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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Doing deep dives on '80s films, we're struck with David Puttnam created a mini-British invasion with Sir Alan Parker at the helm, contributing to reshaping cinema. FAME is an example of how Parker had a different vision for a teen film: https://t.co/MSl3mDUCNW
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@newbeverly In our podcast, we look at why the film is extraordinary, as well as the shocking inclusion of the cycle of abuse. https://t.co/3CCVLpDWjv
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@DigitalRossman @prince @TheMorrisDay @WBHomeEnt @FirstAvenue @warnerrecords @SolidGold80s @therevolution @SPIN PURPLE RAIN is iconic. And fascinating historically, not just for Prince's mark in cinema and his reinvention of the movie musical, but what it tells us about the dynamics between men and women: https://t.co/3CCVLpDWjv
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Did someone step on a duck or are you just tooting your horn because its the 40th Anniversary of CADDYSHACK! Check out our podcast on why it holds up (as well as what doesn't): https://t.co/XwFb9ocJUE https://t.co/RR4MrI5WNK 80sMovieGuide photo