The Best 80s Movies to Watch With Your Kids

Because every kid should be introduced to The Goonies, The Princess Bride, David Bowie, and Tom Hanks. It's just good parenting.
Author:
Publish date:
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.

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 CommonSenseMedia.org 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

via GIPHY

The Great Mouse Detective

The Fox and the Hound

The Black Cauldron

The Little Mermaid

Classic 80s

The Princess Bride

via GIPHY

E.T.

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

via GIPHY

The Never-Ending Story

via GIPHY

Dragonslayer

The Man from Snowy River

Harry and the Hendersons

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

via GIPHY

Honey, I Blew Up the Kids

Tron

Cool Runnings

Back to the Future

via GIPHY

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part III

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

via GIPHY

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The Karate Kid

via GIPHY

The Karate Kid Part II

Short Circuit

Flight of the Navigator

3 Men and a Baby

Ernest Goes to Camp

Three Amigos

Ghostbusters

via GIPHY

Willow

Overboard

Annie

Uncle Buck

Cloak and Dagger

For Older Kids

Labyrinth

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

via GIPHY

Big

Weird Science

Can't Buy Me Love

License to Drive

Pretty in Pink

The Breakfast Club

via GIPHY

Adventures in Babysitting

Sixteen Candles

Stand By Me

The Goonies

via GIPHY

Spaceballs

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

via GIPHY

Spies Like Us

Splash

The Outsiders

Crocodile Dundee

Scrooged

Footloose

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

***

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

Here are a few other posts you might enjoy...

Coming to Netflix in November

2016 Hallmark Christmas Movie Schedule

50 Halloween Movies for Kids of All Ages

Related

Rio_Poster

Rio: The Movie Premiere

Today's Mama was invited to Hollywood to attend the premiere of the new animated movie Rio. See our exclusive pictures from the blue carpet!