Surviving Self-Quarantine In Style – Our Top Retro Netflix & Amazon Picks!

In light of everything going on right now, we thought we would help shine a little light on the gloom by spreading some fun and of course, nostalgia around.
With the best advice being to stay at home as much as possible, what better excuse to sit back and watch some of your favourite classic films, right?
To get you kick-started, we’ve picked out some of our favourite titles across Netflix and Prime Video. No extra rentals, all included. Enjoy!

When it comes to days/nights in, Netflix has TOTALLY got your back. Loving the amount of total classic movies they have at the moment. Check out some of our top picks…

Clueless

Boy does this take us back! The clothes, the drama, the feeling that almost anything could happen and just might. Sure to have you follow it word for word (you know you still know it all!), Clueless will have you reaching for your tartan skirt in minutes.

Beetlejuice

Packed full of weird and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Dive into the action once more with Adam, Barbara and their ‘helper’ Beetlejuice in this total 80s classic.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 368

Screeching its way into another week, the retro movie rundown is back and sure to shake things up!
Pulling up in a cloud of smoke, we’re ready to pick you up and take you on a wild ride through drama, romance, action and plenty of nostalgia, enjoy!

SATURDAY 7th March

The Waterboy (1998) Sony Movies 5:15pm-7:05pm
An American football team’s waterboy puts up with constant ridicule from the players. But one day his anger gets the better of him and he demonstrates an unexpected talent for tackling – so the coach gives him a chance to prove his worth on the pitch. However, he has to keep his blossoming sporting career a secret from his overprotective mother. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler and Fairuza Balk.
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Kicking It Old School – Our Top Netflix Picks Right Now!

As much as we love getting to flick on the TV and tune into some of our favourite films (there’s nothing quite like watching it live, right?), there’s no denying our serious addiction to Netflix!
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When we’re not hooked watching Friends (again!), or catching up on some Queer Eye, we’re streaming some of our favourite classic films while thinking back to simpler times.
To help spread some love for a good old-fashioned trip down memory lane, we thought we would hand-pick some of our favourite retro films currently available on Netflix. Grab the popcorn and enjoy!

Rain Man

Another chance to see a young Tom Cruise? Sign us up! A total late 80s classic, watch Dustin Hoffman in his Oscar-winning role.
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The Goonies

Surely no retro movie collection would be complete without the iconic The Goonies! Thankfully Netflix knows what’s up and you can stream this total classic whenever you want, as often as you want… which is quite a lot for us!

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Good Will Hunting

Another classic, following the story of a young M.I.T janitor who has an amazing gift for mathematics, watch some of Matt Damons and Ben Affleck’s early work and of course bathe in the mighty Robin Williams. Need we say more?

The Breakfast Club

Another TOTAL classic! Hitting our screens in the mid-80s, this total gem was and has always been right up our street with its sense of fun, ace soundtrack and ability to send us right back into the school classroom with our friends. Major nostalgic trip watching this. Enjoy the ride!

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American Psycho

So many words to describe this classic; shocking, funny, brilliant, retro… it goes on! The story joins yuppie NYC banker Patrick Bateman as he fights to keep on top of his game and his violent tendencies. Things like who has the better business card and where you have a table booked have never been so important than in this total gem.

Jaws

Duunnn dunnn… duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun…. there’s just something about Jaws that never gets old with us. It’s a film we’re always in the mood for and love to get lost in the Amity action. An early Speilberg gem, we love picking up on the amazing camera work and just how well the story develops. Nothing rushed, nothing lost. Take a peep at our exclusive Jaws TShirts!

Pulp Fiction

Love a bit of classic Quentin Tarantino? Netflix has got you sorted! One of the biggest films of the 90s and about as iconic as they come, jump into the weird and wonderful world of Vincent, Jules, Mia, Butch and more where pretty much anything can go wrong and probably will!

Ace Ventura Pet Detective & Ace Ventura When Nature Calls

He’s goofy, he’s erratic and he’s a total legend! You know when you get tired just watching someone… this is that! Jim Carrey brings all kinds of energy and hilarity in both films, it’s little wonder there are just sooo many classic moments. Great lazy morning films.

Wayne’s World 2

Scwiiiiiiiiing! If you’re in the mood to party Wayne style, get streaming this 90s classic and join Garth and Wayne as they organize a rock festival while  Wayne’s girlfriend’s manager is busy trying to woo her away from Wayne and move her to LA.
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Matilda

Nothing beats a classic childhood tale, right? Netflix is really feeding our Roald Dahl hunger with the mid-90s beauty starring Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson and of course Embeth Davidtz. Why not pop on this classic with a cuppa in your very own Matilda Mug? Just part of our amazing range of Roald Dahl Merchandise.

Back To The Future 1,2 & 3

It’s pretty much impossible to even think about the 80s without thoughts of Back To The Future flooding through! Pretty much the cornerstone of films from the 80s, there’s nothing not to love about this franchise and with all three available to view, no better way to spend a day working your way through them. Take a peep at our exclusive range of Back To The Future TShirts for some movie inspo.

Jumanji

Anyone else remember having this on tape? We must have nearly worn the thing out! Thankfully, with the powers of online streaming (sounding like our parents already!), there’s nothing to wear out other than one of our 90s inspired TShirts! See what we did there…

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Labyrinth

About as classic as they come! You’ll be singing along word for work with the mighty Goblin King while you watch Sarah take on the Labyrinth! Keep snuggly and warm with one of our exclusive Labyrinth Christmas Jumper as part of our ever-growing range of Labyrinth Merchandise. Singing voices ready?

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So there you have them peeps! We’re sure there are heaps more awesome retro films to be discovered on there and they will be adding more and more. Which films can’t you get enough of on Netflix?

