As far as comforting, cult classics go, Netflix really delivers when it comes to 80s movies. If you’ve already blown through our lists of 90s movies, movies about complicated friendships, or fashion movies, here’s ten feel good 80s movies you can stream instantly at this very moment. Feel free to call in sick or leave early so you can go home and binge watch.
I never tire of this one, and will probably never stop trying to be as cool as Sloane.
I watched this like once a week in high school. It still holds up.
Sarah Jessica Parker. Helen Hunt. Dancing. End of story.
It’s a game that’s come to life. You tell me this isn’t fantastic.
I can’t think of a more iconic 80s girl movie than Heathers–the original Mean Girls.
6. Say Anything
IN YOUR EYES.
Jennifer Beals is perfection. The 80s was the golden era of dance movies (as evidenced by most of this list), and Flashdance is the gold standard.
Duckie: a tragic hero.
And here we are again with a dance movie. I watched this recently and it’s still amazing. Imagine! A town without dancing? Oh, you.
10. Dirty Dancing
Infinitely better than the reboot, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, which someone named Julia Sonenshein has seen over five times. No relation.