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Monday, May 2, 2011

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Netflix Instant for Every Situation

Movies for When You Need Motivation to Finish That Screenplay, Because Hollywood Is Clearly Running Out of Ideas
Jackass 2.5
The Gods Must Be Crazy 2
Caddyshack 2
Bring It on Again
Titanic 2

Movies to Watch Right Now While You Can Blame Your Tears on Allergies
The Bicycle Thief
Young@Heart
Up
Radio Flyer
War Dance

Movies for People Who Want to Watch People Fall in Love In Paris
Before Sunset
2 Days in Paris
Forget Paris
I Do!
Moulin Rouge

Movies for People Who Want to Watch Others Get Murdered and Be Depressed in Paris
Last Tango in Paris
Leon?
From Paris, With Love
The 400 Blows
La Femme Nikita

Movies for When You Secretly Want to Indulge Your Geekiest, Nerdiest Interest
Dan Akroyd Unplugged on UFOs
Ken Burns’: The Shakers
Helvetica
Garrison Keillor: Man on Radio in Red Shoes
Secret Life of Plants

Movies for When You Aren’t Quite Erudite Enough to Bother With the Book
The Name of the Rose
The Kite Runner
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(Oh stop it, I can hear your “nooooooo!”s from all the way from The Future)
War and Peace
The Decameron

Movies for When You’re Going Through Royal Wedding WIthdrawl and Want MORE Monarchy, MORE Weddings, MORE Fascinators
Sissi
The Young Victoria
Royal Wedding
Monarchy: Series 1
Monsoon Wedding

Movies in Which an American Woman Gets Together With a British Man, Listed Here for, Oh, No Particular Reason, Really....
Downton Abbey
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Alfie
Nine Months
Love and Other Disasters

Movies About Marrying Up, Again, for No Particular Reason...
How to Marry a Millionaire
Funny Girl
Anastasia
Notting Hill
Maid in Manhattan

Movies to Make You Feel Really Proud to Be American, Because Even If We Don’t Have Royalty, We Have Holllywood
Apollo 13
Gone With the Wind
Giant
Patton
The American President

Previously: Netflix Instant for All the Other Situations.

Chiara Atik is a writer for HowAboutWe.com, a Netflix Instant enthusiast, and slowly starting to move on with her life post-Royal Wedding.



43 Comments / Post A Comment

cherrispryte

WAIT LOTR IS ON NETFLIX INSTANT?!

Day = Made.

someofmybestfriends

Is From Paris, With Love the same film as Paris, Je T'aime? Cos that film's marvvy.

someofmybestfriends

@Vivien Smith-Smythe-Smith *I meant marvellous. I am not 15 anymore.

Helvetica

@Vivien Smith-Smythe-Smith
No, that is an action movie with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and John Travolta, hence "Movies for People Who Want to Watch Others Get Murdered and Be Depressed in Paris". "Paris, je t'aime" would be more of a "Movies for People Who Want to Watch People Fall in Love In Paris" even though it's not entirely about falling in love.

someofmybestfriends

@kystilla Whew. I mean, there are people that die in Paris, Je T'aime, so I was just double-checking (I did think it was odd that it was categorised as a 'depressing' film, but I also wasn't actually aware that a similarly-titled John Travolta film existed).

charmcity

OMG SHAKERS. I am not alone!!

Monkey

@charmcity YOU ARE NOT! I swear that movie made me want to sell everything i own and just live with white walls and an amazingly-well-cared-for wood floor.

Jolie Kerr

@charmcity That Shakers documentary is fantastic. You are certainly not alone! (I mean, here you are, smack in the middle of The Weird Girl Coven.)

Jolie Kerr

@Monkey Oh God and? THE ROCKING CHAIRS. LAKHFSLAKSHFLSKFH

charmcity

@charmcity BONNETS! BONNETS! BONNETS! I am watching it right now. Love.

Vicky

@charmcity Do they churn a lot of butter? Inquiring minds want to know.

DianaPrince

Dude, I'm in Paris! And I still have a Netflix subscription, and a server in the U.S. through which to tunnel the movies. This list is so perfect right now.

Bittersweet

Love this list! However, Before Sunrise takes place in Vienna, not Paris...still swooningly awesome.

sarahf

@Bittersweet Ahh yeah! Before Sunset is the one in Paris! And that film has made me cry harder than any other film ever. The scene when they're in the taxi!

Megoon

I think Before Sunset should be on the Depressed in Paris list. LOVE the movie, but it was crushing in so many ways (and uplifting in others... but man). It destrooooyed me.

heroicdestinysquad

Angus is on Netflix Instant now and appropriate to any and all situations.

