Retro Streaming Guide – April 2020

Hello Cord Cutters and welcome to the Retro Streaming Guide for April 2020! Each month we focus on movies and TV shows mainly from the ’80s and 90s era that are currently available on free and premium streaming services. I’m declaring Pluto TV the official winner of April for TV shows. First, five seasosn of the beloved Nickelodeon series Mr. Wizard’s World just dropped and I can’t be more excited. I used to watch him and his science experiments everyday before school. Pluto TV also just released some animated classics like Street Sharks, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Defenders of the Earth. As far as movies, Tubi continues to be the content king with more than 80 movies in the guide. The Roku Channel also has a very nice selection including Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Good Morning Vietnam, Cocktail, and Tin Cup to name a few.

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Retro Streaming Guide – April 2020

Netflix (30 Day Free Trial)

Available Now (unless otherwise noted in bold)

  • Bloodsport (1988)
  • Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
  • Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke (1978)
  • Deep Impact (1998)
  • For Love or Money (1993) April 15
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  • Jem and the Holograms (2015) April 16
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
  • Lethal Weapon / Lethal Weapon 2 / Lethal Weapon 3 / Lethal Weapon 4 (1987-1998)
  • The Matrix / The Matrix Reloaded / The Matrix Revolutions (1999, 2003)
  • Mortal Kombat (1995)
  • School Daze (1988)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • The Players Club (1998)

Hulu (Signup for 30 Day Free Trial or Bundle with ESPN+/Disney+)

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Available Now (unless otherwise noted in bold)

  • **The Accused (1988)
  • **Bachelor Party (1984) April 17
  • **Beethoven (1992) April 24
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • **Bulworth (1998) April 17
  • **Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) April 17
  • The Boost (1988)
  • **Cadillac Man (1990)
  • Diary of a Hitman (1991)
  • Dr. T. and the Women (2000)
  • **Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
  • The Eternal (1998)
  • Footloose (2011) April 19
  • **The French Connection (1971) April 17
  • The Full Monty (1997)
  • Fun in Acapulco (1963)
  • Gator (1976)
  • Get Smart (2008)
  • Gods and Monsters (1998)
  • Gorky Park (1983)
  • **The Haunting (1999) April 17
  • Hud (1963)
  • James Bond Films of the 70s, 80s, & 90s
  • Misery (1990)
  • Moll Flanders (1996)
  • **My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  • **The Nutty Professor (1996)
  • **Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
  • Risky Business (1983)
  • Romancing the Stone (1984)
  • The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • **The Sandlot (1993) April 10
  • The Sender (1982)
  • **Sense and Sensibility(1995) April 17
  • Shirley Valentine (1989)
  • **Small Soldiers(1998) April 17
  • **Snatch (2000)
  • **Superstar (1999)
  • **WarGames (1983)

Amazon Prime Video (Signup for 30 Day Free Trial)

Available Now

  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
  • The Black Stallion (1979)
  • The Bodyguard (1992)
  • Boomerang (1992)
  • The Boondock Saints (1999)
  • The Boost (1988)
  • Death Wish (1974)
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Diary Of A Hitman (1991)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • Double Impact (1991)
  • Dr. No  (1962)
  • Dr. T & The Women (2000)
  • For Your Eyes Only  (1981)
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
  • From Russia with Love (1964)
  • Gator (1976)
  • Gods And Monsters (1999)
  • Goldeneye (1995)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  • Gorky Park (1983)
  • Hotel Artemis (2018)
  • Licence to Kill (1989)
  • Live and Let Die (1973)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • Love Stinks (1999)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  • Rob Roy (1995)
  • Runaway Train (1985)
  • The Sender (1982)
  • Shirley Valentine (1989)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)

CBS All Access (Signup for 7 Day Free Trial)

Nothing of note yet this month

Disney+ (Signup for 7 Day Free Trial)

Available Now

  • Doctor Dolittle (1998)

Available April 3

  • A Tale of Two Critters (1977)
  • All In a Nutshell (1947)
  • Don’s Fountain of Youth (1953)
  • Donald’s Dog Laundry (1940)
  • Double Dribble (1946)
  • Dragon Around (1954)
  • Elmer Elephant (1936)
  • How to Play Football (1944)
  • Lambert, The Sheepish Lion (1952)
  • On Ice (1935)
  • Out of Scale (1951)
  • Pluto’s Party (1952)
  • Sea Scouts (1939)
  • The Boy Who Talked to Badgers (1975)
  • The New Neighbor (1953)
  • The Small One (1978)

Available April 24

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos – Seasons 12-19, 23

Available April 30

  • National Treasure (2004)

Tubi (Signup For Free Account)

