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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

The White Ribbon is available!

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

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

Darin, Monday, 22 November 2010 21:32 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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

Brainchild is good - or at least, appeals to my pedagogic nature. I can see the right hating it - as they always do; it has a minority girl as a presenter, is honest about climate change etc. There are things for the left to hate too - I didn't like the inclusion of marines alongside firefighters etc. as people whose job is to help. It's not necessarily wrong, it just struck me as odd.

But it's a lot of fun for kids who are interested in science - and maybe for those who aren't.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Saturday, 17 November 2018 15:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

new Mexican Cartel Narcos series delivers the usual lurid entertainment values set by previous seasons (up to ep4). A bit heavy heavy handed the way the only apprentice Cartel underling who get's to be repeatedly called by his name is Chapo, again and again - yeah I got it the first time!

calzino, Sunday, 18 November 2018 01:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Trailer for mex narcos was great but I bailed 15 minutes into episode 1

calstars, Sunday, 18 November 2018 18:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Wow quick trigger!

Spottie, Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Ain’t nobody got time for that

calstars, Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:53 (four weeks ago) Permalink

the scumbag fed voice-over is quite grating, but it is just as much as fun previous seasons as long as you don't take it too seriously.

calzino, Sunday, 18 November 2018 23:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

but in this era of netflix hegemony I'm totally pro quick triggers!

calzino, Sunday, 18 November 2018 23:22 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I'm watching The Terror vis a recommendation upthread - thanks! although it's not streaming, i torrented it hence this may not be the best thread for this - but, as a brit, I'm finding it impossible to work out what on earth anyone is saying. I had to turn on the subtitles but watching english language things with EL subtitles takes you out of the thing and makes it weird to watch. Very frustrating.

brokenshire (jed_), Monday, 19 November 2018 02:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Amazon and not Netflix, but I think the Romanoffs is quite good, better that some reviews had lead me to suspect. The first one in particular stands as a good indie film completely on it's own. I've been about five; second favorite one is the third with Christina Hendricks co-written by Mary Sweeney. Goofy but entertaining.

akm, Sunday, 25 November 2018 16:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Great News really scratches an itch for people hankering after more 30 Rock.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Sunday, 25 November 2018 17:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Lol i totally needed subtitles for the Terror too fwiw

Xp

Οὖτις, Sunday, 25 November 2018 18:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

great news is incredibly good. only 23 episodes will exist ever, so it's easy to knock over.

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 25 November 2018 20:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ha - audio on The Terror was indeed maddening. I'd always watch it after my wife went to sleep and was constantly toggling the volume up and down between the muffled dialogue and loud action scenes. Apparently, I'm not smart enough to turn on subtitles.

Darin, Monday, 26 November 2018 04:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

watched the girl with all the gifts (2017) on amazon video yesterday and was way more impressed with it than i expected to be - been thinking about it ever since

the setup is almost identical to the videogame the last of us - a troubled girl who may hold the cure to a catastrophic fungus outbreak which has turned most of the world's population into violent zombie-like creatures is transported across dangerous terrain by a ragtag group of survivors - and it borrows from a lot of postapocalyptic fiction but it leads somewhere quite poignant and unexpected

the similarities between the game and the movie are apparently down to the game producers and mike carey, the movie's writer, both seeing a documentary on the brain-controlling cordyceps fungus at the same time and having similar ideas

has a great central performance from newcomer sennia nanua, who plays a very believable mix of sweet vulnerability and unexpected rage, and solid supporting performances from glenn close, paddy considine and gemma arterton

it does an amazing amount of impressive visual effects work for a budget of just £4m, too

anyone else seen it?

sign up for my waterless urinals webinar (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 26 November 2018 11:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it ends like one scene too late, though

sign up for my waterless urinals webinar (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 26 November 2018 11:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I started watching it, but I was just wanting something to half watch while I played a game, and I realized it was going to take more attention than that. Will try agin.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Monday, 26 November 2018 11:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this Dogs show is some tear jerky shit. Is Zeus a celebrity in Berlin now? I think I'd lose my fucking mind if I ran across Ayham and Zeus in the wild.

akm, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

also...how did they get footage of Ayham's friend crossing the border? Was that a re-enactment? Because I can't imagine it would have been safe to even put one other person there with a camera.

akm, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/loqqwrF.jpg

MANIAC

Karl Malone, Sunday, 2 December 2018 03:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wait a new season or what??

