To this day, we’re rewatching classic movies from the ’80s and ’90s because they’re just so darn good! Here is a list of the films we think everyone should watch again. And if you have never seen them, what are you waiting for!?
A Christmas Story is played on repeat for 24 hours every Christmas. Why? Because film director Bob Clark is a genius, showcasing Jean Shepherd’s stories through a child’s holiday thoughts and memories. Watch now on HBO Max.
Wordly information, fascinating characters, and hypothetical technological advancements…You can’t get much more creative than that! The sequels aren’t so bad, either. Watch now on AMC+ on Amazon.
This cult classic comedy from writer and director John Hughes showed us that five completely different high school students who spend a Saturday in detention actually have more in common than they think. Watch now on Hulu.
Another John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off centers around a high school teen (Matthew Broderick) who goes on a series of adventures after skipping school and defying his superiors. Watch now on Paramount+ on Amazon.
Dirty Dancing has a love story like none other: Johnny (Patrick Swayze) and Baby (Jennifer Grey) don’t plan to fall in love, but isn’t that always how the best romantic relationships start? After an incident with Johnny’s original dance partner, he needs to train a new girl to stand by his side. Though Baby has little experience, she has the will to prove Johnny wrong. Plus, the dancing is incredible. Rent now on Prime Video
The Princess Bride covers almost every movie genre of the 1980s: adventure, romance, action, and fantasy. A young boy falls ill, and his grandfather entertains him by reading the story of Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her knight, Westley (Cary Elwes). The two lovebirds go above and beyond to protect one another. Rent now on Prime Video.
When Harry Met Sally is about two longtime friends (Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal), both equally important to one another, who are curious and fearful of how sex would ruin or improve their friendship. Watch now on HBO Max.
Goodfellas is one of the best gangster films of all time. Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, and Joe Pesci, this all-star movie tells the story of what life is like in the mob, from street kid to street rat and everything in between. Watch now on Netflix.
Forrest Gump brings incredible dramatic storytelling skills to the screen with bouts of laughter. Tom Hanks portrays a man from Alabama with an IQ of 75, longing to be reunited with his one true love, Jenny (Robin Wright). Historical events like the Vietnam War and Watergate are brought into the tale, making viewers all the wiser about what took place in those troubling times. Watch now on Netflix.
Do you have any ’80s and ’90s movies that you think should have made our list? Share them with us in the comments below!