Retro Summer Road Trip Downloads For The Kids On Netflix
School is almost out! Plans are made. Camp sites are booked. Routes are marked. As I was planning my upcoming summer vacation I started to wax nostalgic. Long summer nights laying on sleeping bags, eating chips and watching summer movies with my family or a friend sleepover. I was thrilled to see that some of my retro faves are on Netflix right now! I’ve put together a list of retro summer road trip downloads for the kids on Netflix just in time to help you plan for your upcoming summer vacay! While some titles on Netflix are not available for download, I made sure that all the ones on my list are A-Okay for all your downloading, road trip fun. Enjoy!
1 Back To The Future
Oh sweet Netflix, thank you for having not only the first Back To The Future movie but part 2 and part 3 as well. Might as well make it a family binge and watch the whole trilogy!
2 ET: the extra-terrestrial
This movie was the beginning of my life long love of Drew Barrymore and the first in a long list of adventure movies that still get me excited.
3 The Karate Kid
Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off. Need I say more. PS, Ralph Macchio doesn’t age. Can you believe he’s in his 50’s now and looks exactly the same? Pft!
4 The Flintstones
I grew up watching the Flintstones cartoons on Saturday mornings and even though this movie didn’t come from my childhood, it’s still old enough to be retro. Habba Dabba Doo!
This movie has staying power and comes with a warning: If you don’t mind singing in your car then download this with pleasure because trust me, the kids will be singing right along side you.
6 The Muppets Take Manhattan
As a kid who grew up on Kermit the frog on Sesame Street and then on the Muppet Show, this movie gets all the love.
7 An American Tail
I only came here for the song…I brought tissues. You’ll need em.
8 Short Circuit
Johnny 5 was the first robot movie I remember loving so much and watching over and over again. Seems so obsolete now but it’s still a loveable story.
9 Annie (the original)
Only the original, all day, any day. The songs, Carol Burnett, the dog, what more do you need. Bet your bottom dollar on it.
10 Harry And The Hendersons
Oh so this is when I became obsessed with finding big foot! Now I get it. Ever since seeing this movie, I kept a closer watch in the trees on long road trips.
What are you downloading for your summer road trip?