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) link

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

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

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) link

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

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

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

The White Ribbon is available!

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

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

"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) link

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) link

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) link

"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) link

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) link

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

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) link

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

Darin, Monday, 22 November 2010 21:32 (eight years ago) link

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

xp

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) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

yeah that looks good

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

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

Trip Maker, Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:19 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

they took mall cops away :(

i only got to see, like, 4 episodes.

scott seward, Thursday, 23 December 2010 17:00 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

Just watched Black Narcissus -- so good.

pixel farmer, Thursday, 23 December 2010 17:38 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

Milton Glaser doc is good btw.

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

Just watched Black Narcissus -- so good.

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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 (eight years ago) link

Exit through the gift shop is so awesome

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

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 (eight years ago) link

"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 (eight years ago) link

ah good point

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

President Keyes, Saturday, 25 December 2010 23:34 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

Darin, Saturday, 25 December 2010 23:53 (eight years ago) link

"Another Life" - what if we made Alien but boring

They already did this, but it was just called "Life" then.

Ugh I need something to watch.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 5 August 2019 15:08 (two weeks ago) link

I am enjoying Trinkets. I am into this PNW/K records/shoplifters unite vibe.

Yerac, Monday, 5 August 2019 15:09 (two weeks ago) link

New season of She-Ra, which is pretty good if that’s your thing.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 10:14 (two weeks ago) link

new Derry Girls season is out, first one was funny in our estimation

sleeve, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 14:04 (two weeks ago) link

The third season of Dear White People got a little meta but is pretty good still.

Yerac, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:10 (two weeks ago) link

I finally started watching Ozark. Then I looked at the Ozark thread and everyone hates it there. Is that a commonly held opinion? I'm finding it diverting and amusing enough.

akm, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:37 (two weeks ago) link

The second season is way worse. I am not bothering with the 3rd.

Yerac, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:39 (two weeks ago) link

And I feel bad about Jason Bateman's buttshot.

Yerac, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:39 (two weeks ago) link

I couldnt get through 2 episodes of it. cant remember why i hated it now.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:45 (two weeks ago) link

I thought it was ok, but can't remember much about season two

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:06 (two weeks ago) link

The Netflix corporate motto.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

there are a whole series of jokes on Dear White People about the 'third season of a Netflix show'.

Yerac, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:38 (two weeks ago) link

lol milo otm

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:26 (two weeks ago) link

Frankly I watch almost every Netflix show in binges while high on the couch with my dog and therefore only see and retain one out of every four episodes

akm, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:58 (two weeks ago) link

Lol that was exactly what I did until I moved somewhere where I have no idea how to get weed. Anyway I will watch the recent suggestions!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 8 August 2019 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

The Great Hackl -- about Cambridge Analytica and psychographic marketing re: 2016 US election and Brexit -- is up there with CitizenFour and Get Me Roger Stone as essential. And like CitizenFour it has the immediacy of following investigative reporters in the moment of doing their work.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:35 (one week ago) link

hell of a cast here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws1YIKsuTjQ

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 12 August 2019 20:57 (one week ago) link

Greta cast, but that still looks pretty bad. And not bad meaning good.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 12 August 2019 21:06 (one week ago) link

I'm surprised there doesn't seem to be a thread for or any talk about Jeff Sharlett's series The Family?

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/netflix-the-family-jesse-moss-secret-christian-cult-washington-dc-869396/

Or did I just miss it?

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Monday, 12 August 2019 21:12 (one week ago) link

decent stuff. been following his work for so long there aren't really any new uh revelations but it's new to my gf and she is very much like wtf!

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 18 August 2019 03:09 (five days ago) link

I keep wavering on watching it (The Family). Did you enjoy it?

Yerac, Sunday, 18 August 2019 14:37 (five days ago) link

more odd new FRIENDS things:

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/236e7b22-a705-4d5c-8a65-d70a61b4dba9/comments_tab

koogs, Monday, 19 August 2019 10:19 (four days ago) link

i saw a lot of these at the jonas brothers show on saturday

https://etsy.me/2xy9HwI

maura, Monday, 19 August 2019 10:54 (four days ago) link

I keep wavering on watching it (The Family). Did you enjoy it?


