Best Teenage 80s Movies
80s Movies Rocked!
If you were a teen or even if you weren't a teen in the 80s, you probably love teenage 80s movies. I have to confess that some of the teenage 80s movies are my all-time favorite flicks. The light-heartedness, the carefree acting, and the humor were what made the teenage 80s movies special in and of themselves. Not to mention the actors weren't so bad either.
Let's check out some of the best teenage 80s movies that ever existed. Maybe you'd like to have a teenage 80s movie marathon this weekend, or perhaps you're throwing an 80s-themed party? Either way, the scrunchie socks, leg warmers, and sweatbands are here and here to stay!
The Breakfast Club
Who doesn't love The Breakfast Club? Get ready to laugh and cry in the matter of an hour and a half. Starring such famous 80s names as Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, and more, this film shows us exactly what went on in high school, with a little sentiment and 80s twists, of course. The perfect teenage 80s movie with every type of high school kid represented - the rebel, the prep, the jock, the nerd, and the outcast.
They all come together in the end, despite their high-school drama and differences...check out this classic teenage 80s movie if you haven't yet. It's my favorite, and the favorite of millions.
Whether you were a Molly Ringwald fan or not, Sixteen Candles is one of the best teenage 80s movies that ever existed. Why do I say this? It is the quintessential 80s movie for teenage girls, but also has a few humorous and wild moments for the guys. Even if you're not into teenage 80s movies, the soundtrack to this movie alone is enough to watch it. Any 80s music fan would fall in love with this movie merely for its rad soundtrack! With classic 80s hits by the Thompson Twins, ACDC, Oingo Boingo, The Vapors, Billy Idol, and even Frank Sinatra, you can't go wrong for an 80s party with this movie and its music.
The jist of the movie is a teenage girl trying to find her place in the world and in her school who finds out that her life is a lot better than she realized. And of course she gets the boy of her dreams in the end (sorry if I spoiled it for you).
Seriously, who wasn't obsessed with the movie The Goonies when it came out in the 80s? Between Sloth and Charlie you just couldn't lose. A pirate adventure with a bunch of outcast kids in the 'burbs, teenage 80s movies don't get any better than that. This movie not only had something for the teenagers, but also was a favorite of the older kids and even adults in the 80s. Every time The Goonies comes on TV, I have to sit down and watch it...I just can't help it. I feel like a Goonie myself.
The Lost Boys
The first vampire movie I ever watched was The Lost Boys. As a little girl, I was frightened but something feverish stirred up inside of me. I had to know more about vampires, I had to watch this movie again and again. The rebellious teenagers that turn into vampires, the cute vampire-hunting Corey Haim and Corey Feldman...those two reasons were enough for me to name The Lost Boys one of the best teenage 80s movies of that decade.
I still don't think many modern vampire movies can compare to the 80s' The Lost Boys. The ending is the best...death by stereo!
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Bueller...Bueller...Bueller. There was always something a little annoying about Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Was is that I never had such a cool day off in my high school career or was it just the teacher's voice in this teenage 80s movie that got under my skin? You want action, adventure, teenage drama, and romance? Looking for that cheesy yet oh-so-awesome teenage 80s movie? This is the perfect one.
Just take a lesson and don't drive your dad's car off a cliff.
Pretty in Pink
Another classic Molly Ringwald teenage 80s movie is Pretty in Pink. Some people tend to get this movie confused with Sixteen Candles, but if you've seen both movies you'll know there is a difference between the two. While Sixteen Candles is my favorite Ringwald movie, Pretty in Pink is still another of the best teenage 80s movies made. Any teenage girl would love to have this movie in her collection, or it would be awesome to play at an 80s party.
Weird Science has to be one of my all-time favorite teenage movies of any decade. Featuring two nerds who create a beautiful woman in their lab, this movie will have you entertained 80s-style! Believe it or not, I actually had a dream about the woman in Weird Science one time...and we'll just say it wasn't weird at all.
If you haven't seen this teenage 80s movie and want a little taste of Weird Science, check out the clip below. You won't be disappointed....it's alive!
Talking about classic 80s movies and vampires in one, Fright Night is another of my favorite vampire movies ever produced. They recently re-made Fright Night but the new movie has nothing on the original from the 80s. A teenage boy has a vampire move in next door, and no one realizes this charming yet mysterious man is a vampire but him! Even his girlfriend ends up falling under the neighbor's spell. So the boy calls in a modern-day vampire hunter, and the adventure and horror begins!
Put this on your list of best Halloween movies and best teenage 80s movies. Play it at a Halloween 80s themed party and your guests will bloody love it.
Written and copyright © by Kitty the Dreamer (May Canfield), 2012. All Rights Reserved.
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