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1. Metropolis (1927)
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2. Raging Bull (1980)
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3. Network (1976)
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5. Carlito's Way (1993)
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6. 21 Grams (2003)
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7. I Saw the Devil (2010)
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8. La Femme Nikita (1990)
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11. The Chaser (2008)
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12. Harry Brown (2009)
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13. Dead Man (1995)
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14. Harvey (1950)
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15. The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
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16. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
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18. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
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20. Last Man Standing (1996)
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21. The Killing (1956)
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22. The Hustler (1961)
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23. The Fog (1980)
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25. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
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26. Fritz the Cat (1972)
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29. Drunken Master (1978)
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34. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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35. Planet of the Vampires (1965)
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37. Vampyr (1932)
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My Netflix Instant Queue, that is. Most of the time whenever I pull it up to watch something it takes me forever to decide. Unless, of course, something is scheduled to leave instant watch soon. So I'm calling upon the Listal community to help me get through it a little easier. After all, I added most of these to my queue based on Listal recommendations.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED.
Rules:
1. Look at what's listed here and choose up to 10 (less is fine) to recommend which films I should watch this summer.
2. Your first recommendation will earn 2 points, the rest are worth 1 point each (I don't feel like doing a lot of math).
3. You can also vote against 1 film, which will then lose 1 point. Since several people named one film I should avoid for June, I decided those should earn credit too to further shake up the list.
4. The list order will be changed to reflect your votes, and as I watch each film I will move it into a separate "Watched" section.
5. You can participate once per month (June, July, August) if you want. After August ends I won't take any more submissions.
6. On July 1st and August 1st, any additional titles that move into my instant queue will be added for you to vote on.
7. Anything I haven't watched by the end of August I will try to watch as soon after as possible.

NOTE: Some of these I've already watched, but most I have not. For sanity's sake I've left out anything in my queue that's not a movie or a documentary. If you're curious about seeing everything in my queue, please visit my I queue list.

For other movie lists of mine check out A Listal user's guide to my movie lists.

Recommendations counted for August:
Xanadon't
johanlefourbe
phillydude
Bml93
Nocturne
Hacksaw Hamza
Kris


Recommendations counted for July:
CHANi
Kris
Bml93
johanlefourbe
phillydude
Xanadon't
jaytoast


Recommendations counted for June:
johanlefourbe
Bml93
drugs
phillydude
Nocturne
J Luoma
Hillaviina
Xanadon't
RJ4
captaine
Coby
Orlok
Michael M
Rossjm
mojack
Frank White
Kris
Hacksaw Hamza
Nonfictionguy

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 6:13
For June :

1. Dead man
2. Perfect world
3. Les 400 coups
4. Carlito's way
5. The hustler
6. Raging Bull
7. Delicatessen
8. Do the right thing
9. Existenz
10. The conversation

I made this selection according to my taste, I'm not sure you'll end up enjoying it that much, well, we'll see!

I could easily pick 30 movies... Great stuff! You should see the sh*t I watch...

By the way, I have seen 57 of those. A very good selection!
Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 11:52
1. The Graduate
2. The Jacket
3. Dead Snow
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
5. High Noon
6. Seven Samurai
7. The Secret in Their Eyes
8. A Perfect World
9. Casino
10. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 14:37
Wow, I'm like the worst person to recommend movies but I'll give it a go. I bet you've already seen them :D

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo !!
2. La Femme Nikita
3. Gangs OF New York
4. Dead Man
5. The 400 Blows
6. Do the Right Thing
7. Mean Streets
8. Peeping Tom
9. Seven Samurai
10. Raging Bull
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 14:50
1. Romancing The Stone
2. Star Trek
3. Network
4. The War Of The Roses
5. The Graduate
6. Wall Street
7. The Lonely Guy
8. The Sting
9. Bonnie and Clyde
10. The Odd Couple

Those are my favorites of the movies on your queue -
The Sting and Bonnie and Clyde would be at the top,
but since you have seen them already,
you might want want to try some of the movies you haven't seen yet first.

