Even if your parents are technically paying for your Netflix account, you probably have much different movie titles recommended to you by the streaming site's algorithm. But if you happened to go through the movies on Netflix that your parents love, you might be surprised by how many of the movies you end up loving yourself. Fortunately for you, Netflix doesn't have the largest catalogue of movies from decades ago — you might want to check out Filmstruck for the largest collection of classics. But Netflix still probably has a lot of movies from the past that you just simply missed because you were too busy watching Disney movies at the time.
Now that you're older, you have plenty of time to catch up on your parents' favorites. Then, because time is a flat circle, you may just discover that your parents' favorites are your favorites. That wouldn't actually be too big of a surprise considering that so many of today's biggest stars have been in the game for decades. You might be used to seeing Meryl Streep play the mother or even now the grandmother in movies, but your parents' faves probably feature her as the young ingenue. Either way, Meryl Streep is Meryl Streep, kind of like how a good movie is a good movie, no matter what year it was released.