9 Classic Movies to Stream Right Now

How many of these blockbuster films have you been meaning to watch?

A day at home is the perfect time to catch up on some feel-good movie classics. Whether you’ve had them on your “must watch” list or seen them a hundred times, these timeless stories are sure to entertain and lift your spirits.

Original theatrical release poster for the film Casablanca (1942).

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Casablanca (1942) – Netflix

Curl up on the couch with this time-honored story of love and resilience during World War II. Starring screen legends Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca has had a lasting influence in the film industry, regarded by some to be the greatest film ever made.


Theatrical poster for the release of the 1959 film Some Like It Hot.

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Some Like It Hot (1959) – Amazon Prime Video

Need a good laugh? Look no further than this comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. After two musicians witness a crime, they disguise themselves as women and flee to sunny Florida, where hilarious antics ensue.

Film poster for The Quiet Man (1952)

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The Quiet Man (1952) – Xfinity

John Wayne stars as Sean Thornton, an Irish-American who returns to his homeland to buy his family’s farm. This film is filled with romance, comedy and beautiful cinematic shots of the Irish countryside.


Poster for the US theatrical release of the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird.

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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) – Amazon Prime Video

Based on Harper Lee’s endearing book of the same name, this film follows a father trying to safely raise his two children, while fighting racism in his hometown. Gregory Peck delivers an unforgettable performance as Atticus Finch that is sure to leave you inspired.


Theatrical poster for the American release of the 1940 film His Girl Friday.

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His Girl Friday (1940) – Amazon Prime Video

How about a romantic story to make you smile? This movie classic follows a newspaper editor (Cary Grant) as he tries to win back his best reporter, who also happens to be his ex-wife (Rosalind Russell).


Theatrical release poster for the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun.

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A Raisin in the Sun (1961) – Crackle

This classic film follows the Younger family, as they grapple with how to spend a much-needed check from the insurance company. Starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee, this movie shows us the importance of sticking together as a family.


HE GREAT ESCAPE, top: Steve McQueen, bottom from left: Richard Attenborough, Steve McQueen, James Garner on poster art

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The Great Escape (1963) – Amazon Prime Video

Based on true events during World War II, this movie centers around a group of Allied soldiers who plan a mass escape from a POW camp. Starring Steve McQueen and James Garner, The Great Escape is a remarkable story of fortitude, teamwork and friendship.

 

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, US poster art, bottom right: Janet Munro, James MacArthur, 1960.

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Swiss Family Robinson (1960) – Disney+

When the Robinson family becomes stranded on a deserted island, they must work together to survive the elements, wildlife and dangerous pirates. This Disney classic is perfect for the whole family.

 


Publicity poster for Charlie Chaplin's 1921 movie The Kid. Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan.

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The Kid (1921) – Amazon Prime Video

Starring comedy legend Charlie Chaplin, this silent film follows a down-on-his-luck man, who stumbles across an abandoned child. Full of heartwarming scenes and slapstick comedy, The Kid shows us the unwavering bonds of love. The remake for the film in in the works as an animated science fiction, starring Jacob Tremblay of “Room” and “Wonder.”

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