It’s the 21st century, it’s time of action thrillers and sci-fi movies era but there are many cult classic movies from the 80s which are notable and popular even today. These films may have been released before you were born. We are not talking about black-white era but the 80s where there were masterpieces made. They all contain something to better prepare you for the grueling decades of adulthood ahead. Here is the list of 80s Movies Every Young Person should watch.
1. The Breakfast Club (1985)
One of the best of 80s movies, The Breakfast Club is about five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. It’s brilliantly presented the struggles, social rifts, and pressures that every teenage face.
2. Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future resembles Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” more than other, conventional time-travel movies. It’s about a character that begins with one view of his life and reality and is allowed, through magical intervention, to discover another. Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Considered one of the greatest films ever made, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is about a troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. is the immensely popular magical fantasy movie myth. It was widely acclaimed by critics as a timeless story of friendship, and it ranks as the greatest science fiction film ever made in a Rotten Tomatoes survey. As well as with this it won four Oscars out of nine Academy Awards nominations.
4. Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sixteen Candles” is a sweet and funny movie about two of the worst things that can happen to a girl on her sixteenth birthday. An angst-ridden Molly Ringwald wakes up on her sixteenth birthday to find the occasion has been completely overshadowed by her sister’s wedding. She has to deal with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school’s heartthrob. It has a great soundtrack throughout the entire movie.
5. Working Girl (1988)
Many of the Eighties films that are most popular today were not big hits in their time, Working Girl is one of them. Its romantic drama film features a notable opening sequence following Manhattan-bound commuters on the Staten Island Ferry accompanied by Carly Simon’s song “Let the River Run”, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Song. The film turns around secretary and his boss when a secretary’s idea is stolen by her boss; she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss’ job.
6. Dirty Dancing (1987)
Even thirty years after its release, Dirty Dancing which is about a teen summer romance is as popular as ever. The true hero of the story, Baby’s actions and courage, help her father and her lover learn to forgive, to change and ultimately grow as people. It’s about spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family; Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. It has become known for certain scenes and lines; everybody knows not to put Baby in the corner.
“I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”
7. Pretty In Pink (1986)
From start to finish, its purely teenage comedy film, a young girl falls in love with a boy from the other side of the tracks. Problems occur when his peers think the object of his desires is socially beneath him. Molly Ringwald gives an outstanding performance in this sweet, intelligent teen comedy that takes an ancient premise and injects it with insight and wit. Pretty in Pink was Ringwald’s third collaboration with John Hughes, following Sixteen Candles in 1984 and The Breakfast Club in 1985, the trio was most popular movies of all time that loved from an audience.
8. Heathers (1988)
Heathers, one of the delicious movies of the 80s.Director Lehman has done more than creating a movie. It stars Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty. The movie’s plot moves four teenage girls—three of whom are named Heather—in a clique at an Ohio high school. The movie shows high school politics centers on Veronica Sawyer (Ryder) who joins an exclusive clique of popular girls. Heather (Walker, Doherty, Falk) and plays along with her new boyfriend J.D. (Slater) in a series of pranks which turn into a series of murders made to look like suicides.
9. The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride is the ultimate fairytale. It tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by befriended companions along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The story is presented in the film as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage), thus effectively preserving the novel’s narrative style. The movie skewed humor and its storybook feel lessen some of the impacts of the violent scenes.
10. When Harry Met Sally…(1989)
When Harry Met Sally is an American romantic comedy film about two best friends who had feared that may sex would ruin the friendship. It’s starring Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story moves around Harry and Sally have known each other for twelve years and they were very good friends. In the movie, everyone will love to taste the next sip of wine as the same way each every upcoming scene in the movie keeps the audience interest. They were truly advance in a relationship as being together but always have fear of sex that may ruin their friendship.