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You can't miss out on the All-Time "Classics" On Netflix

By Sonam Satija

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 9 min read

You can't call yourself a true movie buff if you haven't watched these best classic movies on Netflix India. Check out our curated list of top 15 classic Hollywood movies to amaze you!


*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.


1. Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield

Director: Michael Feifer

Stars:  Kane Hodder, Adrienne Frantz, Michael Berryman


Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield is the best-ranked movie of Netflix that shows the story of a true-life serial killer who was one of the most gruesome serial killers in American history. The lead is played by Kane Hodder who did a great justice to his role and the story. This true story on Netflix plots how a decent and timid Wisconsin farmer turned into a brutal serial killer. Rural Wisconsin was a quiet place until the man they called "The Butcher of Plainfield" began his rapid descent into madness. Just like the classic horror film Psycho get this thriller movie on your bucket list and get swayed away from the mysterious robberies and murders that happened in Wisconsin that shook the history of America. This english classic movie will surely give you goose bumps!

IMDb Ranking:  3.7/10


2. V For Vendetta

Director: James McTeigue

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves


V For Vendetta is a classic suspense movie that also lists in the best mystery movies list. The movie is about a tale of revolution in the face of a corrupt fascist government which was a variant from the original love letter to anarchism that Moore had penned. Nothing like the source, this movie one of the good things to watch on Netflix. V for Vendetta isn’t really about Sutler and the rest of his fascist cronies, it is basically about V and Evey, and the strange seduction that characterizes their

IMDb Ratings: 8.2/10


3. The Godfather

Director:  Francis Ford Coppola

Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan 


"Revenge is a dish best served cold," one of the most famous thriller movies quote from 1972. Yes, we are talking about The Godfather which have been the most watched classic thriller movie from around the time. There is no doubt that Francis Ford Coppola has directed many remarkable movies, but his obituary will be lead by the most famous movie in the thriller genre “The Godfather.” The Godfather shows the Corleone family which follows the storyline of a crime dynasty in New York with Marlon Brando as its ruthless patriarch. A binge watch of “The Godfather I” and the “The Godfather II” will satisfy every thriller fan. This thriller movie is definitely one of the best classic hollywood movies on Netflix India.

IMDb Ratings: 9.2/10


4. Schindler's list

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars:  Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley


Seven Academy Awards plus five more nominations, this film went on to become the best portrayal of the holocaust toll on humans. A story of valor and determination of the sort you haven't seen before. The best monochromatic account of the Nazi destruction of European Jews has been acclaimed as Stephen Spielberg's best work up until now. There are many scenes in the movie that depict the suffering and the heroism of children during the Holocaust. It exposed millions around the world to the gruesomeness of the Holocaust. It's a story of a perpetrator, a German Factory owner turning into an altruistic savior after witnessing the suffering of the survivors and saving the lives of 1100 Jews. best-suspense-movies-on-netflix

IMDb Ratings: 8.9/10


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5. The Crying Game

Director: Neil Jordan

Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker 


This low budgeted thriller "The Crying Game" was a flop when release but with innovative marketing campaigns, the movie turned out to be a hit suspense movie. There were six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Actor (Stephen Rea), Best Supporting Actor (Jaye Davidson), and Best Director. The basic plot of this classic movie covers up a reluctant agent of the Irish Republican Army discovers that some people just aren't who you expect them to be.

IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10


6. To Kill A Mockingbird

Director: Robert Mulligan

Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton 


The story revolves around the lawyer who fights a case in his depression stage for a black man-in-charge for undeserved rape case and his children against prejudice.The story teaches us never to judge a book by its cover so set yourself free from all the prejudice. Another point covers the power of standing up against corruption and one should never forget the difference between what is right and what is wrong. It's definitely one of the best classic movies you've got to have on your checklist if you are a true movie buff.

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10


7. The Shawshank Redemption

Director: Frank Darabont

Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton 


The Shawshank Redemption is a story that portrays the beautiful friendship of two men which was on the walls of the prison. But the bond leads a long life even outside the walls of the prison. The incredible story makes us understand we should never lose hope and always control your mind rather than being controlled by your mind. Coming to conquering all the problems of your life that can only be done with patience. This evergreen classic movie will definitely change perspectives about so many things in your life that you'll be amazed.

