Top Ten Movies on Netflix

Netflix is awesome for so many reasons. It enables internet addiction and binge watching tendencies. It also has a ton of terrible ABC Family and Disney Channel Original Movies. While these options are awesome, sometimes you want to watch the good stuff. Here are the top ten movies you can watch on Netflix:

1. Dr. Strangelove


Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove. Image courtesy of

Stanley Kubrick’s classic starring Peter Sellers remains as hilarious and relevant as it was in the 1960s. It’s always pleasure to watch this satire on the Cold War, and the idiots who run the world.

2. The Aristocats

Yet another classic, but of the animated variety: The Aristocats remains one of the best Disney movies. Sweet and funny, this movie will fill you with nostalgia and appreciation for childhood.

3. Ghostbusters

You are guaranteed to enjoy this comedy classic, but watching it now comes with a level of poignancy in light of writer and co-star Harold Ramis’s recent death.

4. Clueless

Every decade in modern history has the perfect teen movie, and Clueless is that movie of the 1990s. It’s super funny and quotable, with the added bonus of young and sexy Paul Rudd.

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl

Before the franchise got bloated and crazy, there was the first movie. It’s been a little over a decade since it came out now, but the first POTC remains endlessly entertaining, thanks to a brilliant Johnny Depp.

6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Netflix has a couple of John Hughes classics, including The Breakfast Club, but absolutely nothing beats Ferris Bueller. This movie will make you want to cut class every day, crash cars, and sing in parades.

7. Fargo

This Oscar-winner is dark, hilarious, and gruesome. One of the best offerings by the Coen brothers directorial team, and guaranteed to entertain.

8. Brokeback Mountain

Probably one of the saddest romantic films of all time, and yet also one of the best. If you’re depressed about life and need something to cry over with ice cream, this is the movie for you.

9. The Usual Suspects

If you’re addicted to “House of Cards” on Netflix, check out this movie, starring Kevin Spacey. It’s weird, it’s confusing, but it’s very awesome.

10. Life Is Beautiful

I had to watch this movie in my Italian class in high school a few years ago, and it’s just amazing. This Oscar-winner is absolutely beautiful.