vibramrunner wrote: If Netflix can make rom-coms a thing again, like they did last summer, why not classic movies? Like fashion, what is old becomes new. If they started a true "classic movies" streaming section I think it would find its niche -- at least enough to justify its existence, along with Netflix's other offerings. I'm in my 30's and could watch The Bad Seed (1956) all day. And a certain other movie released in 1954.
Netflix has a truly absurd amount of marketing data harvested en masse from millions of eager and willing (if unknowing) subscribers. If they saw a reason to start putting stuff from before, like, 1980, on there; they would. Instead, it's a lot easier and more profitable to just hype shovelware that used to go straight to Redbox, along with their own stuff (which is, admittedly, sometimes pretty good).