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Netflix Anytime Suggestions: Round 2
Netflix galleries | DGHoodini

Posted on 04/12/2011 10:39:44 PM PDT by DGHoodini

Just thought it might be a good time for another Netflix 'Watch Anytime' round up of suggestions by FR members. My new few are:

'Tripoli' 'Eureka' 'Medium' 'All creatures Great and Small'


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: netflix; suggestions
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1 posted on 04/12/2011 10:39:48 PM PDT by DGHoodini
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To: DGHoodini

Wings, Futurama, Man V. Food


2 posted on 04/12/2011 10:47:04 PM PDT by Tempest (I put money ahead of people)
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To: DGHoodini

Jeeves and Wooster (except a couple of season 4, when they mostly run out of gas)


3 posted on 04/12/2011 10:50:12 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: DGHoodini

Man on Wire
A Man named Pearl
Young at Heart
The Way We Get By
Children of Heaven
Run Fat Boy, Run - British comedy
Hot Fuzz - British action comedy
In Bruges (graphic, yet funny, twisted British humor...)


4 posted on 04/12/2011 10:52:18 PM PDT by TMD (Behind enemy lines.....)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Ooops, Jeeves and Wooster not available for streaming... too bad.


5 posted on 04/12/2011 10:52:31 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: DGHoodini

For TV shows, I have been rewatching some old favorites:

Strangers With Candy
Arrested Development
Columbo (The 70’s NBC Mystery Movie of course, not crappy 80’s stuff)


6 posted on 04/12/2011 10:53:28 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Tempest

I liked Wings. Too bad they are only streaming the 6 episodes, and not the whole shows seasons.


7 posted on 04/12/2011 10:55:15 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: TMD

OK, I missed the ‘streaming” part but, great movies never the less.


8 posted on 04/12/2011 10:55:23 PM PDT by TMD (Behind enemy lines.....)
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To: DGHoodini

Are you ready?

I adore Netflix because it has “different’ stuff.

For Anglophiles and documentary lovers:

Pride and Prejudice - an old BBC version. The Mr Darcy is not good (lets face it, Colin Firth defined it) but the Elizabeth is very nice and I really like the rest.

Ken Burns “The Shakers”.
Expiring very soon - Dolley Madison, the American Experience.
The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Series. If you’ve never tried it, and love mystery, this is the place. Start with “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”
The Joan Hickson Miss Marples. Perfection.
Blithe Spirit
MacBeth (with Picard set in a avantgarde USSR). My kids actually watched this with me.

Old Movies You May Not Have Seen:
Tin Pan Alley (I LOVE Alice Faye and Betty Grable) Fun singing here with John Payne and Jack Oakie also.
My Man Godfrey (William Powell was the man)
Walk Don’t Run (hopelessly out of date but I love it.)

Movies Most People have Seen but it’s fun to watch again:

Apollo 13
The Right Stuff
Arsenic and Old Lace (give an extra star if it’s Halloween. Can a movie have 6 stars?)
Tora Tora Tora
Chariots of Fire - extra star if you like Vangelis

Weird things that are really good:

Tin Man (SciFi retelling of the Wizard of Oz)
Dead Like Me -R rated! And Weird. Really weird. But strangely reflective and really, really good with great writing. And the coolest music.


9 posted on 04/12/2011 11:03:04 PM PDT 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: DGHoodini

Jericho, Fawlty Towers, BSG, Dick Van Dyke Show, Trailer Park Boys.


10 posted on 04/12/2011 11:04:20 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Uhhhmmm, I think we are talking at cross purposes. It’s not for suggestion to Netflix, it’s for suggestions to other FReepers, of what is availiable on NetFlix streaming *now*.

Had me going there, thinking they had added J%W...


11 posted on 04/12/2011 11:06:34 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Uhhhmmm, I think we are talking at cross purposes. It’s not for suggestion to Netflix, it’s for suggestions to other FReepers, of what is availiable on NetFlix streaming *now*.

Had me going there, thinking they had added J%W...


12 posted on 04/12/2011 11:07:01 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: I still care
Agree with "Tora Tora Tora." If you haven't seen it, check out "The Final Countdown,"

Final Countdown

13 posted on 04/12/2011 11:08:29 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: DGHoodini
Four Lions
14 posted on 04/12/2011 11:12:59 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: I still care
The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Series.

