"The Great Movies” by Roger Ebert on Netflix

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Blade Runner

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

⭐ 8.1 | 1982 | Movie | 117 min

Howards End

A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and his wife Ruth, and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast and his mistress Jackie.

⭐ 7.4 | 1992 | Movie | 142 min

My Fair Lady

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

⭐ 7.8 | 1964 | Movie | 170 min

Taxi Driver

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

⭐ 8.2 | 1976 | Movie | 114 min