Grab yourself a New Coke, throw on your brightest leg warmers, and travel back to the future with a home entertainment system that, like, beams in movies from, like, outer space or something. It’s called “Netflix,” and it’s, like, a video store in the cloud. Far out, right?

If you’re finding yourself scrolling through Netflix in need of a retro fix — or if you’re a big Stranger Things stan and want to see some of its influences — we’ve got you covered on some of the greatest movies available to stream from the decade. Strap yourself in and enjoy the best 80s movies on Netflix.

For more recommendations, check out our list of the best 90s and 2000s movies on the platform or the best shows and movies on Netflix.

Editor's note: This article was updated October 2023.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Sean Penn as Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Image via Universal Studios

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Stand By Me (1986)

A young boy consoles his upset friend in the woods.
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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, laying back and smiling, in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.'
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Field of Dreams (1989)

Ray Kinsella standing in his cornfield looking confused in Field of Dreams.

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Uncle Buck (1989)

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The Karate Kid (1984)

Ralph Macchio, Elizabeth Shue and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid

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The Money Pit (1986)

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Hard Lessons (1986)

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Steel Magnolias (1989)


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Rocky III (1982)

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The Breakfast Club (1985)

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Quiet Victory (1988)

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