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The Best '80s Movies On Netflix, Ranked

Updated June 9, 2020 1.3k votes 335 voters 22.0k 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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  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark1
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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The...  more
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  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade2
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    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
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  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off3
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    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
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  • Stripes4
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    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
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  • Rain Man5
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    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
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  • Blade Runner6
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    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
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  • Little Monsters7
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    Little Monsters

    Fred Savage, Howie Mandel

    Released1989

    Directed byRichard Greenberg

    Little Monsters is a 1989 fantasy comedy film starring Fred Savage as Brian Stevenson, a...  more
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  • Driving Miss Daisy8
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    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
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  • Police Academy9
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    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
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  • Child's Play10
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    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
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  • Hamburger Hill11
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    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
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  • La Bamba12
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    La Bamba

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano

    Released1987

    Directed byLuis Valdez

    La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez that follows...  more
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  • Red Dawn13
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    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
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  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment14
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    Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

    Steve Guttenberg, Jason Hervey

    Released1985

    Directed byJerry Paris

    Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment is a 1985 comedy film directed by Jerry Paris. It is...  more
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  • Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach15
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    Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

    Jerry O'Connell, Bubba Smith

    Released1988

    Directed byAlan Myerson

    Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach is the 1988 installment in the Police Academy series,...  more
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  • The Evil Dead16
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    The Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    Released1981

    Directed bySam Raimi

    This film is a 1981 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive...  more
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  • Popeye17
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    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
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  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial18
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    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
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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!19
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    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
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  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom20
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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg

    Released1984

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven...  more
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  • Nighthawks21
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    Nighthawks

    Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams

    Released1981

    Directed byGary Nelson, Bruce Malmuth

    Nighthawks is a 1981 American thriller film directed by Bruce Malmuth and starring Sylvester...  more
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  • The Natural22
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    The Natural

    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford

    Released1984

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball...  more
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  • Raging Bull23
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    Raging Bull

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1980

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by...  more
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  • Winter of Our Dreams24
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    Winter of Our Dreams

    Judy Davis, Baz Luhrmann

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Duigan

    Winter of Our Dreams is a 1981 Australian film directed by John Duigan. Judy Davis won the...  more
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  • The Ryan White Story25
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    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
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