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2012-05-24 11:39:38 AM  
we don't always love the navigating through the countless films in the service's ever-expanding catalog to find something to watch.

file.walagata.com
 
2012-05-24 11:46:01 AM  
Chariots of Fire

Fark Chariots of Fire. It beat Raiders of the Lost Ark for Best Picture. So fark those running limey pricks.

/and the Netflix streaming selection sucks except for a few TV shows
 
2012-05-24 01:23:04 PM  
If "Dead Man" isn't in your top 5, your list fails. At least they included it.
 
2012-05-24 02:09:00 PM  
Catch up on all the movies you almost certainly saw 10 years ago

/this article paid for by NetFlix
 
2012-05-24 02:11:49 PM  

Mugato: Chariots of Fire

Fark Chariots of Fire. It beat Raiders of the Lost Ark for Best Picture. So fark those running limey pricks.

/and the Netflix streaming selection sucks except for a few TV shows


Well, it sucks if all you want to watch are movies that you have seen, or seen advertised.

If you are adventurous, Netflix is great. It's like a seedy VHS rental shop from the late 80s. All kinds of undiscovered gems.

But you're right, if you want to watch the latest heavily-marketed piece-of-shiat, it probably isn't on Netflix.
 
2012-05-24 02:15:34 PM  
No Show Me Love. Disappointing, but not unsurprising.
 
2012-05-24 02:16:34 PM  

downstairs: If "Dead Man" isn't in your top 5, your list fails. At least they included it.


5. The Gold Rush
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2. Chariots of Fire
1. The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette)

Um... ok. You mean this?

18. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Year: 2000
Director: Jim Jarmusch
After making Dead Man, a Western film about a meek Ohio accountant and a Native American warrior, indie auteur Jim Jarmusch blended Oriental philosophy with gangster reality in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai...


So "Dead Man" isn't on this list at all. Well, at least any more than "... Michel Gondry's debut feature, Human Nature, was a whimsical dud..." means "Human Nature" is on the list.

/found "Dead Man" a little boring, even by Jarmusch standards
 
2012-05-24 02:16:39 PM  
#18 - Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Fark this list until it's raw and tired, then burn it and piss on the ashes.
 
2012-05-24 02:16:44 PM  
Delicatessen! If you haven't seen it, do it.

/subby is 200% correct, I will now actually utilize my account.
 
2012-05-24 02:17:27 PM  
A lot of good stuff on that list, most of which I've already seen. That's not my problem with their streaming service. I hardly ever want to see the latest mass-market blockbuster. The problem is, whenever I look up the things I do want to see (usually older stuff, semi-obscure stuff, indie stuff, or just regular movies that weren't giant blockbusters) they don't have it streaming. I couldn't get a fraction of the stuff on my DVD queue if I used only streaming.

The list itself? "In the Loop" is very funny, and it's a shame more people haven't seen it.
 
2012-05-24 02:18:09 PM  
oh boy, oh boy, more films to add to my ever-expanding queue

*clicks link*

well shiat, I already have almost all of those. It is pretty cool that they added "Drive" at least - usually something that new won't show up for a couple of years in Instant.
 
2012-05-24 02:18:23 PM  
I love threads where the link is for a list! That means anybody can post "List fails without _____". Here's my submission:

List fails without Hot Tub Time Machine.

I've already seen 11 of the films on the list, 3 are in my queue - a few more I would consider, but at least 60% of the movies on this list do not appeal to me.

/I think the worst thing I ever watched on NetFlix was Beowulf
 
2012-05-24 02:18:35 PM  
Brick, the Host, Touching the Void... at work so I can't add more to this list.
 
2012-05-24 02:19:14 PM  
As someone who currently has Netflix streaming; I though there only was 50 movies to watch instantly.
 
2012-05-24 02:19:29 PM  
OK , this thread is not valid unless it gets the TMLO seal of approval.
 
2012-05-24 02:20:03 PM  
PRO TIP: "Antichrist" is the perfect romantic flick for a movie date at home with that special someone.
 
