The 50 Best Movies on Netflix

Recently, Paste Magazine posted a list of what they think are the “50 Best Movies on Netflix”.

1. The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette)
Year: 1948
Director: Vittorio De Sica
“This tale of a father and son in poverty-stricken Italy is on of the most moving films I’ve ever seen. Part of the neo-realism movement, it was shot on the streets of Rome and was quickly recognized as a masterpiece by film critics around the world. There’s simply no better way to spend 89 minutes in front of screen.”

2. Chariots of Fire
Year: 1981
Director: Hugh Hudson
“Two British runners, Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, find that the 1924 Olympics Games is a pressure cooker that will test more than their legs. This uplifting drama is one of the best sports films ever made, earning it the Oscar for Best Picture in 1981.”

3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Year: 1975
Director: Milos Forman
“There’s a reason this film swept the Oscars with Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher anchor a dynamic cast in Forman’s New Hollywood masterpiece about a state mental hospital.”

4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Year: 2004
Director: Michel Gondry
“Michel Gondry’s debut feature, Human Nature, was a whimsical dud, but his follow-up suggested a mature, disciplined director with his playful side intact. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind traffics in his signature sleights of hand, which serve two touching and tragic love stories: between red-haired Kate Winslet and a supremely sad Jim Carrey, and between headstrong Kirsten Dunst and a pining Mark Ruffalo. All of their performances—including Gondry’s—stay in your memory long after the credits have rolled.”

5. The Gold Rush
Year: 1925
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“Alongside City Lights, The Gold Rush remains Charlie Chaplin’s pinnacle as a filmmaker and actor. He agreed, calling it a personal favorite amongst his immense body of work. With stunning set pieces and memorable scenes, including the famous roll dance and shoe-eating dinner, the film provides one of the earliest and profoundest examples of dramedy in cinema. In quintessential Chaplin fashion, it weaves together slapstick and melancholy, generating both laughs and cries for the lonely yet hilarious Little Tramp.”

For the rest of the top 50 list click here.


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