Vote against:

The Money Pit -
One of my least favorite Tom Hanks Movies.
Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 14:52
i have seen no a single movie out of this list! God! :O
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 16:14
Great idea. I've only seen 18 of these, however.

1. Before Sunrise
2. Before Sunset
3. Raging Bull
4. Casino
5. Star Trek
6. The Baader Meinhof Complex
7. Carlito's Way (Saw this on Instant Watch myself recently)
8. Gangs of New York
9. Delicatessen
10. Hype!

I thought The Secret in Their Eyes was incredibly disappointing, although I'm most likely in the minority here.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 17:51
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
The Graduate
Before Sunrise
Peeping Tom
Django
The Fog
Fritz the Cat
Planet of the Vampires
Return of the Living Dead
Vampyr
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 0:34
1. WALL STREET (although I almost prefer its sequel..)
2. The Sting
3. Romancig the Stone
4. A Perfect World
5. Surrogates
6. High Noon
7. Bonnie & Clyde
8. The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
9. Star Trek
10. Casino

2-10 are not in specific order.
Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 8:26
Great idea man! Believe it or not I've seen 59 of these! (and now 'want' to watch 33) and would recommend the majority of them. However, I urge you to steer clear of The Human Centipede. In addition to being foul, it just plain sucked!

So from what I've seen I would most highly recommend watching:

1. Metropolis (Simply one of those films you must watch. It's not only VERY GOOD, but also such a huge part of the language of Cinema)
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (For similar reasons)
3. Tetsuo (Certainly not for everyone, but my money's on you digging it.)
4. Before Sunrise (watch it with your lady... and then go ahead and try not to watch the sequel within a week. I dare you)
5. Casino (Personally I think it's my favorite of Scorsese's work at a gut level, even if not as "great" or groundbreaking as some of his others.)
6. The Girl on the Bridge (Again, watch it with your lady)
7. Star Trek
8. The Secret in Their Eyes
9. ExistenZ
10. Do the Right Thing

You've got so much good stuff up here and so many titles I'm equally curious about, so no matter what it'll be interesting to see what you check off and what you think. Cheers, and happy viewing!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 8:33
the giraffe requested me to point out movies that he should avoid :

- Last man standing (one of the worst movies I have seen staring Bruce Willis, really, but really not worth your time)
- Surrogates (I haven't seen it but considering all the amazing movies you have here, it shouldn't be a priority)
- Boondocks 2 (again, I haven't seen it but the first one was rather overrated so it shouldn't be a priority)
- Jakob The liar (it is not bad but nothing great either and can be missed)
- The money pit (first time I saw it, I thought it was hilarious, so I watched it again, then I thought it was pretty average)
- Nick of time (I love Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken but even though it is decent thriller, it is still rather average)

Wow! only 6 movies!! It is really a good selection. The only one you should really avoid is Last man standing, the rest is ok.
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Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 16:38
1. Casino (its such an awesome movie, its 3 hours so find the time, you need to see this its hard to explain how great it is)
2. Carlito's Way, (this was good, great cast too)
3. The Messenger, (might be boring to some, but i really enjoyed it)
4. The Other Guys, (one of my favorite comedies Marky Mark and Will Ferrell are such an odd couple which makes for one hilarious movie)
4. 21 Grams, (great performances, and you must pay attention because the story is really vague
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 17:02
1. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
2. Star Trek (2009)
3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
4. I Saw the Devil (2010)
5. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
6. Micmacs (2009)
7. Delicatessen (1991)
8. eXistenZ (1999)
9. The Shadow (1994)
10. They Live (1988)

Don't watch Tokyo Gore Police...
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 17:11
1. Casino
2. High Noon
3. Raging Bull
4. The Jacket
5. Surrogates
6. Carlito's Way
7. The Sting
9. Session 9
10. Star Trek
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 17:46
1. Carnival of Souls
2. Black Christmas
3. I Saw The Devil
4. The Chaser
5. Tetsuo: The Iron Man
6. Session 9
7. The Omen
8. Tokyo Gore Police
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 17:54
1. The Graduate
2. Seven Samurai
3. The Odd Couple
4. Harvey
5. Casino
6. The 400 Blows
7. Do the Right Thing
8. Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death'
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 18:53
1. Metropolis
2. The Graduate
3. The Killing
4. Raging Bull
5. Harvey
6. The Little Shop of Horrors
7. Peeping Tom
8. Network
9. Carnival of Souls
10. Mean Streets
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 11 7:05
My recommendations :

The Conversation
Gangs of New York (2002)
Surrogates (2009)
21 Grams (2003)

In my opinion i think u should avoid Star Trek (2009)
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 12 3:57
Since several people have singled out one film I should avoid, I've decided to add a rule (see above in right-hand column) that everyone can vote against one movie from the queue (if you want to). I've modified the points for the ones that lost points from the recommendations above (and those with negative points have been moved to the end of the list).
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 12 9:16
I'm going to vote against Romeo + Juliet. It's not that good of a movie, compared to the others on this list (in my opinion).

Also Nick Of Time isn't anything too special but still it's way better than Romeo + Juliet. But anyways, good luck!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 12 9:21
Hmmm... Your list has got only good movies and movies I haven't seen, so I can't really vote against anything.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 12 10:43
I second drugs opinion in staying away from Romeo + Juliet. That movie did just not work for me at all. Shakespeare and modern times doesn't go well hand in hand, if you ask me.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 12 10:48
I'm also of the don't bother with Romeo + Juliet camp. But it's not as big a waste of time as Human Centipede...
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 12 21:28
Here you go:

1. Gangs Of New York
2. Network
3. 21 Grams
4. 400 Blows
5. Hustler
6. The Conversation
7. Raging Bull
8. Star Trek
9. They Live
10. Giant

These are the films i saw in the last 2 months... I hope you will enjoy them!

And i vote against Creep... It was useless!
Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 16 11:07
The following list is ranked by my stars and favorite films:

1) The Graduate
2) Star Trek (I need to take a re-watch myself)
3) I Saw the Devil
4) The Chaser
5) Last Man Standing
6) 21 Grams
7) Network
8) Casino
9) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
10) American Grindhouse


Other interesting films (Take to consideration no matter what happens in this list):
[This is just because I wanna know what you think of them]

- Dead Snow
- Drunken Master
- Night Watch
- Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning
- Paranoid Park
- The 400 Blows
- Dead Man


Films I haven't seen that would be good too get a feedback from you:

- Metropolis
- Before Sunrise
- Before Sunset
- The Conversation
- A Perfect World
- Delicatessen
- High Noon
- Seven Samurai
- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
- Tetsuo: The Iron Man
- Session 9
- The Odd Couple
- Django
- A Tale of Two Sisters
- Tokyo Gore Police
- Benny's Video
- Broken Flowers
- Casino Royale (1966)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much
- The Man Who Wasn't There
- The Pixar Story
- Ponyo
- Rio Bravo
- Super High Me
- The 39 Steps
- Yojimbo


Against:

- Surrogates
- The Other Guys
- Romeo + Juliet
- The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (Stick to the Original film from 1999)
- Ong-Bak 3: The Final Battle


New films you MUST check out, if you haven't:

- Witness for the Prosecution
- Magnolia
- The Front Page (1974)
- Ace in the Hole
(Well, actually all well-known Billy Wilder films)
- Dancer in the Dark
- Lucky Number Slevin
- Ondskan [Evil] (2003)
- Exit Through the Gift Shop
Posted: 3 years ago at Jun 24 6:12
Have seen 25 out of list, but can only recommend five...
1. Metropolis (Watch the full version)
2. They Live
3. Le Femme Nikita
4. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (quick & easy)
5. Harvey (as a pick me up)

Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 1 1:09
Is this rolling over to July now?
- I would have said..
1. Carlito's Way
2. Gangs of New York
3. The Devil's Backbone
4. The Fog
5. Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death'
6. Dead Snow
7. After.Life
& Against 'The Other Guys' (which I just watched tonight!)
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 1 4:38
@CHANi - Well, since it's the last day of June now I'll count your votes toward July if that's OK.
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 1 8:17
for July:
My ten choices for july:
1) Witness for the Prosecution
2) The Front Page
3) I Saw the Devil
4) The Chaser
5) Last Man Standing
6) 21 Grams
7) Network
8) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
9) American Grindhouse
10) Drunken Master (+ the sequel The Legend of Drunken Master ;) )

