It’s hard to make a list of the best ’80s movies because, honestly, the decade was a pretty glorious time when it comes to film (and shoulder pads). And thanks to the age of streaming, it’s easier than ever to revisit your favorites on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. Tubular.
In a time before superhero movies reigned supreme at the box office, the best ’80s movies offered up a full range of genres. There are the iconic teen movies like Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, created by filmmaker John Hughes (and often starring Riverdale mom Molly Ringwald), or darker, angstier fare like Heathers and Beetlejuice. If action movies are more your thing, you’ve got Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Beverly Hills Cop, or Die Hard to choose from. In the romance department, Coming to America and The Princess Bride will satisfy. Or you can go on adventures with Marty McFly in Back to the Future or the gang in The Goonies.
See? So many options—and you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your couch. Here the 55 best ’80s movies available to stream right now. (And if you’re still on a nostalgia kick after that, check out our guide to the best ’90s movies now streaming.)