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

it's full of idiots

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 10 September 2018 03:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol...were you worried that you didn’t make it clear enough before?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 10 September 2018 04:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Godfather Part III is not as bad as I expected.

louise ck (milo z), Monday, 10 September 2018 06:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

People love To aAl the Boys... It was playing in the place I was getting a pedicure on Saturday. I have grown fond of it. The protagonist is interesting and the male lead has an enjoyable personality (unlike a lot of rom coms and I guess young men in general in life)

Yerac, Monday, 10 September 2018 11:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol...were you worried that you didn’t make it clear enough before?

I was absolutely blitzed and went on the internet. apols.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 10 September 2018 12:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm a terrible drunk once I'm on my own. I just get annoyed about things.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 10 September 2018 13:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Have any of you (or I?) recommended the Herzog volcano doc? It's great!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 September 2018 13:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think there's some traffic on the Herzog thread.Into the Inferno is terrific!

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 02:30 (one week ago) Permalink

I finished Glow and liked it. Not sure I buy Maron's character arc, but I'm in love with Alison Brie, generally loved the ensemble cast and I'm a sucker for some sentimental claptrap, so I'm IN.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Godless is good!

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, we just raored through both series of Glow and regret not a second of it. It even made me like Maron, which is quite an achievment.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 02:40 (one week ago) Permalink

The live action version of Bleach was surprisingly awesome! Would recommend even if you're unfamiliar with the anime.

Roz, Friday, 14 September 2018 16:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I just saw a review for Dragon Prince that positively compares it to Avatar: The Last Airbender and Justice League (presumably the DCAU version), both of which are A+ in my book. Anyone confirm?

Nag Reddit (Leee), Friday, 14 September 2018 21:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Have any of you (or I?) recommended the Herzog volcano doc? It's great!

Is the volcano in Flavortown? And does anyone lick it?

Nag Reddit (Leee), Friday, 14 September 2018 21:11 (one week ago) Permalink

American Vandal is back now I think!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 September 2018 22:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Glad to see S2 of Aquarius got made. Digging it.

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Friday, 14 September 2018 22:59 (one week ago) Permalink

I couldn't get into the first American Vandal but the second season is great

louise ck (milo z), Monday, 17 September 2018 02:00 (one week ago) Permalink

What didn't you like about the first one? Love the second one so far, it's both more puerile and ... I was going to say even more ambitious with its satire, but I don't know about that. It's definitely equally smart about its stupid subject, though.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 17 September 2018 02:02 (one week ago) Permalink

No one has said anything about Sierra Burgess is a Loser? I started it today, but got interrupted. It's like a cyrano story with Barb from Stranger Things? And our favorite Baby Ruffalo.

Yerac, Monday, 17 September 2018 02:47 (one week ago) Permalink

ooooh ok will watch you said the magic words ie Baby Ruffalo

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2018 02:50 (one week ago) Permalink

^_^

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2018 03:59 (one week ago) Permalink

omg i just watch the trailer - it’s Cyrano / Truth About Cats & Dogs ie my fave subgenre of romcom I AM SO IN also Baby Ruffalo makes it impossible for me not to now :D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2018 04:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Posting for VG and the Baby Ruffalo fans: https://www.thecut.com/2018/09/my-date-with-noah-centineo.html

That Freddie Prinze Jr. comparison, damn.

Roz, Monday, 17 September 2018 14:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Apostle looks fucking awesome.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 17 September 2018 15:18 (one week ago) Permalink

I will admit we’re totally in the everything is just a regurgitated take off of other stuff you like but come on how Wicker Man x Get Carter x the Raid not be good.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 17 September 2018 15:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Volcano doc was so good

Ross, Monday, 17 September 2018 16:06 (one week ago) Permalink

imo, American Vandal is the best original series made by Netflix so far

daavid, Monday, 17 September 2018 17:11 (one week ago) Permalink

xxposts that was great thx Roz <3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2018 18:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Guys this Sonia Burgess thing is not great
I don’t like it except for Baby Ruffalo

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:16 (six days ago) Permalink

sierra...sonia...whatevs

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:17 (six days ago) Permalink

WHat! How? The trailer makes it look so good. I haven't had the time to get past the first 10 minutes I watched yesterday.

Yerac, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 03:10 (six days ago) Permalink

it’s boring, stilted, the dialogue is unnatural...it doesnt feel like people, fictional or otherwise.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:17 (six days ago) Permalink

so i watched season 2 of atypical

i liked how the last few episodes turned into something more than autism

casey exploring her curiosity for women, listening to cure records, sam being just an awkward guy who turns into a philosopher with so much insight, which admittedly is a pretty common archetype in movies about weird high school loners turned thinkers

it definitely feels like something beyond autism, which is probably for the better

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:31 (six days ago) Permalink

also no idea what cyrano means but i saw the sierra burgess trailer and it looks like they make all her problems revolve around her being overweight

not sure how much of a (good, series long) show you can make out of that premise alone tbh

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:42 (six days ago) Permalink

it’s a movie fyi :)

cyrano = cyrano de bergerac ie ugly person uses attractive person to woo similarly attractive person

or the movie Roxanne if the literary reference still doesnt track

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:52 (six days ago) Permalink

oh my bad

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:58 (six days ago) Permalink

i thought the trailer looked terrible tbh, but was curious cause... Noah Centineo.

apart from the fat=unattractive message, it's also about catfishing?

Roz, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 05:24 (six days ago) Permalink

well, cyrano is basically about that too.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 13:43 (six days ago) Permalink

yep

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 14:24 (six days ago) Permalink

i watched a teen romcom, called alex strangelove, about a high school kid that was in the closet. i wouldn't recommend it highly but it has good things about it, notably one actress (the girlfriend) who i thought was great, she reminded me of alison brie. her name is madeleine weinstein and her imdb bio ends:

She would also like everyone to know she is not related to Harvey Weinstein.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 22:28 (six days ago) Permalink

The 100 is hardcore for a CW show. Five episodes in and there's a 20 minute torture scene.

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 04:47 (five days ago) Permalink

I simply love the 100. Skot isn’t here right now to back me up. I love how it gets right to the point in a very unscreenwriterly way, I love how casually gay and matriarchal it is, I forgive it readily for its many idiocies.

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 14:05 (five days ago) Permalink

speaking of terrible trailers... I really want to check out Maniac cause I love Emma Stone and Cary Fukunaga is involved but god, it looks like some horribly pretentious crap.

Roz, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 14:47 (five days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9OzG53VwIk

why

Number None, Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:29 (four days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yha-GOvM_6c
Because

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:40 (four days ago) Permalink

^Great trailer

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:41 (four days ago) Permalink

Hill House, btw, is being handled by Mike Flanagan, who knows what he is doing. And Gugino is awesome.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:43 (four days ago) Permalink

Maniac is apparently pretty good. will watch when high.

akm, Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:53 (four days ago) Permalink

i'll watch hill house. The source material has already been desecrated by what's his name so it's not like there's anywhere to go but up

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:09 (four days ago) Permalink


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