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Netflix Movie Stream Awards 2013

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FIRST MOVIE WATCHED OF 2013 (Number 1)

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People who added this item 2236 Average listal rating (1412 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
MOST OVERHYPED FILM

I heard a lot of praise given to these films and I personally felt the film was overrated, over-praised, or underwhelming.

DISHONORABLE MENTIONS:
John Dies At The End
Lost In Translation
The Mummy
Dracula
Cabin in the Woods


Why?
I wanted to like this film and I definitely enjoyed Kevin Smith's other films yet I don't really find Clerks to be as brilliant and hilarious as everybody else does. I just can't get myself invested in Clerks despite it being a good-quality film.
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MOST OVERLOOKED FILM

These films are not as praised for being good or great films but I believe these films deserve to be.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Superman Cartoons
Batman: Under the Red Hood
OSS 117: Lost in Rio
The Mummy's Hand
Apollo 18


Why?
It's a intelligent and enjoyable exploration of the Superman ideals that provides an interesting moral debate. Superman is able to beat pretty much any opponent physically but now faces a challenge of ideals and images that nearly defeats in the end. While it occasionally does seem to state who is in the right, it is still a great Superman film that features George Newbern's best performance as the character. Often ignored because of being a direct-to-DVD release, this film should be considered among the great Superman films.
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FAVORITE "SO BAD IT'S GOOD" FILM

The guilty pleasures! These films are either very flawed but enjoyable films or films that are aware of their ridiculousness and have fun with it.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Stuff
Creepshow 2
ATM
Batman: The Movie


Why?
Reveling in its own ridiculousness, Killer Klowns from Outer Space is an enjoyably creative and visually appealing film that embraces its bad film status to still produce an enjoyably memorable product.
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People who added this item 908 Average listal rating (580 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
ParaNorman (2012)
FAVORITE ANIMATED FILM

Films that were animated that took advantage of the creative medium to produce some good-quality and enjoyably memorable work.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Superman Cartoons
Batman: Under the Red Hood
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Superman vs. The Elite
Dumbo
Titan A.E.


Why?
The stopmotion animation for this film is absolutely spectacular. Along with its high-quality story that deals with the issues of bullies in a realistic way, while putting a different spin on the zombie concept that makes it a fresh and unique take that will fill some good humor and dark elements to truly be the best animated film I've streamed in 2013.
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FAVORITE COMEDY

These are the films that were purely made for the purpose of producing gut-busting hilarity and provide smiles that can only come from a bit of slapstick or clever wordplay.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
His Girl Friday
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
OSS 117: Lost in Rio
Ghostbusters
Batman: The Movie
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back


Why?
Of all the comedies I've streamed this year, I haven't laughed quite as hard or as much as I did when watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. It's considered a comedy classic and a Christmas classic and it deserves both titles. I finished off my Christmas Marathon and specifically watched this on Christmas Day and it was certainly a great way to celebrate the Holidays. Chevy Chase showcases how hilarious he could be as the main character but nobody else slouches in terms of laughs, especially Randy Quaid's performance as Cousin Eddy. This is a movie that's a must-watch for the laughs and that whimsical Christmas cheer as well as the funniest film I've streamed in 2013.
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People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Side by Side (2012)
FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY

I watched a lot of documentaries in 2013 and this category is for all of these informative and enjoyable flicks that served to educated and entertained.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Indie Game: The Movie
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film
Man with a Movie Camera
Tales from the Script
Nitro Circus: The Movie


Why?
Of the many documentaries I've seen on Netflix this year, Side by Side was probably the most engaging, insightful, and thought-provoking one of the bunch. The way it presented the issues of celluloid vs. digital film presenting all different sides of the arguments provided by various recognizable and talented filmmakers. Keanu Reeves narrates, presents, and hosts this spectacular documentary that raises questions and provides a lot of insight on the artform of cinema from the technical to the historical to the emotional. This is a must-watch for lovers of cinema and was the best documentary I streamed in 2013.
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FAVORITE DRAMEDY

I have seen many comedies and dramas during 2013 but I also checked out films that combined the two genres to have some serious dramas with a few hilarious moments or funny comedies with a few serious moments.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
The Artist
ParaNorman
Lars and the Real Girl
Lost In Translation
The Brother From Another Planet


