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The Greatest Teen Movies Of The 1980s

Updated March 16, 2021 101.3k votes 8.6k voters 235.6k views172 items

List RulesVote up your favorite teen movies from the 1980s.

Few decades have made their mark on film quite like the 1980s did. The era of John Hughes and oh so many classic teen movies, the '80s was the decade of classic high school movies like Heathers, Sixteen Candles, Can’t Buy Me Love, and Some Kind of WonderfulThis list has been voted on by men and women to rank the all time best teen movies from the 1980s.

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. Teen movies often resonate with us the most as our teenage years are the most angst-ridden and formative years of our lives. Movies that tell the story of nerds and outcasts connect with many people. It is with a peek into the lives of these individuals that we can either find solace, live vicariously, or connect with a story similar to our own. These movies vary in their genre but they are all equally fascinating.

The '80s was also a decade that created many iconic stars like Molly Ringwald, River Phoenix, John Cusack, and Matthew Broderick. Many of these '80s teen movie stars went on to have successful film careers as they grew older as well, and some are still working today.

Vote up the best '80s films about teenagers that you love and vote down any that you think other fans should skip.

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