This movie is the greatest PSA for teen abstinence ever made as our hero Gary Lawrence Monoson and his pals go through some raw and un-sexy attempts to lose their virginity, including an awkward encounter with a prostitute that would never be confused for Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. The Last American Virgin is mostly remembered today for having the saddest ending ever for a teen comedy that also has Oingo Boingo on the soundtrack. The high school comedy Hiding Out gave Jon Cryer the chance to play an adult after immortalizing himself in teen moviedom as Duckie in Pretty in Pink.
The s were an incredible time for teen movies. That's because it was the decade where Hollywood studios figured out that teenagers had a lot of disposable income that they were willing to spend on various forms of entertainment. It helped that most malls -- the social hubs of the era -- had cinemas, making it convenient for kids to plunk their money down at the box office.
What's the definition of a classic movie? The movie's age, for one, but also its legacy in pop culture. Maybe it's hard to believe, but most movies from the '80 fall into the former category—the '80s were a long time ago!
Time is a funny thing, especially when looking at movies. What would have simply been trends when a film was made become dated and retro upon viewing that film years later, thereby giving it a sense of cheesiness or even kitsch. The s are a notoriously cheesy decade in hindsight, but that is what makes it so endearing and puts a big smirk on your face.
There's something quite wonderful about watching a movie. For those next couple of hours, you're placed in whatever new world you see on that screen. Once we finish the film we begin to crave and long to be apart of that world forever.
Few decades have made their mark on film quite like the s did. This ilst has been voted on by men and women to rank the all time best teen movies from the s. Movies have the ability to make us feel.
Sign in. PG 97 min Comedy, Drama, Romance. A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.
In a time before superhero movies reigned supreme at the box office, the best '80s movies offered up a full range of genres. There are the iconic teen movies like Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club created by filmmaker John Hughes and often starring current Riverdale mom Molly Ringwald or darker, angstier fare like Heathers. If action movies are more your thing, you've got Return of the Jedi or Die Hard.
Following news that the soundtrack to Ferris Bueller's Day Off will see official release for the first time ever this year yes, that's 30 years after the film originally hit theaterswe started thinking about the many magical moments in '80s teen movies. And of course, there were plenty of people not named John who did pretty well in the '80s too. Below are some of the most unforgettable music movie moments from '80s teen flicks.
Here are 30 of the best films about those formative years most of us spend a lifetime trying to forget. Theater geeks, or anyone to ever appear in a school play, can relate to the highs and lows our teenage cast suffers as the competition gets harder the closer they get to graduation. Alan Parker directs, giving the film an unflinching if, at times, overstated portrayal of young performers and the toll chasing their ambitions have on themselves and the relationships most important to them. As funny as the movie is, it also features some heavy moments that may surprise the first-time viewer.