If there's anything that the '80s gave us, it was gratuitous nudity in just about every single teen comedy that came out. In honor of that tradition, here are the best '80s teen comedy nude scenes of all time, ranked by you for hotness. You might also be interested in movies with unexpected nude scenes and a list of actors who have done full frontal.
I described the movies, the context of the nude scenes, and then linked you out to the scenes when possible (although you can totally just Google all of them). From Phoebe Cates in Fast Times, to lesser-known gems like Hardbodies and Malibu Express, to even scenes from actually-good movies like Sixteen Candles, these are the greatest nude scenes in '80s teen comedy history. Legendary naked movie scenes!
I don't have to tell you what this movie is about (it's easily one of the best stoner movies of all time) and you know exactly what scene I'm talking about. If you don't, then here it is. That's Phoebe Cates.
She's married to Kevin Klein, looks like this now, and is one of the hottest, if not the hottest girl the '80s had to offer. And she took her clothes off every chance she got, all over the place, non-stop. The 80s were a great place to live because everything was exactly ten million times cheesier since self-awareness hadn't been invented yet.
And, to repeat, Phoebe Cates in her teens/20s was one of the greatest parts of the '80s.
She tops every one of these lists and with great reason. The mix of innocence and mischief in her eyes in every scene just steals the entire movie every time. I'm now, of course, creeping myself out, but
I love you, Phoebe, if you're reading this. And if you are reading this, I want to thank you for your service to mankind in the '80s (and whatever charity work you're probably doing these days) because if it weren't for you, I wouldn't have a quick, no-thoughts-required answer for when a girlfriend asks for swimsuit input: "red just make it red it needs to be red I don't care if it's from Target just red no designs just as long as it's red please thank you."BONUS: A super hot, full frontal Jennifer Jason Leigh scene where she's making out with the guy who then disappoints her as she sits up all hot and bothered, still naked, and disappointed. A scene I think we can all relate to.
#40 on The Funniest '80s Moviessee more on Fast Times at Ridgemont High
A 1%er (Dan Aykroyd) trades places with a homeless guy (Eddie Murphy) trade places because two rich old guys make a bet about how it will turn out. Hilarity ensues, and Jamie Lee Curtis takes her top off.
Jamie Lee Curtis plays a prostitute who seems smarter than any other woman in the movie. She lets Dan Aykroyd stay at her place in exchange for, you guessed it, money once he's rich again. The scene where she's changing and casually walks around topless showed everyone that at some point, Jamie Lee Curtis was super hot. Even with that hair.
#8 on The Funniest '80s Moviessee more on Trading Places
Phoebe Cates tries to score a really WASPy rich dude while this one girl teases everyone in the movie. Shower scenes happen.
Some more dudes spy on a girl when she thinks she's safe and take pictures with the flash turned off. They use a polaroid, which was common then, but today would be a hipster thing to do. She notices them in the mirror and decides to give them a show until they pull her towel off. Weirdly, nobody gets arrested and the girls aren't even super freaked out or anything, but actually kind of happy about it for some reason. Phoebe Cates is in her underwear throughout.
The female lead in the movie is former Betsy Russell who spends the whole time teasing dudes. She also rides a horse topless while older women shoot her disapproving looks. People then go nuts as there are apparently, once again, no nudity laws in public in the 80s.Why not check it out here.
#40 on The Best Movies of 1983see more on Private School
I could not have watched this movie more as a kid. And if I had managed that, I'm sure my parents would have sent me to some kind of psychiatrist (which, in retrospect, would have been a good decision, which means that yes, all kids should watch this movie at least 50 times).
The movie is about a pre-Scientology Tom Cruise as a teenager who tries to have some fun while his parents are away. Everything is prim and proper and perfect in his home, but as soon as they leave, you get that infamous scene of him dancing in his underwear indoors pretending to be a rockstar, which to some kids, will resonate more if I say "like that Heidi Klum Guitar Hero (RIP) commercial where she dances in her underwear in a living room.
He proceeds to meet this vaguely Russian woman, played by an at-the-time-still-relevant Rebecca De Mornay, who treats him like crap, but has sex with him throughout the entire movie. She's the one you see naked all over the place the entire time. They make it seem so cool that it kinda makes you want a dangerous, unstable, emotionally unavailable blonde woman of your very own. Wait what? Oh my god. This explains a lot. (This explains a lot.) But life-changing revelations aside, the scenes are pretty awesome. Repeatedly. All the time. The train scene (where they have sex on a train) is particularly something that was etched into my brain as a wee lad, because I couldn't believe how poorly maintained the lights were on that thing. It was very irresponsible.
#93 on The Funniest '80s Moviessee more on Risky Business