Help me fill up my Netflix Queue

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  1. iGary Guest

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    Recommend a film that you absolutely love, that was not necessarily the most popular in the theaters (doesn't have to be an indy, or an unknown just something people may have not seen, or are undecided on).
     
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    Blade Runner. It wasn't a hit in theatres and was originally not given very good reviews... but over time, people recognized the awesome vision of the movie.
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully this will saty since the last movie thread was a good few months ago.

    Go for "Pi", and "Requiem for a dream", the latter only if you have a strong constitution. Also "Dr. Strangelove (Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb)". I recently watched the three Quatermass movies... quite entertaining.
     
  4. vieoray macrumors regular

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    im getting fed up with netflix. theres a big article about it online, but i couldnt be bothered to search for it right now about how if you watch more movies a month than they want you to watch (aka i guess they start to lose money) they start giving you the shaft by putting you at the bottom of the list for new releases. ray has been in my queue for a month now and i still havent seen it. im signed up for the 4 at a time plan, and i watch 4 discs a week. personally i think their policy sucks. but whatever. im thinking of switching to blockbuster.

    anyway, movies ive watched from netflix recently that i recommend: catch me if you can, awakenings, memento, one flew over the cuckoos nest, radio, supersize me, 21 grams, the office (television series), amelie, and curb your enthusiasm (another tv series).
     
  5. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I had Supersize me on my list, and then removed it. I shall put it back on.

    Looking for the others.

    And yeah, when I first started, I would return 3 movies in the same envelope and get three back the two days later. Now I get one, and then the other two, ore one each day. Anywho, not a Netflix thread, but thanks so far for the recommendations! :D
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    How about "Silverado," a great spoof on Westerns from the 1980s?

    Or the 1962 version of "The Manchurian Candidate."
     
  7. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i experienced but it was more like all movies slowed down from original pace, then I forgot to cancel, called to have them make an exception and they gave me a free month, must cancel on thursday .
     
  8. iGary thread starter Guest

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    That sounds like a good idea: I just saw the new version.
     
  9. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    The Rules Of Attraction is a FANTASTIC movie. Its a little screwed up because its backwards, but the storyline is absolutely fantastic.

    Another great flick is Requiem For A Dream. Absolutely fantastic.

    Ill let you check IMDB.com as to not spoil anything for ya.
     
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    Added. Looks good. ;)
     
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    I know this is one of those 'love it or hate it' movies, but I really enjoyed "Napoleon Dynamite."

    I'd also recommend renting Season One of the television series "Arrested Development" and watching a marathon of it. Such a great show!

    Other movies I'd recommend:

    The Big Lebowski
    Snatch
    Amelie (which someone else recommended...good movie)
    Sexy Beast

    ...and if you haven't seen Finding Neverland in the theater, it'll be out next month. Worth seeing!
     
  12. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Croucing Tiger, Hidden Dragon was an amazing film, my favorite if I must say so.

    Hero is similar, and also very good. It's more visually stimulating.

    House of Flying Daggers
    is also very similar, but the plot is slightly rediculous, but it is still an amazing movie. There is a scene where on of the main character plays an 'echo game' where she hits drums with her sleeves, which has to be one of the coolest scenes I've ever seen in a movie. Lots of amazing visual affects to enhance already superb action. I recommend it, but I think most people would like it less than the other films I mentioned (I prefer it to Hero, but not to CTHD :) ). This is still in theaters so you will have to wait a while to be able to rent it.

    scem0

    edit-I just read a review on House of Flying Daggers that sums up why the rediculous plot isn't such a big negative:
    I'd agree with this, the scenes really are spectacular. :)
     
  13. kevin49093 macrumors regular

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    two for you...

    Blazing Saddles - for a true western parody!
    Rabbit Proof Fence - amazing and true!
     
  14. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    Run Lola Run
    Leon - The Professional
    Se7en
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Snatch
    Reservoir Dogs

    You can go wrong with any of the above. I'll add more later.
     
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    Gotta second this one.

    A great film with great visuals and symbolism. I love it! I own it and want to watch it, but it's 2AM and I gotta wake up at 8 tomorrow :rolleyes:.

    scem0
     
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    Season 1 of Carnivale, if you haven't seen it.

    Also Season 1 of Dead Like Me. Those are two great shows that should add a good amount to your queue.

    I just watched Garden State, that was a good one. I believe I have Saw waiting for me at home. I love Netflix. :)
     
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    Gangster No. 1
    Bad Lieutenant
    City of Lost Children
     
  19. kumbaya macrumors regular

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    You wanna laugh?

    May not be to your taste, but CLAHSICS:

    Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister
    Blackadder
    and not forgetting
    Fawlty Towers

    Also humorous:

    Trading Places
    Animal House
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Get Shorty
    Groundhog Day
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Doc Hollywood

    and black and white, still funny:

    The Philadelphia Story
    The Bishop's Wife
    Some Like It Hot
    The Lady Eve

    And now, for something completely different, a few dramas:

    A Few Good Men
    Seven Samurai
    Casablanca
    Sex, Lies and Videotape
    Witness for the Prosecution
    The Piano
    To Catch A Thief
    North by Northwest
    Double Indemnity

    The show must go on! ;)
     
  20. joetronic macrumors 6502

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    I would say "party monster" if they have it. You'll never look at Macaulay Culkin the same way again.

    Or "The Motorcycle Diaries" Good view on a pre-revolution South America. Follows a young "Che" Chuevara on a trip across latin America in the late 50's. Spanish with english subtitles.
     
  21. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Just saw Party Monster - liked it so much I am getting the original documentary today. Yeah, Home Alone will not be the same - ever. :)
     
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    GREAT thread idea!! :D

    slightly more serious movies:

    amadeus
    big fish
    patton
    beautiful mind

    lighthearted fun:

    notting hill
    mean girls
     
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    8 1/2, La Dolce Vita & Juliet Of The Spirits - Fellini
    Blow Up - Antonioni
    Rules Of The Game - Renoir
    Jules & Jim - Truffaut
    The Seventh Seal & Wild Strawberries - Bergman
    Jesus Of Montreal - Arcand
    To Live - Zhang Yimou
    Ashes & Diamonds - Wajda
    Punch Drunk Love - Anderson
    Chungking Express - Wong Kar-Wai
    Return To Innocence & The Silence - Makhmalbaf
    Hamoon - Mehrjui
    Ghost Dog - Jarmusch

    Whether or not any of these, other than Punch Drunk Love & Ghost Dog, are actually available on netflix is another thing.
     
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    Brazil (my favorite movie)

    other random picks...

    Memento
    Human Traffic
    Donnie Darko
    Magnolia
    Amelie
    Spirited Away
    The Triplets of Belleville
     
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    The Triplets of Belleville was pretty good but my sister has watched Spirited Away so many times that the sound of the girl's voice makes my stomach turn. I also highly suggest Donnie Darko. I just got that from Amazon.com today
     

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