Netflix made news at the beginning of the year by announcing that, due to expired licensing agreements, it had purged a number of its popular movies available for streaming. If you haven’t yet watched films like Titanic, Top Gun, or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind…you’re out of luck.
Don’t worry, though. For every now-unavailable Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, there are several more great movies that have been added to the streaming queue as of this month. I looked through this list of the 66 new titles and picked 15 of my favorites. (Note: All images and summaries come from IMDb.)
15 Can’t-Miss Movies Now on Netflix 1 of 16
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Amelie (2001) 2 of 16
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
American Psycho (2000) 3 of 16
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Director: Mary Harron
Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) 4 of 16
The original '70s TV family is now placed in the 1990s, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Christine Taylor
Bull Durham (1988) 5 of 16
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Director: Ron Shelton
Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
Catch-22 (1970) 6 of 16
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.
Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin
Days of Thunder (1990) 7 of 16
A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.
Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall
Ghost (1990) 8 of 16
After being killed during a botched mugging, a man's love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.
Director: Jerry Zucker
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) 9 of 16
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Director: John Hughes
Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy
Raging Bull (1980) 10 of 16
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci
Red Dawn (1984) 11 of 16
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Director: John Milius
Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey
Saved! (2004) 12 of 16
When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.
Director: Brian Dannelly
Stars: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin
Spaceballs (1987) 13 of 16
Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pulman
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) 14 of 16
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
Thelma and Louise (1991) 15 of 16
An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) 16 of 16
Gilbert has to care for his brother, Arnie, and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Director: Lasse HallstrÃ¶m
Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis