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.

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1 month ago
Our EIC Tara McNamara is introducing a second film at the #TCMFilmFestival, the Cary Grant-Sophia Loren family comedy HOUSEBOAT(1958). The making of story is a doozy - don't miss it!
1 month ago
@rottenscoundrl @SteveMartinToGo We see you, Brooke! And you nailed it, there's something very special about Steve Martin's work: He brings humanity to absurdity, gives us a relatable touchstone for how we'd react in frustrating moments, and allows us to forget our troubles through laughter. Thx for sharing.
1 month ago
Thrilled to share our EIC @ThatsTara is a Special Guest introducing a film at #TCMFF! So many '80s movies, icons & stars: Steven Spielberg, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg, Jane Seymour, Laraine Newman, etc. Join us for an amazing experience! https://t.co/Oe13xY1x3B

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