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Have you watched any good movies on Netflix lately? What were they?

Asked by mambo (2749points) June 30th, 2012

My boyfriend and I have run out of movies to watch on Netflix. Have you watched anything on there lately that piqued your interest?

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tom_g's avatar

Submarine was pretty good. It felt very Wes Anderson-inspired.

jrpowell's avatar

Sleepers was really good and is on Netflix streaming.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

The Nines – One of my favorite existential-mind-benders,

A Very Long Engagement – I consider this to be one of the best movies I have ever seen.

Both of these movies are instant streaming.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I stopped using netflix. The local library was cheaper (free) and has a pretty good collection.
That said, I borrowed:

The Hidden Fortress. Another great Mifune/Kurosawa collaboration. Served as one of the main inspiration for Star Wars.
8½. A surreal Italian film about a director suffering an existential crisis during his latest project.
I didn’t borrow it, but Brazil is another good one. A dystopian satire influenced by 8½.

These films should be available on netflix. I don’t know if they’re instant streaming.

TexasDude's avatar

The Fall

My new favorite movie.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard I’m guessing this movie is the inspiration for your latest story idea?

gailcalled's avatar

LIke @Michael_Huntington, I too use my inter-library loan program.

I have just watched, with great pleasure, season five of Doc Martin. It is important to have seen the earlier series in order.

fundevogel's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard The Fall is excellent. I revisited Shadow of the Vampire recently and it was even better than I remembered.

Blu's avatar

Postal, though an Uwe Boll film and on the tasteless side, is utterly hilarious.

And 13 Assassins is a must see, a very, very well done film.

gailcalled's avatar

These are films that I loved (and watched in a theater). I can recommend them all. (I took this list from an older question here.)

Julie and Julia
The Last Station
The Class

GladysMensch's avatar

Trollhunter – a 2010 Norwegian dark fantasy film, made in the form of a “found footage” mockumentary.

Kardamom's avatar

This is a smattering of movies that I’ve seen on Netflix to which I’ve given a 4 or 5 star rating.

The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo (both Swedish and British versions are excellent) and the Girl Who Played with Fire and the Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest (only comes in Swedish version)

Is Anybody There?

Snow Cake

The Railway Children

The World’s Fastest Indian

The Girl in the Cafe

The Chorus

Miss Potter


My First Mister





noraasnave's avatar

Forever Young
Mrs. Doubtfire
The Ward

TexasDude's avatar

@Michael_Huntington you want to know something really weird?

I watched the Fall for the first time two days after coming up with that story. Weird, huh? Kind of like how people with no contact invent the same thing across great distances.

serenade's avatar

Another vote for Snow Cake. It’s a beautiful film.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil
The Fighter
I Am Love
Life is Beautiful
My Architect
Sherman’s March
Sin Nombre
Winter’s Bone
Moscow on the Hudson

Burnt by the Sun
The Darjeeling Limited
Frozen River
The Lover
Match Point
Rain (2001— foreign/New Zealand)

Michael_Huntington's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Yeah it’s like that whole US/UK Dennis the Menace coincidence.

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to your new chapters of Bixi girl and the new story you’re working on.

marinelife's avatar

Surprisingly, after the stinky reviews, my husband and I liked John Carter very much.

flutherother's avatar

The Draughtsman’s Contract is strange but very entertaining.

Kardamom's avatar

I just remembered a few more:

Bottle Shock a good movie for anyone interested in wine or wine-making. A much better movie than Sideways, because it’s actually about wine, and not whining.

The Search for John Gissing A bickering married couple has moved to London for the husband’s new job. John Gissing, a British employee at the new branch of the company, has been assigned to help get them set up in their new city. Things go awry, but things are not always as they seem. Or are they?

Love Actually A large cast of seemingly dis-similar folks are living out their lives, some happily, some unhappily, some in limbo. But there is a connection between all of their lives. Some of this is heart-breaking, some of it is life affirming, and lots of it is hilarious. This is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I put it in the top 5!

And if you like romance and/or British period pieces, I would also highly recommend Becoming Jane Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy are luscious!

gailcalled's avatar

@Kardamom: MIlo here; since I have four thumbs, I am using all of them for “Bottle Shock,” which I loved, primarily for Alan Rickman (and most particularly for the vignette where he, as cultured British oenophile, has his first taste of KFC).

Kardamom's avatar

@gailcalled Yes, that scene alone, was priceless! He’s also in Love Actually and The Search for John Gissing. During the end credits for John Gissing, you will be treated to a lovely scene with Alan Rickman tap dancing!

NostalgicChills's avatar

Donnie Darko.
It’s a weird movie though. Just to warn you. It’s a psychological thriller.

Deklandb's avatar

Serendipity! Both of you will be pleasantly suprised.

dabbler's avatar

The original Swedish “Girl with a Dragon Tattoo”.
The remake in English has a stupid Hollywood ending.
Note that both the Swedish sequels are online streaming as well.

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