Greatest Kids Movies of the 1980s


The Top Ten

1 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
2 The Little Mermaid

One of my favorites. - funnyuser

3 Back to the Future
4 An American Tail
5 The Fox and the Hound
6 The Goonies

My girls have watched it almost every year, at least once a year since it came out.

7 Flight of the Navigator

How was this for kids? There was profanity in it, and kids shouldn't get into profanity.
I understand why it was rated PG.

8 The Land Before Time
9 The Princess Bride

This just reminds me of how that if you CGI Wallace Shawn's face onto a seal, he lookes exactly the same - 445956

10 Gremlins

Not kids oriented. It's pg-13, for disturbing images and elements.
Take this off the list.

The Contenders

11 Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Although, I must admit, the film offers a lot of things exclusively to a more grown up audience as well. As funny and cartoonish as it is, which is what kids will enjoy, it's also a really great and often atmospheric film noir. In fact, it's often as great as "Gilda" or "The Killers", just with it being set in a world where toons and humans coexist, and this is delivered so believably that you soon accept is as completely normal and natural. - Martin_Canine

12 The Karate Kid


13 Oliver and Company
14 Stand by Me

Not a kids movie, but still a great movie

15 The Neverending Story
16 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
17 Labyrinth
18 The Outsiders
19 Sixteen Candles
20 A Christmas Story
21 My Little Pony the Movie
22 All Dogs Go to Heaven
23 Sesame Street: Follow that Bird
24 Transformers the Movie (1987)
25 The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
26 Little Monsters
27 The Monster Squad
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Top Remixes

1. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
2. The Little Mermaid
3. Back to the Future
1. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
2. The Fox and the Hound
3. The Little Mermaid


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