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xTheDreamer's avatar

What type of movies are these?

Asked by xTheDreamer (881points) June 30th, 2009

The Goonies, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off etc.
They’re a sort of classic movies right? But what kind of classic movies? Classic teen movies? Classic…..?

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FZglass's avatar

Classic or cult movies is how I would describe them, I guess.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

They are all movies made in the early 80’s intended for adolescent audiences.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Yeah, they’re classic teen movies, except for The Goonies. That one was more for a tweenie crowd.

chelseababyy's avatar

Teen classics, and frankly, some of the best movies I’ve ever seen.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Almost all of those movies you listed are excellent classic movies that were directed and/or written and/or produced by John Hughes and adding to that list, also by him, are these great ones here:

Some Kind of Wonderful
Weird Science
Home Alone
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Vacation
Mr. Mom
She’s Having a Baby

Grisaille's avatar

I’d say young adult/drama.

chelseababyy's avatar

Don’t forget Sixteen Candles.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@chelseababyy. Damn, I forgot one of his best movies in my list. Thanks for including that. =)

chelseababyy's avatar

@Bluefreedom Welcome :] I’m a sucker for those movies.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

The kind of movies where no one is bludgeoned to death… a popular them of this generation. XD (waits for the nit-picky folks to say something about the dead guy in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

syz's avatar

“Coming of age” movies?

janbb's avatar

I wouldn’t call them classic movies (but maybe each generation has a different set of classic movies); I like the term syz used, “coming of age” movies. When they were made, that group of actors were called the “brat pack” a play on the “rat pack” of Sinatra, Martin and Sammy Davis. As people have said, a major connection is that most of them were made by John Hughes.

Bri_L's avatar

Classic 80’s is what instantly came to my mind.

Mostly because it made me feel the least old!

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