What's in your Netflix queue?

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I have 247 movies there, so I won't list them all. But this is the next month or so...

1. My Beautiful Laundrette
2. Rabbit Proof Fence
3. The Simpsons season 2 disc 2
4. Conspiracy
5. Cape Fear (original)
6. Murder on a Sunday Morning
7. Live Flesh
8. Better Luck Tomorrow
9. The Candidate
10. Winter Sleepers
11. The Simpsons season 2 disc 3
12. 101 Reykjavik
13. Ghost World
14. The Thin Red Line
15. Happenstance

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Sunday, 11 January 2004 20:45 (eighteen years ago) link

Any of these subject to change, of course. Half the fun of having Netflix is rearranging the queue.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Sunday, 11 January 2004 20:50 (eighteen years ago) link

You are in for a few treats (and possibly a few disappointments). ;)

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Sunday, 11 January 2004 22:17 (eighteen years ago) link

Joining Netflix would make good financial sense for me, but I like hanging out in video stores too much.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Sunday, 11 January 2004 22:17 (eighteen years ago) link

Last 10 in Netflix:

Jupiter's Wife
Owning Mahowny
Swimming Pool
Pather Panchali
The World of Apu
All the Real Girls


Suicide Club
The Devil's Commandment (I Vampiri)
Little Otik
Grey Gardens
Sound & Fury
Ninja Scroll

Jeff-PTTL (Jeff), Monday, 12 January 2004 14:07 (eighteen years ago) link

I have 463 movies in my queue, so here's a random sampling:

#2 Knife in the Water
#11 Five Fingers of Death
#13&14 The Singing Detective
#22 Underground
#46 The Passion of Joan of Arc
#48 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
#66 Withnail and I
#79 The Animatrix
#91 Yellow Submarine
#162 Fando & Lis
#191 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
#196: The Complete Monterey Pop Festival: Disc 2
#247 The Omega Man
#293 Mortelle Randonnee
#342 My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski
#347 The Cameraman's Revenge & Other Fantastic Tales
#357 Gigli
#397 Local Hero
#405 Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
#438 The Harmonists
#443 It Happened Here

Anthony (Anthony F), Monday, 12 January 2004 14:32 (eighteen years ago) link

How is Greencine? Is it as prompt as Netflix?

dean! (deangulberry), Monday, 12 January 2004 19:20 (eighteen years ago) link

Not nearly as prompt, at least not on US east coast, but I like using them both together to get what I can't find at NF.

Jeff-PTTL (Jeff), Monday, 12 January 2004 19:22 (eighteen years ago) link

Okay, one last question - when your CC is charged, is the charge $19.99 or more? I know Netflix is more with taxes; just curious.

dean! (deangulberry), Monday, 12 January 2004 19:32 (eighteen years ago) link

19.99 and no more, unless you live in CA, then I believe there are taxes.

Jeff-PTTL (Jeff), Monday, 12 January 2004 19:44 (eighteen years ago) link

Okay, so how does this work? How quickly do you get films sent to you? How long do you have to watch them? What's the selection like?

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 January 2004 19:52 (eighteen years ago) link

are you asking about netflix? if you're in berkeley you get things within two days.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Monday, 12 January 2004 20:48 (eighteen years ago) link

Okay. Now answer the other questions, too! ;0

That famous guy who won a prize (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 January 2004 21:14 (eighteen years ago) link

Works like this: you pay $20, and set up your queue. You get your first three movies in a couple of days. You can have three out at any given time. When you're done with one, send it back, and they'll send you a new one. I get mine in a day or two. There are no late fees, no time limits. The selection is quite good, better than any single video store, and it's getting better all the time.

