THE TOP 6 FEEL-GOOD MOVIES FROM THE 80's OF ALL TIME

THE TOP 6 FEEL-GOOD MOVIES FROM THE 80's OF ALL TIME

WORDS by Sylvia Lam

WORDS by Sylvia Lam

The Smiths, florals, sneakers, and my god the shoulder pads - what’s not to love of the epic epoch? Running through some of the best feeling films, I really think I think I love this era more than Morrissey loves Morrissey…

1. The Breakfast Club (1985)

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Our five favourite high school stereotypes show some real moral fiber in spending a quality Saturday arvo' in detention together. Bonding together and getting into antics we love to hate about high school, and who could forget that infamous library blaze-up? We’ve all dreamt of really to sticking it to the man at 16, getting the girl - and a good ol’ DNM to Simple Minds playing too.

2. Pretty In Pink (1986)

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Isn’t she? With the Psychedelic Furs plucking this tune in your head, you’ll happily be raiding your closet for all the pink and lace you own. Oh, the glorious high school dramas of rich guys and savvy chicks. Fishnet stockings and pastel blazers hash it out in the name of love, surpassing all of your a**hole mates and their poor opinions of your woman!

3. Risky Business (1983)

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That legendary pink business shirt, calf-high socks and those wayfarer sunglasses. You’d be lying if you haven’t re-enacted Tom Cruise’s infamous living room scene. Rocking it out in lip-sync glory to be home alone and expecting some lovely lady company. Ruthless fun and laughs in what a high school senior student  boys would do in the name of gettin’ some.

4. Back To The Future (1985)

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If my calculations are correct, this is one all-time 80’s sci-fi favourite! Who can you say no to one youthful 24 year-old M.J Fox? An unforgettable hint of almost-incest, chivalrous grit that gets the girl, knocks out the bad guy, and saves the day! That is, the present day of 1985, not 1955. Why don’t we go for a spin in the DeLorean?

5. Ferris Beuller’s Day Off (1986)

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Teens with nothing better to do than… nothing! Following this cheeky fast-talker is one swell adventure. Ferris’ trio are a real deal of memory-making teens, conning your way to a day off school - you can’t not wish you didn’t do the exact same thing in our heyday. Evading truancy officers and joining in on the parades in town, the infamous Seurat in The Met, you can’t think of the 80’s without our mate Ferris (and the trashing of that classic Ferrarri, fwoah)

6. Ghostbusters (1984)

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Who you gonna call? A crew of (apparent) University professors to bust out the ghost in your walls is who! One goofball of a Bill Murray is your man in command for all your haunted halls needs. Never has there been a better reason to not-flunk Uni’, with the amount of shit these fellas get up to as your Certified Ghosts Removalists!

Which out of these films are your fave?



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WORDS BY:  Sylvia Lam

Sylvia splits her time between studying for her Bachelor of Communications and being a hermit sipping tea in her PJ’s. Always ruthless, she describes her self as an ‘all-day breakfast’ and hopes to one day live and work abroad.

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