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 290!

It’s movie time! As always, we’ve hand-picked some of our fave top retro films hitting the small screen this weekend. Action? Check! Adventure? Check! Fun? you betcha! Tune into some of these total classics and add some extra nostalgia to your weekend. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 16th June

Rugrats Go Wild (2003) Film4 11:00am-12:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A leaky boat leaves the precocious youngsters stranded on a jungle island, but their luck changes when explorers the Wild Thornberrys come to their rescue. However, Thornberry dad Nigel loses his memory, so it falls to his daughter Eliza to save the day. Children’s animated adventure, with the voices of Nancy Cartwright, Bruce Willis, Lacey Chabert, Elizabeth Daily and Tim Curry.

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Stargate
(1994) 5STAR 2:15pm-4:40pm
An Egyptologist and a soldier head an expedition through a mysterious portal to an alien planet. The world they find resembles ancient Egypt and is under the rule of a tyrant who has convinced the downtrodden inhabitants that he is a god – until the humans incite the enslaved populace to fight back. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kurt Russell, James Spader and Jaye Davidson.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) Film4 4:40pm-6:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The rugged Australian adventurer sets out to save his reporter girlfriend from New York drug dealers. Having rescued her from their clutches, he realises they will soon be coming after him – so he decides to even the odds by luring them to the Outback for a final showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Charles S Dutton.

Hulk (2003) 6:20pm-9:00pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner’s unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-book adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.

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Matilda (1996) Sony Movie Channel 6:55pm-9:00pm
A gifted youngster is packed off by her selfish parents to the prison-like Crunchem Hall School. Once there, she befriends a sweet-natured teacher who convinces her that not all grown-ups are bad – and urges her to use her special powers to turn the tables on the nasty headmistress. Fantasy comedy, adapted from the children’s book by Roald Dahl, with Mara Wilson, Pam Ferris, Embeth Davidtz, Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito, who also directed.

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Lethal Weapon (1987) ITV4 9:00pm-11:15pm
An unstable Vietnam veteran cop teams up with a by-the-book Los Angeles police detective to investigate the apparent suicide of the daughter of a wealthy businessman, leading them to a violent and bloody confrontation with a ruthless drug cartel under the control of a retired US general. Action thriller, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan and Tom Atkins.

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Rocky II
(1979) ITV 10:35pm-12:50am (2 hours 15 minutes)
Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa quits the ring to marry his sweetheart and become a father. However, times prove hard and money is tight, so when Balboa is offered another shot at Apollo Creed’s heavyweight title, the fighter is lured out of retirement. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young and Burgess Meredith.

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Predator 2
(1990) Film4 10:55pm-1:05am (2 hours 10 minutes)
A Los Angeles cop, working to bring down the city’s drug gangs, suspects Jamaican criminals when he discovers several of his targets killed and skinned alive. However, the culprit behind the murders reveals himself to be an alien big-game hunter – with the stealth and guile to outwit the police and criminals alike. Sci-fi sequel, starring Danny Glover, Bill Paxton, Gary Busey and Maria Conchita Alonso.

SUNDAY 17th June

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Film4 11:00am-12:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A socially inept high-school student and his lonely unemployed brother find their eccentric home life thrown into upheaval when their meddling uncle comes to stay. The teenage oddball tries to make the best of his changing circumstances, while putting all his skills to the task of helping his new best friend win the class presidency. Comedy, starring Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Haylie Duff.

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Jumanji
(1995) Sony Movie Channel 1:40pm-3:50pm
A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution – to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

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Volcano
(1997) Channel 4 2:25pm-4:30pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A river of molten lava spews from an erupting volcano onto the streets of Los Angeles, prompting the head of a crisis agency to team up with an intrepid scientist in a frantic and dangerous bid to save the city’s residents. Disaster thriller, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Keith David and Don Cheadle.

Casper (1995) ITV2 2:55pm-4:50pm
A paranormal expert moves into a haunted house where his daughter befriends the amiable ghost of a young boy – but things start to go awry when three smelly spooks and two dastardly crooks try to chase the new residents away. Family comedy, starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Eric Idle, Cathy Moriarty and featuring the voice of Malachi Pearson.

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Hook
(1991) Sony Movie Channel 3:50pm-6:45pm
Peter Pan, who has finally grown up and is now a married lawyer with a family of his own, is whisked away by Tinkerbell to Neverland, where he must learn to fly again if he is to save his children from the clutches of Captain Hook. Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adventure, with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith.

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Ghostbusters II
(1989) Sony Movie Channel 6:45pm-9:00pm
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

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Resident Evil
(2002) 5STAR 11:20pm-1:25am
A team of commandos enters a top-secret underground research facility when a deadly virus which turns victims into flesh-eating zombies is accidentally released. But their containment mission spins out of control as a rogue super-intelligent computer and hordes of the marauding undead wreak havoc. Sci-fi action horror, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and James Purefoy.

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Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget to water the plans anter remember to always have ice in the freezer… you’ll thank us.

Enjoy!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 288!

Movie time! Love nothing more than kicking back and catching some of the most iconic films ever? Hells yeh, right?! We’ve got your back with our latest top picks of classic films (and some not so much) hitting the small screen this weekend. Take your pick and enjoy!
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SATURDAY 2nd June

Matilda (1996) Sony Movie Channel 9:10am-11:10am
A gifted youngster is packed off by her selfish parents to the prison-like Crunchem Hall School. Once there, she befriends a sweet-natured teacher who convinces her that not all grown-ups are bad – and urges her to use her special powers to turn the tables on the nasty headmistress. Fantasy comedy, adapted from the children’s book by Roald Dahl, with Mara Wilson, Pam Ferris, Embeth Davidtz, Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito, who also directed.

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