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Do You Remember 80’s Teen Movies?

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I can’t get the Youngblood soundtrack out of my head for some reason! I don’t know why but something recently must have triggered an old memory and now my brain is playing “Stand in the Fire” along with the rest of the movie trailer from this 1986 film. I went to YouTube to find the trailer- it so reminds me of watching this film in the 80’s with my brother. Here it is…

The 80’s had a lot of cheese, a lot of big hair and a lot of teen movies. Think the kids of the ‘noughties’ invented teen movies? Nah, we did it first! So as I was going down Memory Lane anyway, I thought I’d list here my favourite 80s movies, as a playlist so I can start working my way through them all again! The classics never die- I bet my teenage daughter would enjoy some of these!

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So in no particular order, here are the movies I remember from the 80s:

These were my fave teen movies but special mentions have to go to some of the other 80s movies that I watched over and over. Who could forget:

  • Top Gun (Val. Kilmer. Nuff said)
  • Flashdance (“What a feeling!”)
  • Robocop (Really quite violent. I shouldn’t have been allowed to watch this!)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (Funny and fast paced.)
  • Star Wars (This came out in 1977 but we watched it all through the 80s)
  • Labyrinth (My brother & I loved this one with David Bowie)
  • ET (“Phone home!”)
  • Cocktail (I used to try to twirl the cocktail shakers like they did!)
  • Beetlejuice (I first saw this in America, bought it on VHS but didn’t realise their video players were different so I couldn’t watch it at home!)
  • Ghostbusters (“Who ya gonna call?!”)

So maybe I’ve reminded you of a movie you used to love. Do you have any other 80s movie recommendations? It would be good to see what I might have missed!

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Comments to Do You Remember 80’s Teen Movies?

  • I am a huge 80s movies fan – especially of all the bratpack films and the ones you mention (Breakfast Club, St Elmo’s Fire). Great choices, including, naturally, the fabulous Back to the Future and Dirty Dancing. Fab memories!

    Sarah Ebner 3rd February 2017 12:46 pm Reply
    • I wanted to be in the bratpack! The 80s were great – movie wise!!!

      Nadine Hill 8th February 2017 10:22 am Reply
  • So many wonderful films mentioned, Dirty Dancing will always be my favourite though

    angela hamilton 3rd February 2017 1:55 pm Reply
    • Yes – it’s a classic. I’d love to see the stage show that is currently touring too.

      Nadine Hill 8th February 2017 10:21 am Reply
  • I’ve hardly seen any of these! I do remember going to see Return of the Jedi in 1983 but I don’t think I went to the cinema to see anything else!

    Ness 3rd February 2017 9:58 pm Reply
    • Movie day – it’s the only answer!

      Nadine Hill 8th February 2017 10:20 am Reply
  • Oh I loved Ghostbusters! I really want to watch it again with my kids.

    Kate Williams 4th February 2017 7:36 pm Reply
    • It’s a great ‘Saturday afternoon’ sort of film isn’t it?

      Nadine Hill 8th February 2017 10:20 am Reply
  • We’re currently trying to ‘educate’ our children by watching 80s classics but they’re unimpressed so far. They just look at us like we’re mad 😉

    Cass Bailey 5th February 2017 9:46 am Reply
    • haha I like the idea of using 80s shows as education! Worked for us eh?!

      Nadine Hill 8th February 2017 10:20 am Reply
  • “Stand by me” an absolute timeless classic. I had my first tween crush on River Phoenix.

    Claire Devine 12th February 2017 6:37 pm Reply
    • Aww bless him – River Phoenix. That movie is my hubby’s fave too!

      Nadine Hill 13th February 2017 3:41 pm Reply

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