When we think of films from the 1930s and ‘40s, we think of classic cinema , Hollywood glamour and luminous movie stars. When we think of films from the ‘50s, we think of Technicolor musicals. When we think of films from the 70s, we think gritty realism and the rise of the celebrity director. And, when we think of movies from the ‘80s, we think of the teen sex comedy.

Movies from the 1980s may be the films closest to our heart, but as a genre, they were all kinds of face palm-ridiculous. We ‘80s teens are now parents and when we watch our favorite films that shaped our youth with our kids, well, we realize how screwed up they were…and for those who are truly reflective, how they may have influenced us.

So, here we go…take a look at this guide to ‘80s films. We lovingly explore what makes them iconic, relatable, memorable, absurd and so very ‘80s.

Cameron Ferris Bueller

"I'm not going to sit on my a** as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I'm going to take a stand." 

Cameron Frye

Ferris Bueller

Jamie-Conway-Bright-Lights-Big-City

"There is a shabby nobility in failing all by yourself."

Jamie Conway

Bright Lights, Big City

Jeff Spicoli

"Hey Bud, let's party!"

Jeff Spicoli

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Overboard Joanna

"I almost had to wait."

Joanna Stayton

Overboard

William S Preston Esq

"Be Excellent to Each Other."

William S. Preston, Esq.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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#FridayFeeling that #PetSematary release date picked so it'd be in theaters on #GoodFriday - it's about a resurrection! We discuss why remake was necessary & how it could only be made w Gen X parents on our podcast: https://t.co/W2LWekUG81 @SteveBishopV100 https://t.co/uUQB6ed03k 80sMovieGuide photo
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On Fox News #thefive just compared Trump to John McClain and called the one woman actually reading Mueller report Hans Gruber. No matter where you get your news Pls be an active independent thinker and #readthereport. #diehard (on that hill)
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In the olden days (*the 80s*), our fidget spinners were Rubik’s Cubes! Giving them out soon at #TCMFF ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK!! Find me! https://t.co/1Plzw1hmHj 80sMovieGuide photo
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For #TCMFFers getting your ‘80s movies fix at #EscapeFromNewYork tonight, we will be handing out Rubik’s Cubes! Just ask the girl wearing the cat shirt! https://t.co/sOMPfpda9F 80sMovieGuide photo

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