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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#TuesdayThoughts #QuarantineActivity: Watch THE BREAKFAST CLUB! March 24, 1984 was the day Claire, Bender, Alison, Andy & Brian were in Sat detention. Perf viewing ( @STARZ) during #StayAtHomeOrder #CoronavirusLockdown. After, get perspective here: https://t.co/rlHqlk3thE https://t.co/IFYjsEloUs 80sMovieGuide photo
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For those living the #QuarantineLife, today is the 40th Anniversary of the summer camp classic LITTLE DARLINGS! File it under movies that could never be made today. (rent on @VuduFans) Your guide & why it messed w the minds of a generation: https://t.co/gpmuuC3b2A
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@RIPKennyRogers. SIX PACK was a core fave childhood movie (thanks @HBO for rerunning it all the time:). Kenny Rogers, you decorated our lives. #LoveWillTurnYouAround https://t.co/c5NArvZSFd 80sMovieGuide photo
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#ThursdayThoughts: Our exclusive, rare & revealing #tbt interview w Kandice Stroh about Adrian Lyne's landmark teen film FOXES (1980) - she sets the record straight on Dierdre and what it was like to work with Jodie Foster: https://t.co/SOVaA175JO https://t.co/q80cECgW1Y 80sMovieGuide photo

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