Nobody Puts 80 Movies in the Corner


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Movies were not the only iconic part of the 80s, designs like these were well known too!

Most parents of teenagers can all agree – 1980’s movies are truly some of the best movies ever produced. 

The movies created today are much different from those in the 1980s. Of course the movies today have their strengths, such as improved editing and casting today’s well-known actors and actresses. However, when 1980’s movies are compared to films from any other decade, 80’s movies are far superior. 


A majority of the movies continue to be relatable for teenagers, even in today’s society. Take Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for example. The movie is nothing but fun as Ferris takes a “sick” day from school and has adventures with his best friends. Today, teenagers are constantly stressed out from school, extracurricular activities, sports, etc. Teenagers all have those days where they want nothing more than to play hooky and have a day of self indulgence. Both Ferris and teenagers today can relate to one another by wanting to simply have fun in life, even if it means going against its expectations and rules. 


The movies are original. Dirty Dancing is the perfect example. It may be a love story, but it is not like your typical Netflix Christmas movie where an ordinary girl falls in love with a prince or rich businessman. In Dirty Dancing, the main characters, Baby and Johnny, each fall in love with each other through the art of dance, despite their different paths in life. Just as the audience starts to think the movie will play out a certain way, something unexpected comes out of nowhere and leaves the viewers wondering what will happen next. The plot is much more diverse, and in the words of many, a classic. 


The movies from the 80’s are one of a kind. They contain some of the most iconic and most popular movies, actors, and directors of all time. To name a few, John Hughes, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Zemeckis are three of the most well-known directors. Hughes directed classics like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Weird Science. Spielberg directed the unforgettable E.T.- the Extra-Terrestrial and the famous Indiana Jones series. Zemeckis directed the classic and well known Back to the Future, along with Back to the Future Part Two. These movies continue to remain relevant and recognizable, nearly four decades later. 

The next time you are in need of a movie marathon and you are tired of spending so much time scrolling through Netflix, unable to find anything to watch, find an 80’s movie, pop some popcorn, and enjoy your night of nostalgia!