Why DVD Netflix movies will always be important

No matter how technologically advanced we become, some feelings just can’t be replicated or replaced. The crispness of a new book between your fingers. Folding down a page of favorite quotes. Holding a DVD in your hand. There’s just something about sliding that thin, small record into that mysterious black box. Heading back to your couch, popcorn in hand, and watching what unfolds. Yes, you can do that streaming a movie too. But it’s just not the same. Like the inability to dog ear a page in your kindle, or underline an inspirational quote. It comes down to an experience, a feeling. And that subtle contrast defines the difference between streaming, and physically playing a DVD. It’s also why DVD Netflix movies, (the lesser known mail order section of Netflix), will always be important. Especially to cinephiles.

It’s not just the experience. Or potentially cool cover art you could miss. Or available extras and extended cuts. Streaming services are one of the more popular ways to watch movies now. But for movie lovers, those obsessed with classics, or hidden gems, streaming is still lacking in many choices. Netflix surfing is an activity we’re all familiar with today. We spend more time searching and saving movies to our lists then even watching them. Like dating, it’s more about the chase, and less about getting what we really want. It’s swiping right, seeing what’s out there, and weighing your options before you commit to anything. But for those of us who like to settle in with one companion, a slew of average options won’t do. The only way to satiate those needs with quality is with DVD Netflix movies.

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DVD’s may feel archaic in our modern culture. Especially to the savvy teens of the world. But the truth is, they’re still pretty popular. Yes, Netflix and chill typically pertains to the streaming service. And it’s 700 (yes, 700!) original movies and shows created this year alone. But as Netflix celebrates its 20th anniversary, turns out those mail subscribers are still relevant too. In fact, over 3 million people still have a DVD Netflix movies subscription. That means a lot of mailboxes filled with square, red envelopes. And lots of movie lovers eagerly awaiting deliveries. Plus, your DVD Netflix movies by mail queue can be a lot more fun than endlessly searching for something to add to your online list. For one, the multi category dispersement that is so annoying on streaming. One movie can be covered in dozens of categories, making it feel like there isn’t much new to find. Not really a problem when browsing movie by mail options. Another reason; the lack of older, and more classic movies available online.

If you love old films, and you should, your chance of streaming them on Netflix is much harder than finding them by mail. Why? Because although people are more familiar with the online option, the DVD selection far outweighs the streaming choices. And by quite a lot. We’re talking about 95,00o more DVD Netflix movies to choose from. That’s a lot of missed films.

Watching movies doesn’t just have to be about the latest releases. They can be a way to explore the past too. And the beauty of film-making. Netflix might have thousands of new, and original titles to choose from. But DVD Netflix movies can unlock the past, and your imagination. That’s something worth keeping around forever.

Here are some classic movies to rent now:

All About Eve

Breakfast at Tiffanys

The Apartment

Rebel without a cause


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What are some of your favorite DVD Netflix movies to rent?


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