Was the 1980s the all-time best decade for movies. Brilliant minds could disagree. What’s not debatable, however, is that Hulu is a great source of movies from the ’80s — it even has a hub dedicated to the decade. The streaming service recently revamped its library lineup from the ’80s, so many of the films that were the best a month ago are now gone. The good news is that most of them have been replaced by films that are even better. These are the best ’80s movies on Hulu right now.
Here’s one for the kids. The Muppets Take Manhattan is the third theatrical filmsin the franchise and the solo directorial debut of Frank Oz, a puppeteer best known for his work as Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back. The G-rated film sees the titular Muppets make the move to, where else, Manhattan, in an attempt to take their show to Broadway. Hilarity ensues.
The plot of the movie is largely secondary to the songs and the performances of the puppets, which feel genuine and emotional, despite being bound by felt. The film also continues the tradition of putting Muppets and real-life actors side by side; Muppets Take Manhattan features cameos from Brooke Shields, Liza Minnelli, and Joan Rivers. The movie also marks the debut of the Muppet Babies.
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