Top 10 Family-Friendly Movies Released from 1980-1990

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion really. Here are the top 10 family-friendly movies released from 1980-1990. Don’t forget to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. The NeverEnding Story (1984) 82% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Starring: Noah Hathaway, Tami Stronach, Barret Oliver

9. The Goonies (1985) 70% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Richard Donner
Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen

8. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 98% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

7. Big (1988) 97% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Penny Marshall
Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

6. Labyrinth (1986) 68% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Jim Henson
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Toby Eroud

5. The Wizard (1989) 26% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Todd Holland
Starring: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis

4. Troop Beverly Hills (1989) 8% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Jeff Kanew
Starring: Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas

3. Short Circuit (1986) 57% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: John Badham
Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Fisher Stevens

2. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) 89% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton

1. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) 75% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Joe Johnston
Starring: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman

 

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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