10 Top teen movies in the 80’s

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10. Risky Business (1983) 

A suburban Chicago upper-class teenager cuts loose, having his out parents on a holiday. Leaving him alone. He takes unauthorised trip in his father’s Porsche and leads to an accident. It caused lots of money to be repaired. He comes up with an idea in a creative way by turning his family home into a brothel.

9. Fast times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, Stacy Hamilton is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett , Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner and his more assured buddy Mike Damone. Meanwhile, Stacy’s classmate Jeff Spicoli, who lives for surfing and being stoned. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

8. Heathers(1988)

Veronica (Winona Ryder) was once an ordinary girl. She became a part of the most popular clique at her high school.The groups named Heather. She releases  the other girls’ cruel behavior and disapproves of it. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. , confront clique leader Heather Chandler and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Realising that J.D. is intentionally killing students he does not like. She races to stop J.D. while also clashing with the clique’s new leader, Heather Duke.

7. A nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly. She decides to stay awake at any cost to survive. The clawed killer who is butchering her friends one by one in their dreams.

6. Say Anything… (1989)

High school senior Lloyd Dobler, an athlete,  who’s interested  in dating Diane Court, beautiful and smart valedictorian. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her over-protective father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England.  

5. Dead Poet Society (1989)

John Keating, a progressive new English professor , encourages his students to break free from the school norms, to think independently, and be the captain of their life. Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His roommate, Neil Perry, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends relieve the Dead Poets Society; after asking Mr. Keating the former member. 

4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller, a high school student, fakes sick because he wants a day off from school. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father’s prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane.  They spend the rest of the day in Chicago. Meanwhile, Ed Rooney, The principal is trying to spy on him convinced that Ferris is not sick and is out to catch him. Ferris knows that, much to Rooney’s chagrin. 

3. Back To The Future (1985)

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties. He assists an eccentric scientist by documentation. But this leads him to be accidentally sent back to 1955, in a plutonium-powered DeLorean “time machine” invented by the scientist. During his trip to the past, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love before returning to the present.

2. The Breakfast Club (1985)

In Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois. A group of students stuck together in the library for detention. Even though they have little in common. The exception of Claire and Andrew, do not associate with each other in school. In school Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case. Under Mr. Vernon, supervising from his office across the hall. Each is required to write a one thousand word essay about who they think they are. At the beginning they were indeed planning on writing that essay, on what the world sees , and what they have been brainwashed into believing of themselves. They all grow close and realising each of them have their own problems.

1. Sixteen Candles (1984)

Samantha ‘s sixteenth birthday isn’t going so great; Her parents conveniently ignore her and even forget her birthday. Because they’re too busy, her sister’s getting married.  Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong. Samantha’s life is going downhill fast. She also gets stuck in a love triangle with her crush Jake, the most popular senior boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her.  Showcasing her journey into young womanhood with comedic reliefs.



Honorable mentions:
Robert Lynch
Rick Munoz
Rick Gregory
Scott Renshaw
Liz Jordan
Jon Reeves

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