Help me fill up my Netflix Queue

iGary

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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).
 

clayj

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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.
 

brap

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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.
 

vieoray

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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).
 

iGary

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vieoray said:
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).
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
 

Kwyjibo

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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 .
 

iGary

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

Or the 1962 version of "The Manchurian Candidate."
That sounds like a good idea: I just saw the new version.
 

rhpenguin

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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.
 

MattG

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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!
 

scem0

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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:
The film is so good to look at and listen to that, as with some operas, the story is almost beside the point, serving primarily to get us from one spectacular scene to another.
I'd agree with this, the scenes really are spectacular. :)
 

noel4r

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Los Angeles
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.
 

scem0

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noel4r said:
Run Lola Run
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
 

DavidLeblond

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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. :)
 

kumbaya

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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! ;)
 

joetronic

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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.
 

iGary

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

leftbanke7

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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.
 

leftbanke7

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etoiles said:
Brazil (my favorite movie)

other random picks...

Memento
Human Traffic
Donnie Darko
Magnolia
Amelie
Spirited Away
The Triplets of Belleville
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