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.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of THE BLUE LAGOON. This one film really signifies so many societal issues that would plague Gen X as teens and still play out today. Our podcast (also on Stitcher): https://t.co/PVrQIGan9m https://t.co/7g8QhXo8yT
Just so you know what it was like to be a kid in the 1970s, it wasn't enough we had to deal with bullies, we had dads who wanted to make sure we weren't "soft." This is a real TV movie from 1978: https://t.co/4lmBr9VNgP