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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She WAS Magic. #RIPOliviaNewtonJohn, who always had an ethereal quality. You'll always be our favorite muse. https://t.co/xUPMHtfhMH 80sMovieGuide photo
@Daytonabeachhog You mean that's not an episode of BLUE BLOODS?
That's definitely RUNAWAY, which unlike another movie from 1984 about futuristic killer robots after kids, didn't quite capture the zeitgeist. When did you see this Tom Selleck sci-fi action flick ?
You'll always be the coolest Cool Rider! After seeing GREASE 2 at the mall theater, I went straight over to Camelot Records and bought the cassette. I know those songs TOO well, classics like "Do It For Your Country" and "Reproduction." 😆🥰 https://t.co/c0i9zsri8Q
#TopGunMaverick is an evolution true to many adults: once our kids (or our best friend's kids) are involved, we become far more responsible and risk-averse. Okay for tweens? Yes. And, it's actually best as a double feature. @CommonSense review: https://t.co/KXmy1purWp
Our EIC Tara McNamara is introducing a second film at the #TCMFilmFestival, the Cary Grant-Sophia Loren family comedy HOUSEBOAT(1958). The making of story is a doozy - don't miss it!

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