He was the best Holmes of any generation. Very overlooked series. The upside is that they made a ton of those before he died so there is a nice library just a click away.


15 posted on 04/12/2011 11:18:52 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: DGHoodini
Downton Abbey
Better off Ted
Psych
Numb3rs
Lie to Me
Comedian Bill Burr (OK this one has a LOT of profanity but the comedy is hillarious)
16 posted on 04/12/2011 11:21:53 PM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: DGHoodini

Bella.


17 posted on 04/12/2011 11:23:25 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: DGHoodini
You should do a search every episode of every season is available for streaming. I know because I have it queued.
18 posted on 04/12/2011 11:23:33 PM PDT by Tempest (I put money ahead of people)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Jeremy Brett was such a fine actor. The defining Sherlock!!!


19 posted on 04/12/2011 11:30:44 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

He inspired me to write a series of stories.


20 posted on 04/13/2011 12:03:12 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: DGHoodini

For the adults: Law and Order CI

For little kids: Pingu: Chillin’ with Pingu


21 posted on 04/13/2011 12:04:35 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: DGHoodini

Well, I’m going to break the rules by suggesting a DVD-only selection from Netflix (though they do have a trailer of this movie on their website) but it was just SUCH a good movie that I feel the need to trumpet it to anyone who will listen. It’s called “The Lives of Others” and it won the best foreign film Oscar for 2007. It’s about the East German secret police and some people who get entangled with them, and it is just tremendous!!!! My DH and I watched it with a couple of friends, and afterward we sat around discussing it for about 45 minutes, and the next day my DH and I had to talk about it some more. So thought-provoking and such a well-constructed movie. Worth the time to get it in the mail. (The “extras” part also has a very interesting interview with the director. Amazingly, it was his first feature film.)


22 posted on 04/13/2011 12:12:27 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: ReneeLynn
I am going to assume it was not Bretts guest appearance on a 1984 episode of "The Love Boat" that inspired you.


23 posted on 04/13/2011 12:16:35 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: DGHoodini
National Review's #1 Conservative Movie of the Last 25 Years:

"The Lives of Others"

William Buckley said the film was, quite possibly, the best he ever saw.

I watched it, too, and the film definitely shows the depths to which a totalitarian regime will go to stay in power--but how man can rise above the evil.

I highly recommend The Lives of Others.

24 posted on 04/13/2011 2:37:28 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: DGHoodini

If Leverage, season 1, is still available, it’s well worth it. Also lots of Buster Keaton.


25 posted on 04/13/2011 2:46:36 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: DGHoodini

“The Unit”

I never got to see the first season and its Only available on disc right now.


26 posted on 04/13/2011 3:18:45 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: DGHoodini

Downton Abbey


27 posted on 04/13/2011 3:24:29 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: DGHoodini
Restrempo
Downton Abbey
28 posted on 04/13/2011 3:41:05 AM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: TMD

In Bruges was a great, underrated movie...............I really liked it.


29 posted on 04/13/2011 3:41:46 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: DGHoodini

The 1934 Nazi propaganda film “Triumph of the Will” is very interesting in that it exemplifies how a group of narcissistic and sick people effectively used propaganda to push their agenda. It also shows how similar the Nazi/fascist and communist/socialist approaches to societal structuring are, both subverting the freedom and self-determination of the individual and pushing group-think ideology.


30 posted on 04/13/2011 3:45:03 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: DGHoodini

Downton Abbey BBC
Cranford BBC
A newish one with Diana Rigg, Mrs. Barclay? Mrs. Bartley? something like that. BBC
Medium is not too bad. NOT BBC
A Touch of Frost, if you like cop shows. BBC
Inpector Lewis, also a cop show. BBC


31 posted on 04/13/2011 4:35:47 AM PDT by Vor Lady
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32 posted on 04/13/2011 4:54:11 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: DGHoodini

The mini series “Pillars of the Earth” was a good period drama. We are using Netflix frequently these days. It’s questionable if we will renew regular cable again.


33 posted on 04/13/2011 5:07:59 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: DGHoodini

Phineas and Ferb
Doctor Who
Red Dwarf


34 posted on 04/13/2011 5:11:45 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: DGHoodini

Mesrine and Mesrine;Public Enemy #1

French movie. Good acting, violent, but true story.


