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5 Iconic Classic Films To Watch On Netflix Now

5 Iconic Classic Films To Watch On Netflix Now
By Zara Conti
July 23, 2020
Whether you're rewatching for yourself or introducing essentials to Gen Z, travel back to the past with these Tatler-approved blockbusters ranging from goofy, heartwarming comedies to spine-tingling thrillers that are all available on Netflix now

1/5 Notting Hill (1999)

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The queen and king of rom-coms, Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, star in this cult-classic 90's film exhibiting the perils of fame and finding love in the most unexpected places, like quaint Notting Hill, London.

Watch on Netflix here.

2/5 The Breakfast Club (1985)

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Image: Courtesy of Netflix

This coming-of-age classic by writer-director John Hughes features five different archetypes of American teens: the brain, the athlete, the criminal, the dummy and the princess—all brought together by an after school detention. It's an era-defining film tackling adolescent issues with a witty, lighthearted tone that is still relevant to kids today.

Watch on Netflix here.

3/5 Jaws (1975)

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Set in sunny Amity Island, a vicious, killer shark is suddenly released upon unsuspecting beachgoers. Featuring its world-famous soundtrack, this blockbuster American thriller directed by Steven Spielberg is a genuine cinematic masterpiece that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Watch on Netflix here.

4/5 The Godfather (1972)

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Image: Courtesy of Netflix

Watch Marlon Brando's Oscar-winning performance in this chilling drama capturing an inner viewpoint of a mafia empire. A European art cinema masterpiece, The Godfather depicts the story of an organised-crime boss handing over control to his reluctant heir.

Watch on Netflix here.

5/5 Back To The Future (1985)

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Image: Courtesy of Netflix

One of the most successful cinematic franchises, Back to the Future is a timelessly fun, sci-fi adventure film where a teenage Marty McFly—perhaps Michael J Fox's most iconic role—needs to mend his parent's relationship whilst travelling back in time in order to travel back to a sound future. All three parts are currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Watch on Netflix here.

See also: 6 Films That Will Trigger Your Inner Eco-Feminist

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