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 ?
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)
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