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200 Essential Movies to Watch Now on Roku

August 23, 2017 - 18:19 -- RokuGuide

200 Essential Movies to Watch Now on your RokuFandangoNOW, Roku's embedded on-demand streaming movie and TV service, has issued a challenge to film buffs to bring attention to classics and relevant new films that are available on any streaming device. The challenge is called "Rotten Tomatoes' 200 Essential Movies to Watch Now" and consists of films hand-picked by Rotten Tomatoes editors from "Certified Fresh" titles (scoring 75% and above on the Tomatometer). Selections range in dates from Fritz Lang’s "Metropolis" (1927) to Jordan Peele’s "Get Out" (2017). A mash-up video for the list challenge can be viewed farther down this page.

"We are obsessed with movies so a lot of love went into creating this list," said Rotten Tomatoes Editor Alex Vo. "It was important to us to find best-in-category films covering a wide range of genres, diversity in casts and subject matter, including coming of age stories. Above all, we wanted this list to present a fun challenge where people can share the Rotten Tomatoes '200 Essentials' list with others, check off which classics they've seen, and discover great new movies with friends and family."

The top 25 movies on Rotten Tomatoes' 200 Essential Films to Watch Now list, with links to let you rent or buy them on FandangoNOW, are listed below. FandangoNOW is also offering a 20% discount off each rental or purchase on this list. After buying or renting online, go to "Movie Store by Fandango" from your Roku's home screen and select "My Movie Library" to access your movies. If you aren't already signed in, you will be prompted to sign into your FandangoNOW account. (You can also buy or rent through your Roku device, but will still need to sign into your FandangoNOW account.) If you aren't a member, join FandangoNOW here. It's free to join, and there are no recurring fees. Pay only for titles you want to rent or buy, and watch on any supported device.

  1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  2. Citizen Kane (1941)
  3. The Third Man (1949)
  4. Get Out (2017)
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  6. All About Eve (1950)
  7. Inside Out (2015)
  8. The Godfather (1972)
  9. Metropolis (1927)
  10. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  11. It Happened One Night (1934)
  12. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  13. Casablanca (1942)
  14. Moonlight (2016)
  15. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  16. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  17. North by Northwest (1959)
  18. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  19. King Kong (1933)
  20. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  21. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  22. Psycho (1960)
  23. Selma (2014)
  24. Rear Window (1954)
  25. Taxi Driver (1976) may receive a referral fee for any purchases or rentals made through links on this page. See our full FTC Disclosure Statement for more information.