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Netflix streaming recommendations?
My unused bandwidth ^ | 2/08/2011 | knewshound

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.

I'll start;

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.

Zombieland

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.

Centurion

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 ?

Cheers,

knewshound



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1 posted on 02/08/2011 6:09:24 PM PST by knews_hound
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To: DollyCali

Ping....


2 posted on 02/08/2011 6:10:03 PM PST by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: knews_hound

I enjoyed watching the jerk again. Also district 9 is a must.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 6:11:40 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: knews_hound

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.


4 posted on 02/08/2011 6:11:44 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: knews_hound

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.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 6:12:42 PM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: knews_hound
Archangel

A great, yet short-lived spy series staring Daniel Craig.

6 posted on 02/08/2011 6:14:02 PM PST by mnehring
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To: knews_hound

I have been enjoying Dr Who


7 posted on 02/08/2011 6:16:07 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: knews_hound

Dragonfly


8 posted on 02/08/2011 6:18:17 PM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: knews_hound

Ink
Ink is a fantasy independent movie. Really pretty cool. Nice message about redemption.

Delicatessen
Delicatessen is a French film. Kind of a black comedy. A little odd but a pleasure to watch.


9 posted on 02/08/2011 6:19:19 PM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: knews_hound

“The IT Crowd” British comedy series. Funny, you’ll see.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 6:20:34 PM PST by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: CJ Wolf

I saw District 9 on instant watch. I REALLY liked that movie!


11 posted on 02/08/2011 6:20:42 PM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: HerrBlucher

Props on the obscure screen name ;)

I see you a Dragonfly and raise you a My cousin Vinny

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/My_Cousin_Vinny/60001535?trkid=496624#height1397

I watched it again after 10 years and it still cracks me up.

Cheers,

knewshound


12 posted on 02/08/2011 6:21:00 PM PST by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: knews_hound

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.”


13 posted on 02/08/2011 6:21:21 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: knews_hound

Dark Shadows


14 posted on 02/08/2011 6:21:24 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: knews_hound

The Big Lebowski
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
24


15 posted on 02/08/2011 6:21:24 PM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: knews_hound

Blackadder, Hogfather (Terry Pratchett, tongue-in-cheek fantasy),Archangel, Dark Shadows (the original soap)


16 posted on 02/08/2011 6:21:30 PM PST by Thurifer the Censer (If you can see the altar, there's not enough smoke)
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To: knews_hound
Valhalla Rising


Flame and Citron
17 posted on 02/08/2011 6:21:40 PM PST by ocean
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To: knews_hound

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


18 posted on 02/08/2011 6:23:17 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: knews_hound

black hawk down is a favorite of mine. As for Zombieland triple yes!! Best zombie movie ever.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 6:24:19 PM PST by utherdoul
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To: OneWingedShark

I love Red Dwarf!

Try The Straight Story. Really good.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 6:27:03 PM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: knews_hound
"Frailty"

"Kill Bill"

"Sling Blade"

"The Notebook"

21 posted on 02/08/2011 6:27:30 PM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: knews_hound
It's silly, but Shaun of the Dead is a good British zombie flick.

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.

22 posted on 02/08/2011 6:28:33 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: utherdoul

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.


23 posted on 02/08/2011 6:32:23 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( Ft. Lauderdale Florida)
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To: knews_hound

Ip Man
One of the best martial arts movies I have ever seen

Night Watch
Russian fantasy/sci fi. Well done.

Dr. Who (new version, last season -season 5)


24 posted on 02/08/2011 6:33:26 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: CJ Wolf

LOVED District 9.

Try Dexter and Nurse Jackie.


25 posted on 02/08/2011 6:33:45 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: knews_hound

arrested development
futurama TV and movies
colombo

And I love all the old Charlie Chan movies with Sidney Toler.


26 posted on 02/08/2011 6:35:58 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: knews_hound

The Hangover after at least 6 beers. Funniest movie in 10 years..


27 posted on 02/08/2011 6:36:40 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: knews_hound

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.


28 posted on 02/08/2011 6:37:17 PM PST by b359 (The goat is old and gnarly....)
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To: knews_hound
How about that obscure movie that you tell people they should watch?