2012-05-24 02:21:06 PM  

Uzzah: /found "Dead Man" a little boring, even by Jarmusch standards


image.toutlecine.com

Iggy Pop is in a dress so your argument is invalid.
 
2012-05-24 02:24:18 PM  

EyeballKid: PRO TIP: "Antichrist" is the perfect romantic flick for a movie date at home with that special someone.


I'm more partial to Irreversible for date night.
 
2012-05-24 02:25:26 PM  
I suggest "Thursday". If you like Pulp Fiction you will love Thursday.
 
2012-05-24 02:27:52 PM  

Mad_Radhu: EyeballKid: PRO TIP: "Antichrist" is the perfect romantic flick for a movie date at home with that special someone.

I'm more partial to Irreversible for date night.


The answer is Human Centipede 2.

/Actually, Insidious was pretty enjoyable
 
2012-05-24 02:28:10 PM  
All good movies, well maybe with the exception of Ghost Dog, but all movies you've probably seen at least twice already.
 
2012-05-24 02:31:29 PM  
List fails without Necessary Roughness.

/just kidding, that movie hasn't aged well at ALL
 
2012-05-24 02:32:24 PM  
A pitiful list. I did like Senna but you have to know that F1 is more than a keyboard key.
 
2012-05-24 02:33:18 PM  
All good movies, but also chock full of pretentious, depressing, gloomy flicks that the shallow film-goers and critics often mistake for "deep".

Apparently, the author of the article doesn't like anything that actually makes him smile.
 
2012-05-24 02:35:16 PM  
first FARK link I ever bookmarked.
 
2012-05-24 02:36:17 PM  
The only reason I watched Ghost Dog was because someone told me it was one of the worst movies ever made... he was right.

That flick is a farking train wreck.
 
2012-05-24 02:37:19 PM  
Every one of those better be Justin Bieber's Never Say Never.

/reads list

Blaspemy!
 
2012-05-24 02:42:32 PM  
The Trip is an awesome movie.
 
2012-05-24 02:43:06 PM  
i470.photobucket.com

Also, http://feedfliks.com/search is damn helpful.
 
2012-05-24 02:44:33 PM  
Netflix is my primary home entertainment, so I've seen all but 4 of these Top 50 films already:
- The Bicycle Thief (now in queue).
- Whale Rider (just don't care)
- Tuesday, After Christmas (now in queue)
- Brokeback Mountain (just don't care)

Also on Instant and worth it:
- The Wind That Shakes the Barley
- The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy (all 3 films, uncut)
- No Man's Land (Bosnian)
- Naked (Mike Leigh)
 
2012-05-24 02:46:46 PM  

Cheron: I did like Senna but you have to know that F1 is more than a keyboard key.


That movie HAS to be seen on the big screen. That first scene of extended in-car race footage (was it the Monaco Grand Prix? can't remember) is f*cking mind-blowing on the big screen.

I don't know sh*t about F1 and that was one of my favorite movies of last year. One of the best documentaries I've seen.
 
2012-05-24 02:48:01 PM  

realmolo: If you are adventurous, Netflix is great. It's like a seedy VHS rental shop from the late 80s. All kinds of undiscovered gems.

But you're right, if you want to watch the latest heavily-marketed piece-of-shiat, it probably isn't on Netflix.


The problem with Netflix streaming is that for every "undiscovered gem" there are 50 utterly terrible catastrophes which don't even deserve the title "film", and their rating system makes it extremely difficult to tell all but the most obvious apart without actually starting the movie.

But they do have a good selection of tv shows and documentaries, and you're right that there are some highly enjoyable low budget/independent features hidden amongst the dreck. Which, all in all, makes it worth the $8/month.
 
2012-05-24 02:48:44 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Tough to watch at times but amazing.
 
2012-05-24 02:48:50 PM  
It might be worth noting, both versions of True Grit, the original, and the Coen version, are(or were) available on live streaming. I'd say both are worth watching, in whichever order you choose.
 
