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80s Fashion Films on Netflix That Never Go Out of Style

What did we do without Netflix? It’s the Thelma to our Louise, the Romy to our Michele. This week’s couch-a-thon is all about 80s fashion films that made our shoulder pads skip a beat. We’re talking big hair and even bigger wardrobes. So sit back, grab a bowl of kale chips or whatever it is you crazy kids “snack” on and enjoy the show.

Urban Cowboy (1980): Bud and Sissy taught us two very important life lessons — how to wear high-waisted denim and how to wear it while riding a mechanical bull.

John Travolta and Debra Winger in Urban Cowboy

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Risky Business (1983): Tom Cruise did more for button-down shirts than any man in history. Watch and learn.

Tom Cruise dancing in Risky Business

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985): Catholic schoolgirl uniforms, leg warmers and teased bangs? Meet the holy trinity.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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Pretty in Pink (1986): Molly Ringwald this and Molly Ringwald that. You know you secretly wanted to dress like Duckie.

Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald and Jon Cryer in Pretty in Pink

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986): Ferris Bueller showed us how to rock a cardigan and how to skip school. You know, the essentials.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Dirty Dancing (1987): Always remember one thing: Posture can make or break an outfit, people. “You gotta hold the frame!”

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing

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Coming to America (1988): If you too think that Kate Middleton’s style is a snoozefest, the royal family of Zamunda will restore your faith in the bourgeois all over again.

Eddie Murphy in Coming to America

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Heathers (1988): When red scrunchies become a status symbol, you know you’re in for a wild ride.

Winona Ryder in Jon Cryer

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