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12 Girly 80s Teen Movies To Have 'The Time Of Your Life' Watching

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Travel back in time with these charming 80s teen movies.

80s teen movies.
updated on:
April 12, 2023

My mom and I love watching movies from every decade together, and one of my favorite decades lately has been the 80s! My mom was my age in the 80s so watching a movie from back then is like hopping in a time machine.

Fun fact: my mom was actually an extra in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. You can see her browsing CDs in the background of the shopping mall scene!

Recently, my mom and dad suggested we watch Valley Girl, and I thought it was a total trip! It got me thinking about what it would be like to be a teenager in the 80s and to be seeing these movies in theaters with my girlfriends on the weekend. I thought I would put together a list of some iconic (girly) 80s movies for you to enjoy on your next girls' night!

This post is all about 80s teen movies.

Pretty in Pink (1986)

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Pretty in Pink is a classic John Hughes/Molly Ringwald movie about a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who has a crush on a wealthy boy from school. They try to have a relationship, but peer pressure ultimately threatens their plans to go to prom together.

Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

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Can't Buy Me Love is about a nerd who pays the popular girl in school to pretend to date him. They start to realize they are more similar than they previously thought.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

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Samantha Baker is ready to turn 16, but the problem is: no one has remembered her birthday. This John Hughes classic is a quintessential 80s teen comedy.

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Valley Girl (1983)

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Valley Girl is about a preppy girl who meets a punk rock boy and they must grapple with what everyone else thinks about their relationship. This movie is so great! If you liked Eddie and Chrissy's dynamics from Stranger Things, you'll like this movie.

Dirty Dancing (1987)

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Dirty Dancing is a classic romance movie about a girl named Baby who meets a dance instructor and becomes his dance partner. This one is a cult classic and perfect to watch during the summer.

Teen Witch (1989)

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On her 16th birthday, a shy teen gains her powers as a witch. She soon learns that using magic has consequences. Fun fact: the star of this film is Blake Lively's sister when she was younger, Robyn Lively!

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

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Okay, Ferris Bueller's Day Off isn't necessarily girly, but it's a fun story about a trickster who pretends to be sick to get out of school only to pull his friends into his hijinks. I think all teenagers should see this movie at least once!

Endless Love (1981)

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Endless Love is a romance drama about two teenagers who fall in love for the first time with each other and how their passion leads to chaos for the people around them. This Brooke Shields movie features a young Tom Cruise and inspired a popular 2014 remake of the same name.

If you like this post you may enjoy this post: 30 Super Girly 2000s Movies That Are Charming & Nostalgic

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The Breakfast Club (1985)

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The Breakfast Club is another must-watch! It's about five different students who are sentenced to detention and must learn to get along with one another. In my opinion, every high schooler should watch this one at least once, too.

Heathers (1988)

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Heathers is about a clique of popular girls (think Mean Girls) where one member goes rogue and decides to rebel against them. This is a dark comedy that was eventually turned into a popular musical.

Footloose (1984)

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After a deadly car crash, a small town's minister bans rock music and dancing. After Ren moves from the city to said small town, he tries to rally everyone to bring dancing and joy back again. This is a classic 80s movie that is worth checking off your list!

The Princess Bride (1987)

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A fairytale-like comedy based on the book of the same name, The Princess Bride is larger than life and will transport you to another place and time.


What is your favorite girly 80s movie? I think mine is Valley Girl honestly.

A quick note before you go, this blog post is extra special to me because it is the 100th blog post that I have written for Roseglass Collective! I can't believe that there are 100 posts on the site! It has seriously been so fun every step of the way and it is insane that Roseglass Collective is already 1! Time flies when you're having fun!

Whether you've been reading for a while, or this is the first post you've found, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I hope that my posts can teach you a little something new or bring some joy to your day.

In celebration, I've included a list of some of my favorite blog posts from the first year below (although I do love them all equally!). Many more to come!

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