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The best iconic films you didn’t realise were on Netflix now-Rebecca Sayce-Entertainment – Metro

There’s everything from Oscar winners to cult classics.

The best iconic films you didn’t realise were on Netflix now-Rebecca Sayce-Entertainment – Metro

Netflix is home to a varied collection of classic films (Picture: Warner Brother Intl Television)

Every Netflix user knows the pain of scrolling for something to watch.

From hit original films to shocking true crime documentaries and gripping drama series, there’s almost too much choice for your evening viewing.

The streaming giant takes plenty of our favourite films and hit series away, but there are also plenty of classic gems to tick off your watchlist.

From Oscar-winning real-life stories to tense thrillers and even an animated hit that once ruled the world of film, Netflix has plenty of choices every movie lover needs to see at least once.

Here, we have a whole host of the best films Netflix UK has to offer.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Millionnaire Jordan Belfort’s downfall captivated audiences of this 2013 film (Picture: Mary Cybulski/Paramount)

The Wolf Of Wall Street had everyone talking in 2013, and it still does more than 10 years later.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, and Matthew McConaughey, the Oscar-winning film tells the true story of Jordan Belfort, who quickly climbs the ladder of Wall Street from an entry-level job to a millionaire businessman.

However, his hedonistic lifestyle and his habit of defrauding wealthy investors out of millions garner the attention of the SEC and the FBI.

The Talented Mr Ripley

Fans of erotic thrillers need to add this to their watchlist (Picture: MIRAMAX)

If you loved Andrew Scott’s Ripley, or even Saltburn, you can check out erotic thriller The Talented Mr Ripley on Netflix.

Set in the late 1950s, Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) is tasked with travelling to Italy to convince wealthy heir Dickie Greenleaf (1950s) to return to the US.

However, he soon becomes obsessed with his playboy lifestyle and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend, Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow), both of which he craves to make his own no matter what the cost.

The Devil Wears Prada

Do you have some prior commitment that stops you from watching this classic? (Picture: Barry Wetcher)

Insanely quotable with some of cinema’s most killer looks, The Devil Wears Prada is a gem in Netflix’s catalogue.

Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate who landed her dream job at the prestigious Runway magazine.

However, she finds herself assisting the tyrannical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) and quickly has to learn the politics of the fashion world to survive.


Parasite broke multiple records upon its release – and you can watch it right now from the comfort of your sofa (Pitcure: Curzon)

Bong Joon-ho made history in 2020 with the release of Parasite, becoming the first non-English-language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

It centres on the Kim family, who are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement in Seoul, South Korea.

When son Ki-woo (Choi Woo Shik) gets a job working as a tutor for the wealthy Park family – which he cons his way into – the rest of the family sees that as their path to a better life.

The Hangover

A night in with Netflix is considerably less chaotic than this film (Picture: Netflix)

The Hangover franchise has won multiple awards and earned millions at the box office – and it all started with this 2009 comedy film.

Two days before his wedding, bachelor Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) travels to Las Vegas with his best friends Phil Wenneck (Bradley Cooper), Stu Price (Ed Helms), and Alan Garner (Zach Galifinakis).

Things quickly get out of hand on their first night out in Sin City and Doug goes missing, leaving his incredibly hungover friends – with no memories of their antics – to retrace their steps and find the groom before he has to tie the knot.

Gone Girl

Enjoy some fresh nightmare fuel (Picture: 20th Century Fox)

Based on the book by Gillian Flynn with a screenplay written by her, Gone Girl left audiences absolutely horrified and captivated audiences upon its release in 2014.

Former New York-based writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike), who inspired a hit children’s book, seem to have the perfect marriage.

However, when Amy goes missing on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary, Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance and the blissful visage starts to crumble as Nick investigates the crime on his own.

Paddington 2

The jewel in Netflix’s crown (Picture: Studio Canal)

Once holding a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score, Paddington 2 is among the stellar classic films you can watch on Netflix.

Yep, Queen Elizabeth II’s bestie returned in 2017 for a second instalment as the pint-sized hero had settled with the Brown family.

On a day out, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop, which just so happens to be the perfect present for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday.

When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on a quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy’s birthday bash.

And if that wasn’t enough, these classic films are also all on Netflix…

Fight Club
Schindler’s List
Inglourious Basterds
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Martian
Pulp Fiction
Little Women
Baby Driver
The Accountant
Dune: Part One
Darkest Hour
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story
Lost In Translation
Men In Black
Four Lions
Rush Hour
Top Gun Maverick
Pride & Prejudice
Shutter Island
Erin Brockovich
Miss Congeniality
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Dark Waters
Lady Bird
Get Out
Pretty Woman
Step Brothers
The Life of Brian
White Chicks
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
The Favourite
Groundhog Day
Stand By Me
Donnie Brasco
Good Will Hunting
The Perfection
The Last of The Mohicans
PS I Love You
District 9
The Revenant
The Karate Kid
Beverly Hills Cop
The Imitation Game
The Big Short
12 Years A Slave
Marley and Me
Uncut Gems
Lawrence of Arabia

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