What Are The Best Classic Films on Netflix UK Right Now? (3rd September 2018)

Netflix have thousands of films available on their streaming service but how do fans of classic films know which ones to watch? Well, here are the top 20 classics on Netflix UK (according to our unique rating system) – why not take a look and let us know which are your favourites?

So, without further ado here are twenty of the best classic movies on Netflix UK as of today (3rd September 2018):

1) Pulp Fiction
New on Netflix Rating: 88.6%
Year: 1994
Duration: 2hr 34m
Genre: Independent Dramas, Dramas, Independent Films, Thrillers, Gangster Films, Film Noir, Police Thrillers, Police Dramas
Quentin Tarantino’s stylized crime caper weaves together stories featuring a burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner and a washed-up boxer.
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2) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
New on Netflix Rating: 87.75%
Year: 1975
Duration: 1hr 32m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Comedies, British Films, British Comedies, Classic British Films, Comedies, Cult Comedies, Spoofs & Satires
The Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail.
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3) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
New on Netflix Rating: 87.6%
Year: 1964
Duration: 1hr 34m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Comedies, British Films, British Comedies, Classic British Films, Comedies, Dark Comedies, Political Comedies
When a fanatical U.S. general launches an air strike against the Soviets, they raise the stakes by threatening to unleash a “doomsday device.”
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4) Some Like It Hot
New on Netflix Rating: 87%
Year: 1959
Duration: 2hr 1m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Romantic Films, Classic Comedies, Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Films, Romantic Favourites, 20th Century Period Pieces
When two musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how — dressed as women.
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5) Taxi Driver
New on Netflix Rating: 86.4%
Year: 1976
Duration: 1hr 53m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Crime Films, Crime Dramas, Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers
While looking out for a misguided child prostitute, an unhinged cabbie descends into madness while grappling with society’s moral decline.
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6) Love and Death
New on Netflix Rating: 86%
Year: 1975
Duration: 1hr 24m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Comedies, Comedies, Spoofs & Satires
In this spoof of 19th-century Russian literature, a faint-hearted hero who’s drafted for war convinces his beautiful cousin to marry him.
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7) Back to the Future
New on Netflix Rating: 85.8%
Year: 1985
Duration: 1hr 56m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Comedies, Classic Action & Adventure, Action & Adventure, Adventures, Children & Family Films, Films for ages 11 to 12, Family Features
Eccentric inventor Doc Brown turns a DeLorean into a time machine that inadvertently sends his young friend, Marty McFly, 30 years into the past.
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8) Das Boot: Theatrical Cut
New on Netflix Rating: 85.2%
Year: 1981
Duration: 2hr 29m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Dramas, International Films, German Films, Dramas, International Dramas, Dramas based on a book, 20th Century Period Pieces
The theatrical cut of Wolfgang Petersen’s epic drama delves into the lives of a German U-boat crew patrolling treacherous waters during World War II.
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9) Touch of Evil
New on Netflix Rating: 85%
Year: 1958
Duration: 1hr 35m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Crime Films, Crime Dramas, Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Dramas
A narcotics detective on his honeymoon locks horns with a shady sheriff as he investigates the explosion of a car crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
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10) The Collector
New on Netflix Rating: 83.67%
Year: 1965
Duration: 1hr 59m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Thrillers, British Films, Classic British Films, British Thrillers, Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers
Get ready for an electrifying and chilling film experience that lays bare the intimate longings of a man — and the woman who has become his captive.
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11) Network
New on Netflix Rating: 83.6%
Year: 1976
Duration: 2hr 1m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Dramas, Classic Comedies, Comedies, Dark Comedies, Dramas
When a news anchor loses his mind on the air, his outrageous rants boost ratings and intrigue network executives in this Oscar-winning masterpiece.
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12) Annie Hall
New on Netflix Rating: 83.4%
Year: 1977
Duration: 1hr 33m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Romantic Films, Classic Comedies, Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Films, Romantic Favourites, Quirky Romance
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen star in this Oscar-winning romantic comedy about the relationship between a neurotic writer and a quirky aspiring singer.
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13) Full Metal Jacket
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 1987
Duration: 1hr 56m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Dramas, Dramas, Dramas based on a book, Dramas based on contemporary literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Military Dramas
Marine recruits endure the grueling ordeal of basic training and later face the unrelenting Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive in this grim drama.
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14) Jaws
New on Netflix Rating: 82.8%
Year: 1975
Duration: 2hr 4m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Classic Action & Adventure, Action & Adventure, Adventures, Thrillers, Dramas
When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes Amity Island, a police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the beast.
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15) Monty Python’s Life of Brian
New on Netflix Rating: 82.75%
Year: 1979
Duration: 1hr 33m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Comedies, British Films, British Comedies, Classic British Films, Comedies, Cult Comedies, Dark Comedies
Born in a stable in Judea, Brian grows up to join a group of anti-Roman zealots, but his fate keeps getting confused with that of a certain carpenter.
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16) The Woman in the Window
New on Netflix Rating: 82.67%
Year: 1944
Duration: 1hr 39m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Crime Films, Crime Dramas, Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Dramas
An unassuming college professor becomes involved with a beautiful model, only to find himself ensnared in a web of blackmail, deception and murder.
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17) For a Few Dollars More
New on Netflix Rating: 82%
Year: 1965
Duration: 2hr 11m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Action & Adventure, Action & Adventure, International Action & Adventure, Crime Action & Adventure, Westerns, Crime Films, International Films
A bounty hunter joins forces with a rival to capture a crazed outlaw in this gritty follow-up to the 1964 classic “A Fistful of Dollars.”
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18) The Court Jester
New on Netflix Rating: 81.75%
Year: 1955
Duration: 1hr 41m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Comedies, Music & Musicals, Musicals, Comedies, Political Comedies, Slapstick Comedies
When a wicked pretender deposes the infant king of England, the man who tends the baby monarch tries to set things right by posing as a court jester.
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19) The Stranger
New on Netflix Rating: 81%
Year: 1946
Duration: 1hr 34m
Genre: Classic Films, Classic Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Crime Films, Crime Dramas, Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Dramas
A Nazi fugitive hiding in Connecticut tries to keep his identity hidden from his naïve new wife while a dogged investigator pursues him relentlessly.
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20) Boyz n the Hood
New on Netflix Rating: 80.6%
Year: 1991
Duration: 1hr 52m
Genre: Dramas, Tearjerkers, Social Issue Dramas, Police Dramas, Police Movies, Crime Dramas, Crime Films, Classic Dramas
A South Central Los Angeles high schooler struggles to please his father and to stay straight in a community polluted by drugs, violence and racism.
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