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 week ago
40 yrs ago, MODERN PROBLEMS gave us a white Christmas. A bizarro comedy about an air traffic controller whose toxic waste exposure gives him telekenesis and a coke habit, but, is it a Christmas film? Debate. Here's what you need to know: https://t.co/ZMllZl7nhk

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1 month ago
#GhostbustersAfterlife is a Thanksgiving feast: a little bit of delicious for the whole family and finishing with a bite that's so familiar, made with such love and care, it'll bring tears to your eyes.
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2 months ago
#GhostbustersAfterlife reboots w/the next generation taking the reins. @JasonReitman helmed w/dad Ivan sitting next to him, creating an all family experience for us. You'll laugh a lot, cry a little, and fall in love with the @Ghostbusters all over again. https://t.co/cFwnzcJRx7
2 months ago
As a teen, I "met" Dean Stockwell in MARRIED TO THE MOB, but came to love him on QUANTUM LEAP (he and @ScottBakula are a case study in chemistry!). Every time his mug pops up on a screen, I smile. That's creating a character. #RIP https://t.co/g5nPg2Gric 80sMovieGuide photo

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