Why?
So far my favorite Kevin Smith movie, it combines elements that makes his films fun-to-watch along with some well-done dramatic romantic elements that made the whole project an interesting experience that changed different things without it really expecting the tone of the piece. In my opinion, this film worked best at combining the dramatic with the comedic than all the other dramadies I've seen this year. There are many hilarious Kevin Smith moments like the "Star Wars Is Racist" rant and the "Sex Scars" scene that parodied a scene from Jaws as well as a pure moment of cinematic greatness that it Silent Bob's "Chasing Amy" speech that gave the movies its name and was probably my personal favorite and most memorable scene of the film. Truly a spectacular project that showed that Kevin Smith is not just a man that writes sex and Star Wars jokes but has the potential to be a really exploitative and unique director.
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FAVORITE HORROR FILM

Whether to scare, creep you out, disturb you, or send you through an insane experience, these horror films that I watched in 2013 made me be more appreciative of this previously disregarded genre for me.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Carrie
The Re-Animator
Scream
The Wolf Man
The Invisible Man
Cabin in the Woods


Why?
Of all the horror films I've seen that made me scared, thrilled, and entertained, this was my personal favorite because of the high-octane ride the movie that provided thrilling situations, messed-up imagery, and a lot of campy fun. It provided an experience I won't ever forget all hemmed by the great directing of Sam Raimi and the unforgettable main performance by Bruce Campbell as the ultimate badass, Ash Williams. It's a cult film that has lots of adoring fans and during my Netflix Horrorthon, I became one of them earning the title of the best horror film I've streamed on Netflix.
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BEST MOVIE THAT I NEVER WANT TO REWATCH

These are the movies that I acknowledge are good-quality films. Yet whether I enjoyed it or not, I fine watching it at least once and don't plan on rewatching these films.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
White Christmas
Lost In Translation
The Brother from Another Planet
Clerks
ATM


Why?
Most of these films I don't ever plan on watching because even though they may be high-quality films, I find myself under-interested in giving them more than a second viewing. However, in the case of this category, I knew only one film that could have won it: The Cabin in the Woods. Up until the very end of the film, I was really fascinated and enjoying what interesting take this film was provided on the horror genre. Yet for some reason the ending shocked me to such a degree that it automatically skewered the chances of being giving this film a rewatch. To say the least this film is certainly I will never forget but I don't plan on reliving the experience.
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FAVORITE OLDER MOVIE

These were the great movies I've streamed this year that were made prior to 1970.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Nosferatu (1922)
Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
The Invisible Man (1933)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Superman Cartoons (1941-1943)
Dumbo (1941)
True Grit (1969)
Joe (1970)


Why?
I tried checking out a bunch of older movies to try to expand on the kinds of films I watch. Some I thought were insightful, some I thought were well-made, but some I admit I found kind of uninteresting. I almost believed I was just incapable of enjoying any older movie, then came The Bride of Frankenstein and I was impressed. This is not just a smart, well-made film but also an incredibly enjoyable film. I definitely enjoyed it more than the first Frankenstein (although I also consider it to be an incredible film as well). It's not a particularly scary movie but I do consider it to be an impressive smart enjoyable movie with an incredible performance from Boris Karloff. The characters from the last film develop into more interesting characters, Dr. Frankenstein becomes more regretful of his mistake and tries to prevent another monster from being made and the Monster is arguably the real protagonist of the film, becoming more humanized and eventually making the ultimate sacrifice at the end. It's funny because I didn't even consider watching but decided to check it out. I planned on checking Frankenstein instead but for some reason, I wasn't able to stream and instead decided to watch the sequel and it truly impressed me.
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FAVORITE REWATCHED FILM

These awards are mostly dedicated to the films that I've watched for the first time on Netflix but there were a couple of films that I decided to rewatch on Netflix. This category is specifically made to honor those films that gave me a fresher perspective on the great films I already saw.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Ordinary People
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Lilo & Stitch
The Polar Express
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch


Why?
I've managed to rewatch a lot of personal favorites on Netflix when I received the chance but only after rewatching Life Is Beautiful for the second time was I fully able to appreciate it. It managed to make it to the near top of my favorite movies list and I went from loving the film to really loving the film. I actually only managed to watch the 2nd half the first time I viewed Life Is Beautiful, but was able to experience the full film on Netflix. There is certain brilliance to the film in its tone, story, ideas, and presentation that makes me really glad that I was able to experience and enjoy such an incredible film.
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FAVORITE SUPERHERO MOVIE

