The '80s Movies on Netflix That Are Worth Staying in to Watch

Updated 04/23/19

From cheesy teen love stories and family-friendly comedies to critically acclaimed films with star-studded casts, we've collected a list of movies that capture the best of '80s cinema—and they're all available for streaming on Netflix now. Whether you're in the mood to laugh out loud or indulge in the nostalgia of your high school years, there's a flick that'll do the trick on our list. Ready your watch list and pop some popcorn—these are the movies worth staying in to watch tonight. Ahead are nine must-stream '80s movies on Netflix that are kitschy in the best possible way.

Adventures in Babysitting

Adventures in Babysitting: From the director of Home Alone and Mrs. Doubtfire, this aptly named movie follows the exploits of a teen babysitter and the kids she's charged with watching when they venture outside the house.

Can't Buy Me Love

Can't Buy Me Love: Despite being a cheesy teen love story, this '80s movies has tons a lot of charm. If you're a fan of The Breakfast Club and Adventures in Babysitting, then you should add this movie to your watch list stat.

She's Gotta Have It

She's Gotta Have It: Not to be confused with the Netflix series bearing the same name, this Spike Lee film about a woman dating three men at the same time is just as witty and charming as it is flirty and satisfying. 

The Money Pit

The Money Pit: If you need a laugh, queue up this '80s flick in which Tom Hanks and Shelley Long play a married couple who think they've scored a great deal on a house—but it ends up causing them way more problems than they'd anticipated. 


Heathers: This cult classic starring Winona Ryder is like Mean Girls but with a dark twist. When the most popular girl in school is found dead, Ryder's character rises up the social ranks only to become disillusioned with the high school caste system.

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond: Featuring a star-studded cast, this Academy Award–winning film tells the story of an aging couple and their adult children over the course of a summer spent at the family's vacation home.

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams: A story about following your dreams and beating the odds, this is a sports movie that even non–sports fans will enjoy. Though, it's definitely a must-watch for die-hard baseball fanatics too.

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society: Robin Williams stars as an inspiring English teacher striving to teach poetry to a group of high school boys at an elite prep school in this critically acclaimed '80s film.

Harry and the Hendersons

Harry and the Hendersons: This classic comedy about a Seattle family discovering (and ultimately saving) Sasquatch is a must-watch for anyone in need of a pick-me-up.

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