New Netflix Instant Streaming for Jan 3, 2012 – HUGE LIST

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Huge list again. Some that I’ve highlighted before are here again. With my cut-off of 1990 (other than retro-themed documentaries) there’s several good and/or popular 1990s movies I’m not listing like T2, Soapdish, Bad Girls, stuff like that. Go to instantwatcher to see the more recent titles. But be sure to stay here for the insightful commentary!
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) John Candy and Steve Martin in a classic comedy by the awesome John Huges.
  • October Sky (1999) Outside Retrohound range, but a great movie so I’m listing it anyway. And it takes place in the 1950s.
  • Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) Jonathan Demme directs this concert film.
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970) There are six episodes, one for every wife!
  • Campion (1989-90) Some kind of detective show I’ve never heard of, but it looks like something the wife would like.
  • Endless Love (1981) Franco Zeffirelli directed teen love story with Brooke Shields.
  • Funny Face (1957) Stanley Donen (Singing in the Rain) directs this Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn classic written by George and Ira Gershwin.
  • The Rescuers (1977) Love this Disney film with the voices of Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor.
  • The Dogs of War (1981) Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger are mercenaries, what more do you want?
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979) Clint Eastwood and Patrick McGoohan directed by that manly director Don Siegel.
  • El Dorado (1966) John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and James Caan directed by that other manly director, Howard Hawks. Basically a re-telling of Rio Bravo, but different enough and with different enough personalities that it’s well worth your time.
  • Hondo (1953) John Wayne in one of his best based on a Louis L’Amour novel.
  • Seven Up (1964) A documentary of a bunch of British 7-year-olds across the spectrum. Then they did 7 Plus Seven (1970) The same kids as 14-year-olds. It’s a pretty cool deal, cause they kept updating every seven years. There’s 21 Up, 28 Up, 35 Up, 42 Up, 49 Up, and 56 Up was just done last year.
  • All Creatures Great and Small (1978-1990) British series about some vets or something. Looks something my wife would like.
  • Bleak House (1985) Dianna Rigg in an adaptation of Dickens.
  • Bloodfist (1989) Kickboxing in the Philippines.
  • Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke (1978)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Frankly, I find this movie boring.
  • Crazy Mama (1975) Cloris Leachman in some kind of crazy movie directed by Jonathan Demme.
  • Death Race 2000 (1975) Now here’s some good cinema!
  • Dragonslayer (1981)
  • Earthquake (1974) All star cast! Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Victoria Principal, Walter Matthau!
  • Frances (1982) Jessica Lang as Frances Farmer, a 1930s actress.
  • Fright (1956) “After watching psychiatrist James Hamilton (Eric Fleming) hypnotize a suicidal killer, George (Frank Marth), troubled Ann Summers (Nancy Malone) begs the doctor to treat her, and as he falls in love with her, James uncovers her belief that she is the reincarnation of an Austrian noble. James searches for the source of Ann’s emotional distress, but it is her rapport with George, who resembles a lover from her past life, that promises a cure.”
  • Heartburn (1986) Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton, and Stockard Channing directed by Mike Nichols.
  • Hollywood Shuffle (1987) Robert Townsend directs and stars in this fantastic comedy about a black actor trying to make it in Hollywood. Highly recommended.
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990) Fantastic movie with Sean Connery, James Earl Jones, Scott Glenn, and Alec Baldwin.
  • I Was a Male War Bride (1949) Howard Hawks directs this great comedy with Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan.
  • In Like Flint (1967) Another great one! James Coburn as super-cool super spy Derek Flint.
  • Jane Eyre (1983) Timothy Dalton plays Rochester in this excellent adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë novel. One of my wife’s very favorite shows. I’ve never seen a version that’s better than this one.
  • April Fool’s Day (1986) I don’t watch many horror movies, but I liked this one.
  • My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  • Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
  • Blue Hawaii (1961) Elvis.
  • Grand Theft Auto (1977) Ron Howard in a Roger Coreman flick.
  • King Kong (1976)
  • Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) Chuck Norris.
  • The Long Goodbye (1973) Robert Altman directs Elliot Gould as private eye Phillip Marlowe. I watched this this year as I tried to watch all versions of Phillip Marlowe. In The Long Goodbye, he has a really cool apartment and Sterling Hayden is excellent.
  • Mansfield Park (1983) Jane Austin book.
  • Miller’s Crossing (1990) Excellent Coen Brothers gangster movie!
  • The Odd Couple (1968) Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, written by Neil Simon, what more do you want?
  • Red Dwarf (1988) This sci-fi show just looks bizarre.
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968) Franco Zeffirelli directed. What high school boy didn’t fall in love with Olivia Hussey after watching this in English class?
  • Saturday the 14th (1981) Spoof on the horror films.
  • Slap Shot (1977) Paul Newman plays hockey.
  • Staying Alive (1983) John Travolta in a sort of sequel to Saturday Night Fever.
  • The Untouchables (1987) Brian De Palma directs Kevin Costner and Sean Connery.
  • War and Peace (1956) All star cast for this adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel.
  • War Games (1983) When this came out I didn’t understand how the kid’s computer contacted another computer. It was all very foreign back then.
  • The Warriors (1979) Classic!
  • Fawlty Towers (1975-79) John Cleese in this classic British telly show.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979) The Ramones.
  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 (2012)
  • The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) Claymation story of Mark Twain.

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5 Responses “New Netflix Instant Streaming for Jan 3, 2012 – HUGE LIST”

  1. joe says:

    Staying Alive has to be the worst one of the list

  2. Bunchie says:

    Some great stuff here. All Creatures Great and Small is a terrific and addictive series. Season 2 is probably the best IIRC. I like Funny Face too, but don’t tell anyone because they’ll take my Man Card.
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  3. Joe, I’ve never seen Staying Alive, I always figured it was a stupid idea.

    Bunchie, we’re haveing some issues with our network right now, but we’ll soon start watching ACG&S. Don’t worry about Funny Face, I like a lot of those shows too.

  4. Tommy says:

    “When this came out I didn’t understand how the kid’s computer contacted another computer. It was all very foreign back then”


  5. Ripplin says:

    Yes, Red Dwarf is bizarre…but GREAT. I’m a big fan. Highly creative sci-fi comedy that I would highly recommend if you enjoy a good laugh.

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