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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks September 7, 2012 - 11:24pm

We have a thread somewhere on peoples' favorite movies, but I'm a Netflix junkie and want to get some reccomendations on what to watch next.

Lately, I've been on a (mostly crime-related) documentary kick. My favorites offered on Netflix:

Cropsy is a film about a string of abductions on Staten Island involving kids, told from the point of view of a child who always heard an urban legend about a crazy man named Cropsey who lived beneath an old mental hospital and killed children; the story parallels the man who actually committed the crimes.

Dear Zachary was a beautiful, heart-wrenching story about a little boy whose father Andrew was murdered; Andrew's girlfriend -- his murderer -- gets custody of the child, and an old friend goes across the country to interview his parents, his friends, and other people related to the case.

I just finished Girl 27, about Patricia Douglas, a girl who was raped at an MGM party and silenced by the company. Her story was swept under the rug for almost sixty years before a journalist uncovered it and began researching it and speaking to her.

Other than that -- lots of Futurama.

Any reccomendations? Documentary or not, I want to hear it.

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. September 8, 2012 - 6:45am

Why wasn't this thread made earlier? Hmm..

I'll just go with instant play. I had to stop getting them in the mail because dumb hicks were scratching the disks and apathetic movie goers weren't reporting them.

Instant Queue 
 

  • The Big Lebowski
  • Raising Arizona
  • Anti-Christ
  • Mad Men
  • Breaking Bad
  • Arrested Development
  • Lonesome Dove
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Skins
  • Brick
  • Resevoir Dogs
  • Bronson
  • Valhalla Rising
  • Exit Through The Gift Shop
  • Louie
  • Trainspotting

Okay enough of that.

 

 

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day September 8, 2012 - 8:35am

Nice...

I think we have a different (crappier) Netflix selection in Canada.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland September 8, 2012 - 8:54am

The girl with the dragon tatoo trillogy was up a few months back. The Swedish Version. Not sure if it still is.Those were pretty good. I just got through watching four seasons of Breaking Bad on Netflix.. Now I got to find out where to watch the 5th and current season.  

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War September 8, 2012 - 10:36am

I ditto Breaking Bad but my latest obsession is (was because I watched them all) "the IT crowd" sooo freaking hilarious, especially second season going forward. 

I was also on a Korean crime drama kick, I think I exhausted the whole category but start with "The man from nowhere" 

 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books September 8, 2012 - 11:02am

I love The IT Crowd SOOOO MUCH, Stacy!!!

 

We're currently watching Supernatural in a rush to catch up, so that's about all that plays on Netflix aside from kiddie shows right now.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War September 8, 2012 - 11:10am

@Renee I am even rewatching episodes, I need more! 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books September 8, 2012 - 11:13am

Sadly, I don't think that's going to happen because Chris O'Dowd seems to be chasing a US movie career (which is cool, but I miss the show). 

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War September 8, 2012 - 11:16am

That's a shame, the cast is genius together. 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like September 8, 2012 - 12:04pm

I've only been on Netflix instant once and I wasted it on a movie about killer slugs.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch September 8, 2012 - 12:27pm

Spaced is a very funny show, only had 2 seasons.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books September 8, 2012 - 1:04pm

I love Spaced, too. We recently re-watched it when we found it on Netflix (even though we have the box, haha).

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks September 8, 2012 - 1:42pm

Yeah, I'm Instant only. My favorite TV show offered is definitely Rescue Me, I adore it. I love all of these recommendations.

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. September 8, 2012 - 3:55pm

Oh and "The Man Who Wasn't There"

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life September 9, 2012 - 12:52am

I'm watching poultrygeist. It's pretty goddamn magical.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books September 9, 2012 - 10:25am

Have you seen Thankskilling?

