From John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club to the iconic The Princess Bride, the films of the 1980s were cinematic classics that shaped a generation.

It’s hard to narrow down the list of iconic films, but here are 10 ’80s movies to watch when you’re feeling nostalgic.


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This John Hudges movie lived out the teenage dream — playing hooky for a day filled with joy rides, musical numbers, and outsmarting all the adults.

Can’t Buy Me Love

Before Patrick Dempsey was McDreamy in Grey’s Anatomy, he was nerdy Ronald Miller. The classic ‘let’s pretend we’re dating’ trope was fresh on the scene with this adorable love story.

Back to the Future

A young Michael J. Fox and a goofy Christopher Lloyd traveled through time, creating a legendary trilogy.


Kevin Bacon’s big city turned small-town character will give you your fill of cheesy teenage drama and, of course, epic dance numbers.

The Goonies

Booby traps, fighting pirates, and brave rescues — watch this group of friends on their adventure to find hidden treasure.


Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! This comedic classic had audiences in stitches as the stars of the film fought supernatural forces.

The Breakfast Club

The authenticity of the characters and their personal struggles perfectly capture the hierarchy of high school in a way that is hilarious, vulnerable, and timeless.


The story of a lovable, Reese’s Pieces-eating space invader who befriends a young boy named Elliot made an entire generation wish for an alien friend of their own.

Who Framed Rodger Rabbit

This fun film’s blend of both animated and live action characters paved the way for other beloved flicks alike.

Pretty in Pink

Just try not to fall in love with a young John Cryer when you watch Pretty in Pink, a sweet and relatable story about feeling like an outcast in high school and falling in love with the popular guy.

The Princess Bride

The film is a triumphant blend of action, suspense, comedy, and romance — all in one remarkable package.

xx, The FabFitFun Team