Get the popcorn ready and travel back in time with these classic 80s and 90s family movies. From timeless animated films like “The Lion King” to charming live-action comedies like “Home Alone,” these movies will take you on a nostalgic journey that’s sure to bring a smile to your face.
The Best 80s and 90s Family Movies for Movie Night Fun:
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982):
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial follows an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth after a visit to his home planet. An unlikely friendship blossoms between him and young Elliott, who helps the alien find his way back home with the help of three of Elliott’s siblings. This timeless classic is sure to bring a tear to your eye and make family movie night one you won’t forget.
Home Alone (1990):
Home Alone is the classic 90s family movie about 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) who finds himself alone at home after his family goes away for Christmas vacation. Armed with strategically placed booby traps, he successfully defends the house against two burglars, Harry and Marv. This comedy is a great choice for family movie night and one that will leave you all laughing.
The Goonies (1985):
The Goonies, another classic 80s family film, follows a group of friends in Marion County, Oregon – known as “The Goondocks”. After discovering an old Spanish Map the gang decides to follow it and go on a search for buried treasure. Along the way, they encounter crooks intent on stealing their treasure but end up being the heroes of the day. This action-packed adventure is filled with mysteries and thrills that will keep you entertained all night long.
The Princess Bride (1987):
A fantasy classic, The Princess Bride has become a cult favorite and was recently added to the National Film Registry. It follows Buttercup, played by Robin Wright, as she is forced to marry a villainous prince. In hope of saving his true love, Westley sets out on an epic journey to save her with the help of some very interesting characters. This movie will keep you hooked from start to finish with its thrilling action sequences and one-liners.
Jurassic Park (1993):
Jurassic Park changed the way we watched movies in the 90s! This Steven Spielberg classic tells the story of a group of people who are invited to visit a high-tech dinosaur theme park where unfortunately, things quickly go terribly wrong. Combining action, humor and state-of-the-art special effects from Industrial Light and Magic, this is a perfect film for all ages.