Netflix Watch Instantly Recommendation Thread

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Thought it might be fun/useful to devote a thread that flagged semi-obscure or off the radar films & tv shows on Netflix's Watch Instantly service.

A few recent discoveries:

Burnt Offerings
MST3K: The Wild World of Batwoman
American Grindhouse
Vampyr
Who Is Harry Nilsson?
Shock Waves
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue
Man with the Movie Camera
World's Greatest Dad
Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile

Darin, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

There are so many MST3K movies available, it is awesome.

romoing my damn eyes (Nicole), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

My roommate and I watched about three quarters of the Doors doc that Tom DiCillo made. Johnny Depp narrates.
It's pretty ridiculous and awesome.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost -- between that, the DVD sets and YouTube it's a golden time.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, I think I've gone through about a dozen MST3K's this month already

x-post - I'm not a Doors fan, but that I've heard good things about that doc

Darin, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Between checking a few months ago and checking a few days ago, a bunch of Criterion Collection films have been added. I don't remember so much from the Essential Art House boxes being available before, and it looks like almost all of them are there now.

Unfortunately, I found this out after I added the Bergman box set to my Criterion order the other day. Hopefully they'll let me return it unopened so I can get the Cassavetes box instead.

Unfrozen Caveman Board-Lawyer (WmC), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

you can stream a woman under the influence now so... maybe rethink that, too

JIMMY MOD THE SACK MASTER (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh shiiiit, Killing of a Chinese Bookie is streamable now too!

Unfrozen Caveman Board-Lawyer (WmC), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

Recently I've watched and enjoyed the following: The Watermelon Woman, Suspiria, Rockers, She, The Last Picture Show, and Le Jetee (inspiration for 12 Monkeys).

superpussy, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 18:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh and a lot of old Nickelodeon cartoons from the 90s have been added but y'all probably already know that.

superpussy, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 18:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

The White Ribbon is available!

Unfrozen Caveman Board-Lawyer (WmC), Monday, 22 November 2010 05:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Claire Denis' 35 Shots of Rum

I think all of the Paul Morrissey Warhol-produced films are on there.

Louie season 1, one of the most fascinating shows in a long time.

Chris L, Monday, 22 November 2010 05:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Dogs Decoded: Nova is an awesome doc about recent canine research. Highly recommended for any dog owners.

Darin, Monday, 22 November 2010 06:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Loved Louie as well.

Also streaming:
The Girlfriend Experience
Slings and Arrows
Blue Thunder

And HAVOC!

no place running the schools (Eazy), Monday, 22 November 2010 07:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

i watched the happy hooker goes hollywood on streaming netflix tonight. "recommendation" is a strong word, but i had fun.

if you take Hinder and replace the ND with TL (get bent), Monday, 22 November 2010 07:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

"American Grindhouse"

Haha so amusing who co-produced this (it's okay btw as talking head features like this go).

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 22 November 2010 19:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you liked "The Wild World of Batwoman", make sure to check out "Eegah!"

ali-baba-boob-job-bomb.jpg (DJP), Monday, 22 November 2010 19:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Louie season 1, one of the most fascinating shows in a long time.

Yeah, I never got a chance to check this out until it was on Netflix - it's great.

romoing my damn eyes (Nicole), Monday, 22 November 2010 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

"I Am Love" is pretty fascinating

Honey, I squirted jizz all over the baby (the table is the table), Monday, 22 November 2010 19:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you liked "The Wild World of Batwoman", make sure to check out "Eegah!"

I did and it was great!

Darin, Monday, 22 November 2010 20:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

barking dogs never bite - korean black comedy about eating the dogs
we jam econo - awesome minutemen doc

tween-justin-bieber-riot-of-09-pandemonium-arrests-terror+tweeting (Edward III), Monday, 22 November 2010 21:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

if i start posting on this thread i will be participating in 3 different netflix streaming threads which seems excessive

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Monday, 22 November 2010 21:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

There's two other streaming threads? Did I miss something?

Darin, Monday, 22 November 2010 21:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

one is jjjusten's personal joint and the other has a tmi title

xp

tween-justin-bieber-riot-of-09-pandemonium-arrests-terror+tweeting (Edward III), Monday, 22 November 2010 21:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sorry jjjusten! I totally missed your thread. Thought I did a search first. Look forward to reading those threads.

