Have a Disney+ subscription? We bring you a few 80’s classics covering genres of science fiction, fantasy, comedy, and drama that are worth your while.
Honey’ I Shrunk The Kids – 6.4
Many of us secretly love this movie. Many of us watched it first on the Disney Channel. The movie has everything an Eighties Kid could ask for. It has elements of science-fiction, slice of life, adventure, comedy, and action. but most of all – it has the legendary comedian and actor Rick Moranis. Moranis plays a scientist who develops a shrinking machine. But the machine backfires and shrinks a bunch of kids, who are forced to make their way all across the lawn and into the house. Both the kids and the parents go through a journey of self discovery.
Flight Of The Navigator – 6.9
12 year old David is sleeping soundly one night when he is knocked into the nearby forest. he wakes up and walks back to his house in Fort Lauderdale. To his surprise, eight years have passed since he went missing. His family is overjoyed to have him back. There’s just one catch though – David has not aged a bit in all these years. A NASA Scientist discovers a UFO nearby and David is set on a course to find how and why he went missing for all these years. This is one sci-fi epic every Disney fan would love.
The Journey of Natty Gann – 7.1
The Eighties were exceptionally difficult times for Walt Disney Movies. Take The Journey of Natty Gann for example. Despite a solid Rotten Tomatoes score of 91 per cent, it still failed to take off during its theatrical run. The movie made a mere 10 Million Dollars in its run in the USA and Canada. The story follows a young tomboy who runs way from her guardian’s home. She makes a cross country journey in the 1930’s to be with her father. This is a movie you have to watch as soon as possible. It also stars John Cusack in a lead role.
The Great Mouse Detective – 7.2
It was a rather close call between The Great Muppet Caper and The Great Mouse Detective. While the former in enjoyable as hell, it still can’t beat this animated classic. The movie was Disney’s 26th animated production. The story is a typical Sherlock Holmes tale but with a twist – all the characters are mice and rats. Basil is a master detective who is tasked with investigating the disappearance of a genius toymaker. One important fact to note is that John Musker and Ron Clements, who had a hand in the movie’s direction – went on to direct blockbusters like Aladdin and Moana.
The Princess Bride – 8.1
There are so many movies out there if you are a fan of high fantasy. None of them hold even a candle to the might of The Princess Bride. You seldom come across a fantasy movie as poetic and as graceful as this one. With an ensemble star cats like Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Andre the Giant, and Billy Crystal, The Princess Bride is something for all generations young and old. It is frequently counted amongst the best comedy-fantasy movies to have been ever made.