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10 Classic Gems to Watch on Netflix in December Before They Leave The Platform

10 Classic Gems to Watch on Netflix in December Before They Leave The Platform
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There's no way you've never seen them, but it's always a pleasure to binge.

Netflix and chill is probably one of the most popular evening activities for people of all ages. It is also one of the most perfect ways to spend a date night. And to keep things civil and avoid arguments about what to watch, we have put together a list of the best movies for the next few weekends.

Make sure you see all ten of these movies before they leave the platform on December 31.

1. Friends with Benefits

A perfect romantic comedy starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis can be your best choice. The story of the movie revolves around two people who are so tired of being alone and having no time for anything real that they decide to form a club of “friends with benefits.” There was only one rule: neither of them was allowed to develop any real feelings for each other. But guess who broke the rule first?

2. 8 Mile

This movie is for the fans of one of the most popular white rappers, Eminem. He basically plays himself in the film, but of course there are some fictional additions to the story. His character's name is Jimmy and he is focused on becoming a hip hop star.

However, this can be difficult for him, as the world in Detroit in 1995 was segregated by the road called 8 Mile. But Jimmy is strong enough to cross it to follow his dreams. He will truly lose himself in music and you better see how.

3. American Beauty

One of the most hotly-debated films ever released in Hollywood follows Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham, a middle-aged advertising executive facing an existential crisis in his life. At this point in his life, he has developed an unhealthy interest in his daughter's best friend.

Well, the girl is indeed extremely beautiful, with long blonde hair and a baby face, thus Lester was haunted by the image of the young girl lying in a bath of roses. The movie won five Oscars, including the main award for Best Picture.

4. Gladiator

The fandom of the movie is extremely huge, and there’s no wonder why: the story is impressive, the visuals and acting are simply next level, and the soundtrack will never leave your soul after the first watch.

Ridley Scott's epic period drama centers on Maximus, a powerful Roman general beloved by the people and the aging emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the emperor chooses Maximus as his heir over his own son, Commodus. Unfortunately, this decision puts Maximus' chance at life in jeopardy.

5. Love Actually

The perfect movie to enjoy during the upcoming winter holidays. In fact, for many people, watching Love Actually on New Year's Eve has become an unbreakable tradition, and the songs from the movie have been on their Christmas playlists for years.

The movie tells us separate love stories that at first seem so far apart and frankly a little strange. Take the one where Hugh Grant is a prime minister who falls in love with his secretary. How unreal does that sound? But the movie proves that anything is possible, and love is the only thing that can save you.

6. Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola's 2003 film that modern audiences even tried to cancel at some point, but failed miserably. The thing is, the story of the movie centers on a love that blossoms between two people with a huge age gap, who are not even supposed to be together. Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, the film explores questions of self-discovery and delves into the specifics of platonic love.

7. The Wolf of Wall Street

This 10-year-old gem of a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio has a true story at its core. The actor plays the role of Jordan Belfort, the stockbroker who leads a questionable life and sabotages his own marriage, all while being inaccurate in his trades. The 180-minute film also stars Margot Robbie and was actually her breakthrough role. So don't miss your chance to see it before it's taken off the platform.

8. Saving Private Ryan

The movie was released 25 years ago and is still considered the best World War II movie ever made. When the movie was first released, all critics said it was the best attempt to portray the war on screen. Simply put, Steven Spielberg revolutionized the way war was depicted on screen. The story of a group of soldiers saving their friend is so realistic it gives you goosebumps.

9. Scarface

This is probably the most popular movie for Al Pacino fans. Scenes from the movie have made their way onto social media as both memes and motivational slash love stories. The story of Tony Montana makes you feel many things at once as he leaves Cuba, becomes a refugee in Florida, and works his way up to become a kingpin.

10. Kung Fu Panda

We will keep it short. Kung Fu Panda tells the story of a lovable and lazy panda who discovers an intimidating inner strength and becomes a kung-fu dragon warrior destined to defeat evil. The way Po scadoosh-es his way through the path of a true warrior is definitely worth seeing!