It's among my favorite poultrybased bad horror movies.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks September 9, 2012 - 12:29pm

"Gobble, gobble, motherfucker" will be the next prompt in Thunderdome if I have anything to do with it.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War September 10, 2012 - 12:51pm

Dead body guy is my recommendation for prompt

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books September 10, 2012 - 2:25pm

The movie poster alone is brimming with inspiration.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters September 10, 2012 - 5:54pm

What's Netflix?

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. September 11, 2012 - 4:41am

I just watched "I Melt With You" last night. It was a pretty good one. 

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff September 12, 2012 - 6:40pm

I've been watching Battlestar Gallactica. Started the 3rd season a while back until my Xbox Live subscription ran out. And Breaking Bad is a must see.  

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. September 12, 2012 - 9:30pm

BBC's Sherlock series is awesome (only 1 season on netflix streaming - 3 episodes per season).  Each episode is better than most movies that cost millions of dollars.  Especially in season 2.

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day November 18, 2012 - 5:29pm

Just watched this, surprisingly interesting:

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Jackson Cafazzo from Corvallis, OR is reading The Magicians November 20, 2012 - 7:03am

Have you seen Limitless? I was recently quite impressed by it, wasn't expecting much but the cinematography is really cool and the concepts were interesting.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies November 20, 2012 - 7:42am

I can't stand Bradley Cooper and the writer in me called foul on some plot points but i really enjoyed Limitless.

You guys should watch Bellflower. It was pretty badass.

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Brandon Byes from Kansas City, Mo is reading The Girl Next Door December 31, 2012 - 2:48pm

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. 24
  3. Prison Break
  4. X-files
  5. Star Trek DS:9
  6. The West Wing
  7. Supernatual
  8. Any Bad, and I mean awful, horror movie like Hostel 12 or something.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. December 31, 2012 - 3:16pm

Sherlock season 2 is on netflix now.  Go watch it.  You'll love it.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer December 31, 2012 - 8:07pm

I just got done watching American Horror Story and The Guild. I highly recommend both. I am working on Fear Itself now. The first episode was okay, but the ending was week. My girlfriend is a Doctor Who fan, so I am also watching those with her. I think I am up to season five now.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. December 31, 2012 - 8:28pm

I said, "Watch Sherlock," Jack.  You better get on it.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer December 31, 2012 - 8:56pm

Yes, I forgot about Sherlock. Desperately waiting for Season 3. Huge fan.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks December 31, 2012 - 10:26pm

I fucking love American Horror Story! I haven't watched much of the second season, only the first episode, but goddamn the first season was amazing.

Also, I no longer have Netflix. I used to use my boyfriend's, but it was shared between three people and kept kicking us off randomly, and the laptop I used for Netflix shitted out on me so now I only have one that can't use Netflix.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer January 1, 2013 - 8:06am

I haven't seen the second season, at all. I don't have any sort of television other than Netflix, so I will probably be waiting for the new episodes to come on there eventually.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks January 1, 2013 - 12:56pm

I think the latest five are available on FOX's website -- that's how they do it with Family Guy, American Dad, Cleveland Show, etc -- but it's the same cast in a different scenario and I'm not sure how to feel about that.

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Frank Chapel from California is reading Thomas Ligotti's works January 1, 2013 - 1:51pm

I mainly scroll the streaming picks and repeat "no, no, crap, god-no..." for hours before stating "why am i paying for this?"

Though i tend to watch the alien/ufo docs the most there. Sherlock is fucking Gold though. Also, i like TimeCrimes, Primer (best time travel movie ever made), Lunopolis, and i think Pandorum.

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Stephen_Inf from Illinois is reading Whiskey Tango Foxtrot January 1, 2013 - 4:05pm

I can't imagine a world where Netflix is used for anything other than watching 5 seasons' worth of Curious George episodes over and over again. It's tragic, really, watching a two year-old develop his father's addictive personality. But seeing as there are practically no movies worth streaming, I typically try to find a TV show that's got a ton of episodes (quantity trumps quality) and run with it when I can carve out some time.