Darin, Monday, 22 November 2010 21:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Tales from the Script has interviews with everyone from Richard Rush to Paul Schraeder to Shane Black about big-studio screenwriting. Lots of guys I'd never heard speak before. Good documentary.

would like a calmer set (Eazy), Thursday, 23 December 2010 08:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

the documentary about milton glaser (hugely important graphic designer) is on instant netflix. can't wait to see it.

maccabee and mrs. miller (get bent), Thursday, 23 December 2010 08:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Exit Through the Gift Shop (aka "The Banksy documentary") is an unexpected mindfuck, and surprisingly isn't really about Banksy at all. I recommend!

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\||||||( *__* )||||||/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ (res), Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah that looks good

http://www.ilxor.com/glyloop.mp3 (Aerosol), Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

^Had me all fucked up over art, commerce, life in general, for a couple days.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Recent watches:

Soul Kitchen
Vengeance
Valhalla Rising
Centurion
Rewatched first five eps of Party Down Season 2
Planet B-Boy

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

Another thumbs up for Exit Through the Gift Shop. Just watched the Joan Rivers doc this weekend, too.

Darin, Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Eyes of Tammy Faye is a good doc, not sure if it's on Netflix instant.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rewatched first five eps of Party Down Season 2

when are they going to put up the final 5 is my question

Є|Э (Edward III), Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

they took mall cops away :(

i only got to see, like, 4 episodes.

scott seward, Thursday, 23 December 2010 17:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

you could write, like, ten doctoral thesiseseses just watching that show and never leaving your couch. amerikkka writ sad.

scott seward, Thursday, 23 December 2010 17:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just watched Black Narcissus -- so good.

pixel farmer, Thursday, 23 December 2010 17:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

when are they going to put up the final 5 is my question

up now

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 25 December 2010 14:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Milton Glaser doc is good btw.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 25 December 2010 14:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just watched Black Narcissus -- so good.

― pixel farmer, Thursday, December 23, 2010 12:38 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Beautiful stuff like these seems worth waiting for the disc to show up, no?

I just watch Hoarders and old SNLs

kenny noggins (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 25 December 2010 18:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Exit through the gift shop is so awesome

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Saturday, 25 December 2010 18:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

I know the disc would be better quality than streaming, but streaming is definitely better quality than regular tv -- there are far fewer compression artifacts than I get on cable. Maybe Netflix can tell I have decent downstream bandwidth (10 Mbps), I dunno. Turn off the lights in my office, watch fullscreen on the larger monitor, in with the earbuds, ask the family not to mess with me for two hours (or watch in the morning before they get up), a nice near-cinema experience.

pixel farmer, Saturday, 25 December 2010 20:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Beautiful stuff like these seems worth waiting for the disc to show up, no?"

Not with my TV, no.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 25 December 2010 21:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

ah good point

kenny noggins (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 25 December 2010 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm a little of worried that Netflix is gonna phase out discs before the internet connections get good enough for streams to be disc-quality

kenny noggins (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 25 December 2010 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'M STILL HERE, one of the greatest and most underrated films of the year, is now on instant. Time will be very kind to it.

ok (Tape Store), Saturday, 25 December 2010 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just watched Moon, pretty good.
Now starting the Red Riding Trilogy.

President Keyes, Saturday, 25 December 2010 23:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just watched "I Think We're Alone Now" about two disturbed dudes obsessed with Tiffany. Pretty interesting, if a bit depressing.

Darin, Saturday, 25 December 2010 23:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Come to think of it, both of the dudes are probably ILM regulars.

Darin, Saturday, 25 December 2010 23:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

just finished season 2 of 'a series of unfortunate events' with mk2.
absolutely loved it.
proper panto excess.
they really have nailed the whole insane vibe of the books.
i guess season 3 will finish it, or they will do a handmaids tale.
i hope not, as the books finished at the right time.

mark e, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:10 (one week ago) Permalink

xp iirc the idea for this documentary actually sprung from their discovery of the archives while researching their baseball documentary. They hadn't heard abt Rajneesh until looking into minor league Portland baseball team....

