5. The Princess Bride (1987)
> Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
> Runtime: 98 min
> Rating: PG
> Recently added to: Disney Plus on May 2, 2020
The fairy tale adventure film “The Princess Bride,” done with a contemporary twist by director Rob Reiner, is a time-tested classic and one of the most beloved movies of the 1980s. It is certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with well over 90% of both critics and audiences recommending the film.
4. The Graduate (1967)
> Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
> Runtime: 106 min
> Rating: PG
> Recently added to: Hulu on May 2, 2020
Mike Nichols won his lone Best Director Academy Award for this counterculture classic that stars Dustin Hoffman as a disillusioned college graduate. The film features a collection of now-classic Simon & Garfunkel songs. The movie enjoys an 86% rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and 90% of audiences liked the film.
3. Back to the Future (1985)
> Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
> Runtime: 116 min
> Rating: PG
> Recently added to: Netflix on May 1, 2020
1980s sci-fi comedy classic “Back to the Future” is now available to stream on Netflix. The movie, which follows the misadventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown as they tinker with time travel, spawned two sequels that are both beloved by audiences and available on Netflix as well.
2. Jaws (1975)
> Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
> Runtime: 124 min
> Rating: PG-13
> Recently added to: HBO Now on May 1, 2020
Released in 1975, “Jaws” is often considered to be the first summer blockbuster. The film, about a great white shark terrorizing a New England beach town, offers a master class in suspense — over the years, it scared countless viewers away from the ocean. The movie currently has a 98% Freshness score on Rotten Tomatoes, with audience members giving it a rating of 90% as it continues to terrify viewers to this day. In addition to being available on HBO Now, “Jaws” can be rented from Amazon Video.
1. GoodFellas (1990)
> Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
> Runtime: 146 min
> Rating: R
> Recently added to: Hulu on May 1, 2020
Martin Scorsese’s sprawling mob epic “Goodfellas” has become a classic of the genre and one of the most well-reviewed movies of all time. The film is based on the true story of Henry Hill and his rise through the ranks of the New York Mafia. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, earning Joe Pesci the Oscar for best supporting actor.