3 episodes in. I’m not sure “enjoy” is the word exactly but so far so good.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Monday, 19 August 2019 14:08 (four days ago) link

there's a related shirt on maura's etsy link that I cannot believe exists

rob, Monday, 19 August 2019 14:44 (four days ago) link

omg

The Pingularity (ledge), Monday, 19 August 2019 14:46 (four days ago) link

i've been watching The Family and am also on episode 3
thoroughly disgusted! still watching...
the real kicker was seeing Mark Sanford on Meet the Press in the morning claiming that he was going to challenge _rump in the primary and then watching ep 2 where he visits the Appalachian Booty Trail and gets counseled about sinning in his gross xtian dorm for adult men.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 August 2019 15:05 (four days ago) link

i am having a very difficult time believing that any of them care about Jesus at all in spite of their loudly proclaimed Jesus myopia

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 August 2019 15:07 (four days ago) link

watched two episodes of the family so far and think it's well-done — i'd forgotten about that terrible Sanford thing. Seems almost quaint now! What a bunch of assholes.

tylerw, Monday, 19 August 2019 15:15 (four days ago) link

they are disgusting! i have a hard time believing anyone actually believes they were chosen by god. i realize this is probably a shortcoming of my own imagination but the degree of removal from reality required to believe that all of these men are chosen by god leaves me speechless. they are repulsive. still watching!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 August 2019 15:31 (four days ago) link

addendum: i have a hard time believing anyone actually believes they were chosen by god to hoard power and influence in the political sphere

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 August 2019 15:32 (four days ago) link

I’m on ep 4 now and I’m here to say this is not “news” exactly but it’s horrifying to see the throughline of “Jesus and family and friends” spread like a virus all over the planet. The white supremacy machine never sleeps 😢

this planet is tragic and doomed as long as these people are working their “Jesus magic”

the part where the guy said “all you have to do is say his name — Jesus — and the doors open” 🤮

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 August 2019 21:48 (four days ago) link

I am pretty much atheist, is this going to be as bewildering as the Abducted in Plain Sight documentary?

Yerac, Monday, 19 August 2019 22:06 (four days ago) link

Way way worse imo — affects vastly larger swath of humanity than a tiny cult 👎

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:11 (four days ago) link

Or a single abduction

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:11 (four days ago) link

If the words “nonconsensual diplomacy” in the name of Jesus make you recoil, I think it’s important viewing

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:15 (four days ago) link

Also? The next time you hear 45 refer to Norway you’ll know why 🤮🤮🤮

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:17 (four days ago) link

basically there is a large group of people in american public life for whom "jesus" is a code word for "power at all costs and by any means" is how i break it down to an extent

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 05:11 (three days ago) link

Jane The Virgin S5 is out and the first episode has an unbelievably great 7-minute (!) continuously shot monologue from Gina Rodriguez, A++

sleeve, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:43 (three days ago) link

I can't believe we don't have a thread for that show, but I guess the last season is a little late to start one

sleeve, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:44 (three days ago) link

I am halfway through the second epi of The Family. These people are all lunatics. It's a faux spiritual MLM scheme.

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:35 (three days ago) link

it's a diabolical fraternity with enormous tentacles :(

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:38 (three days ago) link

nothing good comes out of a room full of white men that need to keep a secret.

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:40 (three days ago) link

watching them claim over and over that it's "just Jesus" and exploiting/abusing the concepts of "friends" and "family" in addition to poor old Jesus all over the world floating on their official capacity as USA elected officials to conduct what does boil down to "nonconsensual diplomacy" -- it's not for the faint of heart! they are truly evil imo.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:45 (three days ago) link

It's a great racket that they came up with. That the "chosen one" will be a complete tool to be used by Jesus.

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:48 (three days ago) link

Re: Mark Sanford (HA!): "As a result, "hiking the Appalachian Trail" or "hiking the Appalachians" became a euphemism for a sexual scandal in the English language." -wiki

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:53 (three days ago) link

Enjoyed the new Simon Amstell special, 'Set Free'.

He's very skillful at displaying his vulnerability.

Luna Schlosser, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 22:07 (three days ago) link

Instant Hotel is some addictive stuff. I really hope they're going to do more of it.

trishyb, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 22:55 (three days ago) link


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