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:51 (one week ago) Permalink

cyrus and i enjoyed Fastest Car. 3 homemade sleeper cars going up against one supercar in a quarter mile drag race each episode. and the last episode is the 7 finalists racing in the desert. they could definitely show this in college psych classes. the stories behind why these - mostly - dudes want to feel power/speed/control. lots of dad stories. they stacked the deck against the supercars by having most of the supercar owners fit the cliche of rich/obnoxious. with the exception of the woman with the ferrari. she was nice and her car was superfine. fun if you like tricked out turbo pintos and mazdas. i'd definitely watch a second season and i'm not even a car guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHy7FegT39A

scott seward, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:36 (one week ago) Permalink

fun if you like tricked out turbo pintos and mazdas.
thats exactly what i like tbh.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:05 (one week ago) Permalink

i watched the trailer & immediately added it to my watchlist. totally in my wheelhouse

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 April 2018 01:20 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah that is my shit

gbx, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:35 (one week ago) Permalink

totally gonna watch parker posey in space. finally, a dr. smith for me! though i don't know why they have to drag out old franchises forever and ever. why bother at this late date? though i guess these things are just owned by people who want to continue to drag them out for one more payday.

scott seward, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Just finished the second season of Money Heist /La Casa de Papel. SOooooo good. A lot of plot holes but whatever. Loads of fun.

Yerac, Saturday, 14 April 2018 20:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Chef's Table pastry edition is up. just 4 episodes.

scott seward, Saturday, 14 April 2018 21:17 (one week ago) Permalink

just 4 episodes.

paltry edition

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 14 April 2018 21:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Milk Bar episode was so good <3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 14 April 2018 21:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Fastest Car is okay but they have a very different definition of sleeper car than what I grew up with. If you've got a visible blower or drag radials you're not exactly fooling anyone. Would have been cool to see more variety than a quarter mile drag - put a supercar and a Mazda LS swap on a road track and see what happens.

louise ck (milo z), Sunday, 15 April 2018 05:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Miata LS swap

louise ck (milo z), Sunday, 15 April 2018 05:48 (one week ago) Permalink

The John Mcafee documentary is really good.

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:51 (one week ago) Permalink

"Gringo"

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:51 (one week ago) Permalink

it's really fucking dark

SPOILER ALERT:

Features a woman who worked for him talking about being drugged and raped by him, covers the homicide of a man who poisoned McAfees dogs and who McAfee likely had killed in retribution

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Monday, 16 April 2018 22:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah it rivals that Errol Morris doc Tabloid in successive, escalating WAIT, REALLY? moments

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 16 April 2018 22:08 (one week ago) Permalink

yes, i will leave a certain revelation about his proclivities out of this thread because that reveal is wtf in the extreme and deserves not to be spoiled

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Monday, 16 April 2018 22:12 (one week ago) Permalink

@Yerac
I'm abt to finish Money Heist part 2, I'm also loving it despite its absurdity.
When I'm done I hope we can talk about it!!!!

ian, Monday, 16 April 2018 22:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Are you watching it dubbed? The translations are so off from what they are saying dubbed. The whole thing is ridiculous but we loved it.

Yerac, Monday, 16 April 2018 22:38 (one week ago) Permalink

monty python is available now (maybe not in all countries)

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 16 April 2018 23:06 (one week ago) Permalink

It's Amazon Prime, but "What We Do in the Shadows" is recommended for "Flight of the Conchords" fans who don't mind their humor a bit dark.

o. nate, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:10 (six days ago) Permalink

two things about FASTEST CAR:

1) can't believe they went with FASTEST CAR as a title instead of VROOM VROOM CAR GO FAST

2) https://imgur.com/kH5W2BT

del griffith, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:20 (six days ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/kH5W2BT.png

del griffith, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:21 (six days ago) Permalink

Started to get into ugly delicious, which is affable and informative.

I loved loved loved A Series of Unfortunate Events

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:45 (six days ago) Permalink

xp - Samurai sword dude hasn't got shit on the peacocking divorce lawyer in the next episode.

louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:47 (six days ago) Permalink

It's Amazon Prime, but "What We Do in the Shadows" is recommended for "Flight of the Conchords" fans who don't mind their humor a bit dark.