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 2 December 2018 04:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

No, I just watched it. I always end up watching this shit when everyone else has already moved on. I loved it

Karl Malone, Sunday, 2 December 2018 06:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Also love Dogs

Karl Malone, Sunday, 2 December 2018 06:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maniac was great. Trippy, and ultimately warm and humanist.

DJI, Sunday, 2 December 2018 18:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i was surprised there wasn't a thread for it! but yeah, other than a couple luke-warm episodes in the middle, it was consistently great from start to finish, and i can see myself rewatching it sometime soon.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 2 December 2018 18:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Cautiously enjoying “kominsky method” which I keep calling “meyerowitz stories” in my head. Sour Alan Arkin is a pleasure and MD keeps shit moving

calstars, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 03:36 (one week ago) Permalink

i got back on netflix after quite a few years off due to $$$$$

it's surprising how the selection is even shittier now than it was

j., Wednesday, 5 December 2018 04:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Trying Travelers, enjoying that it's more of a traditional show than a 13-hour long bad movie.

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 05:59 (one week ago) Permalink

i was surprised there wasn't a thread for it!

There was one!

just sayin, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 08:58 (one week ago) Permalink

dangit, i'm the worst! i searched for Netflix Maniac, but couldn't find one. do you know the name of it?

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 14:57 (one week ago) Permalink

it just bugs me because i KNEW there was one! in fact, i'm pretty sure the reason i started watching it is because i recognized the name from seeing the thread pop up every once in a while.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 14:58 (one week ago) Permalink

a thread for the show "Maniac"
(curse of the quote marks)

I absolutely loved this show.

willem, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 15:11 (one week ago) Permalink

ty!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 15:44 (one week ago) Permalink

now I need to find the "Maniac Cop 2" thread

President Keyes, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:29 (one week ago) Permalink

why do people keep putting quotes around TV series and movie titles, there is no style guide to which this adheres, gadsarnit!

Nhex, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:42 (one week ago) Permalink

AP Style tip: Capitalize film titles and put them in quotations: "Lincoln," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Skyfall" and "Argo."

— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) January 9, 2013

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Style-Guide-Burn!

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:04 (one week ago) Permalink

whaaat. i was always told it's ALL CAPS or italics

Nhex, Thursday, 6 December 2018 03:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Journalism has its own rules based on readability (IIRC from high school and my one college journalism) above all

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 6 December 2018 04:26 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't know of any style that says ALL CAPS - italics or underlining for everything that adheres to MLA/ALA unless impossible, then you use quotes, or the AP style where you use quotes for everything.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 6 December 2018 04:28 (one week ago) Permalink

The Chicago Manual of Style (which I think is better than AP) says to use italics for complete works (movie, album, book etc) and quotes for individual songs, titles of chapters, etc

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 6 December 2018 19:57 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm also pro Chicago style - italics always look and read way better than quotation marks, especially when you're also quoting any lines in the movie or anyone you've interviewed about it!
gah underlining is the worst (written notes excepted)
I watched Passengers the other day and it is also the worst

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:24 (one week ago) Permalink

AP title style is helpful when you're dealing with a format that doesn't always allow for italic type — for example, a newswire service like AP, or some types of video captions.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:28 (one week ago) Permalink

guys. what are we doing.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:33 (one week ago) Permalink

does anyone know how to pronounce missouri

does anyone on the show Ozark ever say it out loud

Karl Malone, Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

bringing it all back home, full circle

Karl Malone, Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Glad other folks gave Maniac some love, I really liked it. Not sure which genre exercise/parody was my favorite, maybe the 20s heist/comedy of manners one or the fantasy one. The mafia one definitely went a little overboard with the gore.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:35 (one week ago) Permalink

mafia was my least favorite. i really enjoyed the one with the lemur...i just kind of assume that was supposed to be Jersey?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Anyone tried '1983', the alternative-history Polish series?

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 7 December 2018 03:50 (one week ago) Permalink

^^ Cosign

Just finished Dark and Netflix is recommending that to me

groovypanda, Friday, 7 December 2018 07:45 (one week ago) Permalink

The Kominsky Method is pretty good. Danny Devoto as the urologist has me LOLing

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 9 December 2018 09:46 (one week ago) Permalink


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