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The most popular teen films of the eighties

It was not until the eighties that the teen film genre emerged and numerous coming-of-age films were shot. In our list we have collected the most iconic teen films of the decade for you.

Some of these classics produced quite a few heartthrob from the eighties. Michael J. Fox, for example, became known worldwide during this decade - among other things with "Back to the Future".

These are the most popular teen films of the eighties

In 1986 the romantic teen comedy "Pretty in Pink" was released. TAAHM star Jon Cryer, Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy played the lead roles. “Pretty in Pink” is just one of the many coming-of-age films that made director John Hughes a pioneer in this genre in the 1980s.

Molly Ringwald was well represented in the eighties and nineties. She not only played a role in "Pretty in Pink", but also stood in front of the camera, for example, in the cult film "The Breakfast Club" (1985) or "Sixteen Candles" (1984). Molly Ringwald is still active as an actress today, she is currently working on the Netflix series "Riverdale".

"Ferris Turns Blue" - also a film by John Hughes - is one of the most popular high school comedies of all time. The film, starring Matthew Broderick, was released in 1986. The film is about "Ferris", who is very popular with his classmates but hated by the teachers.

The reason for this: He is the master of blueing and fakes various illnesses in order to avoid class and to spend time with his friend "Cameron" and his girlfriend "Sloane".

Matthew Broderick in "Ferris Makes Blue"
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