The Goonies (1985)
C’mon, this has to be on the list, right? Kids, adventure, evil adults – this is a childhood classic and is insanely re-watchable. Plus, you know, you’ve got Sean Astin.
This was one of the seminal kids adventure films, that inspired the ones that followed. For me, one of the best elements in Stranger Things is the group dynamic and the sense of camaraderie with the kids, and all that is on display in this film.
If there’s any one film that puts my childhood in a bottle, it’s this one.