Top 20 Kids Movies from the 80s

Animation, Comedy, Family
Two young girls, 10-year-old Satsuki and her 4-year-old 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... [show more]
G
86 min
Hitoshi Takagi
Noriko Hidaka
Chika Sakamoto
Hayao Miyazaki
G
86 min
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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 prefers something with... [show more]
PG
98 min
Cary Elwes
Mandy Patinkin
Robin Wright
Rob Reiner
PG
98 min
Animation, Adventure, Family
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
Hayao Miyazaki
PG
125 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 shoot his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He... [show more]
PG
93 min
Peter Billingsley
Melinda Dillon
Darren McGavin
Bob Clark
PG
93 min
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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
Irvin Kershner
PG
124 min
Adventure, 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
Henry Thomas
Drew Barrymore
Peter Coyote
Steven Spielberg
PG
115 min
Animation, Adventure, Family
This is the story of a young witch, named Kiki who is now 13 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 quaintly... [show more]
G
103 min
Kirsten Dunst
Minami Takayama
Rei Sakuma
Hayao Miyazaki
G
103 min
Drama, Family, Fantasy
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
James Earl Jones
Ray Liotta
Phil Alden Robinson
PG
107 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
Pierre De Moro
PG
105 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
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
Steven Spielberg
PG
115 min
Adventure, Comedy, Family
Mikey and his friends have always wanted to go on an adventure. One night they are all in Mikey's attic and Mikey stumbles across an old map. Mikey has always wanted to know if One-eyed Willy ever was a real person and now he might. They set off and later realize that they have to go through the... [show more]
PG
114 min
Sean Astin
Josh Brolin
Jeff Cohen
Richard Donner
PG
114 min
Action, Drama, Family
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
John G. Avildsen
PG
126 min
Adventure, Family
Natty Gann is a 12-year-old Depression-era girl whose single 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 befriended by a wolf that has been... [show more]
PG
101 min
Meredith Salenger
John Cusack
Ray Wise
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
Gabriel Axel
G
103 min
Adventure, Drama, Family
Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprieter reveals an ancient story-book to him, which he is warned can be dangerous. Shortly after, he "borrows" the book and begins to read it in the... [show more]
PG
102 min
Noah Hathaway
Barret Oliver
Tami Stronach
Wolfgang Petersen
PG
102 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
Tim Burton
PG
91 min
Action, Adventure
An art collector appeals to Indiana Jones to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist has disappeared while searching for the precious goblet, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones. The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its... [show more]
PG-13
127 min
Harrison Ford
Sean Connery
Alison Doody
Steven Spielberg
PG-13
127 min
Adventure, Biography, Drama
Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be... [show more]
PG
193 min
Sam Shepard
Scott Glenn
Ed Harris
Philip Kaufman
PG
193 min
Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler work at Columbia University. where they delve into the paranormal and fiddle with many unethical experiments on their students. As they are kicked out of the University, they really understand the paranormal and go into business for themselves. Under the... [show more]
PG
105 min
Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
Sigourney Weaver
Ivan Reitman
PG
105 min