80’s Films

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Films from the 80s


Pretty In Pink

Released: 1986

Genre: comedy-drama, romance


Molly Ringwald (Andie Walsh)

Jon Cryer (Duckie Dale)

Andrew McCarthy (Blane McDonald)

James Spader (Steff McKee)

Annie Potts (Iona)


Pretty In Pink follows the life of teenager Andie Walsh, a girl with uniquely thrifted outfits struggling financially with her father back. When Blane (Jon Cryer), a rich, popular boy begins to fall in love with Andie, Andie is faced with a confliction. Pretty In Pink tells the story of a highschool girl in the 80s discovering the balance of friendship and love and money and family.

The Breakfast Club

Released: 1985

Genre: comedy-drama


Molly Ringwald (Claire Standish)

Judd Nelson (John Bender)

Ally Sheedy (Allison Reynolds)

Anthony Michael Hall (Brian Johnson)

Emilio Estevez (Andrew Clark)


The Breakfast Club is about 5 teens who get

detention and do a bunch of shenanigans while

being in detention. This film even includes romance

between John Bender (Judd Nelson) and Claire

Standish (Molly Ringwald). Another romance

includes Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) and

Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez). Most of the movie

was not scripted and they had to just go with

what felt right and what fit the characters the


Back to the Future

Released: 1985

Genre: Science-Fiction


Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly)

Christopher Lloyd (Dr. Emmet)

Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines)

Thomas F Wilson (Biff Tannen)

Crispin Glover (George McFly)

James Tolkan (Mr. Strickland)


This movie is about Marty Mcfly (Michael J. Fox) went back in time to the year of 1955. He ended up causing a lot of trouble between him and his mom and dad, putting his existence in trouble.


Released: 1984

Genre: Science Fiction


Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz)

Bill Murray (Peter Venkman)

Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler)

Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore)

Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett)


Ghostbusters is about 3 men fighting paranormal figures around New York City. They end up getting very well known for their heroic acts and even get their iconic theme song “GhostBusters”.


Released: 1982

Genre: Science Fiction

Cast: Henry Thomas (Elliot)

Drew Barrymore (Gertie)

Dee Wallace (Mary)

Robert MacNaughton (Michael)

  1. Thomas Howell (Tyler)



E.T., an award winning moving, was a sensation due to Spielberg’s incredible use of filming techniques. The movie tells the story of a lost alien, E.T., meeting Elliot, a young boy, on earth. The two become close friends, and when faced with obstacles on Earth, Elliot and E.T.’s bond is stronger than ever.

The Gremlins

Released: 1984

Genre: Science Fiction

Cast: Howie Mandel (Gizmo)

         Frank Welker  (Stripe and Mogwai)

         Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer)

         Phoebe Cates (Kate Beringer)

         Dick Miller (Murray Futter)       



Gremlins, another iconic sci-fi film, by Steven Spielberg, tells the story of cute little creatures, called Gremlins, threatlessly befriending a young boy. Overnight, however, they quickly multiply and quickly the boy begins the realize that Gremlins are more than cute pets, they are dangerous monsters. Together, the boy and his friends/family work to stop the monsters before they multiply and grow even further.