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The Perfect World >> Movies >> Netflix: Novices & Nabobs

Netflix: Novices & Nabobs

Lyra Jane -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 03:02:44 AM

What's in your rental queue? What should be there? This is the thread to discuss the Net's gift to DVD players.

And don't forget to sign up with netflix!

Netflix, Inc.

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Piccie -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 01:27:48 AM -- 16 of 2335

Does Netflix have video games as well?

CalGal -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 02:53:45 AM -- 17 of 2335
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Some other movies I would add, or consider adding:

  • The Third Man
  • Black Narcissus
  • Get Carter
  • Local Hero
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (both Siegal and Kaufman versions)
  • The Thing (both Hawks and Carpenter versions)
  • Ordinary People
  • Junior Bonner
  • The Man Who Would Be King
  • I Know Where I'm Going
  • Chinatown
  • Conspiracy
  • Monkey Business
  • The Stunt Man
  • Talk of the Town
  • Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Rififi
  • Big Deal on Madonna Street
  • Diabolique
  • The Sweet Hereafter
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
  • You Can Count on Me

Decca -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 10:37:39 AM -- 18 of 2335
"Lack of the faculty for success in homemaking, while biologically abnormal, is no disgrace."

I have 120+ on my list. I always think that's too much and I'll never get through them, but it's easy to reshuffle based on what I'm in the mood to see.

I second the "I Know Where I'm Going!" recommendation. The beauty of netflix is that I've seen some real gems that I never, ever would have been able to find in Blockbuster or Hollywood Video. Another amazing find is "Aimee and Jaguar."

My top ten on the queue:

Amadeus

The Secret of Roan Inish

The Deep End

Upstairs, Downstairs: First Season: Disc 4

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Charade

Iris

Ghost World

Avalon

Nurse Betty

Sapphire -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 11:33:53 AM -- 19 of 2335
if you can't tell family members they are bugging the shit out of you you are going to have a life full of bugged out shit [j. ross]

Ha! I laugh at you all with your puny queues. I have 445 movies in my queue right now. I blame CalGal, she suggested Netflix in the first place.

#1-10:
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Brother from Another Planet
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Adam's Rib
Short #1
Woman of the Year
Salt of the Earth/Hollywood Ten
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Time Code
Julien Donkey-Boy

I tend to go on queue-building binges -- everything I can find with a particular actor or director.

Bethany F. -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 12:07:05 PM -- 20 of 2335
MOTHER: Don't you remember? We do NOT use ADJECTIVES!

I have 95 movies in queue. I printed this thread out and will probably break 100 soon.

I currently have:

The Apostle

Blow

Chinatown

The next 10 on my list are:

The Others

Training Day

Snow Falling on Cedars

Boys Don't Cry

Gods and Monsters

The Anniversary Party

A Simple Plan

The Big Kahuna

Butterfield 8

Best in Show

That doesn't mean that these are the next 10 movies I'll see because I usually change my queue based on my mood when I return a couple movies.

I find that the classic movie selection is thinner than I would like.

CalGal -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 12:10:06 PM -- 21 of 2335
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Butterfield 8! You can't have B8 on your queue. That's the movie that robbed Deborah Kerr of her Oscar because Elizabeth Taylor played a hooker and in real life nearly died of pneumonia. I don't know if The Sundowners is on DVD yet, but that's a much better flick.

Bethany F. -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 12:12:01 PM -- 22 of 2335
MOTHER: Don't you remember? We do NOT use ADJECTIVES!

I'll add the Sundowners but that's not going to stop me from wanting to see Butterfield 8 and judging it for myself. Maybe I'll arrange to get them together.

(Deleted message originally posted by Decca on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 12:12:14 PM.)

Bethany F. -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 12:16:50 PM -- 24 of 2335
MOTHER: Don't you remember? We do NOT use ADJECTIVES!

Am I the only one who loves to pair movies into double bills? This might be a great idea for another thread. If there is any interest I'll start one.

mollyT -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 01:16:29 PM -- 25 of 2335

I see I'm not the only one building my Netflix queue out of the I Just Saw... thread. I added The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Y Tu Mama Tambien this morning.