Against:
Dracula 2000
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 1 12:21
For July

1. Harry Brown
2. The Jacket
3. Dead Snow
4. The Secret in Their Eyes
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo
6. High Noon
7. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
8. Ponyo
9. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
10. The Sting

Against:
Bonnie and Clyde
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 1 17:51
An extra one towards my July votes for you - Heavenly Creatures ;)
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 9 14:47
For july,

1. The girl with the dragon tatoo
2. Metropolis
3. 21 grams
4. Nikita
5. La fille sur le pont
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Basquiat
8. Les diaboliques
9. Intermission
10. Killer's kiss

Don't forget to return me the favor !

check my queue and give some feedback on the new flicks

http://www.listal.com/list/my-queue
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 9 17:12
July Votes:

1. The Lonely Guy -
Moving it to #1 - if you like Steve Martin - you will Love this movie.
2. Star Trek
3. Romancing The Stone
4. The War Of The Roses
5. The Sting
6. Network
7. High Noon
8. Bonnie and Clyde
9. Wall Street
10. The Odd Couple

Vote against -

I'll stick with The Money Pit
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 12 7:58
For July:

Hmmm, debating whether I want to go with all new votes, or up the points on some that I've already suggested... I think I'll go with all news ones (but only films I've seen) and see how things pan out.

1. Night Watch (can't believe that doesn't have any points yet!)
2. Foreign Correspondent
3. This Film is Not Yet Rated
4. Parking Lot Movie
5. SubUrbia
6. Black Christmas
7. Charade
8. Panic
9. Raging Bull
10. Broken Flowers

Vote Against: Carlito's Way (Ha, if only cuz I'd rather see you get to some of the others quicker!)
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 13 18:19
Yay, getting close to Oregon's only month of true summer weather... August. But here are a few of my thoughts...

Lady On A Train and 39 Steps are two of my favorite Hitch films. They part of his lighter period of film making. I love the lighthearted comedic elements amongst chase scenes. There is also the obvious usage of musical clues in both films.

Creep... sure not great but compared to "After.life" it starts looking pretty good. It also has Franka Potente which usually enough to get me to watch a film (I'm so... shallow). So, no rush but sometimes your just in the mood for a crazed killer in a subway movie and "Hay" look here is one right here! "After.life" just didn't hold my attention very well. "Dracula 2000" probably only good if your looking for a drunken movie night film or have a crush on Jonny Lee Miller... which I'm pretty sure you don't so ya... still not the worse vampire film I have seen. We would have to dive into any of the Subspecies films for truly bad. Dracula (1979) I loved the movie when it was in the theater... that said... I was pretty young at the time and the film has dated considerably since then so meh...

The Bad Seed (1956) Is a horrible... horrible film. I know... how can you go wrong with a murderous child!!! Yet, it is an essential viewing for its usage of a story telling element that the ancient Greeks devised and quickly stopped using.

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) I actually passed my copy of this film into the hands of three of closest friends and a few relatives. Personally for me it helped pull together a lot of information I knew about the 70's and gave me a better sense of a political timeline.

Paranoid Park (2007) if you really feel the need to up your personal pretentious level or get off on watching young boys then sure. Personally, I hated the movie with a passion "Oh, yes... very "Zen".". You could be even more "zen" and not watch the film but really that is my knee-jerk reaction to the film and I sit in very small minority of people who didn't like the film.
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 14 10:16
Haha, I very much concur with jaytoast when it comes to Creep! I almost gave it a vote, but figure you may already know my feelings about it from one of my past movie journals. So glad to see jaytoast champion the movie here. In other news I just might be taking Paranoid Park off my own queue now...
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 14 19:16
OK, so to be official here are my votes:

Vote For
The Conversation (1974)
Peeping Tom (1960)
Delicatessen (1991)
The Lady Vanishes
The 39 Steps
Baader Meinhof
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Night Watch (2004)
Creep
Bad Seed (Part of Film Lexicon but not great film)


