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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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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates
Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then ...more
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Harry and the Hendersons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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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Road House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Sam Elliott, Terry Funk, Kelly Lynch
Road House is a 1989 action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a ...more
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The Dark Crystal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell
The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The plot revolves around Jen, an elflike 'Gelfling' on a quest to restore balance to his alien world ...more
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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe
Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films by ...more
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Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield
Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, ...more
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Lean on Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor
Lean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. Lean on Me is loosely based on the story of Joe Louis ...more
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Once Upon a Time in America is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto youths ...more
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Eddie Murphy: Delirious is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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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Hoosiers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey
Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. It ...more
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Dad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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) 17 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) 18 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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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Winter of Our Dreams is listed (or ranked) 19 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
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Bill Hicks: Sane Man is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Strange Voices is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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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The Ryan White Story is listed (or ranked) 22 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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The George McKenna Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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) 24 on the list The Best 80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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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Too Young the Hero is listed (or ranked) 25 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