I did a post a while ago listing The Top 10 Douchebag Villains from 80s Teen Movies and as I was looking back on that list I came to the realization that a lot of times the villains were pretty justified in their awful behavior based on the supposed “hero” of the movies they were featured in. Some of those 80s teen movie heroes were absolutely terrible people who deserved to have their girlfriends stolen, hearts broken or be smacked around a bit. So with that in mind I put together a list of the Top 5 Douchebag Heroes from 80s Teen Movies.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 60% (Critics) / 83% (Audience)
Directed By: Antoine Fuqua
Written By: Richard Wenk
Starring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz and Melissa Leo
Studio: Sony Pictures
Synopsis:A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. – (Source)
We all know about the current fortunes of prominent 1980s teen movie babes like Jamie Gertz, poor Kim Richards or (the above pictured) Lea Thompson but what about some of the other ladies from that era who haven’t kept that high a profile? Well I have wondered about several of them even if you folks haven’t and behind the cut is my update on 5 of my favorite ladies from some of my favorite teen movies from the 80s.
Do you recognize William Zabka up there? If you’re a devotee of 80’s teen movies then you do even if you don’t realize it.
The staple of the teen-centric films of the 1980s was the role of the bullying douche. These guys always seemed to be good looking or rich or with the prettiest girl or popular or sometimes all of the above. And despite being blessed with so much they all were totally horrible human beings whose only goals in life were to make the already crappy existences of the social misfits in their circle suffer even more than they already were. So let’s take a look at the 10 douchebags who made it on my list.