Tom Cruise smiled his iconic smirk as Maverick, flying straight through the danger zone and into America’s heart. Val Kilmer as Iceman and Anthony Edwards as Goose showed up as his pilot buddies, at the ready for some shirtless beach volleyball and airplane stunt flying. Put on your aviator sunglasses because “you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling.” Not really. Not ever, Maverick.
‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
The Brat Pack genre was born in this ensemble drama about a bunch of yuppies who just graduated from college. It stars half the cast of The Breakfast Club, another must-see 80’s flick, with Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, and Ally Sheedy. Add Demi Moore dressed like a Madonna-wannabe, Andrew McCarthy as a brooding loverboy, and Rob Lowe with an earring, mullet, and saxophone, and you’re all set for some bratty melodrama courtesy of rich kids desperate for love. (Check out these movies that are worth watching for the clothes alone.)