Entertainment The Best Teen Movies of 1980  

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List of the best 1980 teen movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. If you were in high school when these films came out, these were the movies you saw with your friends when the weekend finally arrived. These are all the teen movies that defined the year 1980, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Examples include Friday the 13th and Fame. This isn't necessarily a list of all teen movies from 1980, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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darbylou added Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
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darbylou added Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
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Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer
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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Movies of 1980
darbylou added John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack
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darbylou added James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald
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darbylou added Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue
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darbylou added Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd
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The Blue Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Movies of 1980
Brooke Shields, William Daniels, Leo McKern
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Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal, Cynthia Nixon
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Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack
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Debbie Allen, Irene Cara, Meg Tilly
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Fran Drescher, Tony Danza
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Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Randy Quaid
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen
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Robert Downey Jr., Barbara Bach, Ralph Macchio
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Michael J. Fox, Paul Reubens, Stephen Furst
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Sophie Marceau, Dominique Lavanant, Bernard Giraudeau
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Vanity, David Copperfield
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Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Renée Soutendijk
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Long Island Cannibal Massacre Fred Borges, John Smihula, Paul Smihula
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Helene Udy, Carl Marotte, Michael Zelniker
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Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Kathy Griffin
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Teen Mothers Vincent Schiavelli, Azizi Johari, Bonnie Bartlett