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Dance-with-me 09-30-2012 10:16 PM

What did you watch on Netflix/Hulu/other streaming sites?
 
Spinning off from the thread in what movies have you seen...

What movies or shows have you streamed from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, any of the many Roku channels, or any site that you frequent online, that you really enjoyed and want to tell others about?

I often come across little gems - older movies, or things that came and went quickly from the theaters, or small budget Indy flicks, or classic old favorites that I've enjoyed rediscovering. If you find anything like that, tell us about it!

My latest find is Leading Ladie, which is on both Netflix and Amazin Primes. It has a soft-butch/femme romance, some amazing dance scenes featuring Benji Schwimmer from So You Think You Can Dance as a flamboyantly gay (duh!) ballroom/swing dancer, and the wickedly talented ballroom dancer and choreographer Melanie LaPatin channelling Bette Midler. It's campy instead of quality, but fun to watch.

Licious 09-30-2012 10:46 PM

Great thread! I prefer to use my laptop for entertainment.

I will post as I come across good movies and hope others will.

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Dance-with-me 09-30-2012 11:22 PM

Thanks!!

Also, post things that you saw on Netflix or other streaming site even if it was a very popular movie in its time and you're sure that most people have probably seen it or know about it, because some of us may not have seen it and might not know it's there! It's very hard to keep up with what they've added, and there's nothing more frustrating to find out that something great was on there but is now no longer offered.

Looking through Netflix for some things in my queue or that I've recently watched:
~ Lianna and Desert Hearts. For the younger folks here, you just have no idea how much these movies meant to us: Lesbians! In a movie! And a smoking hot love scene (or two? haven't watched in a while). If you haven't seen it, watch if only to think through what it meant to see something like this when there was still so little acceptance of being gay.
~ Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity. Very sweet little movie about a young girl who wants to create magic to allow her mom to find love. Sandra Oh is the mom.
~ Billy Elliot. Great story about what it's like to be in a masculine-dominated society and not fit into the norms of what a boy should do.
~ Last Dance. Documentary on Maurice Sendak's work with the avant-garde dance company Pilobolus to tell a moving story based on some events from the Holocaust. Excellent.
~ George Carlin - several of his things on there. If you by chance have never really watched/listened to his stuff, make the time. He's brilliant.
~ Praying with Lior. A documentary on a boy who has Down's Syndrome, his delight