10 Feel Good Movies Just Like the Goonies

Reddito u/SR_RSMITH asked for “80s movies like The Goonies.” He elaborated, “Hi, guys. I'm a fan of The Goonies, and despite its popularity, I'm finding it hard to find more movies from that decade with a similar basic plot.”

They continued, “I'm searching for a bunch of kids/teens going on an adventure trip. These are the ones I've found so far Stand By MeExplorers, and The Land Before Time. Any more ideas?”

Reddit responded, and these are the ten top-voted films that give out major Goonies vibes and are full of adventure. 

Naellig concurred, “I like “the rescue.” It's about a bunch of army brats going to save their POW dads in North Korea. Classic 80s war movie.”

The Rescue (1988)

License To Drive (1988)

License to Drive is a classic teen comedy that follows Les Anderson (Corey Haim), a teenager who fails his driving test and doesn't receive his license. 

It tells the story of two brothers who move with their mother to Santa Carla, California. Older brother Michael (Jason Patric) hangs out with a group of mysterious characters and drinks blood that begins “the change.”

The Lost Boys (1987)

Willow (1988)

Willow is a high fantasy adventure introducing the world to Willow (Warwick Davis), a small farmer and apprentice magician. He meets a great swordsman, Madmartigan (Val Kilmer).

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a sci-fi comedy following a struggling inventor (Rick Moranis) who accidentally shrinks his and his neighbors' kids down to a quarter-inch.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

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