I just recently got Netflix, and was wondering what I should put on my Watch Instantly Queue.
man on wire
pierrot le fou
no country for old men
la vie en rose
karate kid 1-3
Baumbach – Kicking and Screaming
Scorsese – Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Last Temptation of Christ
Gondry – Eternal Sunshine
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
Demy – Umbrellas of Cherbourg
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Fasbinder – BRD trilogy, a number of other films by Fassbinder.
Melville – Le Cercle Roug
A lot of Woody Allen – Sweet and Lowdown, Celebrity, Stardust Memories, Sleeper, Shadows and Fog, Etc.
Lynch – Short films
Maddin – Pages from a virgin’s diary, careful
Soderbergh – Sex, Lies and Videotape
Del Toro – Pan’s Labyrinth
Jarmusch – Broken Flowers
Also a number of lesser Godard and Pasolini
And obviously, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.
some docs (not the sunniest list, but…that’s how I roll):
Taxi To the Dark Side
The Devil Came on Horseback
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Iraq In Fragments
and otherwise –
Paul Schrader’s Patty Hearst (starring the late Natasha Richardson) is available: check out the opening credits, with music by Scott Johnson that just grabs you…
doc- Dear Zachary this is a devastating film
Odd Man Out
The China Syndrome
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
In Cold Blood
Jesse James (1939)
Lady From Shanghai
Dial M For Murder
The Ox Bow Incident
The Caine Mutiny
Tears of the Black Tiger
I’m pleased to say it is growing with more and more great films!
I’m about to watch Before Sunset on it.
I don’t trust Netflix instant viewing since a lot of the ones I watch aren’t even VHS quality. I tried to watch Angelopoulos’ Eternity and a Day and the quality was terrible, same with the Bed You Sleep In, Night of the Iguana, and the anime film Paprika. The last one I watched that had good picture quality was either an Ozon or Verhoeven film.
I don’t have an account anymore, but it got to the point where I just had them deliver to my house instead of watching them instantly. I don’t know, maybe it’s improved in the past three weeks since I deleted my account.
A bunch of New Yorker titles were available, which may have changed since the distributor went defunct.
Ozon has some on there as well.
Herzog has a load of films available, I don’t know if it’s changed, but there was at least ten of his films available (including Aguirre, Fitzcarraldo, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Lessons of Darkness, and Even Dwarves Started Small)
Pierrot Le Fou
Eyes Wide Shut
Aguirre: Wrath of God
2001: A Space Odyssey
Once Upon a Time in America
Singin’ in the Rain
The Sunshine Boys
On the Waterfront
The Widow of St. Pierre
The Big Sleep
Time of the Wolf
Scarface (the original)
The Maltese Falcon
Rebel Without a Cause
The Ice Storm
Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein
and more.. I love Netflix (user for 4 years)
Other films that have not been mentioned yet:
all the Hitchcock,
Mail Order Wife,
Descent (not the Descent, simply ‘Descent’),
and like everyone else said be sure to check out all the
and Herzog available!!
I recently checked out Dear Zachary and was blown away by it. My #3 favorite of 2008.
Aguirre: Wrath of God
Pierrot Le Fou
2001: A Space Odyssey
Singin’ In the Rain
Those are some of the best films availible to watch on instant— they have a fairly good selection. As far as quality, its OK. You might be able to find the same movies on YouTube that feature the new “High Quality” option.
i’ve been keeping up with newer releases being put on instant. figured i’d bump this up so it could get some more heads up with movies being put on instant.
new movies i’ve seen up that i think are all definitely worth a watch are JCVD, Timecrimes, Let The Right One In and Wendy and Lucy
They also recently put up a good portion of Eisenstein’s work. Hooray for netflix
Yeah, they added Battleship Potemkin, The General, Nosferatu, and The Man With The Movie Camera from what I noticed recently.
also birth of a nation and dead ringers.
12 monkeys is on instant.
Assault on Precinct 13
The Lady Vanishes
The 39 Steps
You can also add My Man Godfrey and Rosselini’s Open City to the list. I think there’s more good movies on instant than there ever has been.
Dreams by Kurosawa. I still can’t believe its on Netflix instant watch.
Mauvaise Graine (1934)
No great shakes, but it was Billy Wilder’s first, so it deserves a look.
A lot of those titles aren’t available anymore, unfortunately.
Some good flicks that ARE available (as of now).
Goodbye Solo (as a matter of fact, I think all of Bahrani’s films are available to stream).
Perfect Blue (a really great Anime)
Lust, Caution (Ang Lee)
Bukowski – Born into This
Undertow (David Gordon Green)
It’s a really great service. Every once in awhile they will have Criterion titles available to stream.
Also, some great series available.
Ghost in the Shell
Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theater
In the Mood for Love
Let the Right One In
The Thin Blue Line
The Last Detail
I Like Killing Flies
Fear of Fear
in the mood for love
let the right one in
inland empire (if youre on acid)
the short films of david lynch
A few i’ve enjoyed and/or added lately.
The Headless Woman
You, the Living
The Lady from Shanghai
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Only Angels Have Wings
Derrida (2002) great documentary
I’m assuming the picture quality varies from film to film, because I watched Paris, Texas and the quality was perfect, but I’ve watched others, such as Husbands and Wives and it was atrocious
There’s a lot! These are just some of the ones that are up now and haven’t been mentioned:
The Big Lebowski
A Woman Is a Woman
Lots of Kurosawa: Rashomon, Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, High and Low, Ikiru…
Do The Right Thing
Full Metal Jacket
A Clockwork Orange
Synecdoche, New York