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 scenes where your favorite stars got naked, ranked by you for hotness. You will also find some old shower scenes here.
I described the movies, the context of the 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 scenes where characters shed their clothes in '80s teen comedy history.
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 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.
This movie has all of the tropes of a teen comedy, but happens to center around a clumsy guy trying to bang a young Kelly Preston, so pretty much everyone's on board from the beginning. Because a young Kelly Preston is stupid hot. Like, stupid hot.
A young Kelly Preston is in lace, while the guy slowly undresses her. He takes off her bra, and you can seriously hear a football stadium full of dudes just cheering. She pulls off her undergarments and boom, Kelly Preston in all her glory, who then lies down and makes out with the guy for a few minutes. Then, they do it, and it's awesome. He promises to "pull out", then doesn't; but whatever, it's the '80s so it wasn't a big deal, if the rest of this list has taught us all anything.
#33 on Bucket List for Teenagers
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 without a shirt on, while older women give her disapproving looks.
#49 on The Best Movies of 1983
A Tom Hanks movie where a bunch of rowdy 80s dudes throw their best friend a bachelor party. It seriously is one of the top 10 movie parties I wish I could have been to.
Tom Hanks tries to get away from all the rowdy dudes when Monique Gabrielle comes out from behind curtains wearing nothing. And as she looks at him, her head turns into his girlfriend, a nun from school, and eventually, his buddies. It's actually pretty funny. And hey, people aren't wearing clothes the whole time.
#27 on The Best Movies of 1984