Best 1980s movies

Best '80s movies

Break out your leg warmers and stone-washed jeans. In honor of the induction of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame, we've put together a list of the best movies to come out of the '80s. So, tie your hair up with a scrunchie and scroll through to see if your favorite film made the cut.

'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'

Release date: Aug. 13, 1982
Plot: This flick based on a book by Cameron Crowe, follows innocent high school freshman Stacy as she looks for love. Some of today's big stars, including Nicolas Cage and Forest Whitaker, had small parts.
Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates

'The Princess Bride'
Release date: Sept. 25, 1987
Plot: This fairy tale, which a man reads to his grandson, follows the love story of beautiful Buttercup and Westley. When Buttercup is kidnapped, Westley comes to her rescue, befriending some and having many adventures along the way.
Stars: Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Peter Falk, Mandy Patinkin
 'The Empire Strikes Back'
Release date: May 21, 1980
Plot: When friends Princess Leia and Han Solo are captured by Darth Vader, it's up to Luke Skywalker to rescue them. Lucky for him, Luke gets trained by the mighty Yoda in this "Star Wars" film.
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
 'Back to the Future'
Release date: July 3, 1985
Plot: Marty McFly accidentally heads back in time to his parents' high school years in this first film of the legendary trilogy. His entire existence is put at risk as his mom develops a crush on him. He's got to get his parents back together and get himself back to the present day.
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
 'When Harry Met Sally'
Release date: July 12, 1989
Plot: A car ride to New York is the start of an interesting relationship for strangers Harry and Sally. The question "Can men and women really be just friends?" guides the characters as they continue to cross paths in later years.
Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan
 'Field of Dreams'
Release date: April 21, 1989
Plot: When farmer Ray Kinsella hears voices, he follows their instructions and plows through his corn crop to build a baseball field. Deceased players, who were banned following the Black Sox scandal, show up to play -- as does the man behind the true purpose for the field.
Stars: Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones
 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
Release date: June 11, 1986
Plot: Chronic school-skipper Ferris Bueller decides to go out with a bang before graduation. He skips school with his friends and spends the day cruising around Chicago in a Ferrari while his principal does his best to catch him.
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Alan Ruck
Release date: Dec. 17, 1982
Plot: Struggling actor Michael Dorsey dresses up as a woman to get a part on a soap opera. His star power rises as Miss Dorothy Michaels but things become sticky when he falls in love with his lady co-worker.
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Sydney Pollack
 'The Breakfast Club'
Release date: Feb. 15, 1985
Plot: Five high school students from different cliques spend a Saturday in detention together in this classic '80s movie. As they get to know one another, they find their stereotypes fading away.
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy
Release date: April 15, 1983
Plot: Alex, a welder during the day and an exotic dancer at night, dreams of making it big as a ballet dancer. The movie is set in Pittsburgh and features the song "Flashdance…What a Feeling."
Stars: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala