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Added by the giraffe on 19 Mar 2016 10:33
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Help me lower my IQ again

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Movies I have never watched

Voted for: VierasTalo, Kandi

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Hardware (1990)

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Most of these I haven't seen in several years

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Thanks to the consensus I won't be watching this one
Voted against: Director Black, moviewatcher122, TrekMedic, Ricky49er, ChihuahuaDaddy

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Watched & removed from my queue

I guess I could just delete the watched films from this list, but I figured for historical purposes I'd move whatever I've seen to its own section at the bottom of the list. Thank you for helping me knock these out!
The Hunt (2012)
Witness (1985)
Nightwatch (1997)
Rampart (2011)
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Lately whenever I open up my Netflix Instant queue to watch something I scroll through the entire list, then find something that's not even in there to watch instead. This makes no sense honestly, because I do want to watch every film in there. I'm just lacking the motivation lately, probably because a lot of these movies have been sitting there so long I'm not as enthusiastic about them as I used to be. And then there are several that I added out of curiosity or with vague intentions of revisiting them.

So I'm coming to you, my fellow movie lovers, in hopes you can help me knock these movies out. Now, last time I had a variety of rules employed but I think I'll keep it simple this time around.

If you think I should watch something, vote for it. If you think I should avoid something, vote against it. Just don't vote for the same film more than once. Cool? Cool.

And thank you in advance to all who participate. I appreciate the assistance!

UPDATE: Anything I've watched is being moved to a separate section at the bottom of the list.

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Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Apr 30 19:32
Hmmm, you and I we seem to have similar problems. Specifically, a lot of these very same movies sit unwatched in my own queue. I started Hush one night, and while I think there's potential for it to be at least decent, I turned it off 30 minutes in. I can say the same about Europa Report.

I'd say watch the vast majority of these at your own pace, whenever you feel like it. The one exception is The Hunt. Turn it on when you know you have 20 or so distraction free minutes and the movie will do the rest. Killing Them Softly is another I think you'll find easy to commit to. It's not a GREAT movie, but it's better than most people gave it credit for.

I don't see anything you need to desperately avoid. But I mostly hated Forced Manure. I understand others got more from it. If you really like, you can rewatch Hellraiser III sometime and then promptly lower your rating a couple of stars, hehe.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Apr 30 20:19
Vote For:
-Across the Universe
-Beasts of No Nation
-Day Watch
-Fantasia 2000
-Moonrise Kingdom

Vote Against:
-Hellraiser: Inferno
-Last Days on Mars
-King Arthur

I feel like What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Good Will Hunting, and Fantasia have a continuous watch quality too them. Hellraiser III was fine it's the beginning of the downhill spiral for the series though. I would say don't go out of your way to rewatch it, but It's not an awful idea to eventually watch it again someday.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Apr 30 22:02
Vote For:
It's a Beautiful Day (I'd also recommend watching World of Tommorow, a short film made by the same director)
I Know That Voice (Nostalgia plays a huge part of enjoying it, but it's also interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes)

Vote Against:
Eight Crazy Nights (It's an Adam Sandler comedy, but that's scraping the bottom of the barrel)
Philomena (Not necessarily bad, but it's pretty much Oscar Bait)
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 1 4:36
Vote For:
Basic Instinct
Stir of Echoes
Get the Gringo
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Eyes Wide Shut
The Exorcist (Worth giving another chance.)
In the Bedroom
Moonrise Kingdom
Killing Them Softly
The Boys of Brazil
Fantasia 2000 (Worth watching at least once.)
Good Will Hunting
I Know That Voice
Spy Hard (Not sure how you'll feel about this on re-watch, but I personally thought it was funny.)

Vote Against:
Super High Me
Eight Crazy Nights (While I've seen many worse movies than this one, it's the worst movie on this list that I've seen. Unless you want to see an animated Adam Sandler Hannukah movie with tons of humor relying on bodily fluids and Adam Sandler doing annoying voices like an old man who sounds like Bobby from Bobby's World as an old man then you're better off skipping it.)
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 1 5:50
Vote for: Devil's Knot , The Hunt, Witness, The Exorcist, Eyes Wide Shut, What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

Vote against: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 1 12:17
Voting for:
The Hunt (you should see it asap!)
Basic Instinct
Force Majeure
Moonrise Kingdom
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 1 14:21
@Director Black - My enjoyment of World of Tomorrow is what prompted me to add It's Such a Beautiful Day, so sounds like it's likely I'll enjoy the latter as well.

