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    Best Netflix Instant Downloads

    The instant download function has saved me from having to sit through chick filcks several times. I love this service. Let's make a list of the best titiles available so we don't have to browse so long. I'll start:
    - A River Runs Through It, about Montana fly fishing and brothers
    - Power of One, about apartheid
    - No Reservations, the Anthony Bourdain TV show
    - This American Life, the radio show becomes a tv show, seasons 1 and 2
    - The Great Outdoors, John Candy and Dan Ackroyd hilarity

    What you got?
    another Handsome Boy graduate

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    Zach Galifianakis
    Daniel Tosh
    Traitor looks to have potential, but they don't include the fucking subtitles.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    I've been tearing through Dexter lately. I find it hard to watch just one episode. Speaking of which, why am dicking around here...

    I'm definitely going to start in on No Reservations next.

    Great thread, BTW.
    If you've never seen an elephant ski, you've never been on acid.

    - Eddie Izzard

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    First 2-3 seasons of Weeds.

    Fire On The Mountain... badass documentary about the 10th Mountain Division.

    Friday Night Lights... the show

    The Tudors

    Michael Collins

    Rob Roy

    (^^^ I like Scottish/Irish/Welsh/English history.)
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    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    I found some in my list of rated movies that aren't too bad:

    The Big Lebowski
    Caddyshack
    Blazing Saddles
    Das Boot
    Dr. Strangelove
    Forrest Gump
    Gosford Park
    On the Waterfront
    The People vs. Larry Flynt
    Psycho
    The Princess Bride
    Slap Shot
    Taxi Driver
    Unforgiven
    Barry Lyndon
    Becket
    Being There
    Best in Show
    Bottle Rocket
    Casablanca
    Cool Hand Luke
    A Clockwork Orange
    Dangerous Liasons
    Deliverance
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Ghostbusters
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Grosse Point Blank
    Groundhog Day
    In Cold Blood
    The Killing Fields
    Miller's Crossing
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    The Motorcycle Diaries
    The Wind that Shakes the Barley (some Irish history for you SCUTSKI)

    That's nearly everything I rated 4 or more stars that you can watch instantly. I left off a few 3 hour movies though because who wants stare at their computer for that long.
    If you've never seen an elephant ski, you've never been on acid.

    - Eddie Izzard

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    ^^^ FKNA. I'd seen a few of those on there, but that is a solid list. Your recco looks good NS. I'll check it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Joe Rogan Live. Watched about once a week. FUNNY!

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    Shit, they are adding stuff every day. Definitely getting better all the time.

    Check out "Nerdcore Rising".
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    tit ass balls. that's a better sig. or fucktardnutz. YOU MUST NOW CHOOSE!!!!

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    POINT BREAK

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    The office(lots of seasons)
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    Unforgiven
    No Country for old men
    Braveheart
    Cocaine Cowboys
    Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale
    Man on Wire
    Wall-E
    Shawshank Redemption
    Full Metal Jacket
    Die Hard
    Caddy Shack
    A Christmas Story
    The Fugitive
    Sling Blade
    Clear and Present Danger
    Clash of the Titans
    Arachnaphobia
    ill think of more...
    Last edited by dynodonkeyaltabird; 10-08-2009 at 01:39 AM.
    Perhaps you'd be more comfortable on epicski or Paula's Ski Lovers, AltaNancy.

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    I appreciate this thread.

    The Van Halen Story: The Early Years - good if you like VH, but kind of funny b/c they couldn't use any of their music in it.
    LoudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies
    Notorious BIG: Bigger Than Life

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    It's great for TV shows. Recently been watching Weeds and The Office via. Instant Downloads.

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    Every season of Lost is available. Vacation, Euro Vacation, etc. Lots of good BBC documentaries (Attenborough, Michael Palin). Lots of good old war movies.

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    What's the preferred way to get this stuff to the TV? Xbox/Tivo/Roku?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    What's the preferred way to get this stuff to the TV? Xbox/Tivo/Roku?
    Xbox has worked well for me for some of the movies, but I haven't been able to figure out how to access my entire instant queue. Is it just me, or can you only access some of the movies that are available through the PC on the Xbox.
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    That's how the plague started back in the day...from a little disgusting bird bath in someones back yard that rats made sex to birds in and created a whole new type of AIDS

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    What quality video and sound are the instant downloads?

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    Vermillion Pleasure Night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    What quality video and sound are the instant downloads?
    It's connection dependent, but usually pretty good. Some even come in HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orlowskij View Post
    Xbox has worked well for me for some of the movies, but I haven't been able to figure out how to access my entire instant queue. Is it just me, or can you only access some of the movies that are available through the PC on the Xbox.

    Any movie that you find on the PC just add to your instant queue and it will show up on the xbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    What quality video and sound are the instant downloads?
    I think I read somewhere that you need at least 4mbps to get DVD quality.

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    If you are into crazy movies this one doesn't disappoint. 3 directors direct 3 different parts of the movie. Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho

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    TOKYO! was whack. I liked it.

    Have none of you noticed that Steep is available for instant download on Netflix?

    I boiled my thermometer, and sure enough, this spot, which purported to be two thousand feet higher than the locality of the hotel, turned out to be nine thousand feet LOWER. Thus the fact was clearly demonstrated that, ABOVE A CERTAIN POINT, THE HIGHER A POINT SEEMS TO BE, THE LOWER IT ACTUALLY IS. Our ascent itself was a great achievement, but this contribution to science was an inconceivably greater matter.

    --MT--

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    Quote Originally Posted by telepariah View Post
    Have none of you noticed that Steep is available for instant download on Netflix?
    Not on mine.

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    Me either. Formats says DVD and Blu-Ray.

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    There are movies they put on and take off the instant watch list. No country for old men used to be on there too but no longer. Steep was, but no longer.

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