"10 Things I Hate About You" (1999)
Heath Ledger and Julia Styles have an incredible love/hate vibe that fuels the movie. And a baby-faced Joseph Gordon-Levitt looking for love is great, too.
This Netflix original documentary from director Ava DuVernay ("Selma") explores the history of racial inequality in the US, particularly the key moments that have led to a disproportionate prison population in the country (one out of four people in prison around the world, and many of them African-American).
Director Greg Mottola takes us back to that feeling of our first summer job — the experience that is supposed to prepare you for the real world. But really all that happens is hitting on your coworkers.
"Adventures in Babysitting" (1987)
Elizabeth Shue plays a babysitter who must pack up the kids in the station wagon when she picks up her friend stranded in the big city. What transpires is a fun journey that includes Vincent D'Onofrio as a wanna-be Thor.
With an incredible imagination and an interest in helping those around her, Amélie sets off on a unique journey of self-discovery and, perhaps, love.
"An American Werewolf in London" (1981)
Director John Landis mixes comedy and scares (along with incredible makeup effects by Rick Baker) to create one of the best horror movies ever made.
Sure, it's a corny Michael Bay movie, but it's one of the best corny Michael Bay movies. Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, and a whole bunch of oil drillers head out to space to save the world from an oncoming asteroid.
"The Babadook" (2014)
One of the best horror movies of the last five years. A mother and son's realization that a spirit is among them leads to much deeper meaning.
Before getting into politics, Barack Obama was just another kid trying to figure out life. Devon Terrell gives a spot-on performance as Obama living in New York City, dating a white woman, and smoking a lot of cigarettes.
"Barton Fink" (1991)
In the classic from the Coen brothers ("The Big Lebowski," "No Country for Old Men"), John Turturro plays a New York playwright who travels to Hollywood to write screenplays and quickly realizes he's in a hellish environment.
"Basic Instinct" (1992)
Responsible for the most famous leg-crossing of all time, Sharon Stone plays a seductive temptress who makes Michael Douglas (and the audience) go mad.
"Beasts of No Nation" (2015)
Director Cary Fukunaga gives a harsh look at survival by spotlighting a young boy who becomes a child soldier during a civil war in Africa.
As director Mike Mills celebrates a best-screenplay Oscar nomination for "20th Century Women," go back and watch his previous movie, a beautiful look at the search for love, regardless of your age.
"Big Daddy" (1999)
Though Netflix and Adam Sandler are in bed together on the star's latest films, let's celebrate this classic that's available to stream on the service.
"The Big Short" (2015)
Director Adam McKay is best known for his outrageous comedy work with Will Ferrell, but here he takes a sobering look at when the housing bubble burst.
"Big Trouble in Little China" (1986)
Though not fully appreciated until years later, John Carpenter's magical comedy/thriller starring Kurt Russell is a highlight in the pair's collaborations.
This powerful documentary cannot be missed. It looks into the abusive captivity of killer whales at SeaWorld.
"The Blair Witch Project" (1999)
It's the movie that made the found-footage genre what it is today. Three film students go out into the woods to see if a spooky legend is true. Only their footage survives.
"Blazing Saddles" (1974)
Mel Brooks' classic comedy spoofs the Wild West genre with jokes that still work to this day and highlights the incredible talents of Gene Wilder.
"Blue Is the Warmest Color" (2013)
Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) learns about love and loss as she explores a relationship with Emma (Léa Seydoux).
Shooting the same actors over 11 years, director Richard Linklater looks at a boy's life from adolescence to going off to college. It's a remarkable piece of filmmaking you shouldn't miss.
Mel Gibson's five-time Oscar-winning movie looks at a warrior who leads the first fight for Scottish independence against the English.
"Bridget Jones' Diary" (2001)
Renée Zellweger creates a classic comedic character in this look at a woman's search for love and self-improvement.
"Can’t Buy Me Love" (1987)
Patrick Dempsey plays a nerdy high schooler who pays his way into becoming the most popular guy in school.
"Captain America: Civil War" (2016)
After it earned over $1 billion worldwide, sit back and watch once more Team Cap and Team Iron Man go at it.
