Tune FM’s 50th ultimate movie marathon

For everyone looking for a way to kill time while you’re bunkered down, look no further. Celebrate Tune!FM’s 50th birthday with a massive movie marathon starting in 1970 and ending in 2020. It’s a great way to get cultured, and, best of all, most of these are available on your favourite streaming services. Grab a blanket, a bowl of popcorn and settle down with some of these fantastic flicks!

1970 – Love Story
Feeling like you’re in the mood for a love story? We have your fix right here. The 1970 award-winning film follows the forbidden love story of Oliver and Jennifer as they overcome the obstacles in their way and become stronger than ever before.

Platform – Netflix

1971 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Do you want to live in a world of pure imagination? For Roald Dahl fans, this movie will bring back memories of your childhood dreams to visit Wonka’s chocolate factory. If you want to dive back into your childhood memories as if it were a lake of chocolate, then settle in, grab a bar or two of chocolate and watch to your heart’s content.

Platform – Foxtel Go

1972 – The Godfather
I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse, it’s time to watch “The Godfather.” The classic film following the life of the Corleone Mafia family will keep you on your toes and command your attention. The incredible performances from the cast will keep you entertained and wanting more.

Platform – Netflix & Stan

1973 – Paper Moon
These aren’t your everyday people, and this isn’t your ordinary movie. When unexpected circumstances throw the pair into each other’s lives, a con man named Moses finds himself saddled with a nine-year-old girl named Addie. Together the pair work together in an unlikely unconventional partnership during the Great Depression.

Platform – Google Play

1974 – The Way We Were
A love story that takes you on a journey with a young couple hopelessly in love, “The Way We Were” will make you feel every emotion to the bittersweet ending. Katie (Barbra Streisand) and Hubbell (Robert Redford) go to show how opposites really do attract, and that love isn’t always how the fairy tales make it seem.

Platform – Google Play

1975 – Jaws
Let’s talk about sharkin’. Jaws is one of those iconic films you need to see at least once in your life. The film was ground-breaking in the cinematic industry and has an engaging plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Platform – Netflix

1976 – Rocky
Let me tell you something you already know. If you feel like an inspirational speech or an iconic training montage with a great musical score all bundled into one movie, then Rocky is the movie for you. Follow the titular character, a small-time boxer, as he overcomes challenges and makes something of himself.

Platform – Stan

1977  – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
In this next instalment of the Star Wars series, we feel a great disturbance in the force. Watch Luke and Han Solo as they work to free Princess Leia. Use the force and make yourself sit down and watch the film, you won’t regret it.

Platform – Disney +

1978 – Grease
If you want a movie that will get you out of your seat and singing along with the cast, then I think we have found it: the 1978 classic Grease! It’s the one that you need, oh yes indeed, its Grease lightning.

Platform – Stan

1979 – Rocky 2
Round 2, and I think this movie will knock your block off. If you’re looking to continue the marathon from the triumphant success of Rocky, then here it is: the re-match of Rocky and Apollo.

Platform – Google Play

1980 – Caddyshack
This movie follows a star-studded cast and provides laughs from beginning to end. A millionaire wants to turn a golf course into a property development; however, the employees have a different plan and their antics will keep you entertained. Well we’re waiting, go watch Caddyshack!

Platform – Google play

1981 – Gallipoli
A remarkable heart-wrenching film recounting the First World War, “Gallipoli” follows two friends’ journies through the war as they experienced it. Overall, the film has effectively portrayed the life of a soldier, loss, and friendships.

Platform – Amazon Prime

1982 – Annie
It’s a hard knock life for the orphans at Miss Hannigan’s, and, throughout the musical, we see the world of Annie change forever as she navigates the twists and turns of her new life. Feel like belting out the some old favourites with the relentlessly optimistic Annie? Get the family and settle in for the night.

Platform – Google Play

1983 – Risky Business
Time to settle in for the night and watch Tome Cruise as Joel Goodson do the hallway slide in the film “Risky Business.” When a teen gets left alone for the weekend with the house to himself things get a little out of hand.

Platform – Foxtel Go

1984 – Ghostbusters
Looking for a film that will have you in stiches? Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! When three guys lose their jobs, they work together to start a ghostbusters company to fight ghosts in New York City.

Platform – Google Play

1985 – Back to the Future
Great Scott! It’s time for you to watch “Back to the Future.” Are you ready to join Marty and Dr Emmet as they travel back in time and find themselves in some hilariously problematic situations?

