Movies I Saw As a Kid, I Want My (If Ever) Kids to Watch

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1.
Joey (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
When Joey's dad dies Joey is starting to act strange. He's got psychic powers. He can talk to him on the phone... (98 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
2.
The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents. (96 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
3.
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal, attack the Ewok village. Wicket helps Cindel escape and along with a shipwrecked hermit, they fight Terak and Charal. (94 mins.)
Director: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
 
4.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
 
5.
Labyrinth (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
 
6.
The Dark Crystal (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. (93 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
 
7.
Short Circuit (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. (98 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
8.
Short Circuit 2 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes. (110 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Johnson
 
9.
SpaceCamp (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidently launched into orbit. (107 mins.)
Director: Harry Winer
 
10.
Explorers (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what? (109 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
11.
The Goonies (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
12.
*batteries not included (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition. (106 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
 
13.
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret. (110 mins.)
Director: William Dear
 
14.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. (93 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
15.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
16.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
17.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
18.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
19.
Tirelire Combines & Cie (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three children, Benoît, Charles and Marie, provide housekeeping services to creatively spend their time... (90 mins.)
Director: Jean Beaudry
 
20.
Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph... (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Rubbo
 
21.
The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Rubbo
 
22.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
23.
Ghostbusters II (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. (108 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
24.
Mac and Me (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy. (95 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
 
25.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
 
26.
Moving Violations (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors. (90 mins.)
Director: Neal Israel
 
27.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants. (88 mins.)
 
28.
Police Academy (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of good-hearted but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks. (96 mins.)
Director: Hugh Wilson
“ And all the sequels. ” - Celestron1980
 
29.
The Addams Family (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. (99 mins.)
 
30.
Addams Family Values (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. (94 mins.)
 
31.
Garfield in Disguise (1985 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Garfield has one spooktacular adventure on the Eve of All Saints. He fashions himself a pirate costume... (25 mins.)
Director: Phil Roman
 
32.
Samson & Sally (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Samson is a young whale that doesn't have friends. He spends his time listening to his mother's stories about the legendary whale Moby Dick. Samson becomes fascinated about it and decides to go on a journey to find Moby Dick. (60 mins.)
Director: Jannik Hastrup
 
33.
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, and try to protect them from a group of hunters intent on capturing the dinosaurs. (95 mins.)
Director: B.W.L. Norton