6 Best '80s Teen Comedies Not Written by John Hughes
Let's be clear. John Hughes will always be synonymous with the 1980s. And for good reason.
Need we even tally up the iconic '80s films he wrote or directed? "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is enough to secure his Reagan Era bona fides.
The decade packed other noteworthy teen comedies, though. They often get overshadowed by Hughes' singular canon.
Let's change that here and now.
Consider the following six films that didn't spring from Hughes' imagination. Each is a fitting time capsule for the era. They all touch on universal themes, meaning today's teens can watch, laugh, and see themselves along the way.
6. Three O'Clock High
This film deserves more respect. End of statement. A nebbishy high-schooler angers the new kid in class, a hulking teen named Buddy (Richard Tyson). Now, it's a race against time to stop the fight slated for 3 p.m. Delirious camera work, unexpected humor and a great lead performance by Casey Siemaszko create the ultimate '80s comedy.