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52 movies?

Asked by SuperMouse (30788points) August 1st, 2008

I want to find fifty-two movies that I haven’t seen, that are available on NetFlix and watch one a week for the next year. I call it “SNJ’s First Annual 52 Week 52 Movie Film Festival.” Genre doesn’t matter, I’ll watch them all, they just need to be quality films available on DVD. Any suggestions?

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jholler's avatar

the siege of firebase Gloria, felon, the princess’ bride, the ORIGINAL day of the jackal, ORIGINAL cape fear….

marinelife's avatar

Mon Oncle d’Amerique, My Dinner with Andre, Dr. Strangelove, Rear Window.

jholler's avatar

I have GOT to watch Dr Strangelove again!!

kevbo's avatar

Double Indemnity
Burnt by the Sun
The Lover
Snow Cake
Rain (a New Zealand film)
Any Nick Broomfield documentary
Any of the Qatsi trilogy (e.g. Koyaanisqatsi)

MacBean's avatar

I started answering this but my reply got huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge. I’m sure you’ll get a ton of great recommendations from everybody else, but if you want to add me as a friend on Netflix, you could just browse through my rated movies and see if there’s anything that catches your eye!

PupnTaco's avatar

Seven Samurai
Nude on the Moon
Wordplay
Kiki’s Delivery Service
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavera

trumi's avatar

If you live near a Netflix shipping center you can conceivably watch 2 a week. I like to send one Monday, get it Wednesday, send it back Thursday, get a new one Saturday, and send it back Monday. Works really well if I stick to it.

These are my favorites, though you’ve probably already seen them:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Garden State, Shaun of the Dead, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fight Club, The Godfather 1 and 2, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Saved, Oceans 11, Donnie Darko, Goonies, Malcom X, Bullitt, Casablanca, It’s A Wonderful Life, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Feel free to comment me if you want more, I love to talk about movies, or if you want to add me as a friend on Netflix (500 Rated, 300 on my queue!)

@Dave; Seven Samurai is absolutely brilliant! Good pick.

tinyfaery's avatar

Ghost Dog, Gas Food Lodging, Niagra Niagra. Oh wait. I have no idea if these are on netflix. Suspiria is another good one.

GD_Kimble's avatar

1. Kipperbang (1982)
2. Popeye (1980)
3. Empire Of The Sun (1987)
4. King Of New York (1990)
5. Flirting With Disaster (1996)
6. Flirting (1991)
7. Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
8. Meagforce (1982)
9. The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai (1984)
10. Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970)
11. Red Dawn (1984)
12. The Warriors (1979)
13. Cooley High (1975)
14. The Last Dragon (1985)
15. The Station Agent (2003)
16. M*A*S*H (1970)
17. Lolita (1962)
18. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
19. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
20. Time Bandits (1981)
21. The Pirate Movie (1982)
22. Condorman (1981)
23. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
24. The Wind And The Lion (1975)
25. Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
26. The Great Santini (1979)
27. Sid And Nancy (1986)
28. Car Wash (1976)
29. In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
30 Three Days Of The Condor (1975)
31. The Falcon And The Snowman (1985)
32. Shallow Grave (1995)
33. The Crying Game (1992)
34. Punchdrunk Love (2002)
35. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
36. Hair (1979)
37. Rock N Roll High School (1979)
38. The Great Race (1965)
39. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
40. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
41. Black Sunday (1977)
42. North Dallas Forty (1979)
43. Malcom X (1992)
44. A Bronx Tale (1993)
45. Live And Let Die (1973)
46. O Brother Where Art Thou (2000)
47. Brazil (1985)
48. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
49. The War Wagon (1967)
50. Zulu (1964)
51. The Duellists (1977)
52. The Bad News Bears (1976)

marinelife's avatar

Wow, GD_Kimble, great list. I am saving that to comb through for movie nights to come.

sndfreQ's avatar

Whatever you do, don’t buy a Roku; you’ll find 52 on-demand movies that no one has ever seen!

kelly's avatar

the ORIGINAL The Thin Man and its sequels

augustlan's avatar

The Quiet Man…great John Wayne movie, unlike any other John Wayne movie

augustlan's avatar

Carlito’s Way

GD_Kimble's avatar

Corrections:
#8 on my list SHOULD read “Megaforce”, not “Meagforce”. Besides which, upon further reflection, Megaforce was great when I was a kid, but truthfully, it’s a pretty terrible flick. So let’s replace it with:

8. The Tao Of Steve (2000)

Also #22 Condorman.. is wonderful, but it too is essentially a kids movie, so let’s make it:

22. The Conversation (1974)

El_Cadejo's avatar

I know you only asked for 52, but heres 300 my goal is to watch all of these movies.

Pachy's avatar

It would help me to know your approx. age. I’m an older man, so an older movie I love might be a turnoff to you.

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