Top Teen Movies and Attractions of the 1980s and 1990s


Have you ever thought about what your teenage years would be like if John Hughes directed, scripted, or produced? No? Like this? The filmmaker, who died in 2009, was responsible for several of the best teen film titles in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition to him, others succeeded in bringing teen films to the screen, clichés at the time, but now considered classics and even cult.

Most of the feature films were also known to the Brazilian audience through Ceso da Tarde, Globo or Cinéma m Casa on SBT, who dreamed of the abolition of school lockers or even uniforms. And when it comes to nostalgia (or curiosity, in the case of someone who wasn’t born then), there’s nothing like reviewing the best teen films of the distant decades.


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Think about it, digital look best listed in my opinion Youth films of the 1980s and 1990s. But more importantly, we’ll help you find you among the many streaming platforms available. Because we can be impatient, but we can never grow old! Oh, and the order of the functions is from oldest to smallest because it’s hard to decide on a final ranking.

Unfortunately there are no great titles like ‘Rental Girlfriend’ (1987), ‘Say What You Want’ (1989) and ‘She’s Awesome’ (1999) in the stream.

Let’s Dance? Image: Paramount / Reproduction

The movie, also known as “Crazy Rhythm”, made Kevin Bacon a star. The film, in which Sarah Jessica Parker also starred, tells the story of Rainn McCormick, a boy from Chicago who moves to a small country town where dancing is forbidden. Footloose is available on Telecine’s streaming service.

Kittens and Cats (1984)

Molly Ringwald as a hero remembers the 1980s

1980s teen muse Molly Ringwald starred in the John Hughes film alongside Anthony Michael Hall, another teenage cliché starlet at the time, and Michael Schöffling, who quit acting a few years later. Called ‘Sixteen Candles’ in English, the story shows exactly Sam Baker’s 16th birthday. It can be rented on YouTube for R $ 9.90.

Club of Five (1985)

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Molly Ringwald again, just to remind you how perfect she is. Image: Universal / Reproduction

Another John Hughes title with Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. This is probably the greatest teen classic of the 1980s. The ‘Breakfast Club’, its original name, returned to theaters 30 years after its release with a special screening. The film was already in the Netflix catalog, but can currently be rented on YouTube for R $ 9.90.

Enjoying the Crazy Life (1986)

enjoy the crazy life
“Turn and scream!” Image: Paramount / Reproduction

The nostalgia session in the afternoon hits that hard. There is also ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ in the John Hughes collection. Who doesn’t remember the scene in which Ferris, played by Matthew Broderick (who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance) sings the Beatles in a parade in the middle of the street? The film is available on Telecine Streaming.

Pink Shocking Girl (1986)

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A third time from Molly Ringwald, just to keep the habit going. Image: Paramount / Reproduction

I swear it’s not on purpose, but it’s just that John Hughes really was the king of 1980s teenage films, working on successive stereotype titles. In “Pretty in Pink” the filmmakers were in charge of the script (and they didn’t like getting the ending to the big screen) and again had their muse Molly Ringwald in the lead role. Although aimed more at a youthful audience, the film also addresses serious issues such as unemployment, alcoholism, and social differences in the United States. and is Smile from Andy McCarthy and young Jon Cryer. It can be seen on Telecine.

Somebody Special (1987)

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Another way to watch the previous movie. Image: Paramount / Reproduction

Produced and staged by him. You yourself. John Hughes. The dissatisfaction with the ending of ‘The Girl in Pink’ is shocking, the filmmakers decided to retell the story, just changing the protagonist’s style and ending the film in their own way. Also in ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’ are Eric Stoltz (who wanted to be Marty McFly in ‘Back to the Future’ but was replaced by Michael J. Fox), Lee Thompson (yes, Lorraine, Marty’s mother) and Mary Stuart Masterson Actors to see class. The film is available on Telecine.

Dirty Dance: Hot Rhythm (1987)

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Seriously, let’s dance! Image: reproduction

If you started dancing while reading this list, there is a reason for it. Patrick Swayze as Johnny and Jennifer Gray Baby in Dirty Dancing. The late actor and dancer played a dance instructor in a resort while on vacation, the goal of the passion of the young protagonist. A story based on the teenage years of screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein. The film is available on Netflix.

These Girls (1988)

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Have you seen the young Patrick Dempsey? Image: MGM / Reproduction

If you can’t see young Patrick Dempsey streaming on Rental Girlfriend, at least you can see him on “This Girls” alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly as best supporting actress in Michael As Can’s “A Beautiful Mind” (2001) will. . The film can be viewed on the Amazon Prime Video platform.

Beverly Hills Patties (1995)

Beverly Hills Patties
The friendship trio of dreams of every teenager of this time. Image: Paramount / Reproduction

A romantic comedy based on Jane Austin’s book “Emma”, “Beverly Hills Patties” is arguably the greatest teenage icon of the 1990s. Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, the late Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash and Donald Faison go all out in this afternoon classic. Meeting. Who never wanted to dress up as Cher Horowitz? Seriously, there has to be something that is definitely back in style! The catalog includes HBO Max.

From Magic to Temptation (1998)

From magic to temptation
Bullock and Kidman, nothing could be better! Image: WarnerBros / Reproduction

Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. do I have to say something else? The film Descendants of the Witches, with two sisters, Sally and Gillian, is based on a book (but not as old as Miss Austin) by Alice Hoffman. Ah, the still in the film is Camilla Belle, an American actress who, like young Sally, is the daughter of a Brazilian. It’s also available on HBO Max.

I’ve never been kissed (1999)

I've never been kissed before
Drew Barrymore in her perfection. Image: fox / breeding

Is a 25-year-old journalist returning to high school going to be a nightmare? No, it’s just ‘I’ve Never Been Kissed’, the movie about everyone who was the ugly duckling in high school and the beginning of the wonderful bun into adulthood. Drew Barrymore plays Josie Geller in the best teen stereotypes of the decade. Not to mention the hilarious scenes of David Arquette as Josie’s brother Rob. With Fox bought by Disney, the 20th Century Movie Mickey’s is available on Disney + Streaming.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 things I hate about you
To see this you need to memorize the lines too. Image: Disney / Reproduction

To close the list with a flourish, another adaptation of a classic. Yes, “10 Things I Hate About You” is a retelling of “The Tamed Shrew” by William Shakespeare. Walter Stratford, played by Larry Miller, the father of the protagonist Kat, played by Julia Stiles, was asked: “Have you made anyone cry so far?” “No, but it’s three thirty,” said the dog. Aside from gripping hymns of praise, the film has a lot of cutting-edge dialogues, including those that are over 20 years old. Oh, and try to hold back the tears when Heath Ledger shows up with that lovely smile from Patrick Verona. The film is available on Disney +.

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