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December 14th, 2004

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2004.1214.1130::Help me clean my Netflix queue
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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 Monsters
Born on the Fourth of July
Liar Liar
The Wings of the Dove
Sea of Love
Seven Years in Tibet
Bad Lieutenant
Escape from Alcatraz
Deep Blue Sea
The Eiger Sanction
The Falcon and the Snowman
The Stand: Disc 1
A Perfect Murder
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Cop Land
Dumb and Dumber
Executive Decision
A Better Tomorrow
What Dreams May Come
About Last Night...
Purple Rain
Cinema Paradiso: Director's Cut
Spitfire Grill
All About Eve
Midnight Cowboy
The Wizard of Oz
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Taxi Driver
Das Boot
The Sting
All the President's Men
Good Morning, Vietnam
Three Days of the Condor
The Great Escape
The Court Jester
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Donnie Brasco
The War of the Worlds
On Golden Pond
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Vol. 2
Singin' in the Rain
A Soldier's Story
Sophie's Choice
Hilary and Jackie
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Stalag 17
Mississippi Burning
The Big Chill
The Birds
The China Syndrome
Broadcast News
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker
Breaker Morant: Masterworks Edition
And Now for Something Completely Different
Bullets Over Broadway
Rebel Without a Cause
The Red Shoes
Presumed Innocent
Shallow Grave
Gorillas in the Mist
Fried Green Tomatoes
Little Voice
The Night of the Hunter
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Little Women
Deconstructing Harry
Swimming with Sharks
Patch Adams
Living Out Loud
The City of Lost Children
Primary Colors
Happy Together
Fallen Angels
City on Fire
The Corruptor
Prison on Fire 2
La Femme Nikita
The Sweet Hereafter
Englishman Who Went Up a Hill...
Green Legend Ran
My Life as a Dog

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hradzka::2004.12.14.09:44 am
[User Picture]"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.
thepeopleseason::2004.12.14.09:51 am
[User Picture]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.

solsistr3::2004.12.14.10:02 am
I say:
Good Morning, Vietnam
Chris Rock

Tho I have to admit to not having seen the majority of movies that you list. Those 3 are awesome.
solsistr3::2004.12.14.10:03 am
shit! I was just skimming!
instead of Chris Rock, I vote Swimming With Sharks. And rent that IMMEDIATELY.
thepeopleseason::2004.12.14.10:06 am
[User Picture]Well, you know, I guess I can allow a little leeway here and there for more than three movies...
solsistr3::2004.12.14.10:14 am
capn_ken::2004.12.14.10:26 am::The queue
Must Keep:
- About Last Night... (to see what Demi Moore looked like naked before her surgeries)
- Psycho
- Papillon
- Network
- Deliverance
- The Great Escape
- Broadcast News
- Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker
- Shallow Grave
- The Sweet Hereafter

MUST Dump:
- Liar Liar
- A Perfect Murder
- Freeway
- Executive Decision
- Michael
- The Big Chill (what are you, 50?)
- Patch Adams
sdtaylor555::2004.12.14.02:06 pm
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
of it.
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
girlie though.
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 :)

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thepeopleseason::2004.12.14.10:22 pm
[User Picture]I've seen both Jaws and Aliens like 200 times each.

I think my boat's big enough.
flattop::2004.12.16.09:04 pm
[User Picture]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.
Taxi Driver
The Sting
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Shallow Grave
Swimming With the Sharks
City of Lost Children (you have seen Delicatessen, yes?)
La Femme Nikita

Watch anything with or made by the following:
Alfred Hitchcock
Orson Welles
Fritz Lang
Steve McQueen
Paul Newman
Monty Python
Michael Mann

I have to sleep. I'll continue this later.
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