Nostalgic Netflix Movies to Watch With Your Kids

Techwalla may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story.

If you have kids, you've probably watched approximately 9,895 children's movies with them—not necessarily because you love the movies they choose, because you love your kids. But have your kids seen the movies you grew up watching? You know, those pivotal movies featuring characters that helped shape your childhood (shout out to Sloth, E.T., and Kevin McCallister).


If they haven't (or even if they have), Netflix has a ton of '80s and '90s movies your kids will love watching with you—but chances are, not as much as you'll love watching with the

Here are some of those nostalgic movies:


Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Disney's Homeward Bound is a a great one to show your adventurous, animal-loving kids.

And every time you use Waze to get from your house to the post office, just remember that two dogs and cat traveled like a million miles and got where they were going just by using their noses.


The Mighty Ducks

The classic story of an underdog sports team and their reluctant coach.

It's Emilio Estevez in the prime of his '90s awesomeness.


The Addams Family

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky, the Addams Family.

Cool Runnings


The story of Jamaican bobsledders who want to compete in the winter Olympics but have never seen snow. It's funny and heartwarming—exactly how a good '90s movie should be.

If your kids have yet to be introduced to John Candy, the time is now.


Adventures in Babysitting

The epitome of an '80s adventure movie. It has everything—kids staying out way past their bedtime, bad guys, romance, and Elisabeth Shue.

Your kids will wish they could have a babysitting situation as fun as this one. Or maybe not.


Forrest Gump

Not only is Forrest Gump an award-winning, incredible film, it's also a history lesson and arguably Tom Hanks' greatest performance.

It also happens to have one of the best movie soundtracks ever.


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Everyone's favorite alien (besides Alf, of course). Fall in love all over again with E.T. through the eyes of your kids.

Grab a bag of Reese's Pieces and a box of tissues.


Who Framed Roger Rabbit

This one is just as weird as you remember, but your kids will love it. Because kids love weird things.

They'll either love it or be super weirded out. Either way, it's a classic they have to see.



The most beautiful ghost/human love story there ever was.

"Can I keep you?"