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List Rules Movies on this list must have been released in the 1980s and have had one or more cast member who also appeared in The Breakfast Club or St. Elmo's Fire.

The Brat Pack, a group of young actors and actresses who appeared in many films together, dominated Hollywood in the 1980s. Their films were primarily teen-oriented coming-of-age stories involving young romance, troubled youth, and plenty of fast times.


The Brat Pack refers to the constellation of actors that appeared in either St. Elmo’s Fire or The Breakfast Club. Notable Brat Packers include Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, and Molly Ringwald.


On this list of the best Brat Pack films of the 1980s, you’ll find memorable titles like
Pretty in Pink, The Outsiders, and Weird Science. Vote up your favorite Brat Pack movie below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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St. Elmo's Fire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
St. Elmo's Fire Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Mare ...more

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen ...more

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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel ...more

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Young Guns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Young Guns Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Emilio Estevez Young Guns is a 1988 Western action film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. The film was the first to be produced by Morgan Creek Productions. The film stars Emilio Estevez, ...more

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WarGames is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
WarGames Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy WarGames is a 1983 American Cold War science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John ...more

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Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Mannequin Kim Cattrall, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy Mannequin is a 1987 romantic comedy fantasy film starring Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Meshach Taylor, James Spader, G. W. Bailey, and Estelle Getty. Directed and written by Michael Gottlieb, ...more

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Less Than Zero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Less Than Zero Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader Less Than Zero is a 1987 American drama film very loosely based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same name. The film stars Andrew McCarthy as Clay, a college freshman returning home for ...more

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About Last Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
About Last Night Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally About Last Night is a 1986 American romantic dramedy film. The film was directed by Edward Zwick, and stars Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as Chicago yuppies who enter a committed relationship for the ...more

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One Crazy Summer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
One Crazy Summer Demi Moore, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven One Crazy Summer is a 1986 romantic comedy film written and directed by Savage Steve Holland, and starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, and Joel Murray. The ...more

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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Bad Boys Sean Penn, Ally Sheedy, Clancy Brown Bad Boys is a 1983 crime drama film written by Richard Di Lello and directed by Rick Rosenthal.

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Class is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Class Rob Lowe, John Cusack, Jacqueline Bissett Class is a 1983 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe and Cliff Robertson, and is also the film debut of Andrew McCarthy, John ...more

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Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Youngblood Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze Youngblood is a 1986 drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Peter Markle, and starring Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibb and is also Keanu Reeves' second film appearance.

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Oxford Blues is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Oxford Blues Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Cary Elwes Oxford Blues is a 1984 film written and directed by Robert Boris and starring Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy and Amanda Pays. It is a remake of the 1938 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film A Yank at Oxford.

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Johnny Be Good is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Johnny Be Good Robert Downey Jr., Uma Thurman, Jennifer Tilly Johnny Be Good is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Bud Smith, starring Anthony Michael Hall as the main character, Johnny Walker. The film also features Robert Downey Jr., Steve James, ...more

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The Pick-up Artist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
The Pick-up Artist Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper, Molly Ringwald The Pick-up Artist is a 1987 American romantic-comedy film written and directed by James Toback, starring Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr. The film is noted for being one of Ringwald's more ...more

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Heaven Help Us is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Heaven Help Us Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland, Mary Stuart Masterson Heaven Help Us is a 1985 comedy-drama film starring Andrew McCarthy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon, Donald Sutherland, Wallace Shawn, Stephen Geoffreys, John Heard, and Patrick Dempsey.

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Kansas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Kansas Matt Dillon, Kyra Sedgwick, Andrew McCarthy Kansas is a 1988 film starring Matt Dillon and Andrew McCarthy. It tells the story of a young man returning home to attend a wedding who hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent ...more

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We're No Angels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
We're No Angels Demi Moore, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn We're No Angels is a 1989 comedy film directed by Neil Jordan. It stars Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, and Demi Moore. This was Jordan's last film to receive a PG-13 rating by the MPAA, until Ondine ...more

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No Small Affair is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
No Small Affair Demi Moore, Jennifer Tilly, Tim Robbins No Small Affair is a 1984 comedy-drama film directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Jon Cryer and Demi Moore. Cryer, Jennifer Tilly and Tim Robbins make their film debuts.

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Blue City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Blue City Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso Blue City is a 1986 drama film based on the 1947 Ross Macdonald novel of the same name about a young man who returns to a corrupt small town in Florida to avenge the death of his father. The ...more

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Betsy's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Betsy's Wedding Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Molly Ringwald Betsy's Wedding is a 1990 American romantic-comedy film written, directed by and starring Alan Alda. It co-stars Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Madeline Kahn, Joey Bishop, Joe Pesci, Anthony ...more

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Fresh Horses is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Fresh Horses Ben Stiller, Viggo Mortensen, Molly Ringwald Fresh Horses is a 1988 coming of age drama film directed by David Anspaugh, and starring Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald.

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Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Brat Pack Movies
Wisdom Demi Moore, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez Wisdom is a 1986 American romantic crime film written and directed by its star Emilio Estevez in his filmmaking debut. The film also stars Demi Moore, along with Tom Skeritt and Veronica ...more