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10 celebrities from the 80s we know and love

ICYMI (in case you missed it), we recently took a trip to the movies in the 80s with the best films to watch from that decade.

Today, we’re breaking down the actors from the 1980s who swept us off our feet back in the day with their fantastic talent. From Tom Cruise to Molly Ringwald to John Cusack, these famous actors played roles in iconic films that are still loved today. 

See the films they starred in, where to watch those films, what people are saying about those films in 2021, and what these celebs look like today!

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1980s Celebs: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise movies from the 80s:
Taps (1981): Watch Taps on Hulu
Risky Business (1983): Buy or rent Risky Business on Amazon Prime
The Outsiders (1983): Buy or rent The Outsiders on Amazon Prime
Losin’ It (1983): Buy or rent Losin’ It on Amazon Prime
All the Right Moves (1983): Watch All the Right Moves on iTunes.
Legend (1985): Buy or rent Legend on Amazon Prime
Top Gun (1986): Buy or rent Top Gun on Amazon Prime
The Color of Money (1986): Watch The Color of Money on Cinemax or Amazon
Rain Man (1988): Watch Rain Man on Netflix
Cocktail (1988): Watch Cocktail on Hulu
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989): Watch Born On The Fourth Of July on Hulu

Two of these 1980s movies, Risky Business, and Top Gun, made Tom Cruise the famous actor today. Tom Cruise is starring in two movies coming soon to theaters: Top Gun: Maverick and Mission Impossible: 7

What people are saying about Tom Cruise’s 80s films in 2021:

That’s, it, that’s the tweet

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1980s Celebs: Molly Ringwald 

Molly Ringwald movies from the 80s:
Tempest (1982): Buy or rent Tempest on Amazon Prime
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983): Buy or rent Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone on Amazon Prime
Sixteen Candles (1984): Buy or rent Sixteen Candles on Amazon Prime
The Breakfast Club (1985): Watch The Breakfast Club free on Peacock
Pretty in Pink (1986): Buy or rent Pretty in Pink on Amazon Prime
P.K. and the Kid (1987): P.K. and the Kid is not currently available to stream
The Pick-up Artist (1987): Watch The Pick-up Artist with STARZ on Amazon Prime
For Keeps (1988): Buy or rent For Keeps on Amazon Prime
Fresh Horses (1988): Buy or rent Fresh Horses on Amazon Prime

Molly Ringwald became a famous actor far beyond the massive teen star she was in the 1980s. You may be able to see a 1980s Molly Ringwald teen movie by renting out a movie theater.

What people are saying about Molly Ringwald’s 80s films in 2021:

Same. But we can agree she’s a 1980s icon!

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What does Molly Ringwald look like now?


 
 
 
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John Cusack movies from the 80s:
Class (1983): Watch Class with HBO Max on Prime. 
Sixteen Candles (1984): Buy or rent Sixteen Candles on Amazon Prime
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984): Watch Grandview, U.S.A free on Youtube. 
The Sure Thing (1985):
Better Off Dead (1985): 
The Journey of Natty Gann (1985):
Stand by Me (1986):
One Crazy Summer (1986): 
Hot Pursuit (1987): 
Broadcast News (1987): 
Tapeheads (1988): 
Eight Men Out (1988): 
Say Anything (1989): Buy or rent Say Anything on Amazon Prime
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989): 

John Cusack has gone on to star in movies in the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and is now in a TV series Utopia on Amazon. 

What people are saying about John Cusack’s 80s films in 2021:

What does John Cusack look like now?


 
 
 
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