Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To The To Do List, 2 Guns, And Smurfs 2

By Kristy Puchko 2013-08-02 06:36:43discussion comments
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The Smurfs 2
In their second big screen adventure, the Smurfs demand the help of their human friends (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) when Gargamel abducts Smurfette. With her in his grasps, he hopes to turn his newest creations, Naughties, into actual Smurfs like her. Hank Azaria, Brendan Gleeson, and Christina Ricci co-star; Raja Gosnell directs. (Read our full review here.)

The Smurfs are a hallmark of ‘80s childhood. If you want to revisit the cartoons you long ago adored, check out these other ‘80s classics, full of color, life lessons and none-too-subtle merchandizing opportunities!

The Care Bears Movie (1985) Inspired by the popular teddy bear line, this animated adventure has the titular heroes doing their best to save children from perilous predicaments. In this case, the Care Bears set out to save an aspiring magician from an evil influence, and teach a pair of angry twins to trust again. Jackie Burroughs, Mickey Rooney, and Cree Summer lend their voices; Arna Selznick directs.

He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985) Both of these blond heroes has series of their own, but this feature-length adventure explores the origins of Adora, A.K.A. She-ra Princess of Power. Jon Erwin, Melendy Britt, Alan Oppenheimer and Linda Gary lend their voices.

Jem and the Holograms (1985) By day Jerrica Benton is a business woman and operator a foster home for girls, but with the help of a holographic computer she is by night Jem, the biggest rock star the world has ever known! She’s truly, truly, truly outrageous. And so are her adventures, whether she’s engaged in a battle of the bands with The Misfits, finding love and friendship, or fighting for the future of her foster home Starlight House. Samantha Newark, Cathianne Biore, and Cindy McGee lend their voices.

For even more selections, check out our Now Streaming archive.

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