I watched a lot of superhero movies this year. These films were based on a comic book, whether it was live-action or animated. It captured the feel of the comic book's tone and character that provided various interesting experiences, from action blockbusters to smart analysis to gritty uniqueness.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Superman Cartoons
Superman vs. The Elite
Captain America: The First Avenger
Dredd
Batman: Year One
Batman: The Movie


Why?
A lot of superhero movies were watched this year and of all them, Batman: Under the Red Hood was the one that surprised me the most with its good quality. I hear people saying how great of a movie this is receiving as much "critically-acclaim" as a direct-to-DVD film could receive. This one really impressed him in how it was able to adapt and improve upon its controversial source material. It managing to combine thrilling action with intellectual debate on Batman's morals, which leads to one intense confrontation between Batman, the Joker, and the Red Hood. What started as just a mild curiosity turned into my personal favorite Batman film managing to combine some of the best elements from all other great Batman films. The animation isn't half bad either for a direct-to-DVD production and the voice actors are probably the best people that could have got to voice these actors that weren't from B:TAS. Overall, this is a high-quality superhero film that I feel could've been shown in theaters and can be greatly enjoyed by all fans of the Caped Crusader.
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FAVORITE WATCH WITH FAMILY

Majority of the films I've streamed on Netflix I decided to watch by myself. However, there were occasions where I decided to stream a movie with my little brother or my mother or my entire family. So this category is not specifically judging the film but the experience I had watching it with my family.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Indie Game: The Movie
Superman Cartoons
Dumbo
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Frighteners
The Polar Express
The Great Mouse Detective


Why?
The experience I had watching this film for the first time with my brother. However, this experience was more unique than the other ones because I didn't tell him what we were watching until the movie was immediately starting. Not knowing what the film was, as soon as that iconic music came along with the memorable Ghostbusters logo, my brother's reaction was priceless. Even if I don't remember all the great jokes or plot elements, that moment watching Ghostbusters with my brother is certainly one I will never forget.
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FAVORITE HOLIDAY FILM EXPERIENCE
Captain America: The First Avenger (Fourth of July)

This category is for the movies that I watched on an big holiday or event in 2013 in which I watched those films as a way to celebrate the holiday/event. "Summer Puetro Rican Family Vacation" is meant to represent the first half of my super vacation that I spent at my grandmother's house in Puetro Rico where I spent time with my distant spanish-speaking relatives. "Summer Florida Hotel Vacation" represents the second half of the summer vacation where it is spent in this great hotel in Florida where my family visited a couple of relatives and went to the big amusement parks, Walt Disney Land and Universal Studios. Just like the last category, this does not judge the film but the experience I had watching it.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Thor/Terminator 2: Judgement (Summer Puerto Rican Family Vacation)
Justice League: Doom/His Girl Friday (Summer Florida Hotel Vacation)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Halloween)
Christmas Vacation (Christmas)
The Great Mouse Detective (New Year’s Eve)

Why?
This was certainly a memorable patriotic experience when I decided to watch Captain America: The First Avenger for the Fourth of July. The movie itself is actually a really good superhero movie that takes the iconic but forgotten superhero gives him his time to shine in a good movie. Showing why the character works and why he fits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movie also provides a really-interesting '40s feel to it that gives the film its own unique style. Chris Evans has a great performance as the Patriotic Soldier and Hugo Weaves does a great performance as the twisted Red Skull who is somehow even nastier than the Third Reich. Really I couldn't find a better film to stream on the Fourth of July and the experience I had with my entire family watching this film was the best holiday movie experience of 2013.
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FAVORITE THEMED MARATHON
Netflix Horrorthon
(Nosferatu, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Mummy’s Hand, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, The Re-Animator, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Carrie, Ghostbusters, The Stuff, Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film, The Frighteners, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Scream, The Host, John Dies At The End)
These were the moments where I decided to stream multiple films based on a certain theme that they all shared. Some weren't watched in a row but some were. Mostly it was to celebrate a big holiday that I decided to have a movie streaming marathon or just because I was interested in checking out a bunch of films that were produced by the same studio or had the same director. Again this category is not based solely on the quality of the films but on the overall experience I had during the marathon.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
DC Animated Universe Films
(Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman vs. The Elite, Justice League: Doom)
Kevin Smith Films (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)
Michel Hazanavicius-a-thon (OSS 117: Lost in Rio, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, The Artist)
Christmas Films (The Polar Express, White Christmas, Christmas Vacation)

