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    Netflix Suggestions

    I think this should be a sticky, though I'm pretty sure the topic has been done before...but maybe in Foo. Anyways, post up your netflix suggestions here. Feel free to say why you think people would like it, or what type of tastes it applies to, a short synopsis, etc etc.

    I would post some suggestions, but once I got started I would probably never stop... I've always been a movie buff and I'm unemployed so I've pretty much seen the majority of things on there.

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    Streaming or regular delivery?

    Streaming - Headhunters (Norwegian) is a good one to start off with.

    It's about a corporate headhunter that augments his income by heisting artwork. He makes the mistake of choosing the wrong fellow, and the movie really takes off. Solid performances, lots of action, and a few intriguing twists and turns.
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    I have been catching up on Top Gear of late... have not had a television for five years and like to be able to pick and choose what I watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Streaming or regular delivery?

    Streaming - Headhunters (Norwegian) is a good one to start off with.

    It's about a corporate headhunter that augments his income by heisting artwork. He makes the mistake of choosing the wrong fellow, and the movie really takes off. Solid performances, lots of action, and a few intriguing twists and turns.

    I only do the streaming... Sounds good, but is it in English or does it have subtitles? I'm kind of blind in one eye so subtitles are out for me... Gives me awful headaches. Even just watching a regular movie I have to take breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    I only do the streaming... Sounds good, but is it in English or does it have subtitles? I'm kind of blind in one eye so subtitles are out for me... Gives me awful headaches. Even just watching a regular movie I have to take breaks.
    In Norwegian, with subtitles.

    Ok, then - try Diamond Men. It is streaming, and is a nice enjoyable movie. And I found There Goes The Neighborhood pretty entertaining.....
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    Haha, there goes the neighborhood is classic. I will check out diamond men.

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    Headhunters was good! Thanks.

    While not a great movie, I enjoyed how "Limitless" flipped the cautionary story storyline.

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    Here's another - What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? It's a mid-60's war-time comedy, set in Sicily.

    Not an Oscar winner, but lots of laughs, hi-jinks, etc....... and some pretty darn hot Italian women here and there. The cast includes James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Aldo Ray, Harry Morgan, and even Dick Shawn (Hitler, from The Producers).

    Both my wife AND my 17 year old daughter liked it. I'm a hero.
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    Monsters is on Netflix, as is Skyline. Age of Heroes is a good Sean Bean WWII flick, too. All are on streaming side of the service, and they have a delightfully weird movie called Bunruku on that's surreal! Ron POearlman is in it as the villain.
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    The Red Violin - Some really fantastic camera work at times, decent story, etc.

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    Another good streaming movie - Wasabi. French, with subtitles.

    French detective discovers he has a 20 year old daughter in Japan, from an old flame. Goes to collect her and ends up in HOT water with the Yakuza. Hilarity and bloodletting ensue, happy ending (no - not THAT kind).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Another good streaming movie - Wasabi. French, with subtitles.

    French detective discovers he has a 20 year old daughter in Japan, from an old flame. Goes to collect her and ends up in HOT water with the Yakuza. Hilarity and bloodletting ensue, happy ending (no - not THAT kind).

    Il est une tres bon film! J'adore tout les films des Jean Reno, et je parle francaise!
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    I'd recommend two: Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz and Trigger. First rate films, the both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I have been catching up on Top Gear of late... have not had a television for five years and like to be able to pick and choose what I watch.

    Terra Nova was an excellent series that was sadly, cancelled when it was enjoying great ratings... it was also an extremely expensive show to produce.
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    Here's a streaming vintage one that is very good - How To Steal a Million

    Eli Wallach, Peter O'Toole, Audrey Hepburn. Can't go wrong, really.
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    Another great pick on the steaming feed:

    The Mark of Zorro 1920 original silent version, with Douglas Fairbanks

    Just a fabulous movie from start to finish. A stripped down classsic with no CGI, no special effects, no color.....heck, no stinkin' dialogue. Just a delight to watch Zorro constantly bearing and otherwise antagonizing the bad guys until he makes thing right, saves the day, and wins the girl.
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    Heaven's Gate.

    check it out, seriously, especially the rollerskating scene
    Comedian Bill Hicks once said, "Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a jet ski, and you never see an unhappy person riding a jet ski."

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    The Queen of Versailles ***** Unexpectedly fascinating documentary
    Bag of Hammers *** (only for Rebecca Hall, really)
    Safety Not Guaranteed *** (was hoping for more)
    Hick *** (quirky but dark)

    Oh, and Blue Valentine is exhaustingly real.

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    the deep cut with meg ryan
    Comedian Bill Hicks once said, "Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a jet ski, and you never see an unhappy person riding a jet ski."

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    Compliance is streaming now. Not an enjoyable movie but definitely gives you things to ponder upon.

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    Just streamed/watched "Little Miss Marker", starring Tony Curtis, Julie Andrews, Walter Matthau, Brian Dennehey, and Bob Newhart.

    A real gem.
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    Another streamable gem - The Conversation

    Let's see.... a 1974 Francis Ford Coppola film starring Gene Hackman as a wiretapper that wrestles with the results of his work. Also appearing are Harrison Ford, Terri Garr, Cindy Williams, and an uncredited Robert Duval.
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    BBC's "Sherlock".
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