Jun 3, 2022 3:00 pm
“Titanic,” “The Mist,” “The Departed,” “Steel Magnolias”
Netflix’s film slate has made news in recent weeks, mainly due to a bombshell report that the streaming service is planning to stop funding expensive prestige movies like Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” in favor of cheaper, crowd-pleasing fare.
But while Scorsese may not be directing another film for Netflix anytime soon (he’s moved on to Apple with “The Killers of the Flower Moon”), one of his best films is returning to the streaming service this June. “The Departed,” the late-career masterpiece that won Scorsese the Oscar that had eluded him for decades, is back on Netflix, along with plenty of other great classic cinema.
If Boston crime dramas aren’t your thing, fear not. Netflix’s latest round of offerings also include period romances, big-budget action flicks, chilling horror, and just about everything else. Even if Netflix plans to invest less in groundbreaking original movies, its library of existing films remains excellent. Keep reading for a roundup of seven of our favorites.
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