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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22 hours ago
Twist & shout! Today is #35thAnniversary of FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF! Who else skipped school after seeing this John Hughes classic? Our podcast examines why it holds up -- and what's now a bit cringey: https://t.co/Ai8RIkgv8V

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22 hours ago
"We're in the spirit world, asshole. They can't see us." The entire peyote scene - unforgettable! https://t.co/JSPSosGvWq https://t.co/9gMuyGKfUA
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Thursday throwback to lines I have written that I never expected to become most-quoted lol #YoungGuns @80sMovieGuide @LouDPhillips @kellyclarkson @regulator @SnoopDogg @prattprattpratt @TwitterMovies https://t.co/PhqTQqA4qI
3 weeks ago
The Lost Boys - no question! But an amazing lineup of #Iconic80s films, @kennypalermo (with '80s mainstay Radio Shack, no less!) https://t.co/HO8KUvZjzG
1 month ago
#TCMFF goers, who's here for FAME? We'll school you with our complete guide to Alan Parker's 1980 classic here: https://t.co/MSl3mDUCNW (everyone else: the film is just starting, turn to @tcm now!) https://t.co/GTxmMS7KYj 80sMovieGuide photo
1 month ago
#TCMFF can't miss movie: DINER (1982) at 9:45p PST/12:45a EST (DVR it!). Can't wait to hear the dish on how Barry Levinson's little movie about male friendship influenced cinema in so many ways! (Watch on @tcm, this is a Film Festival you can watch from the couch!) https://t.co/CYZuoudmJr 80sMovieGuide photo

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