Like Fine Wine, the Best Classic Movies on Netflix Get Better With Age

There are some movies you can watch again and again and again. No matter how much time passes, their plots are so intriguing and universal that they're just as relevant today as they were when they first hit theaters. These are called the classics. "Classic films are often distinguished or unique works of cinema that have transcended time and trends, with indefinable quality," according to AMC Filmsite. While some may say the golden age of film is over thanks to streaming services like Netflix, you can still enjoy the classics with the press of a button.

If you're chasing a bit of nostalgia or craving something different than your usual streaming selections, trade in recently released movies for classics from the '50s to the '90s. Listen in awe of Katharine Hepburn's unmistakable drawl in The African Queen, be uplifted by the immortal words of Walt Whitman as told by Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society, and get your heart racing as you watch Laura Dern and Sam Neill evade dinosaurs in the original Jurassic Park. Here are 25 of the best classic movies on Netflix right now.