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

80s Movies Guide
80s Movies Guide4 days ago
As it’s #promseason, we take a look at best #prom movie ever, and on the podcast, discover how #Footloose explains the polarization of America: https://80smovieguide.com/footloose/
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80s Movies Guide4 days ago
So exciting to see #Solo on the 38th anniversary of #empirestrikesback (check out our @zerowordreview of #soloastarwarsstory )
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80s Movies Guide2 weeks ago
Struck by the news of Tom Wolfe's passing, just as we are 5 months away from the 35th anniversary of THE RIGHT STUFF. In honor of his work, we wrote up the interview Ben Mankiewicz conducted with Veronica Cartwright and Mary Jo Deschanel, who played Betty Grissom and Annie Glenn in the film. They provided fantastic insights: https://80smovieguide.com/2018/05/right-stuff-cartwright-deschanel/
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80s Movies Guide2 weeks ago
Picking a winner of a Rubik's Cube in the next hour or 2 - "Like" our page and tell us your fave #MothersDay movie! Thanks!
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80s Movies Guide2 weeks ago
Today is the 35th Anniversary of BREATHLESS. Richard Gere for #MothersDay? Sure! Like our page and leave a comment with you fave #MothersDayMovie - 80sMovieGuide.com will give a Rubik's Cube to the "best" answer!
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LIFE OF THE PARTY is the mom version of BACK TO SCHOOL. Like our page and tell us your fave #MothersDayMovie - we'll send a Rubik's Cube to one winner on Sunday (Mother's Day, of course!)