Some movies stand the test of time and remain in the audience's memories for decades. Iconic moments, compelling characters, and unforgettable storylines are cinematic gold, which is cherished by old fans and enjoyed by the new. From science fiction to drama, there is a genre sure to suit you. Even amid flashy new releases, the comforting familiarity of the classics still holds a special place. Here are seven classics available for streaming on Netflix to enjoy with family, friends, or on a date night.
She’s Gotta Have it (1986)
Spike Lee makes his feature-length film debut in this romantic comedy about a fiercely independent woman who struggles to navigate through her complicated love life. The film features the acting talents of Tracy Camilla John, Tommy Redmond Hicks, and John Canada Terrell.
Set during the Civil War, the first all African American regiment encounters prejudice and bloodshed as they face the Confederate army. Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman star in the historical war saga.
Back to the Future (1985)
An accidental drive in a time machine takes Marty Mcfly from 1985 to 1955 when he must ensure his future parents meet and fall in love. The popular sci-fi adventure stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
While on a government mission to discover the legendary Ark of the Covenant, Indiana Jones must face off with the entire Nazi regime. The action, adventure flick stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Paul Freeman.
Supernatural forces are at work in a suburban home, and the otherworldly visitors show a special interest in the family’s young daughter. The classic horror film features the acting talents of Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, and Beatrice Straight.
Mad Max (1979)
In a post-apocalyptic future, Max sets out to hunt down the gang who murdered his family. The fast-paced sci-fi film stars Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, and Hugh Keays-Byrne.
The Longest Yard (1974)
An incarcerated former football star joins fellow inmates to create a team and take on the guards in a showdown. Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, and Ed Lauter star in the sports comedy.
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