Tipped Shades Were The True Stars Of ’80s and ’90s Movies

These poster designers should have really spoken to each other beforehand.

Cory Dudakby Cory Dudak

When you’re truly cool, you don’t actually use sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Nothing conveys that better than movie posters from the ’80s and ’90s, as virtually every protagonist went with this look to promote their film. We’re not saying it didn’t work; it’s just bad practice. I mean, why even wear them at all, then?

Tipped Shades Were The True Stars Of ’80s and ’90s Movies

Risky Business (1983)

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

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Doc Hollywood (1991)

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First Kid (1996)

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Blank Check (1994)

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Kuffs (1992)

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Son In Law (1993)

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They Live (1988)

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Wild Wild West (1999)

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Sister Act (1992)

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Encino Man (1992)

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Better Off Dead (1985)

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Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

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Let’s not forget tipped-up shades, the unsung heroes of ’80s and ’90s posters.

Back To The Future (1985)

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

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Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)

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Look Who’s Talking (1989)

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Look Who’s Talking Too (1990)

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Don’t worry, tipped shades, your legend will live on in terrible movie posters for decades to come. Just like it did in 2002, barely missing the cutoff.

Big Fat Liar

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I think we’re done here.

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