Not that long ago I saw an article saying Netflix planned on spending somewhere around $4 billion on new content for their streaming. That could be their entire budget, including original programming, but I'd like to hope that's an honest effort to secure more recent releases throughout the year as well as the many film classics they seem to be missing. Slowly but surely their catalog has dipped in numbers. I still can't tell if it's due to a lack of search options, partially thanks to their poor interface on every device, or if there really is a complete lack of content.
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The funniest movie of all time. A spoof movie at it's core that handles both the written joke and sight gag to perfection. Some of the jokes and the age of the movie might not hold up for everyone. But compared to the more modern comedy films, most of which fail, this is a perfect gem.
Despite coming out just over a year ago Adore tried to be an adult drama about love and age but just didn't come out to much adoration. I am glad to see this new fond home for middling films a lot of people didn't see. Sure they're probably middling for a reason but it at least more of us a chance to actually see them.
|3. Bates Motel|
So many shows have come out in the past few years and so many showed a lot of potential. Bates Motel was among those shows not everyone could get behind. A lot of critics enjoyed it but after only one season it still hasn't settled into one of those 'must watch' shows.
|4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly|
An absolute classic that towers above most other western films. Any Sergio Leone film usually has it's own distinct style and feel, along with the a score by Ennio Morricone, which makes these westerns their own. This is the final film in the 'Dollars Trilogy' but certainly stands on its own.
|5. A Fistful of Dollars|
The first in Leone's trilogy. Essentially a ripoff, or adaptation depending on who you ask, of Kurosawa's Yojimbo. Whether it was homage or stolen the film is a great version of that classic. If only the whole trilogy was on Netflix but for some reason A Few Dollars More is still missing.