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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.

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Indiana Jones and the Ra... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen
Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

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#7 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing 12 Stories That Prove The Making Of 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' Was An Adventure Behind The Scenes Toolisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Indiana Jones and the La... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the ...more

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#29 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Best Characters in the Whole Indiana Jones Franchise, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Stripes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid
Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first ...more

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#388 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #32 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #26 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young
Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, ...more

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#97 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #192 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Blade Runner Already Had A Sequel, And It Was The Trashiest Movie Of 1998

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Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino
Rain Man is a 1988 American drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. It tells the story of an abrasive and selfish yuppie, Charlie Babbitt, who ...more

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#320 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #73 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtrackslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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#24 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #11 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Timefeaturing Behind The Scenes Of The Famous Parade Scene In 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry's play of the same name. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan ...more

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#29 of 67 Every Movie Coming To Netflix In February 2020 #412 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon
Child's Play is a 1988 American horror film directed by Tom Holland, written by Tom Holland, Don Mancini, and John Lafia, and starring Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad ...more

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#18 of 796 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #167 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #196 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 9 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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#41 of 103 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids #62 of 77 The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films

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Hamburger Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance
Hamburger Hill is a 1987 American film about the actual assault of the U.S. Army's 3rd Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division 'Screaming Eagles', on a well-fortified ...more

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#34 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #237 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #12 of 304 The Best Military Movies Ever Made

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Police Academy 2: Their ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Steve Guttenberg, Jason Hervey, Bubba Smith
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment is a 1985 comedy film directed by Jerry Paris. It is the first of six sequels in the Police Academy series. Many actors return from the first film to ...more
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Police Academy 5: Assign... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Jerry O'Connell, Bubba Smith, Janet Jones
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach is the 1988 installment in the Police Academy series, launched in 1984. The film was given a PG rating for language and ribald humor. Steve Guttenberg ...more
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Nighthawks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Rutger Hauer
Nighthawks is a 1981 American thriller film directed by Bruce Malmuth and starring Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta and Nigel Davenport. The ...more
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Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith
Police Academy is a 1984 comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, and G.W. Bailey. It grossed approximately $146 million worldwide and spawned six more ...more

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#2 of 67 Every Movie Coming To Netflix In February 2020 #45 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #65 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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La Bamba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer
La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez that follows the life and career of Chicano rock 'n' roll star Ritchie Valens. The film stars Lou Diamond ...more

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#19 of 205 The Best Movies About Music #64 of 173 Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals

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Popeye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Robin Williams, Linda Hunt, Dennis Franz
Popeye is a 1980 American musical comedy film, directed by Robert Altman and is a live-action film adaptation of E. C. Segar's Thimble Theatre aka Popeye comic strip. It stars Robin Williams as ...more

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#200 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #26 of 119 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals #48 of 100 The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1980s

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese
Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik ...more

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#58 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Booksfeaturing Behind The Scenes Of 'Raging Bull,' The Masterpiece Scorsese Never Wanted To Makelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson
Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey. ...more

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#70 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #90 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Indiana Jones and the Te... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, and the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film ...more

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#770 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timefeaturing How ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Traumatized A Whole Generation And Changed Movie Ratingslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi
This film is a 1981 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also stars alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker. This film ...more

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#1,172 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #15 of 796 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #759 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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The Naked Gun: From the ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more

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#188 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #23 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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The Natural is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall
The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and ...more

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#177 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #151 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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Return to the 36th Chamb... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho
Return to the 36th Chamber is a 1980 Shaw Brothers Studio Hong Kong martial arts comedy film starring Gordon Liu. It was directed by Lau Kar-Leung and written by Ni Kuang. The film is the second ...more
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The Ryan White Story is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Winter of Our Dreams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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