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

Has it been mentioned that the Ken Burns Vietnam doc is up? Not sure how long it’s been there, but just recently noticed it. Pretty much been my whole weekend.

circa1916, Sunday, 24 June 2018 23:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

highly recommend. it’s excellent!!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 24 June 2018 23:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

gutwrenching & horrific too obv

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 24 June 2018 23:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I def can’t stop watching it

circa1916, Sunday, 24 June 2018 23:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Damn, not in the UK

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Sunday, 24 June 2018 23:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That Hannah Gadsby show is interesting at times but not very good. I'm not sure it's something you can pick apart without causing offence to people, though. I liked her, she seems like a great woman but it's just not funny (in the funny section, i think i laughed once) nor that wise, really. There are some good bits in the latter serious section but because I hadn't laughed before that it didn't have the impact that was built up. She kept referring in the last minutes to her story but I didn't actually feel that she'd told me it. That's fine if it was too difficult to tell but it left me confused.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Monday, 25 June 2018 02:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

nonplussed, I guess. I wanted to like it, to feel moved or just to laugh more than once. Her delivery is very weird/learned but unnatural. I wish her all the best obv.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Monday, 25 June 2018 02:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I thought it was great. It’s deeply personal & comes from a place of unfiltered anger which is hard to “craft” that into a palatable story that’ll appeal to everyone or you lose the sharpened edge. The whole point is catharsis so if yr not into that then it might leave u cold i guess

I havent stopped thinking about it since I watched it

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2018 02:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I feel good about her doing it, for sure.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Monday, 25 June 2018 02:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

question for you: if it hadn’t been promoted as stand up comedy would you feel differently about it?
ie removing the expectation that it would be funny?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2018 03:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The weed cooking show is sub-Viceland bad.

louise ck (milo z), Monday, 25 June 2018 03:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I was out of town for the weekend and the grad student who watched our dog also watched 9 episodes of the weed cooking show according to the “continue watching” thing

joygoat, Monday, 25 June 2018 03:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

veg otm, nanette is very much a slightly witty lecture dressed up as comedy to disarm the audience

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 25 June 2018 04:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Any of your stash missing, joygoat?

louise ck (milo z), Monday, 25 June 2018 05:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, the Gadsby thing shouldn't have been categorized as stand up. But I still enjoyed it.

Yerac, Monday, 25 June 2018 05:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

isn't this her big thing after announcing she was retiring from standup?

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Monday, 25 June 2018 06:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

she does it in the special more/less. it's a bit of a work - she's actually been fine-tuning this performance for almost two years - but honest enough at the core

Nhex, Monday, 25 June 2018 06:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Ranch is truly awful. Most incongruous laugh track I've heard in a while.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Monday, 25 June 2018 07:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I saw Nanette last year live, and walked out of it stunned. My partner at the time and I could barely figure out what to say to one another on the way home. It was during the month of the postal survey on SSM here last year which gave the whole evening a particular charge.

I watched on Netflix over the weekend and even though I knew exactly what was coming and what to expect, I was still left a weeping mess.

I'm not sure what's next for Hannah and I worry about her having to relive her trauma over and over again by doing this show for well over a year. But I'm glad it seems to be resonating, and I'm happy to see her have success and tell her story in her own way.

monotony, Monday, 25 June 2018 07:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

she's actually been fine-tuning this performance for almost two years -

yeah, I haven't seen her for about four years, but iirc she announced this at the start of last year as being the last tour-y [not-really-]comedy thing, or first tour-y non-comedy thing, before switching to the art stuff full-time

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Monday, 25 June 2018 08:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It was during the month of the postal survey on SSM

oh fuck, that would have been completely devastating

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 25 June 2018 10:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i get it, i know what it is. it's just not clever enough to not be funny (which it isn't).

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Monday, 25 June 2018 11:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Whut? It isn't not clever enough to not be funny?

DJI, Monday, 25 June 2018 16:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think it's clever enough to make up for the fact that it's not funny, since it's actually a comedy show as it's presented. However, I'm definitely not here to shit on anyone's enthusiasm for this or for HG in general so I'll stop.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Monday, 25 June 2018 16:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

*NOT actually a comedy show*

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Monday, 25 June 2018 16:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I binged season two of Marcella this weekend, and goddamn did that go to some dark, dark places.

Eliza D., Monday, 25 June 2018 16:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xxp got it, thanks

DJI, Monday, 25 June 2018 16:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Set It Up, yet another comedy about how horrible bosses are actually spiky but redeemable lost souls and not, actually, weapons-grade savages responsible for 95% of the world's human misery

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 20:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The woman lead in set it up was very charming.

Yerac, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 20:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Has it been mentioned that the Ken Burns Vietnam doc is up?

shh. we don't want somebody up in here posting about "good faith" all the time

President Keyes, Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 June 2018 20:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

scottish horror/thriller Calibre looks good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6yaSYAk2KU

I'm not sure it's on stateside.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Saturday, 30 June 2018 23:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ooh i like that guy!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 30 June 2018 23:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

which one?

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Saturday, 30 June 2018 23:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Watched W Kamau Bell: Private School Negro but didn't get through it. Dunno, his energy was pretty all over the place and comedy is so subjective, like I can handle that from Bamford or whatever but yeah, he had some good stories and was sincere but the stand up comedy hit to miss ratio on Netflix is pretty off.

Jang Mo Jib (Ross), Saturday, 30 June 2018 23:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the hit/miss ratio on everything on Netflix is whack. You really have to question the judgment of the producers and commissioners.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Saturday, 30 June 2018 23:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

their largest viewing audience numbers wise is millenials, so they seem to cater to that demographic and lifestyle, but like god was that kathy bates pot show terrible

Jang Mo Jib (Ross), Saturday, 30 June 2018 23:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hit/miss ratio on movies & broadcast n cable tv isn't too good either!

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 2 July 2018 16:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I just watched the hell out of SECRET CITY.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Monday, 2 July 2018 16:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just watched End of the F***ing World finally and thought it was fantastic.

dan selzer, Monday, 2 July 2018 17:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I binged season two of Marcella this weekend, and goddamn did that go to some dark, dark places.

I'm not quite sure what I think of that ending.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 03:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Holy shit. Why did I avoid GLOW for so long???

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

marcella s2 is definitely pushing things into some questionably lurid territory.

tylerw, Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xpost <3 glow is the best! we have a thread for it too

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 July 2018 19:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

marcella s2 is definitely pushing things into some questionably lurid territory.
― tylerw,

-- spoiler alert --
was that the ending with her being 'rediscovered' as a hobo under the bridge ?
if so, then yeah, we are entering a "Marvel Origins" universe for S3 that I am not sure I will give a shit about.

mark e, Thursday, 5 July 2018 20:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I got through like 2 episodes of Marcella, winning combo of both unremittingly bleak and howlingly stupid

veg otm, nanette is very much a slightly witty lecture dressed up as comedy to disarm the audience

yup, totally devastating

Simon H., Thursday, 5 July 2018 20:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol at the end of marcella season 2, geez louise. yes, that's the ending. just stupid. kind of too bad — i generally like the actors, but the whole thing is ridiculous.

tylerw, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:55 (two days ago) Permalink

new joel mchale season is up!

maura, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:57 (two days ago) Permalink

Anyone else watched/watching The Forest? It's really silly (the wolf!) but diverting all the same,

Also watched Dark which pretty much had me up until the final shot.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 17:00 (two days ago) Permalink

Enjoying The Forest now, thanks! Kinda wish the wolf would eat Virginie.

mick signals, Thursday, 19 July 2018 22:23 (yesterday) Permalink


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