Tired of binge-watching shows on Netflix?
Maybe you’re done watching every season of How I met Your Mother or you just watched Tiger King in two days and thinking “what are some classics I’ve always wanted to watch but never got around to?”
If you are thinking that, then wow that’s pretty spot on and we’re glad you’re on this list, were we mention every classic film worth watching on Netflix. What better time you got than now? We’ve realized that Netflix has some pretty awesome library of classic movies available to stream in Bahrain from “Scarface” to “Forrest Gump” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” with some of the most iconic directors and actors including Martin Scorsese, Barbara Streisand, and Brad Pitt.
If you’re tired of binge-watching shows on Netflix why not switch it up with some classics! Maybe you’ve seen them before or not, check them out here.
Here are the 21 best classic films to watch on Netflix right now.
1. The Godfather
GENRE: Crime, Drama
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino and one of the best classic mafia films out there.
It is this story about Michael, the young and idealistic son of Vito Corleone, the head of the most powerful Mafia clan in New York who returns home as a war hero and is determined to live his own life. But tragic circumstances make him face the legacy of his family. [IMDB]
GENRE: Biography, Crime, Drama
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: This classic film, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci another mafia classic, if you’re going to delve into the crime films might as well watch all of them!
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate. [IMDB]
GENRE: Crime, Drama
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: If you’ve never watched this before you don’t have an excuse now! Watch to find out where that famous line “Say hello to my little friend” comes from and be introduced to Tony Montana, one of the most original characters out there played by the legendary Al Pacino.
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. [IMDB]
4. The Breakfast Club
GENRE: Comedy, Drama
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: This classic 80s film is a nice watch. It’s not intense, just following five teenagers around revealing their personalities.
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. [IMDB]
5. Lethal Weapon
GENRE: Action, Crime, Thriller
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Gary Busey. It’s a great classic action film starring two cop characters with different personalities that form a bonded friendship towards the end!
Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers. [IMDB]
6. Forrest Gump
GENRE: Drama, Romance
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: One of Tom Hank’s greatest classic movies. The character is dearly beloved by fans everywhere and you’ll be able to hear the classic line “Run Forrest, Run!”
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart. [IMDB]
7. Jurassic Park
GENRE: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: If you haven’t seen Jurassic Park before you are seriously missing out! It allows the viewer to see what it’d be like in a world with dinosaurs and the likelihood of surviving.
A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park’s cloned dinosaurs to run loose. [IMDB]
8. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A feel-good movie about a young teenager making the most of his day off school. Watch out for a cameo from Charlie Sheen!
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that. Watch out for a cameo from Charlie Sheen! [IMDB]
9. Dumb and Dumber
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Starring the legendary Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in this classic comedy. Good classic to re-watch (we know you’ve seen ALL the Dumb & Dumber movies) for its comedic value.
After a woman leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver and his dumber friend set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen, to return the briefcase to its owner. [IMDB]
10. The Karate Kid
GENRE: Action, Drama, Family
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Before there was Jaden Smith there was Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid.
A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It’s up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate. [IMDB]
11. Dazed and Confused
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: There’s a nostalgia feel to movies about high school kids from the 70s!
The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. [IMDB]
12. Ghost Busters
GENRE: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Sigourney Weaver who were all previous cast members of Saturday Night Live! Also, the most recent Ghostbusters with the all-women cast are also Saturday Night Live members! Just to show this is one funny original movie.
After being kicked out of their university, 3 professors decide to go into business for themselves by trapping and removing ghosts from haunted houses. After some initial skepticism, business is soon booming as The Ghost Busters rid New York of its undead. [IMDB]
13. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
GENRE: Drama, Sci-Fi
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Written and directed by Steven Spielberg and is a fantastic watch if you’re into Sci-Fi and supernatural stories.
Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO. [IMDB]
14. The Shining
GENRE: Drama, Horror
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: You got a young Jack Nicholson as the main character, written by Stephen King, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, and you got yourself one classic horror film!
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. [IMDB]
GENRE: Musical, Romance
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: One of the most classic films out there! Give it a re-watch (we know you’ve watched this one before).
Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? [IMDB]
16. Legends of the Fall
GENRE: WWII, Drama, Western
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A young Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins star in this Western drama. We know you’ve practically seen every movie Brad Pitt is in but we bet you haven’t watched this one!
Three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war. [IMDB]
17. Fatal Attraction
GENRE: Psychological, Thriller
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Starring Michael Douglas, this horror film was #1 in the box office worldwide in 1987.
Married Dan’s passing indiscretion comes back to haunt him when Alex, the woman he had a weekend fling with, refuses to let go. [IMDB]
18. The Exorcist
GENRE: Scary, Horror
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: One of the most influential and classic horror movies out there. Just be mentally prepared cause horror films are exhausting!
When a movie actress begins to suspect that an evil spirit is possessing her young daughter, she calls in two priests to try to exorcise the demon. [IMDB]
19. Funny Girl
GENRE: Musical Comedy
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A Barbara Streisand classic! Also the oldest classic film on this list. It’s not for everyone but if you’re a film buff and like to know how films looked like in the 60s, this one will keep you entertained.
Comedienne Fanny Brice rises from New York to a Broadway star but can’t help falling in love with a self-destructive gambler. [IMDB]
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey
GENRE: Sci-Fi, Dystopian
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A David Kubrick classic about artificial intelligence and space.
While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, two astronauts battle their ship’s intelligent computer system. [IMDB]
21. Clockwork Orange
GENRE: Sci-Fi Drama, Dystopian
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A classic novel by Anthony Burgess became this classic film by David Kubrick. He’s listed twice on here because he sure has many classics and they’re now on Netflix! It’s disturbing but if you’ve heard about it enough and can stomach horror films, give this brilliant film a watch.
A young man spends his time stealing and beating innocent people. [IMDB]