‘The NeverEnding Story’ Dropped on Netflix in August Along With These Other Old-School Classics
Sing it now: Turn around, look at what you see… No matter how old it gets, The NeverEnding Story never really gets old for fans of the cult classic. Once Stranger Things 3 thrust the movie back into the spotlight, people had the urge to watch in it a modern format via streaming.
Last summer, it wasn’t part of Netflix’s offerings, but as of Aug. 1, The NeverEnding Story is on the streaming platform with a few other nostalgic gems listed below.
‘The NeverEnding Story’ (Parts 1 and 2)
Along with the 1984 film that introduced us to Bastian, Falkor, Atreyu, and the Empress, fans can find The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter. The 1990 sequel picks up where Bastian left off but takes him on a whole new adventure. Make it a double feature.
While Mad Max: Fury Road earned rave reviews, the original 1979 filmed kicked off the franchise led by Mel Gibson. Relive the first dive into the dystopian world and follow Max as he tears up the road to seek vengeance. Unfortunately, the other Mad Max films aren’t on Netflix just yet.
This is the film that woke up the ancient beasts from their slumber. Jurassic World paid homage to this classic, but if it’s been a while since you’ve watched it or you’ve never seen this 1993 movie at all, catch it now on Netflix.
Meet Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Dr. Wu and the greedy billionaire responsible for unleashing the prehistoric havoc in the park. It’s scary, tense, and is directed by Steven Spielberg.
‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’
Continuing with where things ended in the original, this direct Jurassic Park sequel from 1997 put Jeff Goldblum’s character on new dinosaur terrain. Follow this up with Jurassic Park III (also now on Netflix) which finds Alan Grant returning to uncover InGen’s nefarious plans.
These oldies all feed into the modern reboot starring Chris Pratt, and if you’re up to it, you can find the source of all the Easter eggs in the new Jurassic World movies.
‘The Addams Family’
Step into 1991 when this live-action adaptation of The Addams Family included Anjelica Huston as Morticia, Christina Ricci as Wednesday, and Raul Julia as Gomez. Watch this gothic family-friendly flick now or wait until Halloween.
‘Being John Malkovich’
In terms of ‘90s hits, Being John Malkovich struck gold with audiences and is still lauded as one of the greatest films of all time.
The dark comedy features Cameron Diaz, John Cusack, Catherine Keener, and of course, John Malkovich in a meta exploration of identity and intrusion.
The Los Angeles Times once praised Diaz and Keener’s performances but hailed Malkovich in particular, saying,“… though an amazingly game Malkovich outdoes them all, offering several versions of ‘Malkovich,’ a subtle caricature of his own persona and as a hapless vessel occupied by invading forces.”
Enter the portal into Malkovich’s mind on Netflix and revisit the Oscar-nominated Spike Jonze masterpiece.