15 Best Throwback Movies to Watch on Netflix this Summer!

15 Best Throwback Movies to Watch on Netflix this Summer!  Some of the best of the 80’s and 90’s!

Ahhhhh, the 80’s and 90’s.  The era of acid wash, big hair, perms, neon, MTV, synthesizers and THE BEST MOVIES!  Recently I was browsing around Netflix trying to find a new series to watch after I binged on The Blacklist, and I noticed that there were a tonne of movies from when I was a kid!  My Girl (sniff), Karate Kid, Romancing the Stone, Splash, E.T., The Great Outdoors…and on and on!  SO many great movies!

The thing about Netflix is that there are many many more titles than meet the eye.  All you have to do is dig a bit, and you will be amazed at what you can find.  So that’s exactly what I did…I dug deep looking for great movies from the 80’s and early 90’s and now I’m sharing what I found with you!  So many great movies here to keep you entertained all summer long…I plan on introducing my kids to some of these…I mean, come on, they’re classics!  😉

15 Best Throwback Movies to Watch on Netflix this Summer!

15 Best Throwback Movies to Watch on Netflix this Summer!

  • The Karate Kid: 1984, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue
  • License to Drive:  1988, starring Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Heather Graham
  • Harry and the Henderson’s:  1987, starring John Lithgow
  • Rambo First Blood:  1982, starring Sylvester Stallone
  • The Breakfast Club:  1985, starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
  • E.T. the Extra Terrestrial:  1982, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore
  • Splash:  1984, starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy
  • The Great Outdoors:  1988, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, and Annette Bening
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:  1986, starring Matthew Broderick
  • My Girl:  1991, starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky
  • Parenthood:  1989, starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Mary Steenburgen
  • Grease:  1978, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  • Romancing the Stone:  1984, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito
  • Back to the Future:  1985, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd
  • Jurassic Park:  1993, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum

And since we’re talking 1980’s, I have to share this!  COMING SOON is ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance‘ (it starts shooting in the fall 2017).  Remember the 1982 movie, The Dark Crystal?  A strange, yet compelling movie where Jen, an elf-like ‘Gelfling’ went on a quest to restore balance to his alien world by returning a lost shard to a powerful but broken gem.  Weird but so good.  Anyway, this new series is a 10-episode fantasy adventure, and is a prequel to the 1982 version.  It takes place many years before the original Dark Crystal.  So awesome!  

Anyway, I hope you found some inspiration to go back in time and revisit some of the greatest movies of the 80’s and 90’s!

Happy Streaming!

Disclosure:  I am part of the Netflix StreamTeam, but as always all thoughts and opinions here are my own…I LOVE Netflix…it’s an addiction…but a good one!

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