Why?
Of all the marathons that were performed in 2013, this was the only one that was especially planned and prepared for. It is also the longest marathon of the year lasting an entire month and a week with the most films watched of 20 horror films. However, the real reason this marathon wins over the others one is because it got me to be immersed into a genre of film that I've been majorly avoiding for far too long. Because of this marathon, I was watch for the first time many horror classics. Some of which have impressed me so much I am considering putting them as personal favorites after a few more watches. I surprised myself in how I managed to spend day after day streaming the Netflix Horrorthon and it certainly is my favorite movie streaming marathon of 2013.
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FAVORITE SONG FEATURED IN A NETFLIX FILM
"La Resistance", South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

This category goes to a memorable song that was featured in a Netflix film. Whether they were catchy, grand, or heartwarming, these songs certainly left an impact on my ears. As soon as I finished streaming these films, I had these songs stuck in my head where I hum them, whistle them, or sung them when I was reminded of these grand tunes. The winner of this category would go to the most memorable song that gave me goosebumps upon listening to it (or something close to that).

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
“When I See An Elephant Fly”, Dumbo
“God Help The Outcasts”/“Hellfire”, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Stuck In The Middle With You”/"Coconut", Reservoir Dogs
“Oogie Boogie’s Song”, The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Burning Love”, Lilo & Stitch
“Ghostbusters”, Ghostbusters
“Christmas Comes To Town”/“Believe”, The Polar Express
“Skokiaan”, Slacker
“White Christmas”, White Christmas


Why?
I have to say there were a lot of great songs that I got to listen to because of the particular movies I was streaming on Netflix. Some of these came from musicals, others didn't but were still memorable enough for me to spend hours listening to them and humming their tunes. Of all the great songs that I got to listen to, "La Resistance" from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut was probably the greatest and catchiest song out of all of them. This song I listened to constantly and memorized nearly every lyric and moment of this song and based around the music of Les Miserables, it is pretty epic to boot closing off the first half of the film. Considering Trey Parker and Matt Stone lost to Phil Collins in the Academy Awards because of the songs of this film, I feel they deserve to win something for the hard-work, clever humor, and well-orchestrated music that goes into many of their great products.
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MOST ANNOYING PERFORMANCE FROM A NETFLIX FILM
Una O’Connor as Minnie in “The Bride of Frankenstein” and Jenny Hall in “The Invisible Man”

This category is to showcase the performances that really irked and annoyed me immensely. Whether the performance came from a good movie or not, this category is specifically judging the quality of these annoying performances. Whether the performance was legitimately bad or just ear-piercingly annoying, the "winner" of this award went to the performance that nearly ruined or added salt to the wound of the featured movie.

DISHONORABLE MENTIONS:
Michael Siegel and Peter Licassi as The Terenzi Brothers in “Killer Klowns from Outer Space”
Jeffrey Combs as Milton Dammers in “The Frighteners”
Eddie Deezen as Know-It-All in “The Polar Express”
Josh Peck as Corey Thompson in “ATM”
Ben McKenzie as Batman in “Batman: Year One”
Ellen Sandweiss as Cheryl in “The Evil Dead”
Vincent Price as Professor Ratigan in “The Great Mouse Detective”

Why?
I made the worst performance category to counter-balance the best performance category. When I was making this category for this year of what I've seen, I already knew that Una O'Connor's performances in both Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man would take that award. While other performances bordered on bad or incredibly annoying, Una O'Connor reached new levels of unbearably annoying and painfully bad... and I had to watch her do this in two films which wasn't fun at all. Her performances were my least favorite part in both really good films. It's a shame that had to cast such a whiny old curmudgeon whom acts like a poor man's Olive Oyl whose voice is like a cat singing metal while simultaneously scratching on a chalkboard. And her shtick is supposed to be funny comic relief but I never felt like laughing at any of her godawful screeching and slapstick. I found Dr. Pretorius and the Invisible Man more hilarious than her comic relief characters and they are the cruel villains. I don't feel any disdain in giving Una O'Connor the first ever award for least-favorite performance in a Netflix film because she really does deserve it.
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FAVORITE PERFORMANCE FROM A NETFLIX FILM
Ryan Gosling as Lars in “Lars and the Real Girl”

