Romantic comedies can be very hit or miss, but there’s something incredibly special about those that have stood the test of time. The cheesiness of the ‘80s, in particular, provided audiences with an abundance of laughs, tears, and exceptionally sweet love stories—and still do! Not only were their soundtracks laden with some of the best songs from that era, but they also launched careers for a large number of Hollywood’s famous faces, including Molly Ringwald, Nicolas Cage, and even Tom Hanks.
With the recent release of Valley Girl’s musical remake, we wanted to take a look at some of the best rom-coms from the 80s. Not only do these films continue to capture our hearts, but each story offers up something new and different for audiences to take away. So, in no particular order, here are 15 of the best 80s romantic comedies.