If you’re a Netflix subscriber and a lover of retro TV shows and films then you’ve definitely come to the right place. We’ve hunted through the extensive Netflix database so you don’t have to, and have come up with the following list of 12 classic TV shows and films that you can watch right now on the popular streaming service.
Which of the following TV shows and films were you a big fan of? Which do you intend to revisit or show to your children for the first time? And which old school TV show or film do you really wish Netflix would add to their database? Makes sure to let us know by posting a comment.
1. Back To The Future
Netflix currently houses the whole Back to the Future trilogy, and we don’t know about you, but these are films that we could watch again and again and never ever get bored.
2. Star Trek
We were going to focus on Star Trek: The Next Generation seeing as it was the series that started in the 1980s, but Netflix is absolutely full of Star Trek, also containing the brilliant original series, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and the brand new Discovery. Which is your favourite?
3. The Breakfast Club
If you ever feel like drooling over Judd Nelson and his classmates in 80s classic The Breakfast Club, then you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s only a button press away.
4. He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe
Sixty-Five episodes of He-Man are currently available to watch on Netflix in the UK. I personally watched the first episode only recently, and (cover your ears and eyes) I’m sorry to say that I thought that the animation was rather terrible!
5. The Blues Brothers
The film that many think is the greatest comedy movie of the 1980s, The Blues Brothers was directed by John Landis and starred John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ‘The Blues Brothers’ musical sketch first seen on Saturday Night Live.
6. Rain Man
If you’ve never seen Rain Man then you definitely should rectify that as soon as you can. Tom Cruise plays the straight man alongside Dustin Hoffman’s Oscar winning performance as his autistic brother.
7. She-Ra: Princess Of Power
We’ve already established that He-Man is available to watch, so it would have been rude if they hadn’t included the adventures of his twin sister also. In addition to that, a new She-Ra series, with a very different animation style, is also due to hit the streaming service later this year!
8. Romancing The Stone
Romancing the Stone was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. But do you remember the name of the sequel? It was of course called ‘The Jewel of the Nile’, a film which is sadly not currently available on Netflix.
Yes of course Friends didn’t start until the 90s, but it was such an integral part of our lives back then that we couldn’t possibly leave it out!
10. Ghostbusters 2
Annoyingly, Netflix currently houses the inferior Ghostbusters 2 but not the classic original. It also pops up in the ‘Kids’ section of their database for some ghostly reason!
11. Jem And The Holograms
Three series of Jem are currently available to watch on Netflix UK, and we’re sure that even the children of today will still love to watch this colourful show with it’s toe-tapping tunes and ladies in gorgeous outfits.
12. Brewster’s Millions
The 1985 film Brewster’s Millions was incredibly the 7th film adaptation of George Barr McCutcheon’s classic 1902 book. This brilliant version was directed by Walter Hill and starred Richard Pryor and John Candy, and you must see it if you haven’t already.