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Tue, Jul 30, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

Spike Lee made an essential films list over at Shadow & Act. It's a long list, 86 films in total. But here are the six that you can find streaming on Netflix:

Federico Fellini's "8 1/2" (1963)

John Scleshingter's "Midnight Cowboy" (1969)

Roman Polanski's "Chinatown" (1974)

Steve Jamwes' "Hoop Dreams"

Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven" (1978)

Vlittorio De Sica's "The Bicycle Thief" (1948)