35 posted on 04/13/2011 5:13:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: DGHoodini

The first two seasons of “Dexter” are streamed on Netflix, and definitely worth watching. Not for the kids, though.


36 posted on 04/13/2011 5:16:46 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I highly recommend The Lives of Others.

Excellent film. I found out about it from another recommendation on FR.

37 posted on 04/13/2011 5:19:42 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: DGHoodini

Bella
Bottle Shock


38 posted on 04/13/2011 5:20:46 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: DGHoodini
Stargate SG-1. All 10 seasons!


39 posted on 04/13/2011 5:21:35 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: TMD
Man on Wire

I thought this show was interesting, but not great. There is another documentary that's currently streaming that I think is super: "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters."

It tracks a guy who is trying to break the world record in Donkey Kong. It sounds fairly inane, but it's super compelling. Even my wife thought so, amazingly. (Note: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes)

40 posted on 04/13/2011 5:24:10 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: kevkrom

Forgot to add:

Firefly (if you’ve never seen it, you really ought to)
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (quirky, short, off-beat musical made by Joss Wheadon [and friends] starring Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fallon)


41 posted on 04/13/2011 5:27:57 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: DGHoodini

“The Middleman” (”Monster Hunters Inc” meets comic book — short series, but cute)

“Corner Gas” (but you already got that suggestion?)

“Wonder Falls” (the same people went on to make “Pushing Daisies”)

(heck, add “Pushing Daisies” if it’s on DVD yet)

“Dead Like Me”

And just let me add: ABC, release Vengeance Unlimited on DVD, DAMMIT!


42 posted on 04/13/2011 5:44:31 AM PDT by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: Peet
Your taste and mine are identical from your list. PD is on DVD, btw and Netflix has the whole thing.

Given your choices, may I recommend some of the darker anime series:

Darker than Black (crackerjack plots and characters, very violent, however)

Cowboy Bebop (brilliant music, animation can be superb, subtle comedy, very downbeat overall)

Moribito (best plotline of an anime I ever saw)

Last Exile (best overall animation. great begin, even better ending, middle so/so)

I had great hopes for Spice and Wolf because it was built on authentic monetarism placed in a late medieval European setting. However, the church became a whipping boy, the two main characters got into a ridiculous romantic plot and the originally-suggested ending never even occurred. Oh well...

Most of the anime is streaming. Sadly some of my faves are not: Ballykissangel, Life on Mars (BBC version ONLY), Brisco County Jr. (Bruce Campbell's only starring vehicle, written by Carlton Cuse) and Spaced (Simon Pegg). All are on DVD at NetFlix, though, so that's good.

43 posted on 04/13/2011 6:28:29 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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bmfl


44 posted on 04/13/2011 8:13:34 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Moltke

My favorite movie is on there. Against all Odds. It’s got everything: pro football, beautiful tropics, and sex in the jungle paradise, dirty lawyers, brilliant car chase scene with great cars on the best street in the world to race, sunset blvd, one of the stars is my hometown, west l.a., some wonderful lines of dialogue (”most people wait their whole lives to be loved like that.”), double-crossing friends, hiding a murder, racism, and one of the best actors in one of his best, most complex roles, very understated and touching: James Woods.

Oh, and the song written for the movie plays at the end and is actually written for that wordless, emotional scene. Great, great scene.


45 posted on 04/13/2011 8:23:15 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Lazlo in PA

Absolutely not. I’ve seen a couple of films he’s been in as well. But he brought Sherlock Holmes to life like no one else has.


46 posted on 04/13/2011 10:08:54 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: DGHoodini

The Rape of Europa

Documentary of how the Nazi’s destroyed the art and architecture of Europe and what the people did to try to save the priceless masterpieces.


47 posted on 04/13/2011 10:20:51 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Live every week like it's Shark Week!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
“The Lives of Others”

Excellent movie.

48 posted on 04/13/2011 10:46:46 AM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: DGHoodini
"The Secret of Kells"

Beautiful, unique animation with Celtic style.

Good for kids but I was mesmerized as an adult. Lovely music too.

49 posted on 04/13/2011 12:15:34 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: TSgt

http://10starmovies.com/


50 posted on 04/13/2011 12:50:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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