It’s been a minute since the last time I wrote one of these power rankings because Netflix refuses to release 5 classic movies in a month. They are far more focused on shoving Bird Box and other average original in-house movies down your throat.
Here are the 7 best movies coming to Netflix July 2019:
Remember when Netflix put out a Cloverfield sequel and it was the worst movie ever? Go back and watch Cloverfield and then watch the sequel again. Let me know if it makes it better. Seriously, let me know. I’m too afraid to be hurt again.
Caddyshack has three comedic juggernauts at the height of their powers. Chevy Chase is an insufferable dick but in this movie, it’s on purpose. It’s one of the only Bill Murray roles where the director didn’t whisper in his ear before every take ‘hey, just go be Bill Murray’. He’s actually playing a character.
And Rodney Dangerfield is Rodney Dangerfield. RinP.
5. The American
George Clooney might be the most overrated actor of all time (don’t @ me). But The American is slow. It’s quiet. It’s methodical. It forces Clooney to do more than just be charming and wink at Julia Roberts.
Plus, I’m a sucker for the retired spy who is forced back into action for one last mission. That should be every single movie. That, and a Toy Story sequel. Other genres of film need not be made.
4. The Hangover
The Hangover might be the funniest movie of the 2000’s which deserves a round of applause because Judd Apatow and Seth Rogan weren’t on set. Instead, it was Zach Galifianakis pretending to make a baby jack off.
3. Rain Man
We all know and love Tom Cruise as the action movie star who hangs onto flying airplanes and jumps off cliffs and terrorizes Katie Holmes. But back in the day, he used to be an actor.
Rain Man is the Dustin Hoffman show but Tom Cruise gets to act alongside one of the best to ever do it which is hilarious to watch because he gets lapped by Hoffman the entire time.
2. Taxi Driver
Speaking of acting, Robert DeNiro is pretty decent at the craft and Taxi Driver is the magnum opus. I took an acting class once. I know, there’s nothing I can’t do. And our homework was to watch Taxi Driver. If you know me at all then you know I did not do the homework but years later I realize why it was required viewing.
OH, and I’d die for Cybill Shephard. In 1976 or right now.
Patrick Swayze. That is all.