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08th Oct 2021

Iconic 80’s movies to watch on Netflix this weekend

Fiona Frawley

Aaaaand the nostalgia hole continues.

When the future looks uncertain, just look backwards. To a time when things were simpler, and fringes were puffier. A time when shoulder pads were an indicator of power. We are of course talking about the 80’s. If you’re feeling like curling up with a classic this weekend, we fully support you. Here’s a list of a few that might tickle your fancy.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Iconic coming of age comedy, in which high school student Ferris pulls a sickie and goes on an epic adventure around Chicago. The inspiration for all our attempts to go on the hop in secondary school.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

A blind man (Richard Prior) and a deaf man (Gene Wilder) witness a murder, and use their collective senses to track down the killer. However, the cops have them pegged as the main suspects. A classic farcical comedy.

Steel Magnolias (1989)

If you’re looking for a big cry and an iconic cast, look no further. The story of the life and friendships of a close-knit group of women in Louisiana starring Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dolly Parton. Tissues at the ready.

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Do we really need to say anything about this one? Iconic love story in which Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with a dance instructor at a holiday resort. She also carries a watermelon.

Labyrinth (1986)

Cult musical fantasy classic starring David Bowie. Teenager Sarah travels through a maze to rescue her baby brother from a goblin king. Casual.

Coming To America (1988)

It’s only fair to give this one a rewatch seeing as a sequel was released earlier this year. African Prince Akeem travels to America shortly after his 21st birthday to find love. Hilarity ensues.

Will you sink your teeth into any of these this weekend?

Header image via Instagram/80smoviesfanclub

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