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Ian from Texas is reading Low Down Death Right Easy by J. David Osborne January 1, 2013 - 6:45pm

Mmmmmm...  Primer.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like January 1, 2013 - 10:34pm

'Sherlock' was cool; not something I would watch over and over.

Picked up 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' from Redbox last night: worth a watch.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer January 2, 2013 - 5:48am

"I can't imagine a world where Netflix is used for anything other than watching 5 seasons' worth of Curious George episodes over and over again."

 

Here, it is Dinosaur Train and all 307 versions of Power Rangers.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. January 4, 2013 - 10:56am

Bad Writing is streaming for free for January.  The blurb says: Start your New Year off with a little Bad Writing, Vernon Lott’s documentary featuring Margaret Atwood, David Sedaris, Nick Flynn and more, streaming for free all month:

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H.I.Marcuson from Toulouse is reading a book on spelling January 4, 2013 - 12:51pm

For all you "IT crowd" lovers you'd probably love "Black Books".  Other good Uk TV Stuff includes "Dead Set" and "Shades". Somebody else already pointed out the awesomeness of the new Sherlock.

But seriously, if you like "IT Crowd" you'll love "Black Books".

French TV is shit.

I have no idea what a Netflix is.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer January 4, 2013 - 2:13pm

@bryanhowie I liked that. Thanks.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff January 28, 2013 - 6:29pm

I've caught up with a few shows on Netflix recently. The Walking Dead, American Horror Story were the newest. My daughter usually keeps Curious George and Fresh Beat Band on constantly. I was looking for a new show to watch and finally settled on Prison Break because I never watched it when it came out. It's not bad but there's quite a bit that is hard to believe. About half through season 2 now. 

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Michael.Eric.Snyder January 29, 2013 - 6:28am

Just wanted to mention: Netflix's first original series, House of Cards, starts this Friday, according to their Web site. I'm not a huge Kevin Spacey fan, but I'm going to check it out.

From the site:

Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series from David Fincher (“The Social Network”) and Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”).

After just getting slowly pissed off for months as Netflix's Instant service selection, never great to begin with, seemed to get worse and worse, I've found a system that works for me. If there's a film that interests me, particularly one I've never heard of, I'll head to Rotten Tomatoes and see how it fares there. 

Some movies I enjoyed recently that I never would have seen otherwise:

The Aura

The Hunter

Timecrimes (nice to see Frank Chapel giving it a shout as well)

And one of my favorite movies in recent memory, which I missed (sadly) while it was on the big screen: 

Drive 

The Netflix recommendation engine + Rotten Tomatoes = Success finding good movies

 

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WendellB from New Orleans. Now, Southern Califronia is reading Meditation for Multi-Taskers January 29, 2013 - 10:55am

My favorite right now is "The Host" a Korean film about a monster. The storytelling is great, the characters are fantastic and it gives a great view of Korean society.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break January 29, 2013 - 11:12am

@WendellB

You see they're doing a sequel?

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff January 29, 2013 - 5:44pm

I've found a couple hidden gems on Instant just from reading a couple reviews. Stake Land and Get The Gringo come to mind. Stake Land is like a zombie apocalypse film except with vampires. Pretty good.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies January 30, 2013 - 7:19am

I saw Lonesome Jim on Netflix, which was such a good movie. I was surprised at how good it was.

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Christian Williams from Hyde Park, NY is reading Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill January 30, 2013 - 5:51pm

some of my faves: 

"Jeff, who lives at home"

"The Swell Season"

"Peggy Sue Got Married"

"The Artist"

"Poetry"

"Dogtooth"

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like January 31, 2013 - 8:47am

I watched Skyfall last night. It wasn't "so-so." It was half-awesome/half-idiotic. It was like Italian dressing: for a while things were mixed up pretty well, but before long the two halves would separate again.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. January 31, 2013 - 9:46am

Seven Psychopaths (not on streaming) was really good.  Tom Waits is only in it a little, though.  And he's really awesome.