Other than threads about what films are in you’re queue which I’m hardly interested in, there’s no real place for people go for suggestions. And that is, if Netflix is a popular commodity which I am unsure of, but I regularly use it because I just can’t afford to go about buying dvds.
And I don’t want to restrict this thread to solely Netflix streaming even though that is the title, but there are several other platforms that offer great services (Hulu, Fandor, ITunes, Amazon, Crackle, etc.) So if there are people that use any of the ones mentioned or others, feel free to add.
Please refrain from posting titles off YouTube, for fear of having them DELETED
Here are some expiring soon titles from my personal queue, just before I forget….Some I haven’t seen and will try to do so before they’re not available.
Sam Peckinpah’s Convoy
How can you go wrong with Kristofferson and Peckinpah.
Bille August’s The Color of Freedom
Oliver Stone’s Salvador
<3 James Woods
Brian Clemmen’s *Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
A few noteworthy titles.
I just watched Tsai Ming-Liang’s film The Wayward Cloud (which is also a 2012 World Cup film). It’s a very strange and very good film. Breakout song and dance sequences paired along with explicit sex, I mean what’s not to like. Kidding of course. Check it out if you like Tsai’s work.
Having just recently watched Andrea Arnold’s latest film Wuthering Heights, I’ve finally been wanting to complete her filmography by going back to her debut feature Red Road. My god is this a powerful film. Handled by any other director it probably would have been a disaster because of the way the exposition can be handled. But she does it very smartly here.
Also for those of you who are participating in the Wolrd Cup, Dariush Mehrjui’s film Leila is available on netflix.
I just watched Rusty Cundieff’s Tales from the Hood on Netflix streaming and I recommend it to my horror peeps on here.
If Sons and Lovers is still available I recommend it as well (not a horror film, just a general recommendation) .
Damn I’ve forgotten all about Tales from the Hood. I remember watching it when I was younger and being scared by it. There’s one scene that I’ve always had in my mind and I can’t ever remember where it from. I think it may be from this, but I’d have to watch it again to be sure.
I have netflix streaming, so I really appreciate this thread. (How do you find out when titles will be discontinued?)
I still haven’t seen the two Tom Noonan films they have, and I better watch them soon before they get removed.
Well I just wen through my queue and they’ll have an expiry date in red on the right of the listing. I always here when I find something good and it’s within a couple of days of finding it. My instant queue is maxed so there’s always something in there that’s being removed. And yeah I want to check out those Noonan films too.
there used to be a really good website with a list of all expiring films and dates films will be added
couldn’t find it last time I looked
Well, if you find it, Den, let me know.
I missed some good ones in the past. (I believe the film with Sally Field and James Garner was streaming, which they removed before I could see it.)
Here ya go, folks.
Cool. That helps.
Btw, has any seen Bad Company, directed by Robert Benton and starring Jeff Bridges? I’ve been meaning to see that, but I’m wondering if anyone else can recommend it.
I found a full length copy of Convoy on YouTube, I really want to see it, but yes Tommy, you can’t go wrong with the director and star of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Salvador is a must-watch – Oliver Stone when he was young and hungry, with a stellar James Woods perf. Wayward Cloud was a pleasant surprise for me, went in not knowing what I was in for and loved it.
Den, I used to use FeedFliks to keep track of my instant and DVD queues, but I’m pretty certain they scammed me, because the site won’t let me log in lately.
Here’s some 4 and 5 star films I recently saw on instant:
Battle in Heaven
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Two in the Wave
salvador is probably my fave stone film and i really like bad company with jeff bridges too. i recently watched cry danger with dick powell and tourneur’s the fearmakers on streaming, both great b&w thrillers
Thanks, Ruby. I tried watching Bad Company, but I made the comment—“This is going to end badly”—and my wife, who was watching it with me said, “Then why the heck are we watching this?!” My response, “Because it looks good,” didn’t cut it, so I had to switch movies. I’ll try to get to it later (hopefully before the 30th).
haha yeah i can understand that but it’s really pretty comical and a very different kind of western. i’ll never forget the scene where they kill the rabbit. i might watch it again actually :P
I’m not a big Stone fan and hardly like any of his films, but Salvador does sound the most intriguing to me so I may try and sneak it in.
Battle in Heaven has kind of hindered my exploration of Reygadas. I didn’t care much for it especially considering how many people I respect around here have rated it so highly.
Two in the Wave has been sitting in my queue since it was released so I’m bound to see it sometime.
I just revisited RoboCop, since most of the MGM catalog is on there. If you’ve not seen it yet, it comes with an A+ recommendation from me.
Another big bunch of films (20 or so) dropping out of my queue at the end of the month. Ugh.
i’m not a member at Netflix (in UK)
i’ve just had a look at the site and there does not appear to be any search facility.
when i browse films, it just shows about 20 titles on one page, and there is no way to look for other titles.
there must be a way to do this?
Robocop is on streaming? Hell yeah, I fucking love that film!
I haven’t seen Wuthering Heights yet but I thought Red Road was terrific and actually better than Fish Tank. Arnold seems to be a real firecracker – good for her, we need more broads like this making quality films.
Well if you like any one of her films then I think you’d dig Wuthering Heights. She’s one of my favorites right now.
Takahisa Zeze’s Heaven’s Story
Yang Heng’s Betelnut
Shinji Imaoka’s Frog Song
Wakamatsu’s United Red Army
Ing K., Choonhavan, and Sriwanichpoom’s Citizen Juling
Whoa, Heaven’s Story is on there. Watching immediately.
Some things in my queue ending either 6/30 or 7/1
Where the Sidewalk Ends
A Very Long Engagement
Kicking and Screaming
Arsenic and Old Lace
Salvador (well, looks like this one’s been mentioned by others, so I guess this is a reminder)
The Son (Dardenne Brothers) expires 6/30
The Bhutanese film Travellers & Magicians expires on 7/1
Jia Zhangke’s The World expires on 7/6
I just watched Fujian Blue and can’t wait to watch some of the other dGenerate titles that were added to Netflix.
I highly recommend An Infinite Tenderness. It is a little known french documentary from the early 70’s about a handicapped boy whose life changes when he makes a friend.
Nicholas Ray’s The Savage Innocents is also on streaming.
The Fernando De Leo films on Netflix are lots of fun to watch
I’m really excited about those Fernando di Leo films. Haven’t seen them but the look like a lot of fun.
Just finished Heaven’s Story and mind is officially blown. I you have 4 1/2 hours, do yourself a favor and watch it.
Don’t watch Metropolitan on Netflix. The aspect ratio is incorrect.
Looks like Irma Vep is going away this weekend. Been wanting to catch that for some time.
Captain, you can skip Kicking and Screaming, but don’t miss out on Videodrome. Bad Lieutenant, while only modestly enjoyed by me, has a cult following, so watch it and make up your own mind.
Brad, Irma Vep is definitely worth it. It grows on you, and is fun the first time around solely for all the allusions to classic French cinema.
I’m watching Metropolitan on Netflix.