM STARVATION AND DISEASE.

MOVIES ABOUT SPIES AND ESPIONAGE

THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN - 1985
FIREFOX - 1982
SPIES LIKE US - 1985

SPIES LIKE US WAS ABOUT TWO GUYS, WHO WERE NOT FIT TO BE SPIES, THAT WERE PICKED TO BE IN A SUPER-SECRET MISSION IN A NUCLEAR WAR. LATER THEY REALIZE THEY WERE BEING USED AS ALLUREMENT, BUT THEY HAVE MANY ADVENTURES THROUGHOUT THEIR JOURNEY.

MOVIES ABOUT SPACE RACE

THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)

THE RIGHT STUFF IS ABOUT 7 BRAVE MERCURY ASTRONAUTS WHO DID NOT KNOW HOW TO CONTROL A SPACE PROGRAM, OR CHOOSE PEOPLE TO BE IN THE PROGRAM. THEY KNEW THAT THEIR LIFE COULD COME TO AN END, BUT THEY STILL WENT TO SPACE AND BECAME HEROES.

MOVIES ABOUT PROPAGANDA

ROCKY IV (1985)

AFTER IVAN DRAGO, A RUSSIAN WHO HAS NEVER LOST A MATCH, KILLS ROCKYS FRIEND IN A BOXING MATCH, ROCKY BLAMES HIMSELF AND DECIDES TO GO AGAINST IVAN.

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