The movie that “made looking for dead bodies fun again,” Rob Reiner’s 1986 Stand By Me may very well be the ultimate ’80s buddy picture. Based on a story by Stephen King, and narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, the ’50s-era coming-of-age flick chronicles four preteen pals (played by River Phoenix, Will Wheaton, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell) who hike across rural Oregon in search of a missing body. Celebrating its 30th anniversary (feel old yet, GenXers?!), Stand By Me is now considered a cinematic classic of friendship, nostalgia, and even loss.
2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at The Florida Theatre, Downtown, $7.50, floridatheatre.com.