Netflix Recommendations ?

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    May 03, 2014 4:34 PM GMT
    Ok I'm sure this topic has been created before but as a Netflix subscriber who is unsure about what to watch can any of the guys here recommend something ?

    What have you discovered browsing through Netflix's vast catalogue ? Any hidden gems ?
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    May 03, 2014 5:08 PM GMT
    Gone (with hot Scott Mechlowicz)
    Downloading Nancy (Jason Patric)
    Take This Waltz
    'night Mother (Sissy Spacek)
    The Dynamiter
    The Details (Toby Maguire)
    Hecklers
    Side by Side
    The Last Word
    End of Watch (Jake Gyllenhaal)
    Wings of Life
    About Sunny
    Bridegroom
    Killing Season
    H.H. Holmes
    Creepshow 2
    The Fisher King
    Don Jon
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    May 03, 2014 7:05 PM GMT
    I watched Pirate Radio the other day and enjoyed it.
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    May 03, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
    If they still have it, Season 1 of Dame Edna's Neighbourhood Watch was extremely funny. I watched it several years ago (perhaps 10+). Season 2 was nowhere near as funny.
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    May 03, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    Are you talking about the streaming section of Netflix? I just watched the entire series of Breaking Bad on streaming. Incredible show!
  • somedaytoo

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    May 03, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    Spartacus
  • jaroslav123

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    May 03, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    The Thick of It.
    Black Mirror.
    The Turin Horse.
    Dogville.

    They're all bleak and thought-provoking. The Thick of It, is also the funniest...and the one with the higher swear-word count.....icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    May 03, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidAre you talking about the streaming section of Netflix? I just watched the entire series of Breaking Bad on streaming. Incredible show!
    Do they still have a DVD service? As far as I know, they never had that in Canada, so Netflix is just a streaming section to us.
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    May 03, 2014 8:41 PM GMT
    jaroslav123 saidThe Thick of It.
    Black Mirror.
    The Turin Horse.
    Dogville.

    They're all bleak and thought-provoking. The Thick of It, is also the funniest...and the one with the higher swear-word count.....icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif


    I have seen Dogville, Black Mirror and all the series of The Thick Of It (Malcolm Tucker is my hero !) icon_biggrin.gif

    I'll look into Turin Horse.
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    May 03, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
    well Orange is the new back was pretty good.



    Natasha Lyonne is in it.

    & just in case you have not seen it, breaking bad.
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    May 03, 2014 9:28 PM GMT
    Some very good documentaries:

    Chasing Madoff: True story of financial whiz who smells a rat and spends 10 years trying prove eponymous wealth manager is perpetrating massive fraud (which, of course, he was).

    Hank: Five Years from the Brink: Self-effacing former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson explains how he saved the world from financial meltdown.

    The Pixar Story: Heartwarming story of rise and rise of titular animation studio.

  • metta

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    May 03, 2014 11:35 PM GMT
    I finally finished Breaking Bad. They did a good job with the ending.



    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3727878

    repaste:
    House of Cards (waiting for season 3)
    Breaking Bad (done)
    Weeds (done)
    Orange is the New Black (waiting for season 2)
    Battlestar Galactaca (done)
    Caprica (done)
    The Tudors (done)

    There are a bunch of movies that can be found on Netflix that are listed here:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2718473

    Very good:
    Any Day Now (gay film)
    Couldburst (lesbian film)
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    May 04, 2014 12:00 AM GMT
    Archer ftw
  • rac727

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    May 04, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    G.B.F.!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 04, 2014 1:17 AM GMT
    I like watching Gay, Indies, Musical, Foreign, Drama/Action genres. Try the MDNA tour, Coldplay Tour, tons of great gay foreign films (French films, Chinese, German, American movies.)

    (Don Jon, Presque Rien, SummerStorm, Happy Together, ECupid, Going down to LA LA land, Another Gay movie, Out in the Dark, Yossi...etc)
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    May 04, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    Dredd
    Avengers
    Hansel and Gretal
    Skyfall

    Dollhouse
    Hemlock Grove
    Orange is the New Black
    New Girl
    Forward Unto Dawn
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    May 04, 2014 4:10 AM GMT
    somedaytoo saidSpartacus
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    Which one? They have the 1919, 1960, 2004 and the 2010 remakes.

    I've only seen the 1960 version and it was a strange experience first run as a 12 year old farm boy who secretly knew he was 'queer'. Although culturally isolated and naive, the scene where Tony Curtis bathes Laurence Olivier left a lasting impression on me. It was almost shocking. Even I got the subtext, and not only the sexual implications of oysters vs snails.

    Yes, there was that, but directly after that scene general Crassus calls his slave Antoninus to the balcony to behold the grandeur that is Rome. Now the subtext is more ambiguous but no less sinister. I've watched this movie several times over the years (having a bit of a penchant for "spectacle" movies of the "ancient empire" genre). Much about it is dated, but that scene on the balcony is remarkable. Not merely seduction of the flesh is intimated here, but seduction of the soul.

