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

or it's no longer free, that's for sure. it's £4.99 per month

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 12 May 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

ah. still v worthwhile imo.

Fizzles, Saturday, 12 May 2018 17:52 (one month ago) Permalink

(i don’t think it can ever have been free my bad)

Fizzles, Saturday, 12 May 2018 17:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I mostly get my classic movies fix dvr’d on Turner Classics

^ knows what's up

Brad C., Saturday, 12 May 2018 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Filmstruck has a nice little selection of TCM movies

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 12 May 2018 20:12 (one month ago) Permalink

If anyone has any advice on how to deal with this problem in Canada, I would be very appreciative

rob, Saturday, 12 May 2018 20:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Xps I watched the dolezal doc too and came away feeling about the same as you. There were points where I felt like she truly believes and experiences being “trans racial” but then hearing the anecdotes from her African American colleague about how she always had to one-up people when it came to experiencing racism - that was telling. In the end, I felt 50/50 on how sincere she was, but as a non-Black person I also don’t feel qualified to have a strong opinion on her sincerity. The kids definitely suffered the worst.

just1n3, Saturday, 12 May 2018 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

I am enjoying Santa Clarita Diet. I like that they are short episodes and that it got right to the grossness.

Yerac, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:56 (one month ago) Permalink

13 Reasons Why S2 was intense then

imago, Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:58 (one month ago) Permalink

also pretty good, although i'm still not sold on Clay (actor or character)

imago, Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Not watched that yet but looking forward to it despite the middling reviews

groovypanda, Friday, 25 May 2018 09:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

time-travelling adventure tv show timeless turned out to be way more enjoyable than i was expecting

i am fast and full of teeth. i willl die in a barn fire (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 26 May 2018 21:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i started watching it when it first aired & couldnt hang . i couldnt get past the handwavey timewimeyness. i was on the phone to the Department of Temporal Investigations after like 2 episodes lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 26 May 2018 21:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

it def gets better! and the timeywimeyness leads to some interestingly weirdo situations as time gets increasingly fucked as the show goes along

i am fast and full of teeth. i willl die in a barn fire (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 26 May 2018 22:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

also the casting folks do a fantastic job of finding unfamiliar and really talented character actors to play the supporting parts each episode

i am fast and full of teeth. i willl die in a barn fire (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 26 May 2018 22:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

13 Reasons Why season 2 was infuriating but I will still watch it if season 3 comes out. The actor that plays Clay has a definite Ross Gellar/Ted Mosby unlikeability vibe.

Yerac, Saturday, 26 May 2018 23:18 (four weeks ago) Permalink

really enjoyed 'evil genius' -- not sure how I didn''t remember this case

k3vin k., Sunday, 27 May 2018 17:11 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I watched Ibiza. I was surprised that it was goofier than expected (omg that jizz scene). And Rob Stark is in it!!!

Yerac, Sunday, 27 May 2018 17:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

michelle wolf's show is a good start, the amazon sketch was dreadful though

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 27 May 2018 21:04 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Ohhhh, thank you for reminding me that it's on.

Yerac, Sunday, 27 May 2018 22:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Just watched. I think once they get the obvious things out of the way it will settle into something good. There were definite lol moments in her opening stand up.

Yerac, Sunday, 27 May 2018 23:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I just watched that jared leto is a throat stabbing mannequin movie Outsider. Don't watch it.

Yerac, Monday, 28 May 2018 01:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I gave Champions two episodes because I am a Mindy Project fan, but it is not good.

trishyb, Saturday, 16 June 2018 16:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Finally relunctantly watched Atypical, (it's been on our queue forever). Finished it in two days. VG+

Yerac, Saturday, 16 June 2018 16:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I need something I can watch tonight and just hit "next episode" on as I fold laundry and organize things. What should I watch??

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:09 (five days ago) Permalink

izombie

maura, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:09 (five days ago) Permalink

otm

sleeve, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:13 (five days ago) Permalink

izombie is a great laundry show yea

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:14 (five days ago) Permalink

Halt and catch fire. Laundry for the first five episodes then regular for the rest.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:24 (five days ago) Permalink

otm

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:26 (five days ago) Permalink

Has anyone watched the Hannah Gadsby - Nanette special? Kinda emotionally devastating

Nhex, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:06 (four days ago) Permalink

i heard her on NPR and thought "i don't really want to listen to anyone yelling, even if I agree with them". but maybe it's good.

akm, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:46 (four days ago) Permalink

it is good, but that's fair. it does become a full-on lecture at a certain point

Nhex, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 22:26 (four days ago) Permalink

Not on Netflix, but we just started Killing Eve. Props to everyone who recommended it. This is soooo good.

Yerac, Thursday, 21 June 2018 13:59 (three days ago) Permalink

yeah it's great and weird and at times highly implausible but never anything less than flamboyantly entertaining

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:33 (three days ago) Permalink

is that pheobe w-b's thing?

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:34 (three days ago) Permalink

I'm re-watching Arrested Development from the beginning and I love Portia De Rossi but the change in her face between season 3 and 4 is incredibly jarring when you don't have the luxury of 6 years in between episodes. Why did you ruin your beautiful face, Portia :(

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:37 (three days ago) Permalink

xpost, yeah Phoebe WB. It was immediately addictive. Sandra Oh is so great to watch.

Yerac, Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:44 (three days ago) Permalink

Like a lot of crime shows are such a chore, this one is highly entertaining right off and good music.

Yerac, Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:45 (three days ago) Permalink

"Why did you ruin your beautiful face, Portia :("

probably because if she had done nothing people would have responded too? like... cmon man

maura, Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:13 (three days ago) Permalink

Am partway through KILLING EVE. "Your husband has an excellent moo-stache."

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:34 (two days ago) Permalink

I was getting into Limitless but ditched out when it looked like they were going Big Conspiracy route rather than the crime of the week.

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:46 (two days ago) Permalink

Has anyone watched the Hannah Gadsby - Nanette special? Kinda emotionally devastating

this has been built up to impossible heights over the past year, but it completely lives up to all the hype

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 22 June 2018 11:26 (two days ago) Permalink

thanks thread - watching hannah gadsby - great stuff

mind how you go (Ross), Friday, 22 June 2018 13:05 (two days ago) Permalink

The Hannah Gadsby thing is a stand up routine?

Yerac, Friday, 22 June 2018 13:31 (two days ago) Permalink

Ok, it is. For some weird reason I thought it was a movie. Looks good.

Yerac, Friday, 22 June 2018 14:46 (two days ago) Permalink

Queer Eye makes me cry all the time. I’m not sure if that a good thing or a bad thing. The new sitcom from the Wayan dynasty is fine - I love bog standard sitcoms, and this did the job (i.e did don’t make me cry).

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Friday, 22 June 2018 15:07 (two days ago) Permalink

I watched In Living Color when it was on but for some reason stayed away from Wayan stuff because I assumed it was always worse than White Chicks level. It's better than that?

Yerac, Friday, 22 June 2018 15:12 (two days ago) Permalink

Xposts to Maura. I’m not shaming her but it was only 6 years so I doubt anyone would be all like ‘OMG SHE’S SO OLD!!!!’

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Friday, 22 June 2018 20:20 (two days ago) Permalink

Xposts to Maura. I’m not shaming her but it was only 6 years so I doubt anyone would be all like ‘OMG SHE’S SO OLD!!!!’


you underestimate the internet. or overestimate it maybe.

maura, Friday, 22 June 2018 22:05 (two days ago) Permalink


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