Nostalgic movies of the 80s and 90s to watch now


In the mood for a comforting movie night that won’t disappoint? Netflix and Disney+ provide a treasure trove of familiar favourites to sit back and relax with

Tom Selleck in Three Men and a Little Baby

Disney+ isn’t just about cartoons and super heroes. The streaming site has tonnes of classic live action films that deserve a rewatch. Netflix too has plenty of timeless hits that will never disappoint. Here are some of our favourites:

Three Men and a Baby (1987)

Three suave Manhattan bachelors find their party lifestyle is irreperably damaged when an unexpected bundle shows up on their doorstep. The three friends must juggle caring for the little baby left by one of their girlfriends. Of course, Tom Selleck is reason enough to watch it. Watch it on Disney+

The Breakfast Club (1985)

This John Hughes’ film is about a mismatched group of teens who bond in spite of high school’s social barriers during a Saturday detention. Watch it on Netflix

Turner and Hooch (1989)

Tom Hanks plays a neatfreak detective, Scott Turner, who ends up taking care of a junkyard dog, as he is witness to a crime. The large and always drooling dog, Hooch, turns Scott’s life upside down, ruining his home, interrupting his work and his budding romance. What starts as a comedic test-of-wills with a lot of shouting and roaring from Tom Hanks turns into an unlikely friendship. Watch it on Disney+

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Harry and Sally are friends who resist their mutual attraction, to maintain their friendship. Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, they gravitate towards each other over the course of 12 years, and constantly mull over the question, can men and women ever just be friends? Watch it on Netflix

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Sandra Bullock always seems to play the lonely girl waiting to be noticed. In this movie she plays a ticket booth attendant at a train station who falls for one of the daily commuters. The dapper businessman ends up in an accident, falling onto the tracks, and she saves his life. But when she visits him in the hospital, where he now lies in a coma, a mix-up with his family leads to them believing she is the fiancé they never met. Matters get more complicated, when she starts to develop feelings for his brother. Watch it on Disney+

Sister Act (1992)

Whoopi Goldberg shines as Deloris, the lead singer of a Supremes-style lounge act in Reno. Her boyfriend is a mobster who won’t leave his wife, and she is about to dump him when she stumbles upon one of his goons killing a man. She goes straight to the cops who need to hide her until the trial, and they decide that a local convent is the last place Vince will look. Deloris hates being there, but when tasked with turning the failing choir into something tolerable, she unintentionally ends up in the spotlight. Watch it on Disney+

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

A Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks classic sees Joe, a superstore magnate, and Kathleen, an independent bookshop owner, fall in love online. The catch? They have no idea that he is the one trying to put her out of business. Watch it on Netflix

Never Been Kissed (1999)

You will cringe again and again watching as a nerdy reporter goes undercover at a high school, to have her second chance at adolescence. Drew Barrymore stars as Josie, a shy girl who has never been popular, ever. It soon looks like history will repeat itself as she fails to click with the cool kids, but with a little help from her cool brother and the confidence she gains from a supportive teacher, she starts to fit in. Watch it on Disney+

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

On his first day at a new school, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) falls for the girl of his dreams, Bianca. But she is forbidden to date, that is, until her ill-tempered, unlikeable older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) does. Cameron enlists mysterious bad boy Kat (Heath Ledger) to take her out, but it doesn’t all go to plan. Watching Heath Ledger perform Can’t Take My Eyes Off You would make anyone swoon. Watch it on Disney+