Platform – Google Play

1986 – Ferris Buellers Day off
The movie follows high school wise guy Ferris Bueller, his day off school and the countless shenanigans he gets into  despite the efforts of this school principal. The movie’s comical tone will have you laughing all throughout the film.

Platforms – Netflix

1987 – Dirty Dancing
If you’re feeling like watching a romantic drama, then this is the movie for you. “Dirty Dancing” is a classic film where we watch the forbidden love story between Frances ‘Baby’ played by Jennifer Grey and Johnny played by Patrick Swayze. Jump onto Netflix now and see the iconic dance lift, and remember, nobody puts Baby in the corner.

Platform – Netflix

1988 – Big
Careful what you wish for. When a 13-year-old boy makes a wish on a fortune-telling machine to get bigger in size, his wish comes true in the most unexpected way.

Platform – Google Play

1989 – The Little Mermaid
Don’t you wish you could be part of their world? Disney continues to create magical films for everyone to enjoy. Join in on the fun with Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian, and sing along to all the musical numbers you know so well.

Platform- Disney +

1990 – Pretty Woman
This love story is one for the ages. Watch the unexpected love story form between a ruthless business man and a prostitute as two people from different worlds fight the odds to be together. Richard Gear and Julia Roberts star in the entertaining surprising love story.

Platform– Stan

1991 – My Girl
A heartbreaking coming of age story follows the life of Vada and her best friend, Thomas. Vada is an 11-year-old girl who grows up with her father in his funeral home, developing a morbid obsession with death as a result. “My Girl” follows her progression to teenhood and the realisations that come with it.

Platform – Google Play

1992 – Aladdin
A movie that can show you the world, all shining shimmering splendid. Sing along with the Disney classics as Princess Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie work to stop the evil Jafar.

Platform– Disney+

1993 – Jurassic Park
In a theme park where visitors can see live dinosaurs, a security guard messes with the security system and the dinosaurs escape. Watch the havoc unravel with the first film in the Jurassic Park six-movie franchise.

Platform – Netflix

1994 – Forrest Gump
Do you know what life is like? If you watch “Forrest Gump” then you’ll learn a new metaphor that will tell you. So, get ready to watch Tom Hanks in one of his most iconic roles.

Platform – Google Play

1995 – Toy Story
You’ve got a friend in Woody, Buzz, and the mix-match batch of Andy’s toys. An adventure filled film full of heart and humour for the whole family to enjoy, the first film in the “Toy Story” franchise can jump start your marathon of all four of the Pixar classic films.

Platform – Disney +

1996 – Matilda
A heart-warming film that is bound to be a family favourite, follow the story of a sweet, bright little girl named Matilda who discovers her telekinetic abilities.

Platform – Netflix

1997 – Hercules
Based on Greek mythology, Hercules (the son of Zeus and Hera) is stolen from Olympus and sent to earth stripped of his immortality. Hercules must complete a series of challenges to become a hero worthy of being a god.

Platform – Disney +

1998 – The Parent Trap
Double trouble. When twins Hallie and Annie are reunited at summer camp after being separated from a young age, they create a plan to get their parents back together.

Platform – Disney +

1999 – Runaway Bride
A small town handywoman renowned for leaving men at the alter meets a big-city reporter who sets out to write a story on her life. Soon, Ike as Richard Gere finds himself falling head over heels with the subject of his story.

Platform – Google Play

2000 – Billy Elliot
A small town boy struggles against all odds and family differences to achieve his goal to become a professional dancer.

Platform – Netflix

2001 – Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone
Feeling like finally joining a world of witchcraft and wizardry? Well, the next best thing is watching and re-watching the “Harry Potter” films. Join Harry, Ron and Hermione as they find themselves in all sorts of trouble at Hogwarts. Start your marathon with the first of the eight movie series.

Platform – Netflix

2002 – Bend it like Beckham
A teenage girl from a traditional Indian family bends the rules to reach her goal of joining a professional soccer player. The feel-good movie is an inspiring reminder for people to rise above expectations and stereotypes to reach their goals and overcome their challenges.

Platform – Foxtel Go

2003 – How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
A bet in a bar sets changes the lives of Benjamin Berry, an advertiser, and Andy Anderson, a writer for a women’s magazine. Andy is writing an article on how to lose a guy in ten days, while Ben is trying to prove he can make any women fall in love with him. The pair finding themselves in situations they have never expected before. A classic romantic comedy perfect for a girl’s night in.

