The most influential movie of the past 30 years (have a look at Pulp Fiction and The Sopranos if you don't believe us), Martin Scorsese’s monumental rise-and- fall chronicle of mob informer Henry Hill is the last word on Mafia films and the myth of criminal chic. “Funny how? Funny like a clown? I amuse you?” You’ll be quoting all of it.
These days, Netflix is killing it with original programming, from the well-received return of Stranger Things to Cannes-approved movies by Noah Baumbach and Snowpiercer’s Bong Joon-ho. They’ve even just scored several Oscar nominations—for the harrowing Mudbound and two extraordinary documentaries, Icarus and Strong Island. That said, Netflix’s rotating monthly selection contains some gems mixed in among the new content. Let us do the work for you. We’ve found five essential movies from giants like Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino. So fire up that thumb. There’s viewing to do.
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