The Whole Wide World and Stranger Than Paradise.

29 posted on 02/08/2011 6:37:47 PM PST by Rocko
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To: knews_hound
If you like the movie "Shaun of the Dead", there is a great series called "Spaced", which stars most of the actors from the movie plus the same writers and directors.

"Spaced" refers to apartment living, not Sc-Fi, by the way.

This was one funny series.

30 posted on 02/08/2011 6:38:13 PM PST by softwarecreator (You say you want a revolution, well, you know ... we'd all love to see the plan.)
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To: b359

bookmark


31 posted on 02/08/2011 6:39:32 PM PST by b359 (The goat is old and gnarly....)
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To: knews_hound

ping


32 posted on 02/08/2011 6:40:37 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: knews_hound

Stalag 17

http://www.netflix.com/Search?v1=stalag+17


33 posted on 02/08/2011 6:41:49 PM PST by Owatamla
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To: SuzyQue

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!


34 posted on 02/08/2011 6:42:30 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: knews_hound
I haven't checked in a while but if these are not available through streaming, put the DVDs in your queue.

Movies:
Serenity
Sean of the Dead
The Descent
The Truman Show
Blood Diamond
Pan’s Labyrinth
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Cinderella Man
King Arthur
Forrest Gump
... all the Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings movies.

TV:
24 (I think season 8 is now available)
X-Files

35 posted on 02/08/2011 6:43:04 PM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

For Spaghetti Westerns, “Duck You Sucker” Is a good one.


36 posted on 02/08/2011 6:44:46 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: knews_hound

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.


37 posted on 02/08/2011 6:48:29 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: knews_hound

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.


38 posted on 02/08/2011 6:48:55 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: knews_hound

The series Pillars of the Earth and a great French flick..All the Mornings in the World (subtitled)


39 posted on 02/08/2011 6:49:40 PM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
"Monk TV series...I just finished watching the last season and it’s depressing to think that there are no more episodes to watch."

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)

40 posted on 02/08/2011 6:58:57 PM PST by NoExpectations
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To: knews_hound

Rockford Files and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (not all of them are streaming, but a lot)


41 posted on 02/08/2011 6:59:23 PM PST by isom35
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To: knews_hound
4 oldies...nothing spectacular but nice viewing:

The Asssassin

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

42 posted on 02/08/2011 7:00:00 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: knews_hound

Holy cow, I just went to eat a salad and I have 100 suggestions already !!!

Keep em coming.

On my obscure list -

Following

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Following/60000574?trkid=2361637#height1453

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.

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Pi/1193100?trkid=2361637#height2373

Cheers,

knewshound


43 posted on 02/08/2011 7:02:01 PM PST by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: knews_hound

‘A tyouch of Frist’
‘The Insuals’
‘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...”


44 posted on 02/08/2011 7:06:34 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: knews_hound

Damages
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Dollhouse


45 posted on 02/08/2011 7:06:40 PM PST by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: knews_hound

Damages
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Dollhouse


46 posted on 02/08/2011 7:06:51 PM PST by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: knews_hound

Damages
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Dollhouse


47 posted on 02/08/2011 7:07:02 PM PST by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: knews_hound

Visioneers with Zack Galifianakis.

Dark comedy but intriguing.


48 posted on 02/08/2011 7:10:45 PM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: DGHoodini

CORRECTIONS (Man, what a time for typos)

‘A Touch of Frost’
‘The Unsuals’
‘Wire in the Blood’
‘Bones’ Season 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...”:


49 posted on 02/08/2011 7:12:11 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: I still care

Some documentaries I liked were -

National Geographic: Inside North Korea

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/National_Geographic_Inside_North_Korea/70061970?trkid=496624#height2271

An amazing look at the power of the communist state.

Also -

National Geographic: Science of Dogs

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/National_Geographic_Science_of_Dogs/70144621?trkid=496624#height1181

A look at dogs from an entirely different perspective.

Cheers,

knewshound


50 posted on 02/08/2011 7:15:03 PM PST by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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