There’s something about my increasing anxiety at such a typical Colorado spring, in the sense of complete bipolar changes in weather that makes me antsy to watch some good old fashioned and fun loving 80’s teen flicks. I will admit here and now that I have a secret, guilty, passion for all things 80’s, and, having been born toward the end of such a bangin’ decade, I feel a deep sense of repressed nostalgia for the childhood I almost had. But, enough about me. There is a sense of timelessness in 80’s teen movies, that, despite their outdated fashion, music, language, and general ambiance, never gets old. I can watch them over and over and over again, have every fabulously quotable line memorized and already well integrated into my vernacular (“what’sa happenin’ hot stuff,” anyone?) and still watch them again. With that kind of dedication, it’s hard to define which ones I would consider the best.
The Denver Entertainment Examiner comes up with their list of the 10 best teen movies of the 80s.