This is Going to Make You Feel Old: 12 Great Movies Turning 30 This Year

Look, we’re not trying to be mean – but they’re called classics for a reason.

So if you’re old enough to remember watching them (when they came out) we can’t help but categorize you alongside them.

From Bond to The Breakfast Club, The Color Purple to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, here are 12 movies that are somehow heading into their fourth decade this year. 

Can somebody please hit rewind…

The Breakfast Club
This movie was good enough to make you wish you were at school on a Saturday. Enough said.

The Goonies

Weird Science
Just one scene made boys everywhere forever believe in the power of a floppy disk.

St. Elmo’s Fire
Coming of age in the 80s was so real, man. Rob Lowe real.

Teen Wolf
Singlehandedly responsible for 10,000 children being bitten by wolves – because they wanted to be.  

Matrix: Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?
Sully: That’s right, Matrix. You did.
Matrix: I lied.

Back to the Future
It is still an entire generation’s secret dream to own a DeLorean.

A View to Kill
Roger Moore’s Last Bond Movie. We’re on our third James since then. 

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Just your entire childhood wrapped in a movie (not to mention the real-life lessons that come from watching a star fall apart afterwards…).

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
The current success of MMA owes something to young Mel: “Two men enter, one man leaves.”

27 Years before Battleship, they were making movies about board games the right way.

The Color Purple
We still haven’t stopped crying from the first time we watched it. 


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