Being the popular culture enthusiast that I am, I spend a lot of time streaming media. If I’m not on Hulu, I’m on Netflix. If I’m not on Netflix, I’m on HBO Go and the list continues in a big ol’ loop. While I greatly enjoy watching movies and television shows in this format, titles tend to come and go. It brings me great despair when something I greatly enjoyed is cut from Netflix specifically (I’m on there the most). So below, I have a list of personal favorite movies and television shows that I wish would return to Netflix. I’ll also provide what I thought were the best moments, my favorite quotes, as well as give you selections of other titles that are like my choices.
Safety Not Guaranteed
Best Moment: For fear of spoiling you completely… that ending.
Favorite Quote: “Well, there’s no sense in nonsense. Especially when the heat’s on.” -Darius
When You’re In The Mood For: Aubrey Plaza’s deadpan and Mark Duplass’s cuteness. Oh, and time travel.
If you like: Parks and Recreation, New Girl, Back to the Future series, Juno, Super
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
Best Moment: The fact that there are Toynbee Tiles in Indiana! #bias
When You’re In The Mood For: An unsolved mystery. A really cool unsolved mystery.
If you like: Anything that’s remotely good in the world. I’m not even playing.
Best Moment: Prince.
Favorite Quote: “Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?” -The Joker
When You’re In The Mood For: Jack Nicholson and Prince obviously.
If you like: Sleepy Hollow, Gotham, Arrow, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Best Moment: When Tom confesses his love for Lynette. #OTP
Favorite Quote: “The only person more self-centred than me is Carlos, he’s so self-centred he doesn’t even know how self-centred I am.” – Gabrielle Solis
When You’re In The Mood For: A guilty pleasure. That’s too easy. Honestly? A really great story about friendship, death, divorce, and love. Tom and Lynette Scavo have one of the best developing love stories about a husband and wife that I’ve seen in years.
If you like: Pretty Little Liars, Gilmore Girls, Nashville, Once Upon A Time, Remember Me
Best Moment: Whenever River goes total destruction goddess in the bar.
Favorite Quote: “I am a leaf on the wind – watch how I soar.” –Hoban “Wash” Washburn
When You’re In The Mood For: Heartfelt brutality.
If you like: Firefly (DUH), Cowboy Bebop, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Castle
The Evil Dead (1981)
Best Moment: Whenever they keep slamming the (very obviously fake) dead woman’s head in the basement door.
Favorite Quote: “This kinda looks like your old girlfriend! Ha ha ha.” -Scotty
When You’re In The Mood For: Straight-up Sam Raimi camp.
If you like: Dead Snow, My Name Is Bruce, Bubba Ho-Tep, Burn Notice, Spider-Man movies (however, not Spider-Man 3)
Best Moment: Oh you know, Vanessa freaking Williams.
Favorite Quote: Okay. This one’s actually an exchange. Sorry not sorry.
Marc St. James: I’m not going stag, hag!
Amanda Tanen: You’ll have to buy your own beer, queer!
Marc St. James: You can’t just ditch, bitch!
When You’re In The Mood For: A quirky inside look into the inner-workings of working at a magazine.
If you like: Drop Dead Diva, The Devil Wears Prada, Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23, New Girl, Jane By Design
What are some of the TV shows and movies that you wish were back up on Netflix? Sound off in the comments below!