I usually re-order my queue so I get two similar movies at the same time, or a comedy, a drama and a classic together. Right now I'm strategizing what I have to return when to get three good movies out over Thanksgiving. "Good" being silly post-turkey family type movies. I'm thinking Beetlejuice, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters.

Cathy Georges -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 03:02:28 PM -- 26 of 2335
so, if im that much yr elder u shld have more respect 4 me

Oh, I like making double bills too! One of my favorite things to do when DH has a Saturday-night gig is to rent two movies that go well together and make myself some popcorn.

lime -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 03:14:42 PM -- 27 of 2335
you can fight it, or you can rock out to it

I never have the patience to sit down and watch two movies in one night.

Bethany F. -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 03:18:04 PM -- 28 of 2335
MOTHER: Don't you remember? We do NOT use ADJECTIVES!

That's what cold or rainy Sunday afternoons were for before I had a child.

I created the thread, call Double Bills in Movies.

shawi -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 03:37:19 PM -- 29 of 2335
Use it up; Wear it out; Make do; Or do without

I guess I'm still a novice. I got netflix when I got the DVD, which was with my income tax refund. I tend to keep a short list of about 20 or so and update it and shuffle it frequently.

Lyra Jane -- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 -- 06:16:21 PM -- 30 of 2335
Clearly unable to post here.

I now have *95* on my list. And only 3 of them are from my husband.

I can see this becoming an addiction...

JeanR -- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 -- 03:39:23 PM -- 31 of 2335

I love Netflix. I've been a member since 8/01 and can't think of anything I enjoy more than going to the mail box and getting more movies. I have 89, I think, on my list. Great fun to just cruise through and keep picking. I just returned A Simple Plan and really enjoyed that. I need to print this thread also and go put more in line.

Mugwump -- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 -- 08:07:56 PM -- 32 of 2335

343 Movies in my queue. 1241 rated. Member for three years. Currently my top ten in my queue are:

Ken Burns Civil WarY Tu Mama TambienOctoberEl DoradoKiss of the DragonMonsoon WeddingRed BeardState and MainHedwig and the Angry InchI Know Where I am Going

Why so many in my queue? When I first signed up, I went through their entire catalogue and clicked on every film I wanted to watch. I got up to around 300 or so very quickly. About once a month, I check their new release and upcoming release list, and I also read the new release column in the local paper, and enter interesing new releases into the queue. Whenever the queue gets above 400, I pare it down to 350 or so by eliminating films that I don't think I will ever going to watch.

CalGal -- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 -- 08:52:35 PM -- 33 of 2335
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

That's pretty much what I do.

I wanted to recommend some silent films, because I know most people don't bother, and there are a few worth bothering about:

  • The General--if you only pick one, pick this one. Very, very funny and an excellent action picture.
  • City Lights--lovely Chaplin movie, and I'm not really a fan of his films. This has the classic boxing scene.
  • Birth of a Nation--offensive as all getout, but brilliant story telling. Worth seeing both as a curiosity and because Griffith knew how to make a movie.
  • Passion of Joan of Arc--I had trouble watching the beginning, but the ending is riveting.

Mugwump -- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 -- 10:12:12 PM -- 34 of 2335

Netflix has a really good collection of silents. I second CalGal's recommendations, and would also add Keaton's Sherlock Jr/Our Hospitality DVD (two of his best features on one disk), the three Chaplin Mutual disks, Fairbanks' Black Pirate, Cat and the Canary, Caligari, Intolerance, Nosferatu, and Eisenstein's Potemkin and Strike.

CalGal -- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 -- 10:24:34 PM -- 35 of 2335
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

The Chaplin Mutuals are on my list, but since I started school I haven't done much movie viewing. I saw one other Keaton and didn't care for it much and stopped there--is there a steamboat one?

I haven't seen Intolerance yet. What is the Eisenstein talkie, Alexander Nevsky? I saw that, didn't much care for it, and forgot about Potemkin. I don't even know if it's on my list.

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