The nostalgia for the great movie classics Hollywood industrialist has reached the streaming platforms, which offer a wide range of films that refuse to disappear decades after their release and offer an experience that is often more captivating than most of the novelties on the small screen. From comedies to musicals, from terror to action, or from drama to suspense; These are just some of the iconic films that marked a before and after in the way of seeing stories on the big screen, available this fall at filming, Netflix, HBO either Amazon Prime Video.
‘Rebel Without a Cause’, 1955 (HBO)
rebel without a causethe film directed by Nicholas Ray in 1955, it is by itself an icon of cinema and of the character of the youth of those years. Intimately linked to the face of her protagonist, James Deanwho died a week before the film’s premiere, is an adaptation of the 1944 book Rebel Without A Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath by psychiatrist Robert M. Lindner who tells the story of a rebellious teenager, recently arrived in Los Angeles. There he meets a girl, disobeys her parents and challenges the gang leaders of the local high school.
The film, available on the platform HBOwas nominated three times for the Oscar awards in addition to being considered “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
‘The talent of Mr. Ripley’, 1999 (Filmin)
Directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Matt DamonThe talent of Mr. Ripley It is based on the homonymous novel by Patricia Highsmith and set in Italy at the end of the fifties. The film tells the life of a young Dickie Greenleaf, enjoying the “dolce vita” thanks to the fortune of his father, and Marge Sherwood. Upset by his irresponsible behavior, Herbert Greenleaf, a wealthy shipowner, asks Tom Ripley to bring his son back to America. But Tom discovers a dazzling world, the existence of which he did not know, and which will make him willing to kill to preserve a dream life.
The film got five Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor, Best Art Direction, Best Costumes, Best Music and Best Adapted Screenplay, and will be available on filming this autumn.
‘Dirty Dancing’, 1987 (Netflix)
The romantic drama that made half the world want to dance with the love story between a bourgeois girl on vacation with her family at a resort, Baby Houseman (Grey), and the ‘improper’ dancer from her hotel, Johnny Castle (Swayze), can be seen again, coinciding with its thirty-fifth anniversary, in Netflix.
Dirty Dancing It barely had a budget of 6 million dollars. However, the film is regarded as a classic from the 80s and managed to collect nearly 220 at the box office around the world. It was the third movie most viewed in 1987 in the world only behind Fatal Attraction Y Beverly Hills Cop II plus, won the Oscar for Best Original Song by I’ve Had The Time of My Life, composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz for singers Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. The sequel to the classic film will hit theaters on February 9, 2024, as confirmed by the specialized media Deadline.
‘The good, the bad and the ugly’, 1966 (Prime Video)
Two gunmen and an unscrupulous Union Army sergeant set out in search of a chest containing $200,000 in gold coins stolen from the Southern Army during the Civil War.
This is the synopsis of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly one of the best-known western films in the entire history of cinema, directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, whose filming took place partly in the Valle del Arlanza region. The film is available at Amazon Prime Video and it is considered the third and last film of the so-called dollar trilogy; which was preceded by For a bunch of dollars Y Death Had a Price/For a Few Dollars More.
‘Independence Day’, 1996 (Disney+)
directed by german Roland Emmerich, independence day it became the highest grossing film upon its release in 1996. The film, starring a young Will Smith, is about an alien invasion of planet Earth on the eve of July 4, the United States’ Independence Day.
independence day won an Oscar at the best visual effects category as well as a Saturn for the best science fiction film of 1996 and is available at Disney+ beside Independence Day: Counterattackthe 2016 sequel that 20 years after the premiere of the original promised to be bigger and more spectacular, although not as exciting as that first installment in which humanity managed to reject the terrible alien invasion.
‘Grease’, 1978 (Prime Video)
The platform Amazon Prime Video honors the recently deceased British-Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton John with the screening of the film grease, which he starred in with John Travolta. Both are the image of the Rydell High Institute for a generation of moviegoers, which has been expanding thanks to the successive programming of the film on television.
Summer ends and so does the romance between the handsome Danny and the sweet and fragile Sandy, who must return to her native Australia, but the love between the two lovebirds resurfaces when they meet at the Rydell Institute in California, where the habits of the gangs of which are part (the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies) will put some obstacles to their happy reunion. That is the plot of this Californian romance that takes place in 1959 and that, as the author Scott Miller considered in his book Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll and Musicalsproposed a revolutionary story for that time, subverting the clichés of the genre and daring to touch on sensitive issues such as sex and rebellion.
Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song Hopelessly Devoted to Youwas the highest-grossing film in 1978 and the one that turned Travolta, who had just released Saturday Night Fever a year earlier, in one of the great stars of Hollywood.
‘The hours’, 2002 (Filmin)
The hoursdirected by Stephen Daldry, is an adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, about the story of three women from different eras whose lives are connected through Virginia Woolf’s novel, Mrs Dalloway.
The feature film premiered in Los Angeles and New York on December 25, 2002, and received various international awards, including the Best Actress Oscar for Nicole Kidman. The hours is now available in HBO Max and will be released on the platform filming this autumn.
‘Noa’s diary’, 2004 (Movistar+)
The story of two young people from very different social backgrounds who fall in love and spend an unforgettable summer before being forced to separate is now available on Movistar+.
Directed by Nick Cassavetes in 2004 with a cast that includes the names of Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Marsden, James Garner and Gena Rowlands, Noa’s diary, tells the story of Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton, two teenagers whose lives intersect in the coastal town of Seabrook, North Carolina. Between the two there is a social abyss, Noah is a poor factory worker, while Allie belongs to a wealthy family, but nothing, not even the outbreak of World War II, will separate them.
‘Jumanji’, 1995 (Netflix, HBO Max)
Joe Johnston’s film based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s story of the same name, which starred Roin Williams, alongside Kirsten Dunst Y Bradley Pierceis now available at Netflix Y HBO Max.
The fantasy film that revolves around the figure of Alan Parris, a boy who gets trapped for 25 years in a magical and very old board game, had a great reception from the public in movie theaters, collecting more than 262 million dollars. dollars in its debut year. A similar success to its sequel, Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle which managed to rise to first place in the American box office with an estimated income of 36 million dollars after its premiere in 2018. The film has raised nearly 520 million dollars (432 million euros) worldwide and still has to released in territories such as China or Japan.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961 (RakutenTV)
Breakfast with diamondsthe American romantic comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, written by George Axelrod and adapted from the novel of the same title written by Truman Capote, is one of many classics available on Rakuten TV to see this fall. The tape tells the story and relationship of Holly Golightly, a escort and aspiring actress with such extravagant customs as eating breakfast in front of the Tiffany & Co jewelry store, and Paul Varjack, a shy married writer.
Breakfast with diamonds won two Oscars in the categories Best Music and Best Original Song for Moon River, composed of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, who also won two Grammy awardsand was also selected as the fourth most memorable song in Hollywood history by the American Film Institute in 2004.