Their business depends on loafers who never send the movies back. If you rent more than five a month, they lose money. In December we went through 18.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 12 January 2004 21:25 (eighteen years ago) link

I just added movies to my queue, BTW: Ikiru, The Verdict, and The Searchers.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 12 January 2004 21:26 (eighteen years ago) link

I was a complete loafer who kept my last three movies for two months, I finally decided to cancel my membership. Partly because I watch too much TV, and also, my obscure movie-watching desires run in spurts. I think it would be really good to sign up in three month increments or something, watch all the shit you can think of, then cancel. Because otherwise I found myself renting stuff just for the sake of seeing something (for some people this is not an issue I guess).

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Monday, 12 January 2004 23:19 (eighteen years ago) link

i just signed up with Greencine today! i already have over a 100 titles in my queue!

top ten:
Irma Vep
Friday Night
Birthday Girl
Lessons of Darkness
Fistful of Dollars
Mad Max

ryan (ryan), Tuesday, 13 January 2004 05:29 (eighteen years ago) link

two years pass...
dvds in my ziplist that aren't parked:

Woman In The Dunes
The Plague Dogs
Cowards Bend the Knee
Decasia: The State Of Decay
Wild Zero
Werckmeister Harmonies
Man Bites Dog
The Long Good Friday
Tenebre (Unsane)
Written On The Wind
Bad Day At Black Rock
Pulse (Kairo)
Withnail And I
The Decalogue Disc 1
Hiroshima Mon Amour
The Phantom Of Liberty
A Woman Under the Influence (Criterion)
Harlan County, U.S.A.
Children Of Paradise

a.b. (alanbanana), Friday, 7 July 2006 17:09 (sixteen years ago) link

three years pass...

is everyone watching rachel getting married all of a sudden?
i just saw it last night. it's quite good! put it off for ages thinking there is no way i'd like a film with that title and hathaway in it

kicker conspiracy (s. suisham ha ha) (daria-g), Saturday, 9 January 2010 21:37 (twelve years ago) link

dvds (tbh i mostly watch whatever is on streaming)

mulholland drive
crying game
hurt locker
days of glory (french film abt north african soldiers in wwii)
25th hour
nha fala (v enjoyable musical from cape verde director, i've already seen it though, might hold off)
inside man
do the right thing
in dreams (saw this quite a few years ago, i'm curious to see if it's actually bad, i thought it was weird and interesting at the time)
the new world

kings and queen (i only watched half of this, need to finish it)
la strada (i don't think i've ever sat through an entire film by fellini & suspect i really dislike him, but wth may as well find out)
solaris (tarkovsky)
4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days
constant gardener
malcolm x
marriage of maria braun
veronika voss
gospel according to st matthew (never seen any pasolini. curious)
water drops on burning rocks
waiting for happiness (i have seen this before but don't remember much aside from gorgeous landscapes)
inch'allah dimanche
pan's labyrinth (suspect i won't like this at all but wth)

kicker conspiracy (s. suisham ha ha) (daria-g), Saturday, 9 January 2010 21:58 (twelve years ago) link

since my 2006 post I saw all of the ones on the list except Werckmeister Harmonies, which I removed because I was intimidated by it. Harlan County USA was my favorite.

current top 20:

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
The Prisoner: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Public Enemies (2009)
District 9 (2009)
Rambo: First Blood (1982)
Inside Man (2006)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
The Thief of Bagdad (Criterion) (1940)
Le deuxième souffle (1966)
White Heat (1949)
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1976)
Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries (2003)
Curse Of The Demon/ Night Of The Demon (1957)
Wise Blood (1979)
Z (Criterion) (1969)
Trafic (1971)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
My Kid Could Paint That (2007)
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
To Be Or Not to Be (1942)

abanana, Saturday, 9 January 2010 22:36 (twelve years ago) link

I don't like lots of things in queue, so just these three:

The Hangover
Bright Star

Hell is other people. In an ILE film forum. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 9 January 2010 22:41 (twelve years ago) link

ive also been mostly streaming things - my 10 next in queue are weird and im not entirely sure what some of them are:

genghis blues
happy together
the fury
the silent partner
wholphin #5
philosophy of a knife
mystery train
bomb the system

johnny crunch, Saturday, 9 January 2010 22:49 (twelve years ago) link

i talked to some dude who said that he reached the limit of his queueue

steady mmmobyn (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 9 January 2010 23:35 (twelve years ago) link

genghis blues was AMAZING, fucking hell

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 01:18 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

My queue has close to 500 items in it and I've reached the limit a few times. They're not all movies, though. I have tv too.

