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List of 1980s Movies and TV Shows

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1. Withnail & I

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7.6/10
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92/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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2. Seinfeld

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8.8/10
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92/100
Year: 1989-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 9
Stand-up & Talk, Comedy

What it's about: A stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends weather the pitfalls and payoffs of life in New York City in the '90s. It's a show about nothing.

Where to Watch: 171 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 171 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Au Revoir les Enfants

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Released: 1987Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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4. The Simpsons

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8.6/10
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91/100
Year: 1989-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 34
Family, Comedy

What it's about: Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (0%) are available to watch free online (FOX). 709 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+, Hulu, fuboTV & 1 other). 98 episodes (14%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX & FOX). 707 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The Vanishing

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7.7/10
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91/100
Released: 1988
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on television, putting up posters and ruining his new relationship in the process. Eventually an unassuming chemistry teacher, Raymond, approaches Rex, intimating that he knows what happened.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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6. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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8.7/10
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Released: 1980Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+ & TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Back to the Future

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8.5/10
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90/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Comedy

What it's about: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Shining

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8.4/10
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Released: 1980Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Philo & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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9. Die Hard

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8.2/10
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90/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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10. The Name of the Rose

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Released: 1986Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence – which is considerable.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Microsoft).

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11. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

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8.3/10
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88/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+ & TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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12. Blade Runner

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8.1/10
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88/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Raiders of the Lost Ark

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8.4/10
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Released: 1981Rated: PG
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. A Short Film About Love

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8.2/10
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88/100
Released: 1988
Romance, Drama

What it's about: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when the two finally meet, they discover that they have a lot more in common than appeared at first sight...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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15. Aliens

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8.3/10
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87/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC & Freeform) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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8.2/10
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86/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Scarface

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8.3/10
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86/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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18. My Neighbor Totoro

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8.2/10
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86/100
Released: 1988Rated: G
Animation, Fantasy

What it's about: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $11.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. The Thing

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8.1/10
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86/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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20. Star Trek: The Next Generation

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8.6/10
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86/100
Year: 1987-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Follow the intergalactic adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his loyal crew aboard the all-new USS Enterprise NCC-1701D, as they explore new worlds.

Where to Watch: 177 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & 1 other). 180 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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21. Full Metal Jacket

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8.3/10
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86/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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22. The Princess Bride

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8.1/10
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86/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (The Roku Channel), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Disney+) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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23. Once Upon a Time in America

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8.3/10
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86/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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24. A Short Film About Killing

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Released: 1988
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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25. Ghostbusters

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7.8/10
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85/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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26. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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7.8/10
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85/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school principal and fed-up sister.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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27. The Terminator

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8.0/10
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85/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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28. Rain Man

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8.0/10
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85/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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29. Mona Lisa

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7.3/10
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85/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's Cross days. That's when George's troubles just start.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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30. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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7.8/10
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84/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Children, Science-Fiction

What it's about: 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 decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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31. Back to the Future Part II

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7.8/10
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84/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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32. Beetlejuice

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7.5/10
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84/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Fantasy, Comedy

What it's about: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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33. The Goonies

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Released: 1985Rated: PG
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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34. Predator

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Released: 1987Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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35. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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84/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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36. Dead Poets Society

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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37. Lola

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Released: 1981Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow building commissioner, Lola launches an outrageous plan to elevate herself in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale. Shot in childlike candy colors, Fassbinder’s homage to Josef von Sternberg’s classic The Blue Angel stands as a satiric tribute to capitalism.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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38. The Untouchables

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83/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Paramount+ & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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39. Amadeus

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Released: 1984Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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40. A Nightmare on Elm Street

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83/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Peacock Premium & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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41. Platoon

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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42. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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7.5/10
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83/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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43. Vagabond

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7.7/10
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83/100
Released: 1985
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking odd jobs and staying with whomever will offer her a place to sleep. Mona is fiercely independent, craving freedom over comfort, but it is this desire to be free that will eventually lead to her demise.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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44. Akira

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8.0/10
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83/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Funimation) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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45. The Breakfast Club

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7.8/10
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82/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Peacock Premium) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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46. Sans Soleil

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8.0/10
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82/100
Released: 1983
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: "He wrote me..." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, and San Francisco.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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47. Grave of the Fireflies

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8.5/10
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82/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Animation, Anime

What it's about: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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48. Stand by Me

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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49. Cinema Paradiso

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8.5/10
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82/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+ & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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50. Raging Bull

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8.2/10
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82/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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