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For your holiday vacation viewing: IMDb Top 250 movies available on Netflix Watch Instantly


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The last week of the calendar year is always a great time to watch movies. Whether you’re in the mood for high-brow or low-brow, movie theaters are jammed with great options. And if you’ve got the week off, you’ve also probably got plenty of time at home with family and friends to check out movies on cable or online.

At this time last year, we pointed out this article from that listed every movie from the IMDb’s List of the Top 250 Movies of All-Time then available on Netflix Watch Instantly. The article was updated as recently as last September, but it’s already out of date again — at that time 58 out of the IMDB’s Top 250 were available on Netflix streaming; today just 50 titles are. Plus, the original list doesn’t have direct links to any of the films on Netflix. So here’s what I’ve done for you, People Who Have So Much Time On Their Hands This Week They Need To Find a Lot of Movies to Watch But Not Enough Time to Find These Movies Themselves: I’ve updated the original list as of 12/26/2011 with direct links to each movie’s homepage on Netflix, where you can watch them instantly yourself. Happy holiday viewing.

IMDb Top 250 Films Available on Netflix Watch Instantly
8. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
31. “Memento”
35. “Apocalypse Now”
41. “Toy Story 3”
54. “Double Indemnity”
57. “A Clockwork Orange”
64. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
67. “Reservoir Dogs”
68. “The Third Man”
71. “Chinatown”
80. “Raging Bull”
81. “Amadeus”
85. “All About Eve”
86. “Bicycle Thieves”
91. “Metropolis”
95. “Downfall”
104. “On the Waterfront”
106. “Die Hard”
120. “Blade Runner”
122. “Witness for the Prosecution”
133. “The Big Lebowski”
142. “Scarface”
145. “High Noon”
148. “Trainspotting”
150. “The Gold Rush”
153. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
156. “The Grapes of Wrath”
157. “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels”
163. “The Thing”
170. “The Terminator”
173. “The Graduate”
181. “Dog Day Afternoon”
184. “Good Will Hunting”
187. “Network”
194. “Mary and Max”
195. “8 1/2”
197. “The Killing”
198. “Dial M For Murder”
199. “Persona”
202. “The Hustler”
205. “The Exorcist”
209. “Star Trek”
212. “Howl’s Moving Castle”
216. “Rocky”
218. “Sherlock Jr.”
222. “Nights of Cabiria”
223. “Let the Right One In”
239. “Ip Man”
244. “Shutter Island”
250. “Nosferatu”

What’s the best movie available on Netflix Watch Instantly? Give us your pick in the comments below or write to us on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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