1980s Children's Adventure Movies

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An American Tail(1986)

3.4/5 (with 581 votes)

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again but also the loneliness of being away from home.

Directed by Don Bluth

The Land Before Time(1988)

3.6/5 (with 1,126 votes)

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

Directed by Don Bluth

The Adventures of Milo and Otis(1986)

| 1h 30min | Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 86 votes)

When Milo the cat and Otis the dog are separated, they each set off on an adventurous and often perilous quest across mountains, plains, and snow-covered lands to reunite with one another.

Directed by Masanori Hata

The Muppets Take Manhattan(1984)

3.2/5 (with 155 votes)

When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't take no for an answer, launching a search for someone to take them to Broadway.


3.2/5 (with 126 votes)

Daryl is a normal 10-year-old boy in many ways. However, unbeknown to his foster parents and friends, Daryl is actually a government-created robot with superhuman reflexes and mental abilities. Even his name has a hidden meaning -- it's actually an acronym for Data Analyzing Robot Youth Life-form. When the organization that created him deems the "super soldier" experiment a failure and schedules Daryl to be disassembled, it is up to a few rogue scientists to help him escape.

Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island(1983)

3.3/5 (with 49 votes)

Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales find a treasure map that leads them to a wishing well, which for a penny will grant any wish (through old cartoon footage). Daffy sets up a resort around the well and various Looney Tunes characters have their dreams come true. Meanwhile, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil hunt for the varmints who stole their treasure map!

Peter Pan(1988)

3.3/5 (with 38 votes)

This animated fairy tale for kids tells the classic story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Determined never to become an adult, Peter stays forever young in a magical word called Neverland, where he leads a band of mischevious kids called the Lost Boys. Unfortunately, Neverland's chief other inhabitant is a pirate named Captain Hook, who would like nothing more than to put a permanent end to Peter's fun.

Directed by Richard Trueblood, Davyd Cherkaskyi

Around the World in 80 Days(1988)

3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

English Lord Phileas Fogg has just become the main suspect in a daring bank robbery. Meanwhile, he has made a wager with several other lords that he will be able to travel around this world in a mere 80 days. Joined by his butler Passepartout, Fogg begins his journey. However, hot on his heels is Scotland Yard detective Mr. Fix.

Directed by Geoff Collins

The Adventures of the American Rabbit(1986)

3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

To fight evil, a young rabbit can transform into a star spangled superhero.

Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller(1988)

3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious Charles Merriweather, who never returned on a stamp for 75 years.

Directed by Michael Rubbo - With Paul Popowich, Rufus Wainwright, Anthony Rogers

Around the World with Dot(1981)

| 1h 14min | Animation, Kids & Family, Fantasy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In this magical film Dot joins up with Santa Claus in order to help her friend the mother kangaroo find her lost baby. The pair take off into the air in Santa’s sleigh led by two kangaroos and travel the world searching for the zoo where the lost kangaroo has been sent.

Directed by Yoram Gross - With Drew Forsythe

Legend of the White Horse(1987)

1h 29min | Adventure
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A satire of Cold war politics, where Red bureaucrats meet U.S. corporate greed - and a witch and a dragon.

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Treasure Island(1982)

3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1985)

2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

This is an Australian made-for-television animated film from Burbank Films Australia. The film is an adaptation on Jules Verne's classic French novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870).

Directed by Warwick Gilbert - With Tom Burlinson

Island of Rusty General(1988)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Late 21st century. Archeologists unearthed a company of century-old military robots, but lost them during the transportation. Robots hide on an uninhabited island and later kidnap Alisa Seleznyova, a teenage actress playing Little Red Riding Hood, and Baba-Yaga, a mischievous robot actress playing a witch. Now those two have to stop the robots before much damage has been done.

Directed by Valentin Khovenko - With Yekaterina Prizhbilyak, Alexander Lenkov, Mikhail Danilov, Lyudmila Artemyeva, Stanislav Sokolov, Vladimir Balon, ...

Passenger from the 'Equator'(1970)

4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Young boy traveling on the ship called "Equator" suddenly witnesses the activity of the spy and helps to catch him.

Directed by Aleksandr Kurochkin

Toby McTeague(1986)

| 1h 36min | Drama, Action
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Toby is a teenager who doesn't care much about school. In fact, he has his eyes on the title of a prestigious dog-sleigh race. He will have to undergo extensive training in order to win it.

The Boy Who Loved Trolls(1984)

Paul feels life should be an adventure, and sets out on one to prove that Trolls really exist.

As Aventuras da Turma da Mônica(1982)

3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

4 stories. In the first, Mônica and her friends are introduced to the people. In the second, Mônica gets miniaturized and has an affair with a little mouse. In the third episode, Mônica becomes a hermit. And the last segment shows Earth being invaded by interplanetary rabbits.

Directed by Mauricio de Sousa

Prisoner of Zenda(1988)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The King of Ruritania is kidnapped by his scheming brother: can his British double save him?

Big Things(2009)

1h 24min | Comedy

Richard, bored of his mundane existence as a cycle courier, attempts to make his film "A Distance Too Far" in a bid to escape to a better life. Driven by the belief that it will propel him, his friends and his girlfriend to fame and fortune, and the fear of ending up like his family, the completion of his 'masterpiece' becomes the sole focus of Richard's life.

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