MrDasher, Thursday, 26 May 2011 16:53 (eleven years ago) link

i went back to zip.ca for a month. it seems like it's almost dead due to netflix canada, which hasn't added anything of interest in several months either.

anyway, here's my top 20, all blu-ray

The Illusionist
Black Swan
Once Upon a Time in America
Mystery Train
THX 1138
The White Ribbon
Red Desert
Broadcast News
In Cold Blood
The Darjeeling Limited
Inside Job
The Descent
127 Hours
What's Up, Doc?

nuclear power, jet propulsion, radar, laser beams, cordless phone (abanana), Thursday, 26 May 2011 21:48 (eleven years ago) link

three years pass...

Netflix Inc. has quietly stopped shipping DVDs from its distribution centers on Saturdays, a cost-cutting move that signals the company is easing out of the DVD subscription service and keeping its focus on online streaming.

The change comes as Netflix is shedding hundreds of thousands of its DVD customers every quarter, yet gaining as many for its online streaming business continues to grow.

By ending shipments on Saturdays, the company can cut payroll and, one analyst said, save as much as 10% annually on the money it spends to send and receive DVDs to and from customers.

"You end up taking some costs out of the system, which is needed as they get fewer and fewer subscribers on DVD," said Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tony Wible.

He figured that ending Saturday shipments could save Netflix $14 million this year and $12 million next year. Previously, he had estimated that Netflix's total shipping costs would be $140 million this year and $117 million next year.

Other analysts agreed that it was time for Netflix to make some moves regarding its DVD business.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 July 2014 15:33 (eight years ago) link

seven years pass...

The Stanley Nelson documentary on crack in the '80s is good--he did the Miles Davis American Masters from a few years ago.

clemenza, Friday, 11 March 2022 16:41 (eight months ago) link

Seven years--I suppose there's a more relevant Netflix thread.

clemenza, Friday, 11 March 2022 16:42 (eight months ago) link

To answer the thread question, nothing now, whereas I usually have 15-20 things there. So for the first time ever I'm on the verge of cancelling the DVD part of my membership, if not cancelling everything.

They just don't have any DVDs anymore, do they? I've scrounging around the site looking for scraps to put in the queue and finally I just don't think there's anything left.

Josefa, Thursday, 24 March 2022 15:39 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

To many to list, but I'm currently watching:

1. Stranger Things
2. Umbrella Academy

elliot15, Tuesday, 5 July 2022 19:54 (four months ago) link

Will check it out thanks!

Wiggum Dorma (wins), Tuesday, 5 July 2022 19:57 (four months ago) link

Netflix is exclusively for classic Swedish cinema.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 6 July 2022 09:34 (four months ago) link

Josefa, I can imagine you've seen most everything available, but I'm still loving renting netflix dvds

in my queue:

A Streetcar Named Desire
Les Cousins
Great Expectations
Young Mr. Lincoln
Rear Window
The Lady Eve

The Last Picture Show

some of them are available on the main streaming platforms (for a price) but a lot aren't

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 July 2022 01:25 (four months ago) link

I illegally downloaded RRR. And let me tell you it is up there with Young Mr Lincoln and Rear Window and it pishes all over Heat. 3 hours that passed more like 90 mins.

calzino, Wednesday, 13 July 2022 01:37 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

What has recently been or will be in your cd/dvd drive queue: Black at X [where X is a substitution], The Grand Budapest Hotel, Walkabout, La Salamandre

youn, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:23 (two months ago) link

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