Platform – Netflix

2004 – Mean Girls
Put on your pink this Wednesday night cause now is the perfect time to watch Mean Girls. Follow Cady as she navigates the roller-coaster that is high school with mean girl Regina George not making life any easier.

Platform – Netflix

2005 – Madagascar
When four spoiled animals escape the New York Central Zoo, they’re shipped back to the wild. But in a turn of events, they fall off the ship and end up on the island of Madagascar. Watch as they try to navigate the dramatic life change in a series of hilarious events.

Platform – Netflix

2006 – High School Musical 
If you are looking for a reminder that we’re all in this together, then it’s time to watch high school musical and sing along to all your favourite songs. Start the marathon and watch the trilogy to take you back to your childhood.

Platform – Disney +

2007 – The Bee Movie
You like Jazz? When buzzing around in public, Barry B Benson breaks one of the most important rules for bees and speaks to a human. Needless to say, a series of events changes the world of bees and humans in a series of comical events.

Platform – Netflix & Stan

2008 – Mamma Mia
Get ready to enjoy your sing-along with the amazing soundtrack of ABBA in the classic film “Mamma Mia.” While you’re watching, don’t forget to join your friends in Netflix party, and watch the sequel “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” for good measure

Platform – Netflix

2009 – The Blind Side
A heart-warming film for everyone to enjoy, “The Blind Side” follows the story of a homeless boy taken in by a wealthy family that support and encourage him to achieve excellence in American football.

Platform – Netflix

2010 – How to Train your Dragon
The island of Burke has some pets beyond your typical expectations. For the world of the Vikings, it is tradition to fight dragons; however, Hiccup, the leader’s son, has a different plan and befriends a deadly Night Fury.

Platform – Netflix

2011 – The Help
In a time where equal rights were only a dream, Skeeter, an aspiring journalist, decides to write a book that uncovers the life of African American maids and the injustices and struggles they face on a daily basis.

Platform – Google play

2012 – Avengers assemble
When a supernatural force creates a threat to the citizens of earth, Director Nick Fury launches the Avengers initiative, bringing a squad of superheroes together to help save the world. The Marvel industry has created a quick-witted action film to keep you on the edge of your seat. While you’re at it, make some time to do have a Marvel movie marathon. It should keep you busy for a number of days.

Platform – Disney +

2013 – Frozen
Two sisters, Anna and Elsa, are the rulers of their kingdom that is trapped in a winter due to Elsa’s magical ice powers. Fear drives Elsa to hide away, while Anna works with the help of Olaf and Kristoff to save her sister and her kingdom. The fun musical movie is a family favourite for everyone to enjoy.

Platform – Disney +

2014 – If I Stay
Mia is a talented cellist trying to decide between pursuing her musical dreams at Julliard or following her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock star on the rise. Then, life changes forever whem she is in a car accident and her life hangs in the balance. In an out of body experience, she faces choices that will decide her future.

Platform – Stan

2015 – Room
After being kidnapped at the age of 19 and held captive in an isolated shed by her captor for 7 years, Joy and her 5-year-old son, Jack, manage to escape. But Joy discovers the world she was stolen from is not the same anymore, and she struggles to adapt to the new way of life.

Platform – Netflix & Google Play

2016 – The Nice Guys
Set in 1977, “The Nice Guys” follows a down-on-his luck detective and a hired enforcer as they set out to find a woman named Amelia who mysteriously disappeared. The unlikely pair’s investigation takes them to some dark places as they find out what they signed themselves up for.

Platform – Google Play

2017 – Beauty and the Beast
A live-action remake of the 1991 Disney classic, “Beauty and the Beast” tells the story of the beautiful village girl Belle as she takes her father’s place as prisoner in Beast’s castle. There, residents are under an enchantment that can only be broken when Beast learns to love and be loved in return.

Platform – Disney +

2018 – Oceans 8
After Debbie Ocean is released from prison, she sets out to enlist a top group of women with the skills to help her steal a diamond necklace from the Mat Gala. The heist doesn’t go according to plan, and the specialised crew must think quickly to ensure they don’t get caught.

Platform – Stan

2019 – Little Women
This story, based on the 1868 novel, follows the lives of the March sisters growing up, finding love and their place in the world. The coming of age film is one for the ages and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Platform – Google Play

2020 – Birds of Prey
Welcome to open season on Harley Quinn. After her explosive breakup with the Joker, Harley now has a target on her back. Every thug in the city is after her, and, in order to keep alive, Quinn finds a group of unexpected allies to work with.

Platform – Google Play