Skip to comments.Netflix streaming recommendations?
Posted on 02/08/2011 6:09:20 PM PST by knews_hound
I know that a lot of fellow FReepers stream Netflix.
What are your suggestions for movies that may not have received the attention or respect that they deserved?
What are you those gems that are worth watching again?
How about that obscure movie that you tell people they should watch?
Bonus points for links, pics or video of the movie you are talking about.
Firefly - The complete series.
Nothing like a good old fashioned cowboys in space series. Excellent cast, tight writing and a fan demanded ending. Highly recommended.
Guns, zombies and jokes. What more can you ask? The normally nauseating Woody Harrelson at his redneck best. And seat belts, remember to wear your seat belt.
A Euro production that got little notice in the States, it is one of the rare Romans vs Barbarian movies that actually makes you root for the Roman.
Well, those are the first few, what is in your instant queue ?
I enjoyed watching the jerk again. Also district 9 is a must.
Spartacus Blood and Sand and Gods of the Arena.
City Island is worth a watch too if you need a break from non-stop gore and sex.
Not a movie, but of you have never watched the Monk TV series, it’s all on Netflix and it’s excellent! I just finished watching the last season and it’s depressing to think that there are no more episodes to watch.
A great, yet short-lived spy series staring Daniel Craig.
I have been enjoying Dr Who
Ink is a fantasy independent movie. Really pretty cool. Nice message about redemption.
Delicatessen is a French film. Kind of a black comedy. A little odd but a pleasure to watch.
“The IT Crowd” British comedy series. Funny, you’ll see.
I saw District 9 on instant watch. I REALLY liked that movie!
Props on the obscure screen name ;)
I see you a Dragonfly and raise you a My cousin Vinny
I watched it again after 10 years and it still cracks me up.
I’ve watched all the Netflix live-stream offerings for the Sherlock Holmes series with Jeremy Brett, and I’m making my way through “Have Gun, Will Travel” starring Richard Boone. I’ve also just started watching the first season of “Wagon Train.”
The Big Lebowski
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Blackadder, Hogfather (Terry Pratchett, tongue-in-cheek fantasy),Archangel, Dark Shadows (the original soap)
You’ll get a lot of movie suggestions, I’m sure; but as you list series (Firefly) let me suggest a few more:
- Red Dwarf
- The IT Crowd
- Crest of the Stars
- Tenchi Myuo
black hawk down is a favorite of mine. As for Zombieland triple yes!! Best zombie movie ever.
I love Red Dwarf!
Try The Straight Story. Really good.
For spaghetti-western comedy the Trinity series is good. They call me Trinity, Trinity is still my name etc - (Terence Hill and Bud Spencer).
Sci fi - Outland and Enemy Mine.
IF you suffer from insomnia, then watch The National Parks: America's Best Idea by Kent Burns. Now, don't get me wrong, the visuals are very nice and the information presented is good, but the monotone naration put me to sleep several times in as few as 10 minutes watching it. Good thing I had it on TiVo when I watched it.
The Fastest Indian was one of my favorites.
While She Was Out is good too.
The Girl Next Door is really really dark if you’re in the mood.
We watch NF movies through our WII on the BIG flat screen connected to Dolby 5.1 surround sound. It’s a nice setup. I’m really impressed how NF works through the WII.
One of the best martial arts movies I have ever seen
Russian fantasy/sci fi. Well done.
Dr. Who (new version, last season -season 5)
LOVED District 9.
Try Dexter and Nurse Jackie.
futurama TV and movies
And I love all the old Charlie Chan movies with Sidney Toler.
The Hangover after at least 6 beers. Funniest movie in 10 years..
The House of Sand and Fog - 4 stars
Breakdown - 4 stars (very intense)
Holy Rollers - 3.5 stars (interesting family struggle, true story)
Woops - I just saw “streaming”. Holy Rollers is streaming. I think “Breakdown” is streaming.
The Whole Wide World and Stranger Than Paradise.
"Spaced" refers to apartment living, not Sc-Fi, by the way.
This was one funny series.
The Straight Story, hm? I’ll have to check it out.
Lister: I’m gonna get a sheep and a cow and breed horses.
Rimmer: With a sheep and a cow?
Lister: No, with horses and horses!
Sean of the Dead
The Truman Show
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
... all the Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings movies.
24 (I think season 8 is now available)
For Spaghetti Westerns, “Duck You Sucker” Is a good one.
Outlander = 13th Warrior + Predator, fun flick.
Winter’s Bone - amazingly realistic performances and a beautiful glimpse into the deep south.
The Name of the Rose - Most realistic dark age movie, Connery’s best imo.
The Secret of Roan Inish - A fantastic Irish folk tale.
Suicide Kings - Gotta love Christopher Walken and this is one of his best roles - title refers to poker not suicide.
The Chronicles of Riddick - Most people have seen the prequel Pitch Black but this one is one of the best sci-fi movies of the decade in spite of the hammy Vin Diesel.
Nicholas Nickleby (2002) - Great Dickens tale displaying how standing up for what is right may cause hardship at first but will pay off in the end.
Man of the House (2005) - Funny feel good movie about a tough conservative cop instilling values in a bunch of cheerleaders who are in witness protection.
Oscar (1991) - Who knew Stallone was such a great comedian? This is one of the funniest movies ever.
Your taste seems different from mine (I like documentaries and classics) so I’ll refrain. However, instantwatcher.com is a great way to browse netflix.
I find the netflix site itself a little convoluted.
The series Pillars of the Earth and a great French flick..All the Mornings in the World (subtitled)
We just finished the last episode last night and had the exact same response. Great series. Good writing and interesting characters.
Here are two shows we also enjoyed: (1) Doc Martin (English series about a doctor with a blood phobia) and (2)The IT Crowd (another English screwball comedy)
Rockford Files and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (not all of them are streaming, but a lot)
Fear in the Night (with DeForrest Kelley (Bones from Star Trek) well before he was famous)
The 7th Dawn
The Raven - quirky movie with Vincent Price and Peter Lorre. They are funny and also stars a very young Jack Nicholson
Holy cow, I just went to eat a salad and I have 100 suggestions already !!!
Keep em coming.
On my obscure list -
A creepy Brit flic that combines paranoia and stalking into a new height.
Although not available for streaming yet, Pi was well worth a watch.
‘A tyouch of Frist’
‘Wire in the Blood’
‘Bones Swason 2-Ep 18 - The Killer in the Concrete’
“I’ve been thinkin, about all the times you’ve told me
You’re just so full of doubt, you just can’t let it be
But I know..If you keep coming back for more...”
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Visioneers with Zack Galifianakis.
Dark comedy but intriguing.
CORRECTIONS (Man, what a time for typos)
A Touch of Frost
Wire in the Blood
Bones’ Season 2-Ep 18 - The Killer in the Concrete
Ive been thinkin, about all the times youve told me
Youre just so full of doubt, you just cant let it be
But I know..If you keep coming back for more...:
Some documentaries I liked were -
National Geographic: Inside North Korea
An amazing look at the power of the communist state.
National Geographic: Science of Dogs
A look at dogs from an entirely different perspective.