This category is to celebrate all the great and significant performances made in a movie I've streamed that really gripped me and awed me in the magnificence of how these actors were able to portray and become their memorable characters. This award goes to the most memorable performance and to the actor that was able to portray this memorable performance.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Roberto Benigni as Guido Orefice in “Life Is Beautiful”
Karl Urban as Judge Dredd in “Dredd”
Jean Dujardin as OSS 117 in “OSS 117: Lost in Rio” and “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies” and George Valentin in “The Artist”
Daveigh Chase as Lilo in “Lilo & Stitch”
Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney as Edward Bloom in “Big Fish”
Max Schreck as Count Orlok in “Nosferatu”
Bruce Campbell as Ash in “The Evil Dead” and “Evil Dead II”
Jeffrey Combs as Dr. West in “The Re-Animator”
Sissy Spacek as Carrie in “Carrie”
Peter Boyle as Joe in “Joe”
Guy Pearce as Leonard in “Memento”
Tom Hanks as The Conductor, The Hobo, and Santa Claus in “The Polar Express”
Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold in “Christmas Vacation”
George Newbern as Superman in “Superman vs. The Elite”
Joe Morton as The Brother in "The Brother from Another Planet"

Why?
Of the many great performances I've seen from various categories, I knew I had to give this award to the impeccable Ryan Gosling's well-made performance as Lars from Lars and the Real Good. When I decided to celebrate all the great performances of this year, I knew Ryan Gosling was going to win. His performance as the timid, awkward, and possibly mental Lars was certainly the certain standout performance that I had seen in any Netflix film. Its just a well-done performance from a well-done actor who presents characteristics and traits that you don't expect a pretty face like Gosling to be able to pull off. However, he pulls it off well with finesse and incredible skill. It doesn't need to be elaborates the film pretty much works incredibly well because of how good Ryan Gosling's performance is. Ryan Gosling is certainly an impressive actor who well deserves this award.
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FAVORITE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE FROM A NETFLIX FILM
Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, and Judd Hirsch, “Ordinary People”

This category is now not just awarding the great performance of one actor/character but multiple that occurred in one film. When a film is filled with capable actors that provide plenty of spectacular performances, oftentimes difficult to judge which actor stood out from the rest. The winner of this award goes to the film with the greatest ensemble of spectacular actors and performances that they become one of the key reasons why the film works the way it does.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
-Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, and John DiMaggio, “Batman: Under the Red Hood”
-Kevin Smith, Jay Mewes, Shannon Elizabeth, Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Will Ferrell, Jason Lee, Chris Rock, and EVERY OTHER BIG-NAME CAMEO, "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"
-The Universal Monsters (Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Claude Rains, and Lon Chaney Junior) in “The Bride of Frankenstein”, “Dracula”, “The Invisible Man”, “The Wolf Man”, and “The Mummy”
-Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney, Edward Bunker, and Quentin Tarantino, “Reservoir Dogs”
-Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, and Edward Furlong, "Terminator 2: Judgement Day"
-Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rosenbaum, Carl Lumbly, and Phil Morris, "Justice League: Doom"
-Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy, "His Girl Friday"
-Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee, and Michael Stuhlbarg, "Hugo"
-Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae, Ah-sung Ko, Scott Wilson, and Dong-ho Lee, "The Host"
-Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis, "Ghostbusters"
-Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, and Dean Jagger, "White Christmas"

Why?
The ensemble performance in this film is probably the best part of this incredible film. The acting from all the main characters is so well done that it doesn't seem like they are doing dramatic performances. It feels like they are really having these experiences. The drama and performances in this film make it like a captured moment of human life and not a film. Many ensemble performances from other films deserve their praise but the performances from Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, and Judd Hirsch deserve this award.
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The Artist (2011)
FAVORITE DIRECTOR FEATURED IN MULTIPLE NETFLIX FILMS
Michel Hazanavicius-“OSS 117: Lost in Rio”, “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies”, and “The Artist”

This category is dedicated specifically to the directors who interested me in how they produced their films that I decided to watch another one of their films. Providing an unique and interesting cinematic vision, these directors made memorable films that made me want to continue checking out their works. Also, if I wanted another film from a director in 2014 that I've seen in 2013, it will count for next year's awards.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Kevin Smith-“Clerks”, “Chasing Amy”, and “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”
James Whale-“The Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Invisible-Man”
Sam Raimi-“The Evil Dead” and “Evil Dead II”

