Rediscover Timeless Classics on Netflix This November

Rediscover Timeless Classics on Netflix This November

Despite the criticism Netflix often faces for primarily featuring mainstream movies, the streaming giant has consistently outperformed its competitors in showcasing older films (with the exception of the Criterion Channel). This November, Netflix is adding a treasure trove of classic, time-tested, and harder-to-find movies to its library, providing a perfect opportunity to explore beyond modern-day blockbusters or finally watch that one film you’ve been meaning to see for years.

Classic Films to Stream on Netflix This November

Rediscover Timeless Classics on Netflix This November

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) — I must admit, I haven’t seen this classic yet, so its inclusion here is as much for me as it is for you. A product of the fading old-school studio system, this film brings together the extraordinary talents of Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and director Richard Brooks (best known for 1967’s In Cold Blood). It’s a movie with an impressive reputation and pedigree.

Rediscover Timeless Classics on Netflix This November

Enter the Dragon (1973) — Bruce Lee’s short but remarkable career as an action film star was tragically cut short by his death in 1973. This movie, released a month after Lee’s passing, also features a young Jackie Chan. Over time, its reputation has only grown, and it is now rightfully considered one of the best martial arts movies ever made.

Rediscover Timeless Classics on Netflix This November

Lolita (1962) — In the era of Me Too, this film about an older man’s relationship with an underage girl might be uncomfortable to watch. Directed by Stanley Kubrick at the beginning of his period of greater creative control, it is based on the controversial novel by Vladimir Nabokov. While it’s a film that Hollywood would struggle to make today, it remains a fascinating artifact of a bygone era.

Rediscover Timeless Classics on Netflix This November

Rebel without a Cause (1955) — James Dean’s brief but extraordinary career inspired a passionate fandom that endures to this day. Before his tragic death, East of Eden (1955) and Rebel without a Cause were released just months apart, and Giant (1956), possibly his best film, came out the year after his death. While other films may have received more critical acclaim, Rebel without a Cause is undoubtedly the movie that made Dean a star and captured the imaginations of a generation of fans who would sadly be under-served by their short-lived idol.

Rediscover Timeless Classics on Netflix This November

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) — Another film that may be difficult to watch in the era of Me Too is Roman Polanski’s unparalleled masterpiece, Rosemary’s Baby. Starring Mia Farrow (whose then-husband served her divorce papers on-set while filming this movie because she chose to appear in it instead of a far inferior film opposite him), it tells the story of a young woman who becomes impregnated with the antichrist. Despite the actions of its director and its uncomfortable place in film history, it remains a gripping, powerful portrayal of paranoia and persecution that holds up incredibly well even today.

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