The Wildcats of St. Trinian’s (1980)
The girls of St. Trinian’s hatch yet another fiendish plot – a trade union for British schoolgirls. Their friend and mentor, Flash Harry, suggests a plan which involves kidnapping girls from other rather more respectable colleges and substituting their own “agents”. Thus begins a hilarious, often bloody, battle of wits as the girls meet resistance not only from Olga Vandermeer, their Headmistress, but from the Minister of Education, a private detective and an oil sheikh. Despite all his desperate efforts to foil the conspiracy, the Minister has to face a growing realisation that the girls’ demands will have to be met - for him this will mean a very great and very personal sacrifice.
Sheila Hancock, Joe Melia, Deborah Norton
Gregory’s Girl (1981)
Gregory Underwood (John Gordon Sinclair) is an awkward teenager who plays in his school football team. They are not doing very well, so the coach (Jake D’Arcy) holds a trial to find new players, with Gregory being moved to goal. Dorothy (Dee Hepburn), turns up and, despite the coach’s sexist misgivings, proves to be a very good player. She subsequently takes Gregory’s place as centre forward, and Gregory in turn replaces his friend Andy (Robert Buchanan) as goalkeeper.
John Gordon Sinclair, Jake D’Arcy, Dee Hepburn, Robert Buchanan
15-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours.
David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly
Smooth Talk (1985)
A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.
Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place
Dirty Girl (2010)
It’s 1987 and Danielle, the high school ‘Dirty Girl’, is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious ’80s tunes.
Jeremy Dozier, Juno Temple
My Science Project (1985)
Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael’s class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to stop the orb and save mankind.
John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens
Dance ‘Til Dawn (1988)
It’s prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular guy Kevin goes out with nerdy Angela because he heard she was easy; Patrice continues to blame her boyfriend Roger for everything that doesn’t go the way she wants it to. The adults also have there problems to contend with: Nancy and Larry must find out a way to patch up their marriage or get a divorce; Jack spends the night tracking down his son Dan to find out why he didn’t go to the prom; and overprotective Ed and Ruth keep tabs on their daughter Angela throughout the night.
Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Matthew Perry, Tempestt Bledsoe, Brian Bloom
A young computer whizz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3. Can he convince the computer he wanted to play a game and not the real thing?
Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy