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The Greatest '80s Teen Stars

List Criteria: Actors who were under 20 years old in 1980s films

The greatest teen stars of the '80s are well-remembered on this countdown. They were everywhere--they ruled the box office, kept butts on couches on the small screen, and took over the radio. The stars that appeared on your locker room, your lunchbox, and even as dolls are recognized for the lasting impact they left on America.

The Greatest '80s Teen Stars People
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Back to the Future, Mars Attacks!, Back to the Future Part II

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  2. 2
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

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    The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink

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    often listed
    Star Trek, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice

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  5. 5
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    - 468


    Charmed, Commando, Fear

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    - 422


    The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

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    - 489


    The Karate Kid, The Outsiders, My Cousin Vinny

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    The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, Mission: Impossible

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    - 438


    Parks and Recreation, Wayne's World, The Outsiders

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    + 1056
    - 446


    Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sneakers

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    - 498


    The Breakfast Club, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, WarGames

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    Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

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    + 928
    - 501


    The Other Guys, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Blue Lagoon

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    - 480


    Ghost, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Few Good Men

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Two and a Half Men

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    National Lampoon's Animal House, X-Men: First Class, Friday the 13th

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    The Lion King, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory

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    Stand by Me, Sixteen Candles, Being John Malkovich

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    The Goonies, The Lost Boys, Gremlins

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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Mars Attacks!, Married... with ...

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    Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

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    + 657
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    Man of Steel, The Outsiders, The Perfect Storm

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    There's Something About Mary, Crash, The Outsiders

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch

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    The Lost Boys, Silver Bullet, Lucas

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    How I Met Your Mother, Starship Troopers, The Smurfs

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    - 182

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    The Lost Boys, Stand by Me, A Few Good Men

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    - 416


    Grey's Anatomy, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Enchanted

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    Pretty in Pink, Gossip Girl, White Collar

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Dirty Dancing, Red Dawn

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    - 504

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Being John Malkovich, Mystic River

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    The Office, Pretty in Pink, Lincoln

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    - 436


    Growing Pains, Like Father Like Son, Fireproof

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    - 342


    The Dark Knight, The Breakfast Club, Edward Scissorhands

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    - 236

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    Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind, Labyrinth

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    - 238

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    Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part ...

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    + 693
    - 353


    Arrested Development, Juno, Tropic Thunder

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    + 536
    - 434


    Family Ties, Men Behaving Badly, The TV Set

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    + 500
    - 434


    Crimson Tide, Lonesome Dove, Silver Spoons

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    - 386


    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Road to Perdition, Backdraft

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    - 415

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Lost Boys, Sleepers, My Sister's Keeper

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    + 541
    - 382


    The Lost Boys, Sixteen Candles, Twister

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    - 292

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    As Good as It Gets, Cast Away, Twister

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    - 469

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Ghostbusters, Rock of Ages, Welcome to the Dollhouse

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    + 473
    - 521

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Good Times, Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?

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    + 293
    - 158


    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The ...

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    - 372

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    Two and a Half Men, Pretty in Pink, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

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    The Karate Kid, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Back to the Future Part II ...

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    Beverly Hills, 90210, Tombstone

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    - 437


    Any Given Sunday, NCIS: Los Angeles, Deep Blue Sea

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