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Just A Few Of The '80s Movie Characters Responsible For Our Sexual Awakenings

*"Take My Breath Away" by Berlin plays softly in the distance.*

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We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community which '80s movie character(s) were responsible for their ~sexual awakenings,~ and the answers DID NOT disappoint:

1. Westley, The Princess Bride

20th Century Fox

Did I spend hours day-dreaming about him while playing dress up in my mom's high heels? Yes, yes I did. Is that also how I accidentally broke my nose? Yes, yes it was.

abigaeljoyceanderson

2. Grace Jones, A View To Kill

When I saw her for the first time, it almost stopped my little bisexual heart. —clarier
MGM

When I saw her for the first time, it almost stopped my little bisexual heart.

clarier

3. Eddie Valiant, Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

A strange one for sure, but he was my first gay crush. While all the other boys were oogling Jessica Rabbit, I was delighted to catch Detective Valiant with his pants down.

indy1989

4. Brand, The Goonies

Warner Bros.

Specifically when he puts Andy's hands around his neck and kisses her, instead of untying her. DAYUM. It started my life-long crush on Josh Brolin.

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5. Jake Ryan, Sixteen Candles

Universal Pictures

I was in the "questioning" category right before I saw this movie, but the minute the wedding guests drove away and Jake was standing there...well let's just say I can't think of it without a little tear in my eye and a semi-boner.

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6. Leia AND Han, The Empire Strikes Back

LucasFilm

That passionate kiss. When he says "You're trembling," and she responds, “I’m not trembling.” Well girl, I was!

kellycobbd

7. Jeff Goldblum, The Fly

I mean, just LOOK at him. Still makes me thirsty, if we're being honest. —olivejl
20th Century Fox

I mean, just LOOK at him. Still makes me thirsty, if we're being honest.

olivejl

8. John Bender, The Breakfast Club

Universal Pictures

Hot. Absolute. DAMN. How did this character EVER have me convinced Judd Nelson was a babe? I don't know how he did it, but he did.

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9. Billy Dee Williams, The Empire Strikes Back

Lucas Film

Seeing this man was truly life-changing. Don't get me wrong, I love Donald Glover, but there's only one Lando Calrissian in my heart.

clarier

10. Valerie, Earth Girls Are Easy

Vestron Pictures

So, when I was REALLY little I first watched Beetlejuice and thought, hands down, Geena Davis was the most beautiful human I’d ever seen. Then I saw her in this movie and I fell in all kinds of love with her. She was my sexual awakening and my lesbian awakening all at once!

briannarose15

11. Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Paramount Pictures

Specifically, the scene when he goes over to Willie's bedroom and they're doing their whole flirt-fighting bit, and he eats that apple in front of her. God, that man looked good.

kngreyh

12. Marty McFly, Back to the Future

Universal Pictures

I was 11 when it came out and I thought he was the sexiest person ever. My friends and I would talk about him and get all fangirl-y. Just thinking about it now makes me laugh.

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13. Princess Aura, Flash Gordon

Universal Pictures

It JUST fits in as an '80s movie, and this woman changed me forever.

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14. Jareth, Labrynth

TriStar Pictures

Though it's problematic to watch now, he was so sensual with Sarah, and he had a HUGE bulge in his leggings that I could NOT take my eyes off of. I had no clue what any of those feelings were at the time, but I watched that movie on REPEAT.

atticussquid

15. The Kid, Purple Rain

Warner Bros.

Prince was an absolute genius and a great dancer. I will never forget the first time I watched him dance to “Computer Blue." The Kid had moves, and a cool purple motorcycle, too!

thatgirl26

16. Dallas Winston, The Outsiders

Warner Bros.

The whole cast was cute, but he was the bad boy that I was into. I still think he looked amazing in that!

—Kirstyn Ashlee, via Facebook

17. Kyle Reese, Terminator

Orion Pictures

Oh man, he was SO dreamy. I’d travel back in time so I could have HIS children.

haylscomet23

18. Marnie, Twins

Arnold Schwarzenegger's character says he’s going to sleep on the floor, so Marnie crawls into the bed. Then she says, “Oh no, the bed is lumpy,” and has to sleep on the floor with him. Hottest PG movie ever. —brandonl31
Universal Pictures

Arnold Schwarzenegger's character says he’s going to sleep on the floor, so Marnie crawls into the bed. Then she says, “Oh no, the bed is lumpy,” and has to sleep on the floor with him. Hottest PG movie ever.

brandonl31

19. Steff, Pretty in Pink

Paramount Pictures

I couldn't possibly care less about Blaine or Duckie. To this day, I get butterflies in my stomach whenever I watch him in that movie.

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20. Maverick, Top Gun

Paramount Pictures

That silhouetted sex scene is what it’s all about.

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21. Denzel Washington, The Mighty Quinn

Honestly, Denzel Washington in ANYTHING, but specifically in this movie. He looked amazing in his white uniform.—Idanna Ott, via Facebook
MGM

Honestly, Denzel Washington in ANYTHING, but specifically in this movie. He looked amazing in his white uniform.

—Idanna Ott, via Facebook

22. David, The Lost Boys

Warner Bros.

I’m sorry, but you can't blame me for crushing on a badass vampire.

neonpizza8

23. Bruce Wayne, Batman

I was only about nine-years-old, but that’s when I knew I really, really, REALLY liked boys. I’ve been obsessed with Batman since then. —nikkih446e6fac6
Warner Bros. Pictures

I was only about nine-years-old, but that’s when I knew I really, really, REALLY liked boys. I’ve been obsessed with Batman since then.

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24. JD, Heathers

New World Pictures

But only in the beginning of the movie, before his character went TOTALLY off the deep end.

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