Disregarding the fact that the 80s were over a decade ago, thinking about it, it really was not that long ago at all!
It was the time of the Brat pack, the years that many people regard as the time when the best films were made. We have conjured up a list of (what we think) are the greatest 80s films out there!
Here are the top ten.
10. Pretty In Pink (1986)
Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, and Andrew McCarthy.
The storyline is based in high school – it is based on a senior working-class girl (Ringwald) who has a crush on a rich boy in her school (McCarthy) – when the two try to get together they find it hard as they are pressured by others within their social circles.
9. Weird Science (1985)
Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, and Ilan Mitchell-Smith.
Two geeks create their ideal girlfriend together on a computer, then a freak accident accidentally brings her to life! She takes the form of a superhuman (LeBrock) and she gives them the clothes and cars they desire, she also accompanies in helping them stand up to their school bullies (Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Rusler).
8. The Lost Boys (1987)
Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Jamison Newlander, and Jemi Gertz.
Two teenage brothers Sam and Michael (Haim and Patric) move to a town in Northern California with their mother. Haim meets two boys (Feldman and Newlander) at a comic store. Patric soon sees himself falling for Star (Gertz) who appears to be under the grasp of David (Sutherland) leader of the gang of vampires.
7. The Karate Kid (1984)
Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, and
Daniel (Macchio) moves to California with his mother and he soon becomes the target of a group of high school bullies who attend karate classes. He befriends the local repairman, Miyagi (Morita) who is a martial arts master who he teaches him self-defence in order to help him to compete against the group of bullies at a karate tournament.
6. Stand By Me (1986)
River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton, and Jerry O’Connell
After uncovering the fact that a boy had been killed near their homes in Oregon, these four boys set out on a mission in order to try and find this body. This is a touching journey on their way they uncover new things about one another.
5. The Goonies (1985)
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, & Kerri Green.
Two brothers (Astin and Brolin) find out they are going to lose their house and they are desperate to find any way to keep their home. They, along with a few friends, stumble across a treasure map in their attic. Their incredible journey beings after this!
4. The Breakfast Club (1985)
Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, and Judd Nelson.
Five high school students all from different backgrounds have to endure one another when they are faced with Saturday morning detention. This group includes; The rebel (Nelson), the princess (Ringwald), the geek (Hall), the jock (Estevez) and the outsider (Sheedy). Each person has a chance to tell their story and get the others to see them a little differently.
3. Footloose (1984)
Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer.
A teenager (Bacon) moves to a brand new town where dancing and rock music a strictly forbidden. His rebellious presence and determination indeed shake things up.
2. Back To The Future (1985)
Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
Teenager Marty McFly (Fox) is thrown back in time, to the fifties when his scientist friend Doc Brown (Lloyd) builds a time machine made from a DeLorean. He encounters his parents as teenagers where he must make sure they meet in that time. If he doesn’t, he will cease to exist!
1. Dirty Dancing (1987)
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.
Spending time at a summer resort with her family Baby (Grey) finds herself falling in love with the dance instructor, Johnny (Swayze) when she has to learn to dance with him to step in for another dancer who became pregnant.
There we have it, our rundown of our favourite eighties films!
Are there any films we left out? Any you think that deserved a place in the top ten?
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