A Salute to ’80s Teen Movies Set to “Don’t You Forget About Me”

Tribute to 1980s Teen Films

The 1980s were loaded with memorable teen comedies/coming-of-age films many of which are still quoted today. But other than a handful of films, the current decade is seriously lacking in movies aimed at teenagers/young adults that will be fondly remembered 30+ years from now. The Fault in Our Stars, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Easy A might hold the same significance when viewed in three decades that ’80s films The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, and Dirty Dancing still do so many years after their theatrical releases. However, it’s impossible to come up with a list of recently released teen films as impressive as the batch released back in the 1980s.

In recognition of ’80s teen films and in honor of The Breakfast Club‘s 30th anniversary, video editor Robert Jones has compiled clips from those classic coming of age movies in a four minute video set to “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” Among the films featured in Jones’ video are:

The Breakfast Club
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Dirty Dancing
Say Anything
Real Genius
Weird Science
The Goonies
Back to the Future
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Footloose
The Karate Kid
Better Off Dead
Heathers
Pretty in Pink
Risky Business
Sixteen Candles
Revenge of the Nerds
Flashdance
Teen Wolf
Stand By Me
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Lost Boys
Adventures in Babysitting
Some Kind of Wonderful
An American Werewolf in London

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