Why?
Michel Hazanavicius is a pretty recent director compared to the other two honorably mentioned but so far, all of his films have impressed me in some way. This French director has made it big internationally due to this work on The Artist but got popular in his homeland thanks to his hilarious OSS 117 films. His big strength and motif in his films is the great cinematography that manages to perfectly the era of film it is trying to emulate with his OSS 117 films emulating '60s spy cinema while The Artist was emulating '20s silent cinema. I dedicated a marathon to this man's work and after watching his entire filmography (3 films so far), I can't wait to see what this fresh director will do next. This year certainly managed to make me a new fan of his work giving him the award for favorite director of multiple Netflix films.
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BEST REVIEW OF A NETFLIX MOVIE
Memento Review (9 Votes)


I started making reviews on Listal because I had a lot to say about Dredd that couldn't be kept in a description. So eventually reviews for Netflix streamed films come from movies I have a lot to write about that can't be fit in a simple description. This category is judged based on the most user votes a review gets.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Artist Review (3 Votes)
Dredd Review (2 Votes)
Lilo & Stitch Review (1 Vote)


Why?
Not only has my review of Memento received the most votes of any Netflix streamed movie I'd reviewed, I also consider it my personal best film deserving of its own award because of the unique reversal style I applied to this review that many people enjoyed.
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LEAST-FAVORITE MOVIE OF 2013

I was not actively trying to check awful films on Netflix, so for the films in these categories. I don't particularly hate these films, even the "winner" of this category isn't a movie I think that is particular horrible. These are just the films that are either bad quality-wise or I feel is an uninteresting product.

DISHONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Frighteners
Clerks
Nitro Circus: The Movie
Creepshow 2
ATM
The Mummy
Lost In Translation
The Cabin in the Woods
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Hugo (2011)
FAVORITE MOVIE OF 2013

There were some incredible movies that I've streamed on Netflix this year. Some were classics that were created by beloved filmmakers, some were more overlooked gems that really surprised me, and some I am considering to be personal favorites. These are the ultimate films that made me grateful that I have a Netflix account since I might not have been able to check out these films without it.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Big Fish
The Host
Memento
The Artist
The Bride of Frankenstein
Batman: Under The Red Hood
Reservoir Dogs
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Chasing Amy
Side By Side
Scream
Dredd
Slacker
Captain America: The First Avenger
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THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING LISTAL USERS
This is my thanks and appreciation note to all those people whom helped support the content on produce on this site and to those people I give tribute. The movie representing this category is the one film that I watched on Netflix in 2013 that was not nominated for any category.


the giraffe for providing the most comments on my list, creating the Netflix Instant Project 2013 which helped me come across some great Netflix recommendations, being the first person to vote for that list, placing the list on his "Lists I'm Following" list, and overall being supportive of the opinions presented in my list

SwornShadow for being the first user to comment on my Netflix list

VierasTalo for being the first person on the site to vote and comment on one of my lists

Jamie M. for being the first person to ever follow my profile

Rylvan for being the very first person to ever comment on my profile

AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE FRIENDS, FOLLOWERS, AND VIEWERS OF THIS SITE THAT HAVE PROVIDED GREAT SUPPORT AND CONTENT AND MAKE ME ENJOY CHECKING OUT GREAT WORK AND PRODUCING MY OWN!

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This Netflix streaming list as well as this very site has provided me with an expanded collection of seen cinema and appreciation for the grand artform. Thank you, Listal!
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This is a special awards list specifically to celebrate the films that I have managed to watch on Netflix Instant Watch during the year 2013. These films, along with a recap of my thoughts on them, can be found using the link below.
www.listal.com/list/movies-ive-streamed-netflix-instant
2013 was certainly a big year for me in terms of cinema. I don't know why but this felt like the year where I really wanted to check out as many films as possible. After getting a Netflix Streaming account in June, I already managed to stream 71 films this year. I was obessed with checking out favorite movie lists so much that it eventually got me to this very site. I originally been keeping track of movies I've streamed on Netflix with an IMDB list. But after moving it over to Listal, I decided to add pictures, a recap of my thoughts, and occasionally a link to a bigger review. I got to work with special projects and make a couple of themed marathons. I am really grateful for the support that this list received as I definitely enjoy updating this list with more flicks I see. I have been on the fence as to whether I should end this list and make this kind of streaming list an annual thing. However, I have decided to not do that and keep this list the way it is. Instead, I will having my own little awards list that will celebrate the great movies that I've streamed on Netflix Instant Watch during the year 2013. I checked out a lot of good movies and managed to branch out a bunch of categories, so I hope you enjoy the list and hopefully this could be an annual thing. Most of the awards will be going for films that I've seen for the first time, any rewatches I streamed on Netflix will be counted in its own separate category.

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