The Greatest '80s Teen Stars People

The Greatest '80s Teen Stars

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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.


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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Midnight Madness, Class of 1984

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon

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  3. 3
    + 1763
    - 467


    The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink

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    + 1318
    - 596

    often listed
    Great Balls of Fire!, Square Dance, Heathers

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    - 465


    Back to School, The Pick-up Artist

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  6. 6
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    - 523


    Commando, Crash Course

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    + 1251
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    The Karate Kid, The Outsiders, The Karate Kid

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    The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire

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    The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, The Hotel New Hampshire

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    + 1170
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    Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Little Nikita

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    The Breakfast Club, WarGames, Short Circuit

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    + 1074
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    St. Elmo's Fire, One Crazy Summer, About Last Night...

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    + 993
    - 551


    Sahara, Endless Love, The Blue Lagoon

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    added by Logan2011
    Stand by Me, Sixteen Candles, Say Anything...

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Red Dawn

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    ranked low on reranks
    National Lampoon's Animal House, Friday the 13th, Footloose

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    WarGames, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory

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    Married... with Children, Dance 'til Dawn, Grace Kelly

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    Top Gun, Rain Man, The Outsiders

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    + 930
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    The Goonies, The Lost Boys, Gremlins

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    The Lost Boys, Stand by Me, Young Guns

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    National Lampoon's Movie Madness, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish

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    Doogie Howser, M.D., Too Good to Be True

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    The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, Native Son

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Gremlins, Heart of Dixie

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    The Lost Boys, Silver Bullet, Lucas

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    Can't Buy Me Love, Meatballs III: Summer Job

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    - 426


    Pretty in Pink, Class, The Beniker Gang

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Dirty Dancing, Red Dawn

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bad Boys, Colors

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    Pretty in Pink, Wall Street, Less Than Zero

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    Once Upon a Time in America, Labyrinth

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    Teen Wolf Too, Moving Target

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    The Best of Times, Growing Pains

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    + 754
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    National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Logan2011
    Back to the Future, Some Kind of Wonderful, Howard the Duck

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    - 471


    Mallory Keaton, Satisfaction

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    + 548
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    Silver Spoons, Lonesome Dove

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    + 629
    - 429


    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money

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    + 465
    - 456

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Lost Boys, The Beast

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    + 585
    - 417


    The Lost Boys, Sixteen Candles, Endless Love

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    + 559
    - 324

    ranked low on reranks
    Project X, Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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    - 510

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Ghostbusters, Sweet Liberty

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    + 270
    - 122

    ranked low on reranks
    The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting

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    + 515
    - 563

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    What Have You Done for Me Lately, Nasty

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    - 171

    added by NfThrailkill
    Cutting Class, The Dark Side of the Sun

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    - 202


    The Goonies, The War of the Roses

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    - 93


    Heathers, The Wizard, The Name of the Rose

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    - 407

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    Pretty in Pink, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Hiding Out

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    Beverly Hills, 90210, Tombstone

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