☰ Menu
The HeldenFiles Online

Sundance Sets Decades-Themed Movie Lineups for August

By Rich Heldenfels Published: August 1, 2013

The official word: This August, Sundance Channel invites viewers to bust out their white polyester disco suits and black feathered leotards for a “Decades” summer movie marathon, celebrating the films that accompanied and maybe shaped our journey to adulthood. Beginning Monday August 5th, the network will spotlight some of the pop culture classics from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s.  From “follow the money” to “greed is good,” from “lick my love pump” to “the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return,” all the memorable moments, shifting mores, and movie magic from the films that defined our decades.


“Decades” month kicks off at the disco on August 5th with 70’s perennial favorite Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta.  During the week of August 12th, relive the angst of high school with Winona Ryder in the seminal cult classic Heathers.   Next up, viewers can experience the highs and lows of post-college life with the gang from St. Elmo’s Fire, and then reunite with old friends in the emotionally immersive The Big Chill. Beginning August 19th, ‘90s week honors amazing acting with Tom Hanks' Academy Award® winning turn as an AIDS patient fighting for his rights in Philadelphia as well as Kevin Spacey’s captivating performance in the neo-noir classic The Usual Suspects.  The marathon concludes the week of August 26th and features some true fan favorites from the 2000’s including Natalie Portman’s Academy Award® winning role in Black Swan and the ever-popular star-studded romantic comedy, Love Actually.


Complete listings for the month of August can be found below:


Decades kicks off on Monday, August 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT with 70’s Week:

Can you boogie?  If so, tune in Weeknights at 8:00pm ET/PT to catch back to back groovy movies.


Monday, August 5th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Saturday Night Fever


Tuesday, August 6th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

10:30pm ET/PT     All the President’s Men


Wednesday, August 7th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Dog Day Afternoon

10:15pm ET/PT     Norma Rae



Thursday, August 8th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Vanishing Point

10:00pm ET/PT     Marathon Man


Friday, August 9th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       The Warriors

9:45pm ET/PT       A Clockwork Orange



80’s Week begins on Monday, August 12 at 8:00pm ET/PT

If you’re ready to watch some totally awesome 80’s classics then tune in Monday–Friday at 8:00pm ET/PT.  Don’t miss this bad to the bone experience.


Monday, August 12th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Roxanne


Tuesday, August 13th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Heathers

10:00pm ET/PT     Big Trouble Little China


Wednesday, August 14th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Spies Like Us

9:45pm ET/PT       This is Spinal Tap


Thursday, August 15th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Wall Street

10:15pm ET/PT     American Gigolo


Friday, August 16th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       St. Elmo’s Fire

10:00pm ET/PT     The Big Chill


90’s Week kicks off on Monday, August 19 at 8:00pm ET/PT

The 90’s had movies that were “Da Bomb”.  If you missed them it’s all good because

Weeknights at 8:00pm ET/PT we’re giving you a chance to catch up.


Monday, August 19th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       King of New York


Tuesday, August 20th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       The Player

10:15pm ET/PT     Short Cuts


Wednesday, August 21th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Philadelphia

10:15pm ET/PT     My Own Private Idaho


Thursday, August 22th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

10:00pm ET/PT     Wild at Heart


Friday, August 23th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Dead Man Walking

10:00pm ET/PT     The Usual Suspects

2000’s Week begins on Monday, August 26 at 8:00pm ET/PT

OMG!  Relive the movies of last few years, or see them for the first time Weeknights at 8:00pm ET/PT.   


Monday, August 26th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Wonder Boys


Tuesday, August 27th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       You Can Count on Me

10:00pm ET/PT     The Virgin Suicides


Wednesday, August 28th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Secretary

10:00pm ET/PT     Black Swan


Thursday, August 29th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       There Will Be Blood

10:30pm ET/PT     Snatch


Friday, August 30th:      

8:00pm ET/PT       Moulin Rouge

10:15pm ET/PT     Love Actually

The HeldenFiles Online Archives




Heldenfels' mailbag

Prev Next