10 Classic 80s Movies Every Teenager Needs to See

These films are mostly cult classics that helped shape the eighties and are Redditor's picks for movies all teenagers should see for that decade.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is an eighties classic. Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara), and Alan Ruck (Cameron Frye) skip school.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Beetlejuice is still an annual watch around Halloween for many. It follows a deceased married couple who haunt their old home to get the new owners out. They summon Betelgeuse (pronounced Beetlejuice) without realizing his dangerous antics and ulterior motives. It marries the worlds of the living and the dead.

Beetlejuice (1988)

Stand By Me is a coming-of-age film based on Stephen King‘s 1982 novella The Body. In 1959, childhood friends Gordon (Wil Wheaton), Teddy (Corey Feldman), Chris (River Phoenix), and Vern (Jerry O'Connell) set out to find a rumored dead body.

Stand By Me (1986)

Heyyyyy you guyyys! The Goonies is a monumental movie that helped define the eighties. It follows a group of teens who find a treasure map to the lost gold of a pirate named One-Eyed Willy.

The Goonies (1985)

It's about a young warrior tasked with stopping “The Nothing,” a dark force, from engulfing the wonderland world of Fantasia. Its infamous quicksand scene is still one of the most heartbreaking in cinema.

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

The Princess Bride film is an adaption from the 1973 novel of the same name by William Goldman. To preserve the metafictional narrative style of the movie, it presents the story as a book that the grandfather (Peter Falk) reads to his grandson (Fred Savage).

The Princess Bride (1987)

Dirty Dancing is a romantic drama dance film set in the summer of 1963. It follows Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) and her family's vacation at Kellerman's. The music and dancing are iconic. “Nobody puts baby in the corner!”

Dirty Dancing (1987)

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