Black Hawk Down is based on the true story of a 1993 failed military raid in Somalia. The conflict, both physical and emotional, makes for a riveting action film that will have you thinking about the toll that war takes on countries and individuals.
The entire Indiana Jones series — the original trilogy and the less-than-satisfactory fourth installment — are available on Netflix. Obviously, you should start with Raiders of the Lost Ark, but whether you follow Indy from The Last Crusade on to The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull … well, that’s up to you.
The movie that launched a thousand more movies. Regardless of your opinion on the Fast and Furious franchise, the installment that started it all is a solid, high-octane racing flick with some top-notch chase scenes.