HRH Your Cuntness

Titanic 2 is a joke, right? Right? I'm really tired and I don't understand sarcasm today. They didn't make a Titanic 2, right?

adminslave

@HRH Your Cuntness It is a real thing. Based on the customer reviews on netflix, it seems that a majority of the people who watched it were trying to see just how bad it was. General answer: really bad.

IMDB description (via http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1640571/): "On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened 'Titanic 2,' follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to avoid a similar fate."

adminslave

@adminslave Still way less historically tacky than this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/feb/19/eyewitness-titanic-swimming-pool

HRH Your Cuntness

@adminslave THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER READ. Now I know what I'm doing after I watch the Sweet Valley High tv show tonight!

Mad Dog

@HRH Your Cuntness It is real, it is terrible and it was made in part by "Hubris Productions." Goes well with wine, too.

sarahf

Notting Hill on here twice? Hmm. I'll accept it for the crude, yet hilarious flatmate.

And for some ridiculous reason, I feel most patriotic watching Independence Day. I tear up every time the president makes his speech before they go bomb the shit out of the aliens.

Chiara Atik@twitter

@sarahf It would be great if you could just mentally substitute "Did You Hear About The Morgans" or "Nine Months" for the first "Notting Hill"........whoops.

Edith Zimmerman

@Chiara Atik@twitter ... Updated!

foxanne

@sarahf That's exactly how I feel about Armageddon, with the little kids playing baseball in the small town and the old Coke advertisements on the walls, the generic shots of humans all over the world "coming together"... oy vey.

Hamsterdam

Sissi is so excellent! And severely under represented in America. I first started watching the young empress in China--which is kinda odd considering we're communist and anti-imperialist and all.

Mad Dog

I would like Maid in Manhattan a lot more if it starred Matthew McConaughey or even Hugh Grant, but whenever I see it on TV I can stand it up until Ralph Fiennes shows up and then I'm like, "I'M SORRY, RALPH! I'm sorry you had to do this and I'm sorry I am witness to your SHAME!!!" Then I cringe so hard I change the channel without realizing it. I assume they get together in the end?

Bittersweet

@NatashaMcG: Yes. Unlike Ralph and J-Lo would ever do in real life. I never rooted for the rom-com beyotch until I watched this movie, and realized Ralph and Natasha Richardson (RIP!) make a much better couple.

Jolie Kerr

The most awesome thing about this? THAT IT IS A RECURRING THING. <3 it all.

likethestore

I just watched The Young Victoria last night. So so good!

ru_ri

Kiss of the Dragon is my favorite people-getting-murdered-in-Paris movie. Jet Li is just scrumptious! And it's depressing because WHY Bridget Fonda?!? But mostly, yum, Jet Li and the ultraviolence, in Paris.

filo

For the allergy tears I nominate Toy Story 3, it is so recent that probably most people have seen it already but oh by gosh by golly.. I had to pretend I wasn't crying because my boyfriend started fake crying and then laughing.

km1312

APOLLO 13 FTW

Katie Walsh

I would add Bright Star to the list of Allergy Tears, except that I don't know if allergies will make you roll around on your bed sobbing and blubbering hysterically as the credits of the movie roll all the way to the end. It would also work well when you need more fascinators, because Abbie Cornish's hats and fashions are THE BEST. Everyone go watch this so we can talk about it okay?!

cuminafterall

@Katie Walsh Oh my God, I cried myself to sleep for a week after I watched Bright Star. No joke.

wallsdonotfall

Yesssss. I cried in the dark of the movie theater, surrounded by also-crying English majors.

Nutmeg

@Katie Walsh Bright star is on Netflix Instant??? Why does Netflix Instant refuse to tell me when they get movies I actually want to see? it should know by now that I will watch any UK period piece no matter what.

cuminafterall

Sissi. LOVE IT. Are all three movies on Netflix Instant or just the first one?

Also, The Swan, which is apparently not on Netflix at all, but is the best royal movie EVER, starring Grace Kelly as the princess(duh) with Alec Guinness as the prince and Louis Jourdan as the smoldering French tutor. Yum.

linolanayseda

I think I am maybe the only woman I know who didn't cry about Up. War Dance, on the other hand, I had the WORST allergies.

Loz
Loz

I just have to throw this out there -- Keith starring Jesse McCartney is hands down the best sick-in-bed movie I've ever seen on Instant Watch.

Don't be thrown off by the hideous picture associated with it and just read the description. Key words "high school royalty" "falls for a free spirit" "a secret tests the bounds of their relationship" AHHHHH so good.

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