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The Best 80s Movies to Watch With Your Kids

The 80s should be remembered for its stellar contribution to flim with classics like The Princess Bride and The Little Mermaid. Without John Hughes’ body of work, I’m not sure I would have understood the teenage years. If you want to hit up some 80s classics with your family, here are more than 50 of the best 80s movies to watch with your kids. Keep in mind that the rating system was a bit different back then and there seems to be a bit more swearing and inuendo in the PG movies so you may want watch first or check out to give you a good idea of what to expect. Which favorites did I forget?


The Best 80's Movies to Watch With Your Kids

Animated 80s

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Land Before Time

An American Tail

The Secret of NYMH

The Great Mouse Detective

The Fox and the Hound

The Black Cauldron

The Little Mermaid


Classic 80s

The Princess Bride


Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

The Never-Ending Story


The Man from Snowy River

Harry and the Hendersons

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Honey, I Blew Up the Kids


Cool Runnings

Back to the Future

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part III

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid Part II

Short Circuit

Flight of the Navigator

3 Men and a Baby

Ernest Goes to Camp

Three Amigos





Uncle Buck

Cloak and Dagger

For Older Kids


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


Weird Science

Can’t Buy Me Love

License to Drive

Pretty in Pink

The Breakfast Club

Adventures in Babysitting

Sixteen Candles

Stand By Me

The Goonies


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Spies Like Us


The Outsiders

Crocodile Dundee



Girls Just Want To Have Fun


Do you have anything to add to this list? Tell us in the comments below. 

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