This excellent column notes that of the 1,50 drama titles on Netflix, only 97 were from before 2000. This ignores the rich history of film which goes back over a century. Since Netflix has such wide distribution, it could help educate its viewers about older films. They’re not in widescreen, color, or have extensive CGI effects. Many aren’t even in English. However, many great films were released in the 1900s.