    Rome is a political metaphor for those deep powers contained within civilization itself that dictate our sense of morality; what is acceptable behavior and what is not. Even how we should see and understand ourselves--our sense of self and place in society. "No man can withstand Rome, no nation can withstand Rome, how much less a boy? Hmm? There's only one way to deal with Rome, Antoninus, you must serve her, you must abase yourself before her, you must grovel at her feet, you *must* love her."

    Arousing the contrary political opinion was precisely the director's intent. Antoninus took the cue and fled.

    This is a piece of cultural history. The 1950s with their McCarthist witch hunts in Hollywood had only recently ended. The civil rights movement was barely beginning to get attention. The whole panoply of social changes that would soon be called "The 60s" was yet to unfold. And here we have a movie with an unmistakable homo-erotic scene and the core theme of Rebellion against the "evil" empire.

    There was much to not like about it, all that exaggerated testosterone and blood letting, but it wasn't all bad.

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    May 04, 2014 4:48 AM GMT
    ARCHER.
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    May 04, 2014 6:08 AM GMT
    World's Greatest Dad. Its directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and stars Robin Williams. I never heard of it until I saw it on Netflix.
  • trueblue90

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    May 04, 2014 6:30 AM GMT
    It's great to see how everyone has different tastes when it comes to the Netflix catalogue. Here's some of my favorites...

    Mad Men
    Portlandia
    Louie

    Lost in Translation
    Somewhere (huge Sofia Coppola fan)
    Punch Drunk Love
    Blue is the Warmest Color
    Rachel Getting Married
    Cutie and the Boxer (endearing doc)
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi (endearing-er doc)
    The Act of Killing
    Amelie
    Party Monster (Culkin's best work ha)
    Bo Burnham what (genius stand-up)
    Melancholia
    Antichrist (von Trier is a twisted genius)
    Upstream Color


    Let me know if you end up watching any of these. I really enjoy talking movies.
  • cityguy39

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    May 04, 2014 6:41 AM GMT
    My Brother The Devil- was pretty good
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    May 04, 2014 7:32 AM GMT
    trueblue90 said

    Portlandia
    Louie
    Somewhere (huge Sofia Coppola fan)
    Punch Drunk Love
    Blue is the Warmest Color

    The Act of Killing
    Amelie
    Party Monster (Culkin's best work ha)

    Antichrist (von Trier is a twisted genius)
    Upstream Color



    These are some good picks.

    I've already seen Party Monster before but can watch it over and over. Also seen Antichrist (once was enough lol) but the rest I'm really interested in watching- particularly Upstream Color (it's supposed to be a major David Lynch-esque mind fuck).
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    May 04, 2014 7:33 AM GMT
    VirgoTN saidDredd
    Avengers
    Hansel and Gretal
    Skyfall

    Dollhouse
    Hemlock Grove
    Orange is the New Black
    New Girl


    I tried with Hemlock Grove but it was too 'hammy' for my tastes. Famke Jansen's character was like a drag queen.

    LOVE Orange is the New Black- desperately waiting for season 2 to start.

    The others I've seen already but good picks. icon_biggrin.gif

  • trueblue90

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    May 04, 2014 8:41 AM GMT
    whateveryo said
    trueblue90 said

    Portlandia
    Louie
    Somewhere (huge Sofia Coppola fan)
    Punch Drunk Love
    Blue is the Warmest Color

    The Act of Killing
    Amelie
    Party Monster (Culkin's best work ha)

    Antichrist (von Trier is a twisted genius)
    Upstream Color



    These are some good picks.

    I've already seen Party Monster before but can watch it over and over. Also seen Antichrist (once was enough lol) but the rest I'm really interested in watching- particularly Upstream Color (it's supposed to be a major David Lynch-esque mind fuck).


    Upstream Color is a trip of epic proportions. The same guys did Primer which isn't streaming anymore. To be honest, Primer was overly-convoluted and a pain to watch. UC is worth the watch though.

    Sorry to deviate from the post, but a couple of current movies that are on VOD and in some theaters which are fucking amazing are Under the Skin (polarizing, but I absolutely loved it), Only Lovers Left Alive (same guy directed Broken Flowers available streaming on Netflix), and Nymphomaniac Vol's I and II (another depraved Trier film).

    Also, The Great Beauty -- available on DVD Netflix-- was one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen.

    Cheers!
  • trueblue90

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    May 04, 2014 8:48 AM GMT
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    Natasha Lyonne is in it.

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    Natash Lyonne is one of the most underrated actresses out there. But I'm a Cheerleader is a campy, John Waters-esque, hot mess of a film-- a fun watch also streaming on Netflix.