Eighties movie couples we need to see again on the big screen

The '80s, where love was found on a day off, at school or even in detention. Click here to reminiscence over our fav '80s couples
News has just dropped that comeback darling Winona Ryder is teaming up with Keanu Reeves to star in Destination Wedding. The offbeat rom-com, currently in post-production is about two miserable, emotionally broken people who are forced to attend a destination wedding, and (of course) end up falling for each other. We’ve loved them since Bram Stoker’s Dracula, so we can’t wait for this romantic reunion!

Dracula
Source: American Zoetrope

On a major come-back tour from her massive success in the eighties, Winona has been breaking hearts as an unhinged mum in TV’s recent Stranger Things.

It got us thinking... What happened to some of our fave totally rad ‘80s couples? Did they make it past prom, or did the ‘90s swallow them up and spit them out like the worst Double Dare physical challenge ever imagined? 

Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson, The Breakfast Club

The Princess and The Criminal. They played the ultimate odd couple in the John Hughes masterpiece, The Breakfast Club. We loved her outfits and we fell for his bad boy ways. But we were always left wondering how things worked out for the pair after Bender clicked his heels in that final scene. Would he fit in with her stuck-up family? How would she deal with his lack of career path? A school reunion is definitely required. 

The Breakfast Club
Source: Universal Pictures

Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy - St Elmo’s Fire


Judd Nelson WAS the ‘80s, so we’ll roll with the theme here... Our favourite seductive star’s next on-screen pairing was with the ethereal Ally Sheedy in the movie that defined the brat pack genre: St Elmo’s Fire.  After 110mins of tangled love twists and turns, these two broke up with Leslie (Sheedy) declaring she didn’t want to date anyone for a while. Girl, are you serious?! We like to think Alec (Nelson) eventually won her heart, and they lived happily-ever-after, still gabbing over beers and burgers at St Elmo’s Bar. 

St Elmos Fire
Source: Columbia Pictures

Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer - Footloose

Kev showed us he still knows all the Footloose dance moves in a brilliant cameo appearance on TV’s Will & Grace, so of course a big screen reunion between genetically-blessed high-school sweethearts Ren and Ariel is definitely possible. We’re sure that, some 30 years later, they’re still living in Bomont and still kickin’ off the Sunday shoes... Sigh. 

Footloose
Source: Paramount Pictures 

Matthew Broderick and Mia Sara – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Every ‘80s teenage boy wanted to be Ferris and have Sloane Peterson as their GF. These two were the ultimate cool couple; deceiving parents, their Principal and indeed the whole city of Chicago to enjoy a day off from school. We assume that after the final credits rolled, Ferris made his first million just after graduation and is now retired, and Cameron visits every Sunday, with Sloane a devout paleo-gluten-free-keto influencer with a huge social following preparing quinoa salads for them both. 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Source: Paramount Pictures

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