[[quoteright:250:[[Magazine/NewYork http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Brat_Pack_cover-250_5480.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:250:The magazine cover that first coined the term.]]

TheEighties answer to the Creator/RatPack, consisting of the most popular teen movie actors of the day. The main members of the group included Creator/MollyRingwald, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/JuddNelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Andrew [=McCarthy=], Anthony Michael Hall and Creator/RobLowe. Virtually synonymous with the '80s films of Creator/JohnHughes.

Wiki/TheOtherWiki also states:

->"The Brat Pack is a nickname given to a group of young actors and actresses who frequently appeared together in teen-oriented coming-of-age films in the 1980s.

->The term, a play on the Rat Pack from the 1950s and 1960s, was first popularized in a 1985 New York magazine cover story, which described a group of roughly interchangeable, but already highly successful and rich teen stars. The group has been characterized by the excessive partying of core members such as Creator/RobLowe, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/JuddNelson and Creator/EmilioEstevez, while their films have been described as representative of "the socially apathetic, cynical, money-possessed and ideologically barren eighties generation." The movies made frequent use of adolescent archetypes, were often set in the suburbs surrounding Chicago, and focused on white, middle-class teenage angst.

->The "Brat Pack" moniker, often considered in a pejorative sense, was not known to be used by members of the group."

Act as a SpiritualSuccessor to the '60s Creator/RatPack, and have their own Spiritual Successors today in the Creator/FratPack.

!!Films commonly associated with the Brat Pack:
* ''Film/AboutLastNight'': Rob Lowe, Demi Moore
* ''Film/BlueCity'': Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy
* ''Film/{{Class}}'': Andrew [=McCarthy=], Rob Lowe
* ''Film/FreshHorses'': Molly Ringwald, Andrew [=McCarthy=]
* ''Film/TheOutsiders'': [[StarMakingRole Emilio Estevez]], [[StarMakingRole Rob Lowe]]
* ''Film/OxfordBlues'': Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy
* ''Film/PrettyInPink'': Molly Ringwald, Andrew [=McCarthy=]
* ''Film/StElmosFire'' : Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe, Andrew [=McCarthy=], Emilio Estevez
* ''Film/SixteenCandles'': Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald
* ''Film/{{Wisdom}}'' : Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore

!!Associated Tropes:
* AdultsAreUseless: Adults will generally have either a minor role, or act as {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: According to Rob Lowe, Creator/MichaelJFox used to complain to him about not being considered a member (although Lowe is pretty sure he was joking).
* AlphaBitch
* TheEighties And how! There's no way to NOT to know what decade these films were set in.
* HighSchool: The setting for nearly every Brat Pack film; the only notable exceptions are ''Film/StElmosFire'' and ''Film/AboutLastNight''.
* InWithTheInCrowd
* MonochromeCasting: You might notice that all the actors and actresses mentioned above are Caucasian.
* ProductionPosse: [[invoked]] The trope that led to the birth of the Brat Pack (as well as all future "Packs").
* SexAsRiteOfPassage
* UnnecessaryMakeover: [[invoked]] A couple of the movies (though not all by far) feature one of these, such as Allison in ''The Breakfast Club'' and Ducky in ''Pretty In Pink'' (although the later is clearly meant to be temporary).