The Last Starfighter
Growing up, every kid i new loved this movie. I guess it was the fulfillment of a childhood fantasy. Going to the arcade, mastering your favorite game only to find its a recruiting tool for aliens who need you to join them in battle. awesome. hours of playing video games do pay off.
Great early-80s coming-of-age movie set in a science fiction world where arcade games are placed on Earth by aliens to test potential starship pilots. The early-80s video games are a real hoot. How far we've come!
Growing up, I watched this all the time. I think it will always remain as one of my favorite movies. On top of that, it was one of the first movies to offer examples of purely computer generated images. Every little boy with a big mind should see this.