2012-05-24 02:49:12 PM  
The Drive. C'mon! Great plot, decent actors but terribly executed.

Also, the only time Netfix Instaque recommended something I liked:The Infidel.
 
2012-05-24 02:49:37 PM  

Brother_Mouzone: The Trip is an awesome movie.


THIS
 
2012-05-24 02:50:23 PM  
Birdemic: Shock and Terror
 
2012-05-24 02:50:33 PM  

FlashHarry: Brother_Mouzone: The Trip is an awesome movie.

THIS


Thirded
 
2012-05-24 02:51:07 PM  

ZeroCorpse: All good movies, but also chock full of pretentious, depressing, gloomy flicks that the shallow film-goers and critics often mistake for "deep".

Apparently, the author of the article doesn't like anything that actually makes him smile.


I dated a chick like this. If anyone was smiling at the end of the movie, she called it "stupid and unrealistic." If it was filled with brutal rape and murder, it was "an excellent observation on the evolution of imperialism."

/meh
 
2012-05-24 02:51:48 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Apparently, the author of the article doesn't like anything that actually makes him smile.


The Trip, Delicatessen, In the Loop, Being John Malkovich, Dazed & Confused, Eat Drink Man Woman, Lock Stock & 2SBs, Butch Cassidy, The Big Lebowski, and Gold Rush all bring the funny. And if you aren't smiling during Enter the Dragon, you have lost the capacity to enjoy life and should probably kill yourself.
 
2012-05-24 02:51:54 PM  

Uzzah: downstairs: If "Dead Man" isn't in your top 5, your list fails. At least they included it.

5. The Gold Rush
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2. Chariots of Fire
1. The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette)

Um... ok. You mean this?

18. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Year: 2000
Director: Jim Jarmusch
After making Dead Man, a Western film about a meek Ohio accountant and a Native American warrior, indie auteur Jim Jarmusch blended Oriental philosophy with gangster reality in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai...

So "Dead Man" isn't on this list at all. Well, at least any more than "... Michel Gondry's debut feature, Human Nature, was a whimsical dud..." means "Human Nature" is on the list.

/found "Dead Man" a little boring, even by Jarmusch standards


Oh... I mean't at least they included it in the top 50.
 
2012-05-24 02:51:59 PM  
Replace 13 Assassins with Ip Man. IMHO, Ip Man is the best kung fu movie ever made. Also Snatch and Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels need to be switched. There's a lot of good movies on Netflix that are not on this list and a lot of crappy ones on it that shouldn't be, not impressed.
 
2012-05-24 02:52:13 PM  

asquian: It might be worth noting, both versions of True Grit, the original, and the Coen version, are(or were) available on live streaming. I'd say both are worth watching, in whichever order you choose.


Also, the entire original "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" trilogy is available. I have it queued but haven't gotten around to it.

/too much SWTOR
//and masturbation
 
2012-05-24 02:53:08 PM  

Uzzah: Um... ok. You mean this?

18. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai


No, Dead Man is there at #32.
 
2012-05-24 02:53:52 PM  

mdking09: Ip Man is the best kung fu movie ever made.


Yep.
 
2012-05-24 02:54:33 PM  
I mainly only use Netflix for TV shows. Movies is not one of the things Netflix Instant is good for.
 
2012-05-24 02:55:01 PM  

mdking09: Replace 13 Assassins with Ip Man. IMHO, Ip Man is the best kung fu movie ever made. Also Snatch and Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels need to be switched. There's a lot of good movies on Netflix that are not on this list and a lot of crappy ones on it that shouldn't be, not impressed.


Why would you switch out a samurai movie with a kung fu movie? Not even remotely the same thing.
 
2012-05-24 02:57:25 PM  
Canadian Netflix seems to be a slightly different beast.

Took me forever to find something I wanted to watch.
 
2012-05-24 02:59:49 PM  
i2.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-24 03:00:23 PM  
Fails without:
upload.wikimedia.org

//hot
 
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