10 Throwback Movies You Can Now Stream on Netflix

Zac Efron circa 17 Again, anyone?
by Dyan Zarzuela   |  Jan 14, 2016
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  1. 17 Again

    17 Again Zac Efron

    An adult who doesn't want to adult anymore finds himself transformed into a "pubescent!" version of himself and is given the chance to make things right and change his perspective in life. This was one of Zac Efron's first movies after the High School Musical series ended, and we'd watch it again and again just for the leather jacket scene! So. Cute. 

  2. Just My Luck

    Just My Luck Lindsay Lohan

    Remember the good ol' days when Lindsay Lohan churned out rom-com after rom-com? This is one of our favorites: the luckiest girl in the world crosses paths with the unluckiest guy ever; sparks fly, luck bounces, fate intervenes. Bonus: Chris Pine co-stars with Lindsay!

  3. Monte Carlo

    Monte Carlo Selena Gomez Leighton Meester Katie Cassidy

    This is the perfect escapist movie for girls' night in: Selena Gomez plays a high school graduate mistaken for a pop star and whisked off to Monte Carlo for the adventure of a lifetime with her besties played by Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy. Friendly reminder that Cory Monteith was also in this movie. </3 

  4. Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted Anne Hathaway

    Once upon a time, Anne Hathaway played a girl blessed—or more like cursed!—with the gift of absolute obedience from her fairy godmother. After struggling with it for years, she decides to find a way to reverse the spell. Along the way, she makes new friends, meets the love of her life (Hannibal's Hugh Dancy!), and saves the kingdom. All in a day’s work for this heroine!

  5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and Chocolate Factory Johnny Depp

    Dear people of the world, consider this your golden ticket to Willy Wonka's magical chocolate factory. The best part? This ticket grants you unlimited access, and you can take as many friends with you as you want!

  6. Scooby-Doo

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    If you're in the mood for some old school scares and the grooviest ghostbusters, this live-action adaptation of our childhood favorite is just the thing. Fun fact: this was Hollywood couple Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s second movie together! They celebrated their 13th anniversary last year.

  7. Mean Girls 2

    Mean Girls 2

    Nothing can compare to the magnificence of the original Mean Girls, but the new Plastics and the Anti-Plastics in this sequel have their own charm.

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  8. Serendipity


    Have you ever dreamed of meeting a special someone by some stroke of luck, connecting with them from the very first date/adventure, and then letting the universe decide what will happen next? This rom-com shows that you can't leave everything to fate and chance—you've got to do your part, too.

  9. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt

    Before Shiloh, Vivienne, Pax, Knox, Zahara, and Maddox, and even before Brangelina became a thing, there was Brad and Angelina. In this movie, they play assassins who are married to each other but aren't aware of the other's secret profession. This is where Brad and Angelina fell in love, so all those sparks flying? Probably 100% real!

  10. He's Just Not That Into You

    He's Just Not That Into You Ginnifer Goodwin
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    Six brutally honest words turned into an ensemble rom-com that's still one of our favorites until now. We may want to be the exception to the rule like Gigi, but take to heart her wise words: "Maybe a happy ending doesn't include a guy, maybe it's you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is just... moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this: knowing after all the unreturned phone calls and broken hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment, you never ever gave up hope."

Have you tried Netflix? What movies are you streaming? Tell us in the comments section! 

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Dyan Zarzuela
Council of Cool 9, Managing Editor, Columnist
Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
"Parang iniisip ng mga tao na mataray ako, suplado, but actually may nafi-feel kasi ako sa umaga na bigat."