10 Best 80′s Chick Flicks To Watch On A Date

Thursday, February 17 by Shawn Lealos

The best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date include the romance that girls desire with the action and humor that guys love so much. The 80's was the era for teen comedies from visionaries like John Hughes and is ripe for smart, entertaining fare that will entertain males and females of all ages.

  1. “When Harry Met Sally” This romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner is one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date. For the girls, Meg Ryan and Bill Crystal form a romantic relationship over time, despite arguments along the way. For guys, there is some of the smartest dialogue in any romantic comedy.
  2. “Footloose” Kevin Bacon stars in this, one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date. The movie is a musical, with fast passed rock songs, revolving around a religious community that prohibits school dances. The movie has also been adapted to stage in London and on Broadway.
  3. “Dirty Dancing” While this movie is more geared towards females, it is still one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date. While the girls get the schmaltzy love story, guys get a strong willed male hero who stands up to his girl’s parents by exclaiming “no one puts Baby in the corner.”
  4. “An Officer and a Gentleman” Richard Gere plays a military man in this, one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date. The girls get the love story of the girl winning over the bad boy and the guys get a pretty strong story of a man overcoming the odds to make it in the military.
  5. “Say Anything” John Cusack stars in one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date. The movie is a typical 80's romantic comedy but, directed by Cameron Crowe, remains smart and entertaining. John Cusack plays the perfect man, someone girls want and guys want to be like.
  6. “The Princess Bride” This fantasy movie is one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date. The movie has all the fairy tale elements that girls like, with princesses needing rescued in faraway lands. Guys get great humor, sword fights and Andre the Giant.
  7. “Heathers” This dark comedy is one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date. Most girls can relate to the horrible heckling and treatment that the popular girls dish out to the less fortunate but guys will love the dangerous undertones and Christian Slater’s bad boy blowing everything up.
  8. “Romancing the Stone” In one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner go on an adventure to find treasure. The movie is almost like “Indiana Jones” made for girls and features all the action that guys love as well.
  9. “Adventures in Babysitting” Elisabeth Shue stars as a girl who is forced to babysit after her boyfriend cancels their anniversary date. In one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date, she sets out with the kids and ends up in danger, running for their lives in the dark, dangerous city.
  10. “Sixteen Candles” This is one of the best 80’s chick flicks to watch on a date. The movie seems to be made almost specifically for girls as Molly Ringwald struggles through her 16th birthday. However, it is directed by John Hughes and holds a special place in everyone’s hearts, male or female.

COMMENTS

  1. February 17, 2011 8:12 pm

    Stabashnik

    Dirty Dancing will always be an awesome date movie!

    Sue Tabashnik
    Author, THE FANS’ LOVE STORY: How The Movie ‘DIRTY DANCING’ Captured The Hearts Of Millions! http://outskirtspress.com/SueTabashnik
    A portion of the proceeds is being donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Center.


  2. February 17, 2011 8:12 pm

    Stabashnik

    Dirty Dancing will always be an awesome date movie!

    Sue Tabashnik
    Author, THE FANS’ LOVE STORY: How The Movie ‘DIRTY DANCING’ Captured The Hearts Of Millions! http://outskirtspress.com/SueTabashnik
    A portion of the proceeds is being donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Center.