Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Awesome Retro Movies on Netflix (June 2016)

Netflix's has decided to kick into another gear of awesome and add some retro favorites! Like, totally awesome!

I tried making a complete list of all of the great classics, but there were just too many. So here are 15 of my favorites movies from the 80's and 90's that are now on Netflix. 


Sixteen Candles (1984)
Pure classic! I love watching Molly Ringwald be driven crazy by her family, Long Duck Dong, and the beloved Anthony Michael Hall. Who doesn't love a girl who will give up her undies to save a dork from embarrassment?
And Jake Ryan. I've still got a crush on Jake Ryan.


Can't Buy Me Love(1987)
I mean, come on. Patrick Dempsey as the nerdy outcast who risks it all to get in with the cool crowd. Knowing that McDreamy started out as Ronald Miller just made me love him all the more.
  I'd take a ride on his lawn mower anytime. 
WARNING: There are a couple of inappropriate scenes.


 My Girl (1991)
 Oh Vada. Her mother died, her dad is a funeral director, her best friend is allergic to everything, and she's a hypochondriac with a crush on her teacher.
I don't think I'll ever stop loving Vada.
Thomas J., we miss you.


Jurrasic Park Trilogy (1993)
Ever since I watched Jurrassic World (I love me some Chris Pratt), I have wanted to go back to the beginning and Watch Jurassic Park. Netflix knew. I don't know how, but it knew. 
It was everything I hoped it'd be and more. With the added bonus of being able to laugh at the 90's clothes and hair.


Clueless (1995)
 Like, if you claim that you weren't obsessed with this movie, then I have one thing to say to you. As if!
I hope you don't watch it sporadically!


Meet Joe Black (1998)
 
There was something so complex about this movie. Watching 'Death', such an imposing and eternal thing, testing out the human experience in a borrowed body (Brad Pitt, whoo, whoo!) was so strange.
 Brad Pitt makes eating peanut butter look GOOD!


Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
 I'm not sure if this one is as well known as the others, but it was a staple in my house. I made Tad watch it for the first time last night and he thought it was a little ridiculous. I can't say he's wrong, but it's the awesome kind of ridiculous.
If you HAVE seen it, then I know you've performed Elisabeth Shue's opening dance scene. Admit it.
WARNING: There is some bad language in this one.


Grease & Grease 2 (1978 & 1982)
 I'm a sucker for musicals, and Grease is the word. haven't you heard? I think I loved this movie all the more because my mom hated the ending. 
"Why did she change for him, when he was willing to change for her?!"
 And I think it's only appropriate to watch this during These Sum-eh-er Nigh-HIGHTS!!

 Ok, so I know a lot of people won't agree with me, but I will admit that I like Grease 2 better than the original Grease. Maybe it's because it's cheesier. I love cheesy movies.
Although, I do find it a little unrealistic that it took Michelle so long to fall for the tall, handsome transfer student with the sexy accent. 


What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
 What's Eating Gilbert Grape is an incredible story. Johnny Depp is Gilbert Grape, a kid who has to take care of his sister, obese mother, and mentally challenged little brother Arnie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
It really is a beautiful movie. I haven't had a chance to re-watch it yet, so I'm not sure if there's any inappropriate content.



The Princess Bride (1987)
Cary Elwes, I love you. This movie made me love you. Even if you're playing Robin Hood from Men in Tights or Pierre Desperaux on Psych, you'll always be Westley to me.
Just be careful of the ROUS's.

ALSO, did anyone else know this????!!!!!


Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
It's your last chance to finally tell your crush how you feel. Don't chicken out! This movie is FULL of awesome actors: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Seth Green, Jason Segel, Melissa Joan Hart, Selma Blair, Jenna Elfman, the list goes on and on!
It's got a very sweet ending for an off-beat,
slightly awkward 90's movie about high school kids.
WARNING: There is some crude language, and a couple of inappropriate scenes.


The Sandlot (1993)
 I'll forever love this movie. It transports me back to my days as an awkward pre-teen. I moved a lot when I was a kid, so I can totally relate to Scotty Smalls. 
You're killing me Smalls.


Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
 Yes, it's on the cheesy side, but I like it anyways.
 I also just noticed that the daughter, Jenny, is no other than Allison Mack!
I love her!
 I love her most as Chloe Sullivan from Smallville.




A League of Their Own (1992)
This was the movie I would rent from Hollywood Video every Friday night as a girl. No matter how many times I watched it, I never got sick of it.
I find that's still true.
(It took me years to connect Madonna with All the Way Mae)

And Tom Hanks rocked the roll of Jimmy Dugan.
Of course he rocks every roll.


Tommy Boy (1995)
I really don't think I need to say much about this movie. It's just pure awesomeness.



I wish I could have mentioned all of the great, old-school movies, but there were just too many. Here are a few more that I just had to mention:

ET (1982)
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Forest Gump (1994)
The Truman Show (1998)
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Notting Hill (1999)



Did I miss any that you love? Let me know, I'd love to check them out!

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