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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.56
Thanks to NetFlix, I've been catching a lot of movies (both classics and new-ish releases) that have simply passed me by over the years ... I've consulted friends and online resources for suggestions, but I'm sure there are a number of titles that I'd been meaning to watch as a youngster but have simply slipped my mind.

I'm really up for anything that's considered "good" (even the "so bad they're good" flicks) ... I prefer comedies, action are okay, horror/slasher not so much (but if it's really something worth watching I'll give it a go). Again, box-office success and critical acclaim aren't always the sole indicators for movies that need to be seen, so I just want to make sure I'm not forgetting any good ones.

So, if anyone can suggest any must-see movies, it would be much appreciated ... and don't hold back just because you assume "Oh, he MUST have already seen that one"; believe me, I've gotten a lot of grief from cinephiles I know over the gaps in my movie-watching experience (as a point of reference, we currently have "A Clockwork Orange", the first "Terminator", and the first "Godfather" waiting in the queue).



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Since: 16.2.07
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.67
I've also been using NetFlix to catch up lately - it's a great way to watch the ones that you miss. I recently watched District 9 on Netflix, so I'd highly recommend that. Also, There Will Be Blood is one that I never got the chance to see but got through NetFlix also.

Do you have a Wii? We use it to pull up the instant stuff on NetFlix. The selection isn't the same but there's still a lot that you might want.
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Since: 24.4.05
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I've been using Netflix lately to see some great stand up routines. Just yesterday I stumbled across a gem that is Dexter. Four episodes in & I'm hooked.

My recommendation to you would be to go online and go through the rating activity. Basically you rate the movies according to your preferences. Once you get a good number of ratings in, Netflix will make recommendations for you. Works pretty great for me.
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Let's see how many bases I can cover.

Brick is some awesome noir.

Charlotte Sometimes is a realistic relationship drama that no one I've met has heard of.

If you like time travel and/or Japanese culture and can stand subtitles Summer Time Machine Blues is a strange kick to the funny bone.

Norm MacDonald's Dirty Work is the unsung hero of the original, funny, era of Happy Madison movies.

Frailty is a kick ass horror flick/psychological ride.

And finally Chocolate is from the Ong Bak people, about an autistic savant whose fixation is Muy Thai. Really great story, super wicked fights, and the girl's pretty cute too. Subtitle warning.



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I use it to watch tv series. Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, and The Wire. The Wire may be the best tv show I've ever seen. Plus, I watched an episode with Vladimir Koslov in it last night!



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Since: 23.6.10
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
Movies you MUST have seen:

The Shawshank Redemption
Jaws
Toy Story (all 3)


So bad they're good:

TROLL 2: This movie is worse than you can imagine. Also be sure to check out the documentary "Best Worst Movie" detailing the cult following of the film.

Deathrace 2000: The movie has horrible acting, cheesy special effects, and I love it.

Unsung Heroes (underrated flicks):

Punisher War Zone
Rambo (the new one)
Rocky Balboa (this should be the top of your queue if you haven't seen it.
The Mist - Get blu ray if you have it and watch the black and white version.
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Since: 12.1.02
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I saw the classic film Mrs. Miniver about a year ago, and I loved it.



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I've been completely immersed in Netflix's documentary section. One that I particularly enjoyed (and that my friends watch repeatedly) is King of Kong. It's a documentary about Donkey Kong and the rivarly between two competitive gamers going for the all-time record. I wanted to see it for the video-game (obviously) aspect of it, but it ended up being a hilarious commentary on the absurdity of competitive gaming and one of the gamers, Billy Mitchell, is absolutely fascinating to watch.

I think I probably used the first 6 months of my Netflix streaming subscription to watch documentaries. A LOT of good ones.

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Since: 23.6.10
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    I've been completely immersed in Netflix's documentary section. One that I particularly enjoyed (and that my friends watch repeatedly) is King of Kong. It's a documentary about Donkey Kong and the rivarly between two competitive gamers going for the all-time record. I wanted to see it for the video-game (obviously) aspect of it, but it ended up being a hilarious commentary on the absurdity of competitive gaming and one of the gamers, Billy Mitchell, is absolutely fascinating to watch.

    I think I probably used the first 6 months of my Netflix streaming subscription to watch documentaries. A LOT of good ones.

    (edited by Reverend J Shaft on 16.5.11 1228)


Great movie.

I will also suggest the doc, "Man on Wire". Fascinating story that I never knew about.

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    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    I will also suggest the doc, "Man on Wire". Fascinating story that I never new about.
I liked "Man on Wire," too. That dude was kee-razy.



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I'll just say I love old Westerns and I have been watching a lot of Randolph Scott movies. I watched The Bounty Hunter, Shootout at Medicine Bend, Colt .45 and westbound. One had a young Lloyd Bridges playing a terrific bad guy and another a young James Garner playing a young hounddog (typecast early!).

Great stuff.



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Since: 12.1.02
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.06

Koyaanisqatsi. Although I think you can also get it on YouTube for free, so.



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