If You Love, But Also Fear, the Ocean
Jaws (1975), Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3 (1983), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
All of the Jaws movies are coming onto the streaming service, so why not make a celebration of it? Mix Goldfish and Swedish Fish for a salty-sweet snack, and have an ocean-themed scream fest.
The Finest Hours (2016)
Chris Pine? As a Coast Guard worker in 1952? You bet! This recent film may have been produced by Disney, but that doesn't mean it won't have you on the edge of your seat as you watch the heroic rescue attempt of stranded sailors during one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast.
If You Want to Watch What Everyone Will Be Talking About
Amanda Knox (2016)
In 2007, headlines about Amanda Knox took the world by storm, when the 20-year-old American student was accused of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. After four years in jail, Knox was finally acquitted by the Italian government, and now a new doc is taking a deep dive in what exactly went wrong during the investigation and trial.
Audrie & Daisy (2016)
This critically acclaimed documentary tells the story of three rape cases, in the age of social media. It's a film that will many will find hard to watch, but it has opened a discussion on the relationship between rape culture and social media that everyone needs to hear.
If DC and Marvel Know the Way to Your Heart
Supergirl (2015), Season 1
After getting a positive reception upon its premiere last October, Supergirl has won the hearts of both those who love comics and those who simply wanted to watch a cool young woman kick some ass. Now you can binge the first season all in one go.
Marvel's Luke Cage (2016), Season 1
Loved Daredevil and Jessica Jones? Get ready for Netflix's latest Marvel show, Luke Cage, which stars Mike Colter as the superhumanly strong superhero.
If You Love Oldies But Goodies
True Grit (1969)
When was the last time you enjoyed a good old Western? If you haven't seen the original 1969 True Grit that inspired the 2010 Coen brothers' remake, now is the time.
Kevin Bacon is just a Chicago boy who's been uprooted and placed in a small town—and he just wants to dance. Get ready for some Midwestern car races, dramatic high school romances, and Sarah Jessica Parker looking peak '80s. Oh, and plenty of songs that you're bound to sing (and dance!) along with (so long as they don't cause you to knock your laptop off your stomach).
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
This Tom Hanks- and Matt Damon-fronted film won Steven Spielberg his second Oscar for Best Director. Needless to say, it's a must-watch.
If You Missed It in Theaters
Leave it to Disney to turn an animated movie about animals into a nuanced look at the world we live in. Come for the cute critters, stay for the realness.
The Imitation Game (2014)
Never got around to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch play a WWII super-genius? No prob. You can watch it at home now while marveling at the technological advances of years past.
But first, be sure not to miss our favorite films leaving Netflix tomorrow!
If You Need a Good Cry
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Forget The Notebook. This is Nicholas Sparks's original—and best—tear-jerker.
The Color Purple (1985)
The musical revival is one of the biggest things on Broadway right now, and the book can probably be borrowed from your local library—but the movie stars Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, and Danny Glover, so what are you waiting for?
If You Just Need Some Action
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003
The whole franchise is heart-racing, but many reviewers dubbed this sequel even better than the original hit.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The 1957 Academy Award-winner for Best Picture is one of the most complex looks inside WWII—and it was released just 12 years after the war ended. With William Holden headlining, it's a classic.
If You Want a Heart-Warmer
Roman Holiday (1953)
Audrey Hepburn in her first film—in a role that gave her her only Oscar. With the Roman landscape and Gregory Peck as leading man, it's a lush romance.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
This may be one of the most criminally underrated Disney films. Appreciate it while you can still stream it.