PDA

View Full Version : all time best teen movie



licity-lieu
06-22-2007, 01:42 AM
Teen movies, actually.
Ok, I'm going through a YA faze in writing. So...just wondering what you all would rate as the best teenage movie of all time. The one that totally captured your imagination in your youth--the one that you just loved to watch over, and over again (or still do!)

Some of mine for starters:
The Breakfast Club
Valley Girl
Puberty Blues
Grease
Heathers
hmmm....so may more, but I'm sure you'll all jog my memory.

God, I'm showing my age...

maestrowork
06-22-2007, 01:48 AM
Clueless
Lucas
St. Elmo's Fire
Stand By Me
Friday Night Lights
Back to the Future
American Pie
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
and believe me or not... Harry Potter (reminds me of my British boarding school days)

triceretops
06-22-2007, 02:08 AM
Oh, yeah--Back to the Future was pretty damn good.

Something about Goonies was kinda neat. Well, okay, I liked it lots. Young love and adventure.

Honey I Shrunk the Kids? Young love and adventure

Edward Sissor Hands. Young love. Redemption.

The one that really captured my nephew and niece's hearts was Harry and the Hendersons. They wore the tape out. Got a new tape. But they wore out the damn VHS player. Had to get a DVD. Then had to buy the DVD version of HATH. Then we had to hide the DVD of HATH.

Damn their eyes!

Tri

billythrilly7th
06-22-2007, 02:35 AM
St. Elmo's Fire

That's not a teen movie.
_____________________

Dazed and Confused
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Breakfast Club


Lock thread!!

MajorDrums
06-22-2007, 02:59 AM
Clueless and Heathers.

Rainy Night
06-22-2007, 03:04 AM
One Crazy Summer... Demi Moore, John Cussack and directed by "Savage" Steve Holland.

Always a favorite of mine.

alleycat
06-22-2007, 03:09 AM
Stand By Me
My Girl (is that a young teen or kid's movie?)
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Risky Business (yes, I know . . . but still . . . )

rhymegirl
06-22-2007, 03:33 AM
I don't remember being a teenager.

Jersey Chick
06-22-2007, 03:37 AM
These would definitely be on my list:
The Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles - actually, just about anything from John Hughes.
Ghostbusters

Jeez, did I just date myself or what? ;)

CatSlave
06-22-2007, 03:50 AM
Revenge of the Nerds

Deadbeat 007
06-22-2007, 04:56 AM
I'm still in my 'youth', but some of my favorites are:

- The Breakfast Club
- Back To The Future
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (alright, it's a kids-y movie, but it's still a favorite)
- Edward Scissorhands
- Spiderman
- Pretty In Pink
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Danger Jane
06-22-2007, 05:57 AM
I don't remember being a teenager.

Interesting.....

Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, (haven't seen all of Pretty in Pink), Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Nothing current comes to mind.

I see other people putting Spiderman. So I guess I count that because it helped me with my teenage identity crisis and plus he's so cool.

PattiTheWicked
06-22-2007, 07:07 AM
Heathers
Ten Things I Hate About You
Edward Scissorhands
The Sure Thing

Mud Dauber
06-22-2007, 08:08 AM
Teen movies, actually.
Ok, I'm going through a YA faze in writing. So...just wondering what you all would rate as the best teenage movie of all time. The one that totally captured your imagination in your youth--the one that you just loved to watch over, and over again (or still do!)

Some of mine for starters:
The Breakfast Club
Valley Girl
Puberty Blues
Grease
Heathers
hmmm....so may more, but I'm sure you'll all jog my memory.

God, I'm showing my age...

I love, love, loved Valley Girl! Not only did the music kick a**, but most people don't know that it was one of Nicholas Cage's first movies. He was, like, fer shure, so totally dreamy in it!;) Grease was another one I loved, too.

