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Top 10 Movies ♦ 80's Teen Idol Corey Haim

Updated on July 5, 2012

Teen 80's Idol Corey Haim ruled the 1980's


OK I admit... Corey Haim was 10 years younger than me, but a cutie none the less, topping the teen heartthrob movie idol magazines of the 1980's and into the early 90's.

Corey Haim played in several supporting, and outstanding, parts before starring in his own movies. Quite a few of these films have turned out to be cult favorites like "Silver Bullet" (1985), "The Watchers" (1988), and one of my all-time favorites "The Lost Boys" (1987).

See Corey below in some of his earliest and best films during the eighties decade.


Corey Haim Poster available at Amazon

First Born - 1984

Studio Tagline: Fifteen. At a time when most kids need to dream, Jake Livingston had to wake up.

Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parent's divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with it. Until he discovers Sam's illegal activities.

Written by Brian W. Martz

Silver Bullet - 1985

Tagline: It started in May in a small town and every month after that whenever the moon is full... It came back.

The small town of Tarker's Mill was a place that was very peaceful, where nothing ever happened. Until one night, murders begin. The town people believe its some maniac killer on the loose and intend to hunt the man down. Marty, a young handicapped boy, believes that the killer is no man at all, but a werewolf. After a run in with the werewolf Marty and his sister, Jane hunt all over town for the man who is the werewolf.

Written by Webmistress at Shivers of Horror

Secret Admirer - 1985

Tagline: Toni gave Michael a letter, so he could give Debbie one...

On the last day before summer vacations Michael receives a glowing, but anonymous, love-letter. He suspects, or better: hopes, it's from Deborah, the girl he's after since a while, but who dates college students only. However she shows him a cold shoulder again. So his and her best friend Toni advises him to write her an anonymous letter in return. However these letters get in the wrong hands and cause lots of confusion in their families, until it's revealed, who wrote which letter to whom.

Written by Tom Zoerner

Lucas - 1986

Tagline: It's about falling in love. For the first time.

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends--one an older-brother figure, the other a girl with whom he is in love-- fall for each other.

Written by Jojo Mac

Lost Boys - 1987

Tagline: Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.

A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession.

Written by Zaphod

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Corey Haim starred in 1987's The Lost Boys which also costarred another one of my choices for Top 10 80's ♥ Teen Movie Idols, Jason Patric.

Between the two of these regular teenagers surrounded by Vampires in a small town, they might have started my way onto a latent Twilight obsession.

License to Drive - 1988

Tagline: Some guys get all the brakes!

A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.

I loved "License to Drive" (1988) as it brought back all the memories of first learning then the freedom of being on the road. It also reminded me of the the things I wanted to do, but didn't because even then I knew better.

License to Drive Poster available at Amazon.

The Watchers - 1988

Tagline: Secret experiment, Unstoppable monster, Deadly mistake...

Based on a novel by Dean Koontz. A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that it's an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknown to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature that's not quite so friendly.

Written by K. Rose

Dream a Little Dream - 1989

Tagline: With dreams like these who needs reality?

Bobby Kellar has a crush on Lainie Diamond, girlfriend of school jerk Joel. Coleman is working on an experiment which will help him move into a place where Dreams are reality. When an accident occurs Coleman finds himself in Bobby's body and can only contact Bobby in his dreams. Part of his wife's mind has also ended up in Lainie. To bring his and his wife's body back to reality, Coleman must agree to fix Bobby's messed up life.

Written by Liam Smith

This movie actually stars Corey Feldman, however this film is saved only by the original storyline and Haim's supporting role as Dinger. I just love that name.

Feldman also played a supporting role in "The Lost Boys" with Corey Haim and costarred with him in "License to Drive". He was a relatively cute kid in the fabulous early films, but in my opinion got a little creepy in this film and his later work. It might have had to do with his nearly complete Michael Jackson makeover, which is just fine for Michael Jackson, but not for a can't-find-his-own-style wannabe.

Sorry, Corey F, but YIKES!

Prayer of the Rollerboys - 1990

Tagline: In the 21st Century, it's gonna take one man and his blades to save the world from another man...and HIS blades.

Some time in the future, USA has declined and become a country of violence and racial prejudice. Griffin earns his living delivering pizzas while he tries to take care of his little brother. An old friend of his, Gary Lee, is the leader of a gang with big ambitions, the Rollerboys. Gary joins them to help the police keep track of them.

Written by Mattias Thuresson

The Dream Machine - 1991

Tagline: Perfect Car. Perfect Girl. Perfect Murder... Almost.

As a reward from a jilted millionairess, Davis is given the $100,000 Porsche of the unfaithful husband. Unknown to Davis and the wife, the body of the husband is in the Porsche. The killer tries in vein to recover the body before it is discovered.

Written by Rob Hartill

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