FAMILY: 25 Classic Family Movies from the 1980's

School holidays are here! Big YAY from me! I love school holidays. Some parents loathe the thought, but not me. I love, love, love them! I love having the kids at home to talk with and generally just hang out with. They're growing up so fast. They have the most awesome and unique personalities and I'm amazed that it was only a few short years ago that I was struggling with babyhood. These days, it feels like I'm standing still yet time is just flying by and I want to make the most of my time with my babies.

For us, school holidays means no early morning wake-ups to a blaring alarm clock. No after school sports or activities. No need to run on a schedule and watching the clock all day. 

After busy days filled with playdates, outings and doing the things we don't get to do during the school term, the evenings are perfect for family movies. I've been slowly introducing the kids to films which I loved to as a child. Some they love. Some they roll their eyes at. It's all fun especially as I get to re-watch some of my favourites.

Take a trip down memory lane with me as I list some of the movies that made the 1980's great. 

The Goonies 
The Neverending Story
Back to the Future
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Princess Bride 

The 2 on the right ended up together ;-)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (a very young SJP and Helen Hunt)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Karate Kid (IMO, The original is still the best)
Harry and the Hendersons
Short Circuit
Teen Wolf 
Weird Science
The Adventures of Milo and Otis

Uncle Buck
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Crocodile Dundee
Pretty in Pink
Adventures in Babysitting

What have I missed? 
Which were your favourite family films from the 1980's?


  1. Many favourite ones with my now grown kids there too. Its a special time...enjoy as it does fly by all too quickly. Thanks for the trip down memory lane x

  2. I love many of these too. Annie has been a long time fave of ours.


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