Steven Soderbergh's underappreciated biopic on Che Guevara stars Benicio Del Toro as the revolutionary. He delivers an incredible performance as the movie tracks Guevara's evolution from freedom fighter to legend.
Jon Favreau channeled all the negativity he got from directing "Cowboys & Aliens" in 2011 into making this indie film about a celebrity chef (Favreau) who people think has lost a step until he reinvents himself (with his son beside him) as a food-truck star.
Edgar Ramírez gives a tour-de-force performance as revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization in the 1970s.
"Cocaine Cowboys" (2006)
This documentary looks back on 1980s Miami, when the city was completely taken over by the huge amount of cocaine that was coming in by sea and air. The people who were there tell their incredible stories.
"The Craft" (1996)
Starring Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, and Rachel True, this 1990s classic follows four Catholic schoolgirls who begin to practice witchcraft to punish those who anger them.
"The Crow" (1994)
It was supposed to be the movie that would make Brandon Lee an international star, but a freak accident on set led to his death and the movie has since had a dark cloud over it. See the movie that had so much potential for him.
One of the hits to come out of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, about a geek trying to survive the tough streets of LA.
"Eddie Murphy: Delirious" (1983)
In one of the greatest stand-up movies of all time, Eddie Murphy delivers material (and a fashion sense) that few have been able to pull off in comedy.
"El Dorado" (1967)
John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and a young James Caan star in this classic Howard Hawks Western.
"Escape from New York" (1981)
Following the sensation of "Halloween," John Carpenter went and made another classic with this futuristic thriller starring Kurt Russell as the only man who can rescue the president, who is a hostage inside a New York City that's now a prison.
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
Steven Spielberg's classic is one of his most flawless movies. Capturing a friendship between a boy and an alien, it has a timeless quality and is something that you should watch every few years.
Walt Disney's most ambitious animated movie at the time, it consists of eight segments set to pieces of classical music.
"Finding Dory" (2016)
The sequel to the hit "Finding Nemo" became a hit of its own thanks to the entertaining journey Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) takes to find her parents.
"The Fly" (1958)
This classic horror film has to be seen at least once in your life. A scientist's accident leads to a gruesome discovery that leads to a chilling ending.
"Force Majeure" (2014)
One of the most uncomfortably funny movies you'll ever see, it follows a family whose ski trip is interrupted by an avalanche. The actions by the father in the moment of the event lead to an awkward rest of the vacation for everyone.
"Forrest Gump" (1994)
Winner of six Oscars, including best actor for Tom Hanks, the film follows Forrest Gump (Hanks) through some of the most important moments of the 20th century, but all he really wants to do is be with the love of his life, Jenny (Robin Wright).
Bill Paxton's only feature-film directing credit, this underrated horror gem stars Paxton as a God-fearing father who convinces his family he's killing demons who are disguised as people. Matthew McConaughey plays his son all grown up and is the movie's narrator.
"Frances Ha" (2012)
Greta Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach combine forces to create one of the best movies from the "mumblecore" genre. Gerwig plays a New York City nomad who bounces around hoping one of her life aspirations will work out.
"Fruitvale Station" (2013)
Before "Creed," director Ryan Coogler teamed with Michael B. Jordan for this look at the final day in the life of Oscar Grant, who was killed by a police officer in 2009 in Oakland after getting into an altercation with another rider on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953)
In this Howard Hawks classic, Marilyn Monroe is the object of affection for numerous suitors. The musical made her an icon.
"Glengarry Glen Ross" (1992)
The David Mamet play about the dynamics inside a real-estate office is brought to the screen with some of the most talented actors ever: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.
If you like mafia movies, you should check out this exceptional story that gives us a peek inside organized crime in Italy.
"Good Will Hunting" (1997)
The movie that made Matt Damon and Ben Affleck stars (and Oscar winners). The story of a genius in a rough section of Boston is a solid film for all, and Robin Williams shines.
A staple of the 1980s, director Joe Dante launched a phenomenon with this movie about a furry new pet a boy is given that spawns horrific monsters after three crucial rules are broken.
Spend an evening watching this classic musical and don't be shy about singing all the songs out loud. Don't worry, we won't tell.