Have you seen the lineup of movies Netflix is bringing onto its streaming service this year? From superhero hits to cinematic classics, there’s a lot to look forward to this year if you’re a Netflix subscriber. These are just the top 5 movies you can expect Netflix to bring to the small screen in 2018.
#5 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Perfect for family movie night, the original (1971) film starring Gene Wilder has been charming audiences for decades. Enter the strange world written by Roald Dahl that’s every kid’s dream: a tour of a candy factory (with more surprises than just the confectionary).
#4 The Shawshank Redemption – Based on Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, this film was a box office flop until seven Academy Award nominations warranted a theatrical re-release. This movie reinvented prison films and won over critics’ hearts.
#3 Batman (1989 to 2005) – Netflix is bringing every Batman movie from Tim Burton’s 1989 throwback to the start of the most contemporary trilogy, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. Fans often give goth-maestro Tim Burton’s take on the caped crusader a bad rap, but the sets blend Burton’s imagination with gritty Gotham, while Jack Nicholson’s Joker was probably the best Batman villain performance ever until Heath Ledger outdid him in the same role.
#2 Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Featuring one of Audrey Hepburn’s most memorable roles, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is always a solid choice for date night, especially for classic film lovers. It’s one of those films that critics agree should be stored in glass and never remade, not once, ever.
#1 The Godfather Series – It would be a sacrilege not to give Francis Ford Coppola’s masterworks (at least Parts I and II) top spot, but with so many classic flicks being released on Netflix, ranking them is no easy feat. Part I was the highest grossing film ever made from 1972 to 1976 (when Jaws took the title, only to lose it a few years later to Star Wars). The crime saga starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino is widely regarded as one of the highest achievements in American cinema.
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