23. Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II
Release Year: 1985, 1989
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, James Tolkan, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Serber
Release Date: Friday, May 1
Inevitably, every month a movie or two that had been quietly removed from Netflix in the blink of an eye triumphantly returns. Not long ago, Back to the Future was added, but who knows when it left? Earlier this year, the third and final film in the trilogy, Back to the Future Part III, hit Netflix without the first two films. We’re happy to report that this May, fans eager to binge-watch the entire trilogy can do just that. Back to the Future and Part II are among the month’s best new movie additions, and they’re perfect for a nostalgic movie marathon.
Michael J. Fox stars in Back to the Future as Marty McFly, small-town California teenage who finds himself thrown back in time to the 1950s when Doc Brown’s (Christopher Lloyd) experiment goes wrong. While traveling in the past in a DeLorean, Marty meets teen versions of his parents, but he must ensure that his parents fall in love or he will no longer exist. In Back to the Future II, Marty and Doc travel to 2015, where they find Marty’s family in disaster and their present impacted due to their travels. Together, they must work to fix their mistakes and the space-time continuum.
Back to the Future and its sequel come from director Robert Zemeckis, who also directed such movies as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump, What Lies Beneath, Cast Away, Flight, Welcome to Marwen and many more. The first film holds a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes while the second holds a 65%. Both films exceed $300 million worldwide. It’s only a matter of time before Hollywood get the wise idea to reboot the franchise, so hold onto these memories close and watch the whole trilogy on Netflix beginning on the first of May.