IMDB Rating: 9.3/10


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8. Rocky

Director:  John G. Avildsen

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young


The story of an unpopular boxer who spends his day working for part-time jobs for little money. But, later he gets a chance to fight World Champion Apollo Creed. He accepts this opportunity whole-heartedly and tries his best to make a name for himself. The movie teaches us that it’s you who make your destiny so never lose hope. As giving up won’t take you anywhere. If things don’t fall at your place then patiently wait and when opportunity knocks on your door just welcome it whole-heartedly.

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10


9. Sleepless in Seattle 

Director: Nora Ephron

Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Rita Wilson


An amusing and gooey bit of entertainment, Sleepless in Seattle is an ageless romance featuring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Despite the fact that the team rarely share the screen, the minutes they do and the minutes they don't are loaded up with the quality of being of a great classic Hollywood romance.

IMDb Ratings: 6.9/10


10. Sense and Sensibility

Director: Ang Lee

Cast: James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Kate Winslet


Sense and Sensibility isn't another stuffy abstract adjustment. It's an overflowing, very much made film that gets the crowd involved  gon a gut level even before the opening credits are finished. The movie is about the issues of a widow and her little girl 200 years back. This english classic movie's story is deeply engraved in our history - make sure you watch this one.

IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10


11. Out of Africa

Director: Sydney Pollack

Cast: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Gough


About: Out of Africa is drawn from the life and works of Danish creator Isak Dinesen. An extravagant sentimental drama that not just astonishes us with its flawless cinematography, however, sweeps us with the complex nature of the characters' feelings and emotions, with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in marvellous performances.

IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10



12. Se7en

Director: Davind Fincher

Cast: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey


About: The stormy, sooty, darkened anonymous city in David Fincher's homicide secret feels similar to damnation pervaded with cretins, heathens, and young men with a death wish and that beyond any doubt make us think Se7en is one of the chief blood and horror films of present day times.

IMDb Ratings: 8.6/10


13. Steel Magnolias

Director: Herbert Ross

Cast: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah


The motion picture is about parenthood, companionship, family, misfortune, and love. This classic movie on Netflix India has an even parity of funniness and catastrophe. This ambivalent dramatization has an exceptionally decent cast and merits credit for making the audience giggle and cry in even in its most exaggerated scenes.

IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10


14. Sixteen Candles

Director: John Hughes

Cast: Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Anthony Michael, Paul Dooley


This is a new and merry film with a silly comical inclination and a decent ear for how youngsters talk. It doesn't detest its characters or stoop to them, the manner in which a great deal of high school motion pictures do; rather, it goes for human comic drama and discovers it in the regular day to day existences of the children in its story. You've got to admit that it's one of the best classic movies on Netdflix India.

IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10


15. The Firm

Director: Sydney Pollack

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Holly Hunter


In this dramatization, in light of the top-rated novel by John Grisham, Mitch McDeer (Tom Cruise) is a young fellow from a poor Southern family who has battled through Harvard Law School to graduate fifth in his class. The Firm is an extraordinary spine-chiller with first-rate acting and a charming plot. Tom Cruise gives an exemplary job alongside a gifted supporting cast in this motion picture.

IMDb Ratings: 6.8/10


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Q: Which are the best thriller movies on Netflix?

A: Creep, Gerald's Game and Killing Ground


Q: What is Netflix and how does it work?

A: Netflix is an online platform/website which screens the top-notch series of movies, documentaries and tv shows based on monthly subscription packs. 


Q. How many devices can stream Netflix at the same time?

A. This depends on the plan you’re subscribed to. If you’re subscribed to the Basic plan, you can stream on only one device at a time but you can connect multiple devices to your account. On the Standard plan, you can stream on two devices at a time, and with the Premium plan, you can stream on up to four devices at a time.


Q. How much does Netflix cost in India?

A. You can get a one-month free subscription but to continue, Netflix India rates start at Rs.500 (roughly $8.00) per month. It costs Rs. 650 a month (HD plan) which can be shared on 2 screens. So, you can share the password with a friend and effectively pay Rs. 325 a month. The video library of Netflix is Ad Free which makes it a delightful experience.

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