The Best '80s and '90s Movies Coming to Amazon This June

Sure, summer is all about outside time. But on certain 100-degree scorchers, lounging inside with the AC blasting is the way to go. Luckily, the official list of movies coming to Amazon Prime in June is full of throwback gems. Here, our most nostalgic ’80s and ’90s flicks coming to Amazon’s lineup. Pop your collar, microwave some Bagel Bites and enjoy.

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TriStar Pictures

‘the Natural’ (1984)

Robert Hobbs (played by Robert Redford) is a phenomenal baseball prodigy with no real training. There’s a love interest (Glenn Close), a gangster’s conniving niece (Kim Basinger) and an ambitious sports writer (Robert Duvall) all pulling Hobbs in different directions as he tries to help the New York Knights win the pennant. Based on Bernard Malamud’s book by the same name, The Natural knocks it out of the park (couldn’t resist) when it comes to filling the need for a quintessential American sports flick.

Comes to Amazon June 1

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Universal Studios

‘the ’burbs’ (1989)

This comedic thriller about Satanic cult members moving to the suburbs to murder their new neighbors is darkly hilarious. Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) and his neighbors Art Weingartner (stand-up comic Rick Ducommun) and Lt. Mark Rumsfield (Bruce Dern) believe the newest folks on the block worship Satan and kill people. Ray’s wife Carol (Carrie Fisher) is the voice of reason, though of course high jinks ensue, there’s no better way to watch this totally ’80s movie than projecting it onto your garage and inviting all the neighbors over—the irony.

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Columbia Pictures

‘the Age Of Innocence’ (1993)

This sultry drama based on Edith Wharton’s 1921 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has got everything one could ever hope for in a heart-wrenching romance: untimely engagements, a shamed Countess (Michelle Pfeiffer), New York high society, Daniel Day Lewis in a three-piece suit, gorgeous gowns, passion, parties, parasols, oh my! Winona Ryder earned an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe win for her supporting role as Newland Archer’s young fiancee, May Welland; Martin Scorsese was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director. There’s really nothing left to say except watch this one with a tall glass of wine and a fan in case it gets hot.

Comes to Amazon June 1

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MGM/UA Distribution Co.

‘stargate’ (1994)

It’s your classic wormhole tale. This particular portals leads Daniel Jackson, Ph.D. (James Spader) to the distant planet Abydos, which in turns leads to a ton of action, adventure and (literal) star-crossed lovers. Though the movie didn’t get great critical reviews, audiences loved it, and it’s since gained a cult following. Time to see what all the fun is about?

Comes to Amazon June 3

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Trimark Pictures

‘leprechaun’ (1993)

OK, before you skip this one, hear us out. On June 1, you don’t just get Leprechaun, you also get Leprechaun 2, Leprechaun 3, and Leprechaun 4: In Space (yes, it exists). Hello, comedic horror movie marathon! The hysterically terrifying plot involves a stolen pot of gold, an evil leprechaun who wants it back and the murderous lengths he’s willing to go to get his fortune back. The sequels feature the 1,000-year-old leprechaun choosing a wife, a jaunt through Las Vegas and the title character terrorizing a far-away planet in the year 2096. It ain’t Shakespeare, but they’re a fun summer watch—and psst: the original film is Jennifer Aniston’s film debut.

Comes to Amazon June 1

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Paramount pictures

‘breakdown’ (1997)

A husband (Kurt Russell—man, the ’90s loved him) and wife (Kathleen Quinlan) drive across the country in their Jeep. What could possibly go wrong? Um, a lot, actually. After the Jeep breaks down on a desert road, Jeff and Amy Taylor are left with few options. Jeff sticks with the car to fix it, while Amy hitches a ride in a semi-truck to a nearby diner to call for assistance. Surprise, surprise—someone had deliberately messed with the Jeep’s wiring. Once Jeff gets to the diner, Amy is nowhere to be found. Cue a shady sheriff, some high-speed chases and a secluded farm. If you check out this action-packed mystery drama that Rotten Tomatoes gave 80 percent, try not to let it deter you from your planned summer road trip.

Comes to Amazon June 1

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Paramount pictures

‘double Jeopardy’ (1999)

Is there anything better than a badass woman getting revenge on her cheating husband? Didn’t think so. Honestly, it’s very cathartic to watch Libby Parsons (Ashley Judd), who was framed and imprisoned for her husband Nick Parsons’ (Bruce Greenwood) murder, go after those who set her up. In prison, Libby learns about double jeopardy, the U.S. Constitutional clause that states a person cannot be tried more than once for the same crime. Cha-ching! Since she has reason to believe her hubby—yep, not dead—set her up, Libby decides to put this clause to good use. All the while, her relentless parole officer, Travis Lehman (Tommy Lee Jones), is on her heels, convinced she’s up to no good again. After watching this thriller you’re going to want to hit up more shows featuring empowering women. Luckily, there is no shortage.

Comes to Amazon June 1

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