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.
#FridayThoughts THE TERMINATOR gave '80s boys their own #DarkFate: toxic masculinity. We break down why we love the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, how it impacted Gen X, & the evo of Sarah Connor. Our #FlashbackFriday take: https://t.co/jKheZguIOW https://t.co/UH2TgSRfAE
Kira's XANADU Missoni harem pants (below) sold Sat. for $19,200 at Olivia Newton-John's auction to benefit her Cancer Center. The thigh-high cowboy boots went for $16K! For all the BTS scoop from XANADU: https://t.co/TotFWEO68u https://t.co/UzuzqyYFe8
Yesterday, Olivia Newton-John auctioned off memorabilia to benefit her cancer center. The GREASE tight leather pants went for $162,500. The jacket went for $243K! https://t.co/zs4hKQEbs8 https://t.co/PPZLaqhjv9
#FridayThoughts: Halloween may be over, but THE LOST BOYS lives forever! Our take on how the Joel Schumacher film both reflected & impacted '80s teen life on our '80s Movies: A Guide to What's Wrong with Your Parents podcast. https://t.co/B9uC8nFUXr https://t.co/02IVSvKXum