Top 20 Kids Movies from the 80s

Animation, Family, Fantasy
Two young girls, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros (pronounced toe-toe-ro). They soon befriend these... [show more]
G
86 min
Noriko Hidaka
Chika Sakamoto
Shigesato Itoi
Sumi Shimamoto
Hayao Miyazaki
G
86 min
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
An elderly man reads the book "The Princess Bride" to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won't like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something... [show more]
PG
98 min
Cary Elwes
Mandy Patinkin
Chris Sarandon
Christopher Guest
Rob Reiner
PG
98 min
Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a... [show more]
PG
125 min
Mayumi Tanaka
Keiko Yokozawa
Kotoe Hatsui
Minori Terada
Hayao Miyazaki
PG
125 min
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and... [show more]
PG
104 min
Bob Hoskins
Christopher Lloyd
Joanna Cassidy
Charles Fleischer
Robert Zemeckis
Richard Williams
PG
104 min
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal... [show more]
G
83 min
Rene Auberjonois
Christopher Daniel Barnes
Jodi Benson
Pat Carroll
Ron Clements
John Musker
G
83 min
Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Mrs. Brisby, a widowed mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children on the Fitzgibbon farm. She is preparing to move her family out of the field they live in as plowing time approaches, however her son Timothy has fallen ill, and moving him could prove fatal. Mrs. Brisby visits The Great Owl, a... [show more]
G
82 min
Derek Jacobi
Elizabeth Hartman
Arthur Malet
Dom DeLuise
Don Bluth
G
82 min
Comedy, Family
Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother's immediate reaction is that he'll put his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He... [show more]
PG
94 min
Melinda Dillon
Darren McGavin
Scott Schwartz
Jean Shepherd
Bob Clark
PG
94 min
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side... [show more]
PG
124 min
Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams
Irvin Kershner
PG
124 min
Family, Sci-Fi
After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children... [show more]
PG
115 min
Dee Wallace
Henry Thomas
Peter Coyote
Robert MacNaughton
Steven Spielberg
PG
115 min
Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
This is the story of a young witch, named Kiki who is now thirteen years old. But she is still a little green and plenty headstrong, but also resourceful, imaginative, and determined. With her trusty wisp of a talking cat named Jiji by her side she's ready to take on the world, or at least the... [show more]
G
103 min
Minami Takayama
Rei Sakuma
Kappei Yamaguchi
Keiko Toda
Hayao Miyazaki
G
103 min
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and... [show more]
PG
116 min
Michael J. Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson
Crispin Glover
Robert Zemeckis
PG
116 min
Action, Adventure
The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The... [show more]
PG
115 min
Harrison Ford
Karen Allen
Paul Freeman
Ronald Lacey
Steven Spielberg
PG
115 min
Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the... [show more]
PG
107 min
Kevin Costner
Amy Madigan
Gaby Hoffmann
Ray Liotta
Phil Alden Robinson
PG
107 min
Adventure, Comedy, Family
Mikey Walsh and Brandon Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood -- unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course, and that's quite doubtful. But when Mikey stumbles upon a... [show more]
PG
114 min
Sean Astin
Josh Brolin
Jeff Cohen
Corey Feldman
Richard Donner
PG
114 min
Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights, but he is finally cornered by several... [show more]
PG
126 min
Ralph Macchio
Pat Morita
Elisabeth Shue
Martin Kove
John G. Avildsen
PG
126 min
Comedy, Family
The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not-so-bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures to her. A surprising bond of love and redirection forms among the trio as the police close down on the supposed kidnappers.
PG
105 min
Mark Miller
Donovan Scott
Bridgette Andersen
Chris Robinson
Pierre De Moro
PG
105 min
Adventure, Family
Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is... [show more]
PG
101 min
Meredith Salenger
John Cusack
Ray Wise
Lainie Kazan
Jeremy Kagan
PG
101 min
Drama
In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister, and their church. Both had opportunities to leave the village: one could have married a young army officer and the other, a French opera singer. Their father objected in each... [show more]
G
103 min
St├ęphane Audran
Bodil Kjer
Birgitte Federspiel
Jarl Kulle
Gabriel Axel
G
103 min
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Based on elements from the stories of Mark Twain, this feature-length Claymation fantasy follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn as they stowaway aboard the interplanetary balloon of Mark Twain. Twain, disgusted with the human race, is intent upon finding Halley's Comet... [show more]
G
86 min
James Whitmore
Michele Mariana
Gary Krug
Chris Ritchie
Will Vinton
G
86 min
Adventure, Comedy, Family
The cartoonish and childish character Pee Wee Herman goes on a big adventure for the first time ever when his beloved shiny new bicycle is stolen by his nemesis Francis Buxton, a fellow man-child and neighborhood rich "kid." And he sets off on an obsessive cross-country journey, determined to... [show more]
PG
91 min
Paul Reubens
Elizabeth Daily
Mark Holton
Diane Salinger
Tim Burton
PG
91 min