From Taika Waititi of Ragnorak and Hunt For The Wilderpeople fame

groovypanda, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:44 (six days ago) Permalink

Prime again (in the UK anyway) but has anyone watched The Looming Tower?

Seems to be getting quite good reviews

groovypanda, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:45 (six days ago) Permalink

It is absolute piffle + isn't really a good representation of the book imo. It's very jingoistic and has too many shots of Jeff Daniels saggy old arse pumping away. Although I think the book was also guilty of trying to canonise John O'Neil, but at least it tried to be broad minded.

calzino, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:00 (six days ago) Permalink

I've had Prime for a 6-month cheaparse deal, and the only thing on it worth watching, in Australia at least, was Fleabag. Just as I'm about to bin it, The Terror pops up. Any good?

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:28 (six days ago) Permalink

Loved the book. Three episodes or so into the series and very good so far.

AMC's The Terror

groovypanda, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:46 (six days ago) Permalink

Season 2 of Sneaky Pete was fun and forgettable in the best way

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:46 (six days ago) Permalink

too many shots of Jeff Daniels saggy old arse pumping away

truly the worst consequence of 9/11

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:50 (six days ago) Permalink

new board description imo

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:33 (six days ago) Permalink

how did they work the arse pumping into a pre-9-11 procedural show, exactly?

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:35 (six days ago) Permalink

His character is a lothario with catholic guilt issues. There is one unintentionally hilarious saggy arse pumping scene where he breaks down into tears after the climax, like to show what a deep thinking man of substance he is. Well I lolled loud at it, but ymmv as they say!

calzino, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:38 (six days ago) Permalink

i gave up on looming tower. it was strangely tedious. and also hammy in an old time t.v. movie kinda way.

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:58 (six days ago) Permalink

responses have varied but I liked The Man in the High Castle on Prime

alvin noto (mh), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 13:11 (six days ago) Permalink

watched that christina tosi episode of chef's table and there is the part where they show her jogging and i went: ahhh, okay.

because really i was like what the hell is she just some sort of genetic freak? but she probably burns calories just THINKING of lucky charms cookie recipes. she's a way motivated type a never stop kinda person. wonder how many hours a night she sleeps?

all these people just make me feel like such a slug. i get really motivated when i watch an episode to get to work the next day and give it 125% and live my bliss but then the reality is me getting to work really early and going on the internet for 2 hours and not wanting to vacuum...

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:14 (six days ago) Permalink

she is awesome though. or seems to be. i would need to read interviews with her vast army of sugar chefs. she SEEMS really nice. so does the gelato king in the 2nd episode. he inspired me for 5 minutes too. really wanted to try all this gelato...

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:16 (six days ago) Permalink

i was really happy when christina joined the cast of master chef. love hearing her talk about food and being nice. graham was nice too but she is just so upbeat in a good way.

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:17 (six days ago) Permalink

i haven't watched any food shows forever, been kind of holding off until i can binge and have my kitchen tidied up so i can cook one big meal myself afterward to feel productive

made it to milk bar last year and ended up getting cookies to bring home as gifts

alvin noto (mh), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:42 (six days ago) Permalink

i was onboard with the lovely gelato man until the oyster & almond granita D:

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 16:50 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah i wasn't going near that thing.

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 17:35 (six days ago) Permalink

i understood the ~idea~ but the visual? talk about barfo-rama

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:08 (six days ago) Permalink

it's more like a dare than an actual menu item.

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:10 (six days ago) Permalink

def

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:12 (six days ago) Permalink

it would have actually made more sense to me if the granita was on an oyster shell with some oyster on top. on ice. presentation-wise. then you could just slurp it down and get oyster + almond iciness. which....might not be bad? i was totally down with the idea of brioche and granita for breakfast though.

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:15 (six days ago) Permalink

see, something like this makes more sense. even though i don't want to eat it.

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/oysters-green-apple-and-wasabi-granita

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:17 (six days ago) Permalink

i'm not a big shellfish person though. i like mussels...

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:20 (six days ago) Permalink


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