Best 80s Movies To Binge With Your Parents

By Elizabeth Flatley

Something great to do with your parents is watching their nostalgic movies and bring back a ton of memories along with them. Below are some of the movies commonly known throughout multiple generations. Some of the most iconic movies and Iconic quotes come from the following movies. 

1.Ferris Bueler’s Day Off

Ferris Bueler’s Day Off has to be the most liked movie from the 80s across all Gen X. This movie tells a story about a teenage boy who takes a day off. This day is filled with adventure, problems, and a love story. Ferris’ charm and likability wins himself another free day. 

2.Star Wars (“Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”)

The Star Wars saga has been popular since 1977 and has continued to grow and continue to be popular today. Star Wars changed the expectations for all movies in Hollywood while dominating the charts for grossing movies. Before Star Wars, special effects did not change until the 1950s, but since 1977 movies had to step up their game. 

3.Top Gun

Based in San Diego, California, students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class; one determined young pilot, L.T Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, learns a few things from an instructor that is not taught in the classroom. 

4.The Breakfast Club

This classic teen coming of age story The Breakfast Club tells the audience of a Saturday afternoon detention filled with kids of all different cliques. These five high school students eventually find out they have a lot more in common than they think. 

5.The Princess Bride

The fantasy adventure comedy, tells the story of a farmhand named Wesley that soon attempts to rescue his one and only love Buttercup from the irksome Prince Humperdink. Wesley, the farm boy turned pirate, encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.