List has been updated, and thanks to all above who voted & left comments!
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 1 14:58
Voting for:
Hellraiser Inferno - SWEET JESUS! This used to be my favorite film. In 2004. It's the best of the Hellraiser-sequels even removed of my weird personal nostalgia for it.
The Young Girls of Rochefort - Look dude, it's a delightful Jacques Demy -musical. Those are literally THE BEST.
Force Majeure - I don't think you've seen Ă–sterlund's films before, and this is totally a perfect introduction to him. It's hilarious and so insightful and relatable that it actually hurts.
Hush - It uses the setting to the utmost maximum. It's from the director of Oculus. That's a great combo. It's also delightfully sort of not nihilistic like these movies usually are and the motiveless nature of the killer walks the careful line of being convoluted and being the dumb "I just wanna have fun!" to the point where even I wasn't annoyed about that.
The Exorcist - I see you've given it two stars. It's time to fix that.

Voting against:
Day Watch - Look, these aren't good movies, and you will be so utterly lost unless you rewatch Night Watch before doing this. It isn't worth it.
Devil's Knot - I haven't seen this movie but there are four excellent documentaries about this same thing so watching some made-for-TV -ass thriller seems like a bad bet when you could be watching that Paradise Lost -trilogy that's maybe among the best documentary stuff of the 90s and 00s.
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth - Look, this is the complete opposite of The Exorcist. Your score is so over what it should be that it's sort of awful BUT this is also such a shitty movie I don't think you need to torture yourself with it again. Even if you are apparently a complete masochist!
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 6 17:38
Voting for:
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 6 19:10
My top must-see here is WITNESS. Especially of you're a Harrison Ford fan, he should've won the Oscar and among his 5 best movies, which is a feat considering all his Indiana Jones & Han Solo exploits.

Then I'd go with the deliriously batshit crazy DAY WATCH, but *only* if you've seen Night Watch first (and I mean the Russian one, not the Nightwatch you have on this list, it's a completely different American movie.)

Then back to reality with PHILOMENA that tells an absorbing true story that leads to surprising outcomes and much more humorous than I expected.

On the flipside I would avoid TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY mostly because it does not earn the superlative praise it received. It is well-made and I did give it 3/5, and yes the life of a spy is isolated, numbing and often dull, but why should the viewer have to suffer the same way?

Also avoid the nonsense that is KING ARTHUR which is as historically inaccurate as anything you'll see purporting to be "the true story." Don't be fooled by Keira on the cover either, she only wears that insufficient leather war 2-piece during the final battle while painted blue so she looks like one of those creatures from Avatar.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 6 19:41
Votes for:
The hunt
Moonrise Kingdom
Basic Instinct
Fantasia 2000
In the bedroom
Stir of echoes
Day Watch
Red Cliff
Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy
Eyes wide shut
What's eating Gilbert Grape

I won't vote against 'The Exorcist' because it is a huge classic but, in my opinion, it is actually one of the most overrated movies.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 6 21:12
It should tell you something about the whole list that I haven't watched many of these, so excuse my way of participating:

Witness - YES - Being from Philadelphia and having worked in Lancaster County, I have a soft spot for this one (the "fight scene" was filmed at the local Exxon/general store near my apartment)
Basic Instinct - YES - Because it's Basic Instinct
Constantine - NO
An Affair to Remember - YES
Money Pit - NO
King Arthur - NO
Shipping News - YES (Of you want to keep the bourbon industry going), otherwise, NO!!!
Eight Crazy Nights - NO
Exorcist - YES - simply one of the scariest movies ever made
Eyes Wide Shut - NO
Good Will Hunting - YES - It really was an understated debut for Matt Damon and Robin Williams' was superb without his manic comedy shtick
Spy Hard - NO - Leslie Nielsen ran his "Police Squad" buffoon into the ground long before this one
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 7 1:00
Votes For:
Fantasia 2000
I Know That Voice

Vote Against:
Eight Crazy Nights
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 7 3:40
Votes for:
Beasts of No Nation

Don't bother with Eight Crazy Nights (or any other Adam Sandler movie) unless you really do want to lower your IQ.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 8 2:04
Thanks to all of the above for your votes & comments! I've updated this list accordingly.

Keep 'em coming!
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 21 17:32
My choices are:
An Affair to Remember, Good Will Hunting, What's eating Gilbert Grape?, The Exorcist, Witness, In the Bedroom, Kagemusha, The Boys from Brazil, The Young Girls of Rochefort. (In my opinion are good movies)
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 2 1:52
Added a handful of movies to this list, and rearranged the films I've watched. Netflix removed a slew of films from streaming as of today, so I've moved those I didn't catch in time to the bottom of their respective sections. Hopefully as often happens some of them will find their way back to my queue down the road.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 4 15:46
Back to add more of my two cents:

Voting For:
The Exorcist
Cape Fear
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 10 13:50
Voting for Eyes Wide Shut and The Bridge on the River Kwai
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 10 0:40
As of Nov. 30th, all the films that were in my queue wound up getting watched (aside from those noted above). Thanks again to those who participated.

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