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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4 hours ago
@janewiedlin searched all of Google & can't find the answer: How did it come to pass that you were the Singing Telegram girl in Clue? #pleasetell #Clue35thAnniversary
8 hours ago
Wow, thanks @podstatus for notifying us that we're a popular podcast in Australia & Israel! I guess we should move Crocodile Dundee up the ladder! #DelightedDownUnder
2 days ago
Thank you @CBS for airing Coming to America, one of the best comedies of the '80s! Here's how it came together & the impact it made: https://t.co/IjvpTR6EVq https://t.co/MsiIJrJNR3 80sMovieGuide photo
5 days ago
@Winter @ZappaMovie @WSJ Somehow was not aware you're behind this...it just got moved up to the top of the screener list! #FYC
5 days ago
Few Thanksgiving movies get made, even fewer stand the test of time. Be grateful that long ago, John Hughes had a really hard time getting back to Chicago. (IRL, he didn't make it back on turkey day). Our guide to PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES: https://t.co/JI8YkiiwGM https://t.co/fADucrUOaR 80sMovieGuide photo