The Best Family Movies of the 1980s

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The Princess Bride

1987    Rob Reiner    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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My Neighbor Totoro

1988    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

1982    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG

Adventure    Drama    Family

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The Goonies

1985    Richard Donner    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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Castle in the Sky

1986    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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The Karate Kid

1984    John G. Avildsen    Rated PG

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Kiki's Delivery Service

1989    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Labyrinth

1986    Jim Henson    Rated PG

Adventure    Family-Oriented Adventure    Family-Oriented Fantasy

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The NeverEnding Story

1984    Wolfgang Petersen    Rated PG

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

1985    Tim Burton    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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The Dark Crystal

1982    Jim Henson    Rated PG

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

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The Secret of NIMH

1982    Don Bluth    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Family

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The Great Muppet Caper

1981    Jim Henson    Not Rated

Adventure Comedy    Based-on-Television    Comedy

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The Muppets Take Manhattan

1984    Frank Oz    Rated G

Based-on-Television    Comedy    Family

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Flight of the Navigator

1986    Randal Kleiser    Rated PG

Family    Science Fiction    Action

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Young Sherlock Holmes

1985    Barry Levinson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Detective Film

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Explorers

1985    Joe Dante    Rated PG

Science Fiction    Family    Family-Oriented Fantasy

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The Great Mouse Detective

1986    Ron Clements    Not Rated

Animation    Family-Oriented Fantasy    Family

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An American Tail

1986    Don Bluth    Rated G

Adventure    Animated Musical    Animation

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