28 Great Netflix Movies you can Watch Right Now

By Carlos Portocarrero

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Netflix is a great service—the convenience of picking from millions of DVDs and having them mailed to your house is pretty cool. But what happens when you want to watch something right now?

That’s where their Watch Instantly feature comes into play. As long as you have a plan that’s $8.99 or more per month, you can stream as many movies and TV shows as you want. And if you have a Wii, PS3, X-Box 360, or any of their other supported devices, you can stream them right to your TV.

Awesome, right?

It is awesome—I’ve been watching old episodes of Intervention on my Wii for months and it’s great. I only have one problem with the service: it’s really hard to find what movies are in the Watch Instantly library. It’s not all of them and they’re not organized very well so it’s tricky to know what’s in there.

So I decided to dig into it myself and pull out 55 great movies you can watch right this minute if you already have a Netflix account. Don’t have one? Get a free, one-month trial to test it out!

To the movies:

Amadeus: Classic movie about the musical genius.

Black Hawk Down: Great war movie.

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Born on the Fourth of July: Classic/great war movie.

Cleopatra: Actually a classic movie.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Long, sure, but covered in Oscar-nomination gold.

Die Hard: Yippee ka yay…

Dragnet: Akroyd is hilarious.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Hey look a Jim Carrey movie where he isn’t annoying the whole time.

Fargo: Dont’cha know?

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Full Metal Jacket: What is your major malfunction!!??

Girl Who Played With Fire: Everyone is reading this on the train right now.

Godfather: CLASSIC

Godfather II: Eh…part of a classic trilogy at least.

Godfather III: Guess who’s back?

Hot Shots! Part Deux: Nice to laugh every now and again…

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Jaws: The special effects haven’t aged well. The score is still amazing.

Julie & Julia: Feel-good movie based on a true story.

Metropolis: Classic classic.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Jack Nicholson does crazy like no one else.

Punch Drunk Love: Adam Sandler not making poop jokes for once.

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Shawshank Redemption: One of my all time favorites…

The Exorcist: Halloween is around the corner…

The Fugitive: It was the one-armed man!

The Pianist: Brody’s breakthrough performance.

The Rock: Fluff…but still good.

The Scout: It feels like this year this story almost happened in real life.

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Tyson: VERY good documentary…not what you’d expect.

Wall Street: Greed is good…

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