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The Best '80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked

Updated June 9, 2020 1.2k votes 330 voters 21.8k views30 items

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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  • 1
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    94
    34

    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    84
    34

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery

    Released1989

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    34
    2

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    Stripes
    34
    4

    Stripes

    Bill Murray, John Candy

    Released1981

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Rain Man
    46
    25

    Rain Man

    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1988

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    Rain Man is a 1988 American drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Blade Runner
    22
    4

    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    Little Monsters
    50
    37

    Little Monsters

    Fred Savage, Howie Mandel

    Released1989

    Directed byRichard Greenberg

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  • 8
    Driving Miss Daisy
    27
    14

    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1989

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Child's Play
    32
    24

    Child's Play

    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks

    Released1988

    Directed byTom Holland

    Child's Play is a 1988 American horror film directed by Tom Holland, written by Tom Holland,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 10
    Hamburger Hill
    28
    21

    Hamburger Hill

    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Irvin

    Hamburger Hill is a 1987 American film about the actual assault of the U.S. Army's 3rd... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 11
    Police Academy
    18
    10

    Police Academy

    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg

    Released1984

    Directed byHugh Wilson

    Police Academy is a 1984 comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Steve Guttenberg,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    La Bamba
    22
    15

    La Bamba

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano

    Released1987

    Directed byLuis Valdez

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  • 13
    Red Dawn
    14
    7

    Red Dawn

    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Milius

    Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 14
    Popeye
    18
    14

    Popeye

    Robin Williams, Linda Hunt

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Popeye is a 1980 American musical comedy film, directed by Robert Altman and is a live-action... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    5
    0

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
    10
    4

    Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

    Steve Guttenberg, Jason Hervey

    Released1985

    Directed byJerry Paris

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  • 17
    Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
    10
    4

    Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

    Jerry O'Connell, Bubba Smith

    Released1988

    Directed byAlan Myerson

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  • 18
    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
    8
    4

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    11
    8

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg

    Released1984

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 20
    The Evil Dead
    0
    2

    The Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    Released1981

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • 21
    The Natural
    7
    4

    The Natural

    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford

    Released1984

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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  • 22
    Raging Bull
    8
    7

    Raging Bull

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1980

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 23
    Nighthawks
    11
    11

    Nighthawks

    Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams

    Released1981

    Directed byGary Nelson, Bruce Malmuth

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  • 24
    The Ryan White Story
    7
    49

    The Ryan White Story

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Nikki Cox

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Herzfeld

    The Ryan White Story is a 1989 biographical and drama film written by Phil Penningroth and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    She's Gotta Have It
    8
    58

    She's Gotta Have It

    Spike Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson

    Released1986

    Directed bySpike Lee

    She's Gotta Have It is a 1986 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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