From rom coms to Oscar winners
All trends which can be revisited via one of many streaming services hosting classic films from the decade.
But the light-hearted nostalgia of 80s movies, fuelled by our penchant for the fashion, throwback references and seeing some of our favourite actors (Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington etc) in their early days, aren't the only reasons we should be revisiting these movies.
On this list are the best 80s movies commenting on social issues like racial inequality, police brutality and sexism. They might have been made more than 30-40 years ago, but they feature issues still relevant today.
Watching these films, with hindsight, and considering them as historical artefacts shows us that while some progress might have been made, we still have a long long way to go. Here's our pick of the best 80s movies out there - you're welcome.