Netflix The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked  

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Here are the best 80s movies streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for Hollywood classics, campy movies, or Oscar winners, this list of 80s movies currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular films. What are the best 80s films to watch on Netflix? 

Some good 80s movies on Netflix include Ghostbusters, Can't Buy Me Love, Trading Places, Heathers, and Dead Poets Society.

Vote up the best 80s movies on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
An American Tail Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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Adventures in Babysitting is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Adventures in Babysitting Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 American comedy film written by David Simkins, directed by Chris Columbus, and starring Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp, Penelope Ann ...more

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Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Dead Poets Society Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the ...more

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more

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Batteries Not Included is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Batteries Not Included Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn Batteries Not Included is a 1987 family-comic science fiction film directed by Matthew Robbins about small extraterrestrial living machines that save an apartment block under threat from ...more

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The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
The Land Before Time Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and ...more

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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Ghostbusters II Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and follows the further adventures of ...more

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street ...more

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Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green Can't Buy Me Love is a 1987 teen comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to ...more

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Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Turner and Hooch Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham Turner & Hooch is a 1989 American comedy-thriller film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog as the eponymous characters, Turner and Hooch respectively. The film also co-stars Mare ...more

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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.

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The Money Pit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
The Money Pit Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna The Money Pit is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a couple who attempt to renovate a recently purchased house. It was filmed in New ...more

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Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Little Monsters Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Ben Savage Little Monsters is a 1989 fantasy comedy film starring Fred Savage as Brian Stevenson, a sixth-grader who has recently moved to a new town, and Howie Mandel as Maurice, the monster under the ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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Real Genius is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Real Genius Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Deborah Foreman Real Genius is a 1985 satirical comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge. The film's screenplay was written by Neal Israel, Pat Proft, and Peter Torokvei. It stars Val Kilmer and Gabriel Jarret. ...more

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Hellbound: Hellraiser II Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 1988 British-American horror film directed by Tony Randel. It draws heavily upon, and was made by much of the same cast and crew as its precursor, Hellraiser.

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Harry and the Hendersons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Harry and the Hendersons John Lithgow, Don Ameche, David Suchet Harry and the Hendersons is a 1987 American fantasy comedy film directed and produced by William Dear, and starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche, David Suchet, Margaret Langrick, ...more

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Eddie Murphy: Delirious is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Eddie Murphy: Delirious Eddie Murphy Delirious is a stand-up comedy television special starring Eddie Murphy. The 70-minute show, released in 1983, showcases his most racy material. It was recorded on August 17, 1983 at DAR ...more

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Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Stephen King's Children of the Corn Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong Children of the Corn is a 1984 supernatural horror film based upon the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Fritz Kiersch, the film stars Peter Horton and Linda ...more

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers. The film ...more

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The George McKenna Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Hard Lessons Denzel Washington, Lynn Whitfield, Richard Masur The George McKenna Story is a 1986 television film directed by Eric Laneuville. It stars Denzel Washington and Lynn Whitfield. It involves the events at George Washington Preparatory High School ...more

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She's Gotta Have It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
She's Gotta Have It Spike Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joie Lee She's Gotta Have It is a 1986 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. It is Lee's first feature-length film. The film stars Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks and ...more

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Bill Hicks: Sane Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Bill Hicks: Sane Man Bill Hicks: Sane Man is a 1989 documentary written by Bill Hicks and directed by Kevin Booth and David Johndrow.

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Always is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Always Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Always is a 1989 romantic drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, introducing Brad Johnson and featuring Audrey Hepburn's cameo in her ...more

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Winter of Our Dreams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Winter of Our Dreams Judy Davis, Baz Luhrmann, Bryan Brown Winter of Our Dreams is a 1981 Australian film directed by John Duigan. Judy Davis won the Best Actress in a Lead Role in the AFI Awards for her performance in the film. The film was nominated ...more

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Dad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Dad Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke, Jack Lemmon Dad is a 1989 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Gary David Goldberg and starring Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis, Kevin Spacey and Ethan Hawke. It is based on William ...more

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Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rule... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules Hugh Hefner, Sam Kinison, Denise Gallup Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules is a 1987 comedy film written by Sam Kinison and directed by Walter C. Miller.

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Playing for Time is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Playing for Time Vanessa Redgrave, Christine Baranski, Maud Adams Playing For Time is a 1980 CBS television film, written by Arthur Miller and Fania Fénelon, based on Fénelon's autobiography, The Musicians of Auschwitz. Vanessa Redgrave stars as ...more

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The Ryan White Story is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
The Ryan White Story Sarah Jessica Parker, Nikki Cox, George C. Scott The Ryan White Story is a 1989 biographical and drama film written by Phil Penningroth and John Herzfeld, story by Phil Penningroth and directed by John Herzfeld.

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Vernon, Florida is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Vernon, Florida Albert Bitterling, Roscoe Collins, George Harris Vernon, Florida is a 1981 documentary film produced and directed by Errol Morris profiling various residents living within the town of Vernon, Florida. Originally titled Nub City, this follow-up ...more

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The Thin Blue Line is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
The Thin Blue Line Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 American documentary film by Errol Morris, depicting the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. ...more

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Cinema Paradiso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Cinema Paradiso Brigitte Bardot, John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, internationally released as Cinema Paradiso, is a 1988 Italian drama film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Jacques Perrin, Philippe Noiret, ...more

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Strange Voices is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Strange Voices Valerie Harper, Nancy McKeon, Millie Perkins Strange Voices is a 1987 television film about schizophrenia directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman and written by Wayne and Donna Powers. It was one of the ten highest rated made for TV movies that ...more

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Too Young the Hero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Too Young the Hero Mary-Louise Parker, Ricky Schroder, Christopher Curry Too Young the Hero is a 1988 television movie starring Rick Schroder. It premiered on CBS on March 27, 1988. The film tells the true story of a 12-year old boy who forges his mother's signature ...more