Time is a funny thing, especially when looking at movies. What would have simply been trends when a film was made become dated and retro upon viewing that film years later, thereby giving it a sense of cheesiness or even kitsch. The s are a notoriously cheesy decade in hindsight, but that is what makes it so endearing and puts a big smirk on your face. It makes you wish you could step into these movies and live in this version of the s.
10 Most Underrated 80s Teen Movies
80s Childhood and Teen Movies, a list of films by Iveldie • Letterboxd
These teen movies resonated with most of us because our teenage years were the most angst-ridden and formative years of our lives. It is also the decade that created a lot of iconic stars such as John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Matthew Broderick, and more. Most of these iconic stars have had successful careers in film as they grew older. The Lost Boys is about two brothers who recently moved to a small beach town in Santa Carla, California but they found out that the local cool kids there are really a pack of vampires. John Cusack stars this film as Lane Meyer, a teenage boy who made numerous funny and unsuccessful suicide attempts after the love of his life dumped him for the captain of the ski team. In an effort to take her girlfriend back, he challenges the guy to a ski race even if he did not know how to ski. The movie is known for its amusingly twisted world.
80s Teen Flicks
The teen movies of the s were game changers in the world of popular culture. They revolutionized the way teenagers were portrayed, putting the teen experience front and center, and making them the heroes. It changed the genre forever, and defined a generation of young movie fans. At the center of these movies were the young actors and actresses who were bringing the stories to life.
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