50 Movies, TV Shows From the 80s and 90s You Can Watch With Your Teen While Stuck At Home


Chances are pretty good that right now you’re scouring the internet looking for something –ANYTHING- even remotely entertaining for your kids while you figure out school closures and quarantines.

Luckily, we’re big 80s and 90s nerds up in here at FFP, and we’ve put together a gnarly list of tween and teen TV shows and movies that rocked our worlds in the 80s and 90s. 

From enchanted teenage witches to super transforming robots heroes, we’ve found the most iconic examples of shows and movies that basically every kid needs to see before they grow up.

Remember, though, the 80s and 90s were a different era, so brace yourself for some wincing over insane hair do’s, questionable attitudes, and maybe a curse word or two. 

TV Drama



Beverly Hills, 902010

Party of Five

Dawson’s Creek

My So Called Life

Dark Shadows

Are You Afraid of the Dark?



TV Comedy

South Park


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Nanny


In Living Color


3rd Rock from the Sun

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Pinky and the Brain

TV Action

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Seaquest 2032

Big Wolf on Campus

The A-Team


The Transformers

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

She-Ra: Princess of Power

American Gladiators

Movies that Rocked the 80s and 90s

10 Things I Hate About You


The Craft

Empire Records



Can’t Buy Me Love

Pretty in Pink

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Goonies

The Breakfast Club

Stand by Me

Adventure in Babysitting

The Lost Boys

Edward Scissorhands


Back to the Future


The Addam’s Family

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

Just remember: these aren’t our educational TV shows of today. And these shows are definitely not for your little kids. “Back To The Future”, for example, has a lot more adult humor and swear words than you probably remember. 

But, the best part about sharing these shows with your teen or tween, is that it opens up discussion about a myriad of topics that are perfect to snuggle up on the couch with and discuss with your kids during a pandemic


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