Against
Parinoid Park
Subspecies
Dracula - My favorite but doesn't date well
Harry Brown - A boring revenge film... deja-vu
Enter the Void - Only so I can see it before you LOL ;)

@Xanadon't There are so many other great artistic films that never get any credit or dvd release. So, it is almost an embarrassment that films such as Paranoid Park get such rave reviews... Oh... the pain I still think of the inter-cut video montage/ode to young boys skateboarding and want to stab my brain :P

Then I just think of The Cremaster Cycle and I put the knife down and remember "Yes, I am pretentiously OK." LOL
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 15 3:16
@jaytoast - I'm only counting one vote against one film per month, but since you missed June I'll give a negative vote for Paranoid Park and Subspecies instead of just one of them. Though your thoughts have me considering getting rid of Paranoid Park altogether too haha.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 1 7:38
For August:

Ooo, The Broken and Frozen are both satisfying little horror movies that found ways to stand out from the crowd. So I'll give them an unwarranted, but spirited #1 and #2 votes (respectively) for fun. As for the rest... I'm gonna do some double-voting this time around.

3. Casino - I've waited this long- not taking the chance it gets passed up in points and thus, even further delayed!
4. Metropolis
5. Do the Right Thing
6. Dr. Caligari
7. Tetsuo
8. The Girl on the Bridge
9. eXistenZ
10. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Vote against: The Human Centipede. I thought it was a bad idea in June and I still think so!
Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 2 7:31
For August :

1. Microcosmos (A great movie)
2. Benny's video
3. The man who wasn't there
4. Tape
5. Before the devil knows you're dead
6. Benny & Joon
7. Lost in la Mancha
8. Fritz the cat
9. Der Baader Meinhof complex (yes, I saw it before you!)
10. The road home

Enjoy!

Of course, don't forget to return me the favor !

check my queue and give some feedback on the new flicks

http://www.listal.com/list/my-queue
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 2 21:50
For August:

1 To Be Or Not To Be - Loved it -
a remake that is actually better than the original.
2 The Lonely Guy
3, Star Trek
4. The War Of The Roses
5. Romancing The Stone
6. The Sting
7. Bonnie and Clyde
8. High Noon
9. Network
10. The Odd Couple

Vote against - The Money Pit -
probably not so bad
that it deserves to be voted against 3 times -
but it is the worst of the movies I have seen on your queue - although to be fair, I have never seen Raging Bull in its entirety. so it gets an incomplete.
Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 3 22:32
For August

1. Dead Snow
2. Harry Brown
3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
4. The Little Shop of Horrors
5. High Noon
6. Carlito's Way
7. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
8. Ponyo
9. La Femme Nikita
10. The Sting

Against:
Let Me In (Not that it is really bad, but it is kinda pointless)
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 4 3:10
I'm glad to see you've added This Is England for August. That's the only one I can really recommend out of your new selections for that month.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 10 2:47
I think you should watch Videodrome as quick as possible! As a major fan of David Cronenberg, all I can say is that Videodrome sure beats the hell out of The Fly and Dead Ringers!
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 10 21:10
Also, I vote for Romeo + Juliet... Not Leo's most finest moment but nevertheless, one of the best and Claire Danes was amazing!
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 14 18:19
August:
1. I Saw the Devil
2. The Chaser
3. The Front Page
4. 21 Grams
5. Last Man Standing
6. Drunken Master
7. A Tale of Two Sisters
8. American Grindhouse
9. Død Snø (Dead Snow)
10. Ong Bak 2


Against:
Dracula 2000
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Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 15 22:19
Don't know if anyone has posted these yet, but how about:
1. Night Watch
2. Innocent Voices
3. The Serpent and the Rainbow
4. Tales from the Gimli Hospital
5. Phoebe in Wonderland
6. Equus
7. Let the Right One In
8. Home Movie
9. Pin
10. In the Mouth of Madness
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jun 5 4:31
i feel the same way about netflix.

Time spent scrolling through the lists at random: 55%

Time spent watching the start of crappy movies: 30%

Time spent actually watching full movies: 15%

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