Netflix - What gems have you found?

Netflix - What gems have you found?

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JohnStitch

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2,717 posts

119 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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Thought it might be good to start a thread on what good stuff is on Netflix at the moment. I know there's the 'Good Films I Watched This Weekend' thread, but would be great to know what good stuff people are finding specifically on Netflix.

I subscribe to unblock-us.com so for less than a tenner a month can access all content in all Netflix countries (that includes Netflix subscription) there's so much on there and so many gems that don't necessarily come up in the listings, so come on, what good stuff have you found recently?

I'll start off with 'The Intouchables' on USA region, a fantastic feel-good film, very funny, very touching, and probably the best thing I've seen in ages.

'Into The Wild' on pretty much every region, again, very thought provoking, as was 'Hotel Rwanda' on the Scandinavian regions.

And to take me back to my younger years, every episode of Diffrent Strokes on Canada region, and all Fresh Prince of Bel Air episodes on Brazil / Mexico. If only they'd show Alf, I'd be a happy boy smile


torqueofthedevil

1,906 posts

125 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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I started a similar thread for love film instant a while back and got no response! Just got Netflix so in hoping there will be some suggestions.

I searched for in touchables on there but it said it wasn't available to stream?

JohnStitch

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2,717 posts

119 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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Let's see if this one does any better then...

The Intouchables Is on the US region, I watched it a few days ago. Do you use Unblock-us to access all the regions?

Edited by JohnStitch on Sunday 1st September 20:50

G600

1,407 posts

135 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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Flight on the Canadian (and probably other) Netflix is good, and of course breaking bad the day after it airs in the US.

JohnStitch

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2,717 posts

119 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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Dredd came out on US last week. Tried watching it, but fell asleep. Not sure I'll bother trying to watch it agaiin...

Rick101

5,792 posts

98 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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Work shift so miss out on series stuff.
Did 24 a while back and just finished Heros today.

For films, quite liked Jiro dreams of Sushi. I'm a fan of the humourous anti religion documentaries too.

Japveesix

3,691 posts

116 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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I really enjoyed this film The Hunter recently. Willem Dafoe running about in Tasmania searching for the Tasmanian tiger:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703148/

Lovely scenerey, good acting. Helps if you have a passing interest in wildlife/man-made extinctions/rare animals but having said that my girlfriend enjoyed it too and she knows feck all about those kind of things smile

Disco_Biscuit

818 posts

142 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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JohnStitch said:
Thought it might be good to start a thread on what good stuff is on Netflix at the moment. I know there's the 'Good Films I Watched This Weekend' thread, but would be great to know what good stuff people are finding specifically on Netflix.

I subscribe to unblock-us.com so for less than a tenner a month can access all content in all Netflix countries (that includes Netflix subscription) there's so much on there and so many gems that don't necessarily come up in the listings, so come on, what good stuff have you found recently?

I'll start off with 'The Intouchables' on USA region, a fantastic feel-good film, very funny, very touching, and probably the best thing I've seen in ages.

'Into The Wild' on pretty much every region, again, very thought provoking, as was 'Hotel Rwanda' on the Scandinavian regions.

And to take me back to my younger years, every episode of Diffrent Strokes on Canada region, and all Fresh Prince of Bel Air episodes on Brazil / Mexico. If only they'd show Alf, I'd be a happy boy smile
Slightly off topic if you use Hola unblocker plugin in chrome you can watch US stuff without paying for a third party site.

vescaegg

20,625 posts

115 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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Orange is the new Black is awesome.

AlasdairMc

480 posts

75 months

Friday 27th December 2013
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A Good Day to Die Hard is on Netflix Canada at the moment. Unsure if it's any good as I'm a minute in, but it was on my Lovefilm list until I cancelled the account.

HBLC

610 posts

120 months

Friday 27th December 2013
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Just started watching Lilyhammer. Two episodes in and enjoying it so far.

dudleybloke

15,236 posts

134 months

Friday 27th December 2013
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HBLC said:
Just started watching Lilyhammer. Two episodes in and enjoying it so far.
its very good.

Stinkfoot

2,241 posts

140 months

Friday 27th December 2013
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I love Netflix especially now I have an unblocker meaning I can access the US version on a Mac (not sure you can hack the Tevo version on Virgin Media at the mo). I am currently 3/4 though watching the entire Star Trek Next Gen then its Voyager and Enterprise.

I have finally managed to get the US version on my ipad 4g but it involves using a VPN which is not free. I am using the Hide my Ass app and so far its been faultless.

320touring

1,242 posts

147 months

Friday 27th December 2013
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dudleybloke said:
HBLC said:
Just started watching Lilyhammer. Two episodes in and enjoying it so far.
its very good.
yep, feckin ace!

GG89

3,411 posts

134 months

Saturday 28th December 2013
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Just finished the second season of American horror story.

fk me that is one messed up show, but very, very well done.

Loved it.

croyde

15,917 posts

178 months

Saturday 28th December 2013
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Breaking Bad made me subscribe to Netflix. My daughter (14) suggested that I try the IT Crowd. It's brilliant biggrin and the other day I stumbled across "The Final Countdown" where 1980s USS Nimitz ends up at the eve of Pearl Harbour back in WW2 with Kirk Douglas at the helm. Cheesy yet enjoyable with loads of real action fighter planes flying and performing carrier landings and take offs.

Rick101

5,792 posts

98 months

Saturday 28th December 2013
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GG89 said:
Just finished the second season of American horror story.

fk me that is one messed up show, but very, very well done.

Loved it.
Is the 2nd series as good as the 1st?
Didn't think much to the ending but on the whole enjoyed it.

Rick101

5,792 posts

98 months

Saturday 28th December 2013
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Am a bit disappointed with content on Netflix tbh. I us the US Netflix and although it's got more than the UK, it's still not that good for popular films.

Loads and loads to browse through, though if I've ever searched for something specific, guaranteed it's not there.

Just searching on UK site...

Brad Pitt - 4 films

Al Pacino - 11 films

Adam Sandler - 8 films

Will Smith - 3 films

Matt Damon - 8 films

And not many of those are blockbusters.

I like Netflix and recommend it but I think if it's going to really grow it needs to get bigger and better films a lot quicker.


russ_a

2,923 posts

159 months

Saturday 28th December 2013
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For films NowTV beats both Netflix & LoveFilm hands-down. That includes all the additional regions too.

Saying that even NowTV gets a little stale!


ooo000ooo

1,935 posts

142 months

Saturday 28th December 2013
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Currently working through arrested development. It's very good smile