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A thread to recommend decent movies on Netflix / Amazon Prime?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Gerard124, Sep 24, 2015.

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  1. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    As the evenings begin to draw in - a thread to recommend any decent movies you've recently watched on Netflix UK / Amazon Prime?
  2. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    I watched the new Keith Richards doc, produced by Netflix, and it was more interesting than I expected it to be.

  3. rbrown

    rbrown I think therefore I think I am

    Check out Jesus Camp if you want a documentary to make your blood boil. It's a shocker!

  4. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    +1 I watched that last night - really enjoyed it, I also enjoyed reading ‘Life’ a while back.
  5. Philim

    Philim pfm Member

    Watch Narcos on Netflix about Pablo Escobar. Brilliant!
  6. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    At first I wasn't sure, but it just gets better and better. Amazing the extent of his empire.
  7. Mongeddavid

    Mongeddavid pfm Member

    Plus 2 for Narcos truly fascinating story and well acted to boot
  8. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Thanks for recommending, will give it a try.

    Just watching Stop at nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story
  9. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Pantini is very good too.
  10. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Virunga. Quite upsetting, bloody grrrr grrrrr.

    Really drew me in, a mixture of documentary and acting.
  11. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Thanks, I’d noticed Pantini in the listings and wondered if it was worth a watch.
  12. nws56

    nws56 pfm Member

    C'mon guys ; give the disgraced, drug cheating athlete some respect. His name was Pantani.
    And in reply to the OP , I first thought you were being ironic. My Netflix experience always lowers my spirit after wading through those endless thumbnails of 3rd , 4th and 5th rate flicks.
    The experience concludes a couple of hours later. Never again, I vow, after the usual lousy film. But I always succumb a month or so later, just to see if 'things have improved'
    But how can anyone recommend 'a good film' to someone else without knowing their taste?
    You can no more do this than recommend food or clothing. Taste is so extremely variable, and I certainly would only enthuse about the occupants of my blu ray shelf to folk I new really well.
    So, whaddya' like ?
  13. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Betty Blue on Netflix - as well as being a very good film, it has one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

  14. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    No not being ironic, but I find myself in same position as you wading through for 20 minutes then giving up - hence the thread there must be some good stuff across the 2 providers.

    I tend to like:

    Good sci-fi (but I don't think they make it anymore?) Blade Runner, Alien, 2001, The empire strikes back etc

    All the usual stuff in no particular order and off the top of my head - Fargo, Casino, Goodfellows, LA Confidential, Lawrence of Arabia, Apocalypse Now, Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Road, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Schindler’s List, Close Encounters of the third kind, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Godfather, The Apartment, Schindlers List, The Dark Knight, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Some like it hot, Pulp fiction, lots of others!
  15. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Not new but last week I watched "Chinatown" (Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway) and really enjoyed it. Lovely cinematography.
  16. DavidY80

    DavidY80 Not RoHS Compliant

    If you like Philip K Dick's work, I can recommend the Amazon Prime pilot of The man in the high castle.
  17. TPA

    TPA Trade: Tiger Paw

    Could be a short thread this, but grateful for the reminder to cancel my Netflix account.
  18. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    I like your style :D
  19. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    I dunno why you lot are complaining, Netflix seems fine to me. Plenty to watch (documentaries, films, TV shows). If I can get a couple of hours a month's worth of entertainment out of it (which I can easily do) it seems worth the cash to me...

    Worth it for some of the obscure foreign TV alone...
  20. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    For me Netflix is about the TV content, not the movies.
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