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The Best Classic Movies on Netflix

Finding a good Classic movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Classic movies of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. Cool Hand Luke

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8.1/10
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77/100
Released: 1967Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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8.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1975Rated: PG
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as "it is a silly place".

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. Bonnie and Clyde

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7.8/10
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88/100
Released: 1967Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. GoodFellas

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8.7/10
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86/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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5. Life of Brian

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8.1/10
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95/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Taxi Driver

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8.2/10
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82/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (YouTube), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & TVision) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Enter the Dragon

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7.7/10
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73/100
Released: 1973Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. White Christmas

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7.6/10
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82/100
Released: 1954
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Bill Hicks: Relentless

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8.7/10
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60/100
Released: 1992
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Bill Hicks tells us how he feels about non-smokers, blow-jobs, religion, war and peace, and drugs and music.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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11. A Clockwork Orange

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8.3/10
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83/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Crime, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a near-future Britain, young Alexander DeLarge and his pals get their kicks beating and raping anyone they please. When not destroying the lives of others, Alex swoons to the music of Beethoven. The state, eager to crack down on juvenile crime, gives an incarcerated Alex the option to undergo an invasive procedure that'll rob him of all personal agency. In a time when conscience is a commodity, can Alex change his tune?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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12. Platoon

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78/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Philo & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Sundance) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

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75/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Philo & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Sundance) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

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7.7/10
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67/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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15. The Artist

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7.9/10
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91/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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16. Total Recall

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7.5/10
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77/100
Released: 1990
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl

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7.9/10
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66/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Documentary, Comedy

What it's about: Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a 1982 concert film in which the Monty Python team perform many of their greatest sketches at the Hollywood Bowl, including several pre-Python ones.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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18. Eddie Murphy: Delirious

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8.2/10
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71/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Documentary, Comedy

What it's about: Taped live and in concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. in August, 1983, Eddie Murphy: Delirious captures Eddie Murphy's wild and outrageous stand-up comedy act, which he performed in New York and eighteen other cities across the U.S. to standing-room-only audiences. Eddie's comedy was groundbreaking, completely new, razor sharp and definitely funny.Eddie Murphy pontificates in his own vulgarly hilarious fashion on everything from bizarre sexual fantasies to reliving the family barbecue, and is peppered with Eddie's one-of-a-kind wit. Laugh along as Eddie reminiscences of hot childhood days and the ice cream man intermixed with classic vocal parodies of top American entertainers.Experience Eddie Murphy at his best, live and red hot! Delirious! Uncensored and Uncut!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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19. Bill Burr: You People Are All The Same

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8.3/10
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67/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Thriller, Comedy

What it's about: Taking the stage in Washington, D.C., funnyman Bill Burr brings his stinging brand of humor to the spotlight, uncorking a profanity-laced, incisive routine that pokes fun at plastic surgery, reality TV, gold diggers and more.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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