Currently, High School Musical is the big one in my household, thanks to the kids. (Yep, who's showing their age now? LOL)

Lyra Jean
06-22-2007, 08:34 AM
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
Back to the Future trilogy
The Goonies
Legally Blonde

MMcC
06-22-2007, 08:39 AM
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

And I am an unrepentant HP geek. I can prove it. Here's my desktop:

http://www.christineolinger.com/mydesktop3.jpg

cletus
06-22-2007, 01:44 PM
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Wayne's World

ALLWritety
06-22-2007, 04:14 PM
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ten Things I Hate About You
The New Guy
The Goonies

I am sure there are more but my old age is kicking in and can't remember any others.
K.

Little Red Barn
06-22-2007, 05:30 PM
I thought Dirty Dancing was good!

maestrowork
06-22-2007, 05:44 PM
I forgot American Graffiti -- it's a classic.

Sophia
06-22-2007, 07:17 PM
Definitely The Goonies, for me, although I hadn't thought of it as a teen movie before reading this thread. It feels relatively innocent compared to what I think of as teen movies now! Ferris Bueller's Day Off is another favourite.

cray
06-22-2007, 09:54 PM
"Garry,....Wyatt,....Breakfast!"


I can't believe Weird Science hasn't been mentioned.
or has it?

triceretops
06-22-2007, 09:59 PM
Oh, jolly good, cray! Wierd Science.

And Date With An Angel

Hmmmm, whoa. Summer Lovers.

Tri

MattW
06-22-2007, 11:36 PM
Better Off Dead

Back to School

Summer School

Not Another Teen Movie

Real Genius

Roger J Carlson
06-22-2007, 11:46 PM
Boy do I feel old!

You specified when I was a youth. It appears that there were very few teen movies in the 70's. The 60's had the beach movies and the Gidget movies, but they were before my time. The 80's had the Breakfast Club and such. But my generation? All I can think of is American Grafitti and Carrie. I suppose you could count the original Star Wars. It's not usually considered a teen movie, but it sure had a huge teen following.

MattW
06-22-2007, 11:48 PM
Would anyone find it weird if I said Taps?

Storyteller5
06-24-2007, 01:35 AM
Back to the Future
Can't Buy Me Love
The Breakfast Club
The Lost Boys
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Shadow_Ferret
06-24-2007, 08:38 AM
The Bowery Boys movies

Beware_of_Italics
06-24-2007, 08:41 AM
I would say Can't Buy Me Love as well. :) Also Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink. What can I say? I'm an 80's gal.

Kristin

The_Grand_Duchess
06-24-2007, 08:48 AM
My fav teen movie was Can't Hardly Wait. Just the whole thing. It was awesome.

Also Empire Records. I would have loved to work there. That movie was awesome.

aadams73
06-24-2007, 03:19 PM
Definitely second all those fab 80s flicks! The 80s rocked.

And have to add: Clueless. It's one of those I have to sit and watch every time it comes on.

Legionsynch
06-24-2007, 05:32 PM
The Craft.





What? :)

maestrowork
06-24-2007, 05:40 PM
Revenge of the Nerds.

Sandy J
06-24-2007, 07:00 PM
This is making me feel a bit ancient as well... I got married in 1983, and that was when the Brat Pack was just getting popular. I loved Sixteen Candles!! And how about Buffy, the Vampire Slayer?

MattW
06-25-2007, 12:28 AM
Movies that are not the best teen flicks:

All the Right Moves
Some Kind of Wonderful
Teen Wolf Too

licity-lieu
06-25-2007, 12:43 AM
Movies that are not the best teen flicks:

All the Right Moves
Some Kind of Wonderful
Teen Wolf Too

I loved Some Kind of Wonderful. Particularly because of Eric Stoltz (he was the lead, no?) It started my fetish for men with strawberry blond hair and square jaws! :D

travelgal
06-25-2007, 12:01 PM
The Outsiders.
Stand By Me.
Clueless.
The one Drew Barrymore was in....she is a reporter pretending to be a teen, and falls in love with this hunky teacher. What's it called?

poetinahat
06-25-2007, 12:21 PM
Revenge of the Nerds.
Yes. YES! HUUUH! HUUH! HUUUUH!

Oh, and, as is my obligation to mention in every thread about films:

Repo Man

Sophia
06-25-2007, 01:15 PM
The one Drew Barrymore was in....she is a reporter pretending to be a teen, and falls in love with this hunky teacher. What's it called?

That is Never Been Kissed. :)

cletus
06-25-2007, 03:50 PM
The Outsiders.

Can't believe I fogot to mention that one.

PenTeller
06-27-2007, 10:02 AM
Clueless.

That is, sadly, all I can think of.

Lyxdeslic
08-01-2007, 06:16 AM
What, no Porky's fans? Also, has anyone heard of this one, The Last American Virgin?

More recent -- Dazed and Confused; somewhat Fastimes-esque.

Lyx

childeroland
08-01-2007, 06:33 AM
Zeferelli's Romeo & Juliet
Fast Times
Lost and Delirious
Pretty Persuasion
Some Kind of Wonderful
St. Elmo's Fire
Ferris Bueller
Wargames
The Hole
Ghost World

tourdeforce
08-01-2007, 10:27 AM
1. American Graffiti
2. American Graffiti
3. American Graffiti
4. The 400 Blows
5. Rebel Without A Cause
6. The Outsiders
7. The Breakfast Club
8. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
10. Friday the 13th

kristin724
08-02-2007, 12:29 AM
Great options, but the first one that came to my mind was Sixteen Candles. My honey is younger than me, and he just doesn't understand when I greet him with

What's happenin' Hot Stuff?

Provrb1810meggy
08-02-2007, 04:29 AM
Ah, I love Never Been Kissed! I also have to recommend Ten Things I Hate About You.

kristin724
08-04-2007, 07:16 AM
You guys are my kind of bunch! Huggsss All around!

TrainofThought
08-04-2007, 07:33 AM
Valley GirlOne of my favorite.


Better Off DeadAnother favorite

The Sure Thing (okay it's college, but it starts off with high school graduation)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Zapped
Porkyís
Weird Science
Canít Buy Me Love
Secret Admirer
The Outsiders
Say Anything
The Lost Boys (Jason Patric *sigh*)
Less Than Zero
Some Kind of Wonderful
Adventures in Babysitting
Fame
Footloose

Bad Penny
08-04-2007, 05:01 PM
I forgot American Graffiti -- it's a classic.

amen

robeiae
08-04-2007, 05:48 PM
Halloween. Or Black Narcissus.

Gary
08-04-2007, 05:51 PM
American Graffiti and the original Gidget.

Writer2011
08-06-2007, 10:46 AM
The Breakfast Club--mainly because I can identify with it so well. It came out right before I started High School and oh man, I LOVE that movie.

I love it when all of them are running through the hallway and such. :)

"Don't you forget about me..." :)

Writer2011
08-06-2007, 10:49 AM
I would say Can't Buy Me Love as well. :) Also Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink. What can I say? I'm an 80's gal.

Kristin

Yes they bring back fond memories too..all of them, except Sixteen Candles came out when I was in High-School. Funny thing is, a good batch of them were released from 1984-1987/88 like

Some Kind of Wonderful
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Weird Science

The list could go on and on :)

JennaGlatzer
08-06-2007, 11:47 AM
The Breakfast Club
Stand By Me
Dazed and Confused
Better Off Dead
West Side Story (sort of counts)
American Pie

Alleycat, I love My Girl. I'd say that's pre-teen, though.

Raindrops
08-06-2007, 12:37 PM
TrainofThought, you've named most of my favorites! What about, The Last American Virgin?

I loved Better off Dead, Weird Science and The Lost Boys! The Goonies was a cool movie. Pretty in Pink-loved it. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and The Valley Girls were wild movies.

Too bad they don't make movies like that anymore.

III
08-07-2007, 01:35 AM
Breakfast Club - hands down.

Honorable mentions:
Every other John Hughes film
Better Off Dead
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Heathers
River's Edge

jennifer75
08-07-2007, 01:41 AM
For me:

Anything with Molly Ringwald, Winona Ryder or Christian Slater.

Remember The Legend of Billy Jean!!! Oh man. Now what do we have? Hilaries, Lindsays and those twins...

TrainofThought
08-07-2007, 06:14 AM
The Bowery Boys moviesI used to watch the Bowery Boys on A&E when I was young-er. :D Great movies.