Available Now

  • Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
  • The Babysitter (1995)
  • Bandits (2001)
  • BeastMaster – Season 1 & 2 (1999-2000)
  • Big Night (1996)
  • Blood Sport (1988)
  • The Boondock Saints (1999)
  • Bones (2001)
  • Coach (1978)
  • Color Me Perfect (1996)
  • Coming Soon (1999)
  • Cool World (1992)
  • Concrete Cowboys (1979)
  • The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
  • Dangerous Curves (1989)
  • Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • Death Wish 3 (1985)
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
  • Edge of Darkness (2010)
  • Escape From Planet Earth
  • Fast Break (1978)
  • Firewalker (1986)
  • Framed (1975)
  • Futuresport (1998)
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
  • If the Shoe Fits (1990)
  • Innocent Lies (1995)
  • Jake Speed (1986)
  • Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
  • Kurt & Courtney (1998)
  • The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
  • The Last Party (1993)
  • Little Darlings (1980)
  • MadHouse (1990)
  • Malibu Beach (1978)
  • Mesmerized (1985)
  • Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
  • My 5 Wives (2000)
  • The Naked Cage (1986)
  • Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • The Out-of-Towners (1999)
  • Out on the Edge (1989)
  • Party Girl (1995)
  • Pharaoh’s Army (1995)
  • The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
  • Prison of Secrets (1997)
  • Quigley Down Under (1990)
  • Ringmaster (1998)
  • The Rugrats Movie (1998)
  • Russkies (1987)
  • The Secret of NIMH (1982)
  • Set It Off (1996)
  • Shaft (2000)
  • Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
  • Sometimes They Came Back… For More (1998)
  • The Specialist (1975)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • To the Limit (1995)
  • Total Recall (1990)
  • Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)
  • Universal Soldier (1992)
  • Varsity Blues (1999)
  • Warlock III: The End of Innocence (1999)
  • The Wash (2001)
  • Wishmaster 2 (1998)

VUDU (Signup For Free Account – Rent, Buy or Watch Free)

Available Now For Free

  • Black Beauty (1994)
  • City Slickers (1991)
  • Dangerous Curves (1989)
  • Dead Presidents (1995)
  • Death Wish 2 (1982)
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
  • Encino Man (1992)
  • The English Patient (1996)
  • Fire on the Amazon (1993)
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
  • Road House (1989)
  • Posse (1993)
  • Quigley Down Under (1990)
  • Warlock (1989)
  • Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)
  • Warlock III: The End of Innocence (1999)

Crackle (Signup For Free Account)

Available Now

  • Black Eagle (1988)
  • Bridge of Dragons (1999)
  • Crazy Six (1997)
  • Ernest Rides Again (1993)
  • Ernest Goes to School (1994)
  • Ernest in the Army (1998)
  • Split Second (1992)
  • Sweepers (1998)
  • What’s Happening!! – Season 2-3 (1977-78)


Roku Channel (Free With Roku Streaming Players)

Available Now (unless otherwise noted in bold)

  • A Time to Kill (1996)
  • Airplane (1980)
  • Blood Sport (1988)
  • Boomerang (1992)
  • Cocktail (1988)
  • Death Wish 2 (1982)
  • Death Wish 3 (1985)
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
  • Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  • Freeway (1996)
  • High Fidelity (2000)
  • The Iron Giant (1999)
  • Leap of Faith (1992)
  • Michael (1996)
  • My Blue Heaven (1990)
  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
  • Posse (1993)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Quigley Down Under (1990)
  • Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
  • Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
  • Tin Cup (1996)
  • Total Recall (1990)

Pluto TV (Signup For Free Account)

Available Now (unless otherwise noted in bold)

  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog – Season 1 (1993)
  • Defenders of the Earth – Season 1 (1986)
  • Extreme Dinosaurs – Season 1 (1997)
  • Miami Connection (1987)
  • Mr. Wizard’s World – Season 1-5 (1983-87)
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
  • Shaft (2000)
  • Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
  • Starman (1984)
  • Street Sharks – Season 1-3 (1994-95)
  • Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

IMDb TV (Watch Free on IMDb app or website, Amazon Prime Video, and Amazon Fire TV)

Available Now (unless otherwise noted in bold)

  • Ally McBeal – Seasons 1-4 (1997-2000)
  • Blood Sport (1988)
  • Major League II (1994)
  • My Girl (1991)
  • My Girl 2 (1994)
  • The NeverEnding Story (1984)
  • Over the Top (1987)
  • Quigley Down Under (1990)
  • Tank Girl (1995)
  • True Romance (1993)

Did we miss your favorite retro streaming channel? Leave a comment so we can add it! These listings are accurate at the time of posting so be aware that streaming services are subject to change their content without notice. Bookmark this webpage as it will be updated throughout the month.

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'80s kid and '90s grad. I've been writing and podcasting about 1980s pop culture since 2011 at my Rediscoverthe80s.com website. I collect vinyl, comics, Batman memorabilia, and all things Mobile Armored Strike Kommand.