December 14th, 2004
I've been a member of Netflix since April of 2000, when the Coffee Achiever
suggested I join to take advantage of my then-brand-new Apex multi-region player, complete with "YOU SHOULD NOT BE HERE" hidden menu (of course, I've only ever watched two non-region 1 discs). In my time with Netflix, I've rated 837 movies/discs. In the process of running through those ratings, I queued any movie that was well-recommended and accumulated a list pushing 450 discs.
While that number has since gone down to about 350, since I picked up the TiVo, my Netflix account has become what is likely the ideal account in the eyes of their executives: several months of inactivity while seldom-watched discs gather dust on my coffee table.
I think one of the problems here is that my queue's just too huge. So I'm offering y'all a chance to recommend your favorites to me. Pick 3 favorites from the list of 100 movies below, and tell me what movies I should keep on my queue. Regretfully, I've never really refused to see a movie, so I've seen some real stinkers, too--tell me what movies I should absolutely remove from the queue. Assume, for the moment, that I haven't seen any of the movies in the list. I'll be doing this two more times, and with your help, I'll end up with a far more manageable queue. Gods and MonstersBorn on the Fourth of JulyLiar Liar The Wings of the DoveSea of Love Pecker Seven Years in TibetBad LieutenantEscape from AlcatrazDeep Blue SeaThe Eiger SanctionThe Falcon and the SnowmanThe Stand: Disc 1A Perfect MurderAlways Fallen Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilHercules Cop Land Frantic Freeway Dumb and DumberExecutive DecisionJumanji A Better TomorrowWhat Dreams May ComeAbout Last Night...MichaelPurple RainCinema Paradiso: Director's CutSpitfire GrillAll About EveMidnight CowboyPsychoPapillon PersuasionNetworkThe Wizard of OzGuess Who's Coming to DinnerTaxi DriverDas BootThe StingAll the President's MenGood Morning, VietnamThree Days of the CondorAmistad DeliveranceThe Great EscapeThe Court JesterDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole ChristmasCrimes and MisdemeanorsDonnie BrascoThe War of the WorldsOn Golden PondMonty Python's Flying Circus: Vol. 2Singin' in the RainA Soldier's StorySophie's ChoiceHilary and JackieInvasion of the Body SnatchersStalag 17 Mississippi BurningThe Big ChillThe BirdsThe China SyndromeBroadcast NewsChris Rock: Bigger & BlackerBreaker Morant: Masterworks EditionAnd Now for Something Completely DifferentBullets Over BroadwayBirdy Rebel Without a CauseThe Red ShoesPresumed InnocentShallow GraveShineGorillas in the MistFried Green TomatoesLittle VoiceThe Night of the HunterLolita Manhattan Murder MysteryLittle Women Deconstructing HarrySwimming with SharksPatch AdamsLiving Out LoudThe City of Lost ChildrenPrimary ColorsHappy TogetherFallen AngelsCity on FireThe CorruptorPrison on Fire 2La Femme NikitaThe Sweet HereafterEnglishman Who Went Up a Hill...Green Legend RanAffliction My Life as a Dog
"The Court Jester," "Stalag 17," and "Night of the Hunter."
Also, purge "Freeway" from your list, because nobody should have to sit through that piece of crap.
Cool. I was beginning to think that people didn't really care enough to wade through a list of 100 movies. This still might be true, so I'm going to make this into a poll. Also, purge "Freeway" from your list, because nobody should have to sit through that piece of crap.
Good Morning, Vietnam
Tho I have to admit to not having seen the majority of movies that you list. Those 3 are awesome.
shit! I was just skimming!
instead of Chris Rock, I vote Swimming With Sharks. And rent that IMMEDIATELY.
Well, you know, I guess I can allow a little leeway here and there for more than three movies...
|capn_ken::2004.12.14.10:26 am::The queue|
- About Last Night... (to see what Demi Moore looked like naked before her surgeries)
- The Great Escape
- Broadcast News
- Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker
- Shallow Grave
- The Sweet Hereafter
- Liar Liar
- A Perfect Murder
- Executive Decision
- The Big Chill (what are you, 50?)
- Patch Adams
Gods and Monsters - skip this one
Liar Liar - just so so
Seven Years in Tibet -just so so
Deep Blue Sea - a bad movie, but i kinda liked it.
The Stand: Disc 1 - The Stand is the greatest movie ever! All 8hrs
A Perfect Murder - good drama
Always - eh.. it's alright
Fallen - liked the concept, lacked follow thru
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - Wonderful Drama!
Executive Decision - Good action movie
Jumanji - Really fun fantasy movie with Robin Williams
What Dreams May Come - Overrated!!
Michael - Terrible
Spitfire Grill - just so so
Psycho - the original was pretty good
The Wizard of Oz - You have to see this one atleast once in your life
Good Morning, Vietnam - loved it, except for the ending.
Amistad - don't bother with
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas - dumb, but I finished it
Donnie Brasco - boring, and I love johnny Depp
Hilary and Jackie - kinda boring.
Mississippi Burning - eh, so so
The Birds - this one freaked me out as a kid
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker - funny, but too crude for me
Shine - Wayyyyy boring
Fried Green Tomatoes - One of my favorites of all time. Kinda
Little Voice - eh, so so
Lolita - I liked it
Manhattan Murder Mystery - didn't leave any impression on me.
Little Women - Love this movie! Deffinately girlie.
Patch Adams - funny but disappointing.
Primary Colors - pretty good
Englishman Who Went Up a Hill... - funny english movie.
Hope this helps :)
I've seen both Jaws and Aliens like 200 times each.
I think my boat's big enough.
You haven't seen The Wizard of Oz? You're joking, right?
I can't stop at three, but I'll try to keep it short.
Broadcast News - get this next, I think you'll appreciate it.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Swimming With the Sharks
City of Lost Children (you have seen Delicatessen, yes?)
La Femme Nikita
Watch anything with or made by the following:
I have to sleep. I'll continue this later.