23 Random 80s Movies To Watch On Netflix Right Now


Today I noticed that there were several 1980s movies in my queue. Since there’s no way to sort movies by release date (silly), I just took some time to comb through to find them. I always seem to have issues linking the titles, so you’ll just have to do a search when you get in there. Please comment with the ones you’ll watch and let me know if there are any I missed.

  1. Seems Like Old Times (1980) – Chevy Chase & Goldie Hawn. I’ve never seen this, but I can imagine it’s corny as all get out.
  2. Stir Crazy (1980) – The classic duo of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Silliness at it’s finest.
  3. The Karate Kid (1984) – Wax on. Wax off.
  4. Top Secret (1984) – So wrong but oh, so right.
  5. The Breakfast Club (1985) – A John Hughes classic that almost beats Sixteen Candles, which unfortunately is not on the list.
  6. Explorers (1985) – River Phoenix & Ethan Hawke in their big screen debuts. Has it really been that long?
  7. St Elmo’s Fire (1985) – Adulthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
  8. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – You wish you were this cool.
  9. Pretty In Pink (1986) – When you really analyze it, the plot is awful. However, James Spader is AMAZING.
  10. Adventures in Babysitting (1987) – Vincent D’Onofrio.
  11. Can’t Buy Me Love (1987) – Before he was McDreamy.
  12. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) – Traveling with a stranger was never so funny.
  13. Spaceballs (1987) – One of my all-time favorite quotable movies.
  14. Three Men & A Baby (1987) – Men and babies?? Crazy!
  15. Coming To America (1988) – Eddie Murphy in his prime.
  16. Naked Gun (1988) – The references may be outdated, but nothing outdates funny.
  17. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989) – Can you believe I’ve never seen this?
  18. The Adventures of Milo & Otis (1989) – Dogs and Cats, living together! Mass Hysteria!
  19. Ghostbusters 2 (1989) – Way cheesier than the first, but it’s still enjoyable.
  20. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) – The giant oatmeal creme pie is still my favorite.
  21. Major League (1989) – Boys being boys playing baseball.
  22. Hear No Evil, See No Evil (1989) – The comedy duo puts out another that’s still funny, but it’s no Stir Crazy.
  23. Say Anything… (1989) – Regarded as one of the most romantic movies of the 80s. You be the judge.

About Melissa Hanson

Melissa Hanson aka Dial M For Melissa - Managing Editor / Podcast Producer - Growing up, Melissa’s favorite destination was always the video store and would agonize over whether to watch something new or to rewatch a favorite. Things have not changed. Follow on Twitter @DialMForMelissa

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