30 Timeless Films from the 80s and 90s to Watch with Your Kids (Part 2)

30 Timeless Films from the 80s and 90s to Watch with Your Kids (Part 2)

Welcome to the final chapter of our cinematic journey through the 80s and 90s! In this concluding part, we will unveil the remaining films that will complete your collection of timeless classics. These movies have stood the test of time and continue to captivate audiences of all ages. So, let's dive right in and discover the magic of these beloved gems.

Click here for Part 1 of Timeless Films from the 80s and 90s to Watch with Your Kids if you wish to start at the beginning.
When it comes to choosing movies for yourself or your family, understanding the age ratings can be helpful in making informed decisions. Movie ratings provide guidance on the appropriate audience for a particular film, taking into account factors such as language, violence, and adult themes. In this guide, we will explore the common age ratings you may come across and what they signify. By familiarizing yourself with these ratings, you can ensure that you select movies that align with the preferences and maturity levels of yourself and your loved ones. Let's dive into the world of movie age ratings and discover the suitable audiences for each category.
Age Rating Appropriate Audience
PG Parental Guidance suggested
PG-13 Ages 13 and above
G General Audience
Quick DISCLAIMER: I have found that films from this period are often not aligned with today's ratings. Be aware that some PG films may contain scenes that may be more mature in nature. As always use your own discretion.

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16. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

Age Rating: G | Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Runtime: 1h 24min

  • Burt Reynolds
  • Dom DeLuise
  • Judith Barsi

In All Dogs Go to Heaven, an unlikely friendship between a street-smart dog named Charlie and a young orphan girl, Anne-Marie, forms the heart of this charming animated film. With catchy songs, lovable characters, and a heartwarming message about redemption and second chances, this classic will have you laughing, crying, and believing in miracles.

All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
When a casino-owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, h…

17. Babe (1995)

Age Rating: G | Director: Chris Noonan | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family | Runtime: 1h 31 min

  • Christine Cavanaugh
  • Miriam Margolyes
  • Danny Mann

Babe is an enchanting tale that revolves around a young piglet with big dreams of becoming a sheepdog. As he defies expectations and challenges the status quo, Babe teaches us about the power of kindness, friendship, and the courage to pursue our passions. This heartwarming and visually stunning film will leave you with a renewed sense of wonder.

Babe (1995)
Babe is a little pig who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mum, Babe realises that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and Farmer Hogget knows it. With the h…

18. 3 Men and a Baby (1987)

Age Rating: PG | Director: Leonard Nimoy | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family | Runtime: 1h 42 min

  • Tom Selleck
  • Steve Guttenberg
  • Ted Danson

3 Men and a Baby follows the misadventures of three carefree bachelors whose lives are turned upside down when they find a baby girl on their doorstep. As they navigate the challenges of fatherhood and discover the joy of unconditional love, this heartwarming comedy reminds us that family comes in unexpected forms.

3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy’s girlfriends.

19. Look Who's Talking (1989)

Age Rating: PG-13 | Director: Amy Heckerling | Genre: Comedy, Romance | Runtime: 1h 33 min

  • John Travolta
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Olympia Dukakis

Look Who's Talking introduces us to Mikey, a witty and charming baby with a unique perspective on life. With the help of his friend, the voice of Bruce Willis, Mikey takes us on a hilarious journey through the ups and downs of parenthood, dating, and the power of family bonds. Get ready for laughs and heartwarming moments in this delightful romantic comedy.

Look Who’s Talking (1989)
Mollie is a single working mother who’s out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won’t even consider James. It’s going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring the…

20. Fly Away Home (1996)

Age Rating: PG | Director: Carroll Ballard | Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family | Runtime: 1h 47 min

  • Jeff Daniels
  • Anna Paquin
  • Dana Delany

Fly Away Home is a captivating film based on a true story that follows the journey of a young girl named Amy and her efforts to save a flock of orphaned geese. With breathtaking visuals, a touching storyline, and a message of environmental stewardship, this film will inspire and touch the hearts of viewers of all ages.

Fly Away Home (1996)
Amy is only 13-years-old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn down. The eggs hatch and Amy becom…

21. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

Age Rating: PG | Director: Frank Oz | Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Runtime: 1h 36 min

  • Hal Scardino
  • Litefoot
  • Lindsay Crouse

The Indian in the Cupboard takes us on a magical adventure when a young boy discovers that a plastic toy comes to life when placed inside a magical cupboard. This enchanting film explores themes of friendship, imagination, and the importance of respecting different cultures. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and understanding.

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.

22. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

Age Rating: PG | Director: Randal Kleiser | Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi | Runtime: 1h 30 min

  • Joey Cramer
  • Paul Reubens
  • Cliff DeYoung

In Flight of the Navigator, a young boy named David mysteriously disappears for eight years, only to return and find that time has not passed for him. As he unravels the secrets of an alien spacecraft, David goes on a thrilling adventure that explores the wonders of the universe and the bond between humans and extraterrestrial beings.

Flight of the Navigator (1986)
12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn’t aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the…

23. The Karate Kid (1984)

Age Rating: PG | Director: John G. Avildsen | Genre: Action, Drama, Family | Runtime: 2h 6min

  • Ralph Macchio
  • Pat Morita
  • Elisabeth Shue

"The Karate Kid" is a true underdog story that follows the journey of Daniel LaRusso as he learns martial arts from his wise and unconventional mentor, Mr. Miyagi. This iconic film not only showcases the power of discipline and perseverance but also teaches important lessons about respect, friendship, and standing up for oneself.

The Karate Kid (1984)
Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles and becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader’s ex-girlfriend, so Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate.

24. Teen Wolf (1985)

Age Rating: PG | Director: Rod Daniel | Genre: Comedy, Fantasy | Runtime: 1h 31 min

  • Michael J. Fox
  • James Hampton
  • Susan Ursitti

In Teen Wolf, Michael J. Fox brings his undeniable charm to the role of Scott Howard, a high school student who discovers he has the ability to transform into a werewolf. This lighthearted comedy explores the challenges of adolescence, self-acceptance, and the importance of staying true to oneself, no matter how different.

Teen Wolf (1985)
When a shy teenager’s new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.

25. Willow (1988)

Age Rating: PG | Director: Ron Howard | Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama | Runtime: 2h 6 min

  • Warwick Davis
  • Val Kilmer
  • Joanne Whalley

Willow is an epic fantasy adventure that takes us on a quest with a reluctant hero, Willow Ufgood, as he embarks on a mission to protect a baby destined to bring about the downfall of an evil queen. This visually stunning film combines action, magic, and memorable characters to create a timeless tale of bravery, friendship, and the triumph of good over evil.

Willow (1988)
The evil Queen Bavmorda hunts the newborn princess Elora Danan, a child prophesied to bring about her downfall. When the royal infant is found by Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, he’s entrusted with delivering her from evil.

26. Splash (1984)

Age Rating: PG | Director: Ron Howard | Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | Runtime: 1h 51 min

  • Tom Hanks
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Eugene Levy

Splash tells the heartwarming and

whimsical story of a man who falls in love with a beautiful mermaid. As their romance unfolds, they must navigate the challenges of their unconventional relationship while discovering the true meaning of love and acceptance. This delightful blend of comedy and romance will leave you with a smile on your face.

Splash (1984)
A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There’s one big complication though; he’s fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.

27. Annie (1982)

Age Rating: PG | Director: John Huston | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family | Runtime: 2h 7 min

  • Aileen Quinn
  • Albert Finney
  • Carol Burnett

Based on the beloved Broadway musical, Annie is a charming and uplifting film that follows the adventures of a spunky orphan named Annie and her quest to find her true family. With catchy songs, memorable characters, and a message of hope and resilience, this heartwarming tale will capture the hearts of audiences of all ages.

Annie (1982)
An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks’ mansio…

28. Curly Sue (1991)

Age Rating: PG | Director: John Hughes | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family | Runtime: 1h 41 min

  • James Belushi
  • Alisan Porter
  • Kelly Lynch

Curly Sue tells the story of a street-smart little girl and her guardian, a con artist, as they navigate their way through life and discover the importance of love, family, and finding a place to call home. With its blend of comedy and heartfelt moments, this film reminds us of the power of kindness and the joy of unexpected connections.

Curly Sue (1991)
Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they’re only hoping for…

29. Ghostbusters (1984)

Age Rating: PG | Director: Ivan Reitman | Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy | Runtime: 1h 45 min

  • Bill Murray
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Sigourney Weaver

Ghostbusters is a comedic masterpiece that follows a group of eccentric scientists who become New York City's paranormal exterminators. With its unforgettable characters, witty dialogue, and iconic theme song, this film has become a beloved classic that seamlessly blends comedy, action, and supernatural elements into an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Ghostbusters (1984)
After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting “ghostbusters” who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her sw…

30. Little Monsters (1989)

Age Rating: PG | Director: Richard Greenberg | Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family | Runtime: 1h 40 min

  • Fred Savage
  • Howie Mandel
  • Daniel Stern

Little Monsters takes us on a wild and imaginative adventure into the world of monsters that live under kids' beds. When a boy named Brian befriends a mischievous monster named Maurice, they embark on a series of hilarious and thrilling escapades that teach important lessons about friendship, acceptance, and embracing one's inner child.

Little Monsters (1989)
A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and oth…

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