10 Best Awesome 80′s Movies

Saturday, March 26 by Karsun

If you enjoy retro movies, then you'll love to learn about the 10 best awesome 80's movies. There were a lot of teen movies in the 80's, but they are some of the best ever made. Combined with the other 80's movies, you have a list that is totally radical.

  1. "Top Gun" (1986) This movie starring Tom Cruise was about a few students at an elite flying school where they can become fighter pilots. There's drama, romance and a little bit of comedy thrown in for an awesome 80's movie.
  2. "Risky Business" (1983) Also starring Tom Cruise, this awesome 80's movie is about a teen that starts his own escort business after things get out of hand while he's home alone. What starts out as a little innocent fun turns into a business with serious consequences and a whole lot of money.
  3. "The Lost Boys" (1987) Starring the infamous two Corey's, this movie is about a couple on brothers that move to a new town that may be overrun with vampires. It stars Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest and Jason Patric.
  4. "The Breakfast Club" (1985) This awesome 80's movie about a group of teens in detention together starred many of the "brat pack" group. It had Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall and Emilio Estevez. It is about how each student is different in their own way and how they all come together to find their similarities.
  5. "Back to the Future" (1985) Starring Michael J. Fox, this movie is about a teen that goes back to the past and meets his parents as teens. He does this through time travel that his friend Doc creates with a car. He puts his own existence into harm's way when he interacts with his future parents.
  6. "Red Dawn" (1984) This movie is about a group of teens that must work together when WWIII starts in their very own hometown. After the Soviet Union invades a town in the mid-west, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson and C. Thomas Howell must fight to save their country.
  7. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) This comedy starred Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh and a host of other teens during the 80's. It was a comedy but had dramatic moments as well. There was no real plot to it but it remains one of the most popular 80's movies to this day.
  8. "Born on the 4th of July" (1989) Barely making the 80's, this movie starred Tom Cruise as a Vietnam veteran. It is the true biography of Ron Kovic, who became an anti-war hero after being paralyzed in Vietnam.
  9. "Bad Boys" (1983) This is an awesome 80's movie starring Sean Penn as a trouble teen that goes to reform school. There, he has more trouble as the brother of the boy he killed is in there as well after raping Sean Penn's girlfriend.
  10. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984) This was the first of many of the Elm Street movies. It stars Johnny Depp and Robert Englund and is about a murderer that kills during dreaming who is seeking revenge against the parents of the teens he is stalking.

Hopefully you enjoyed this list of the best awesome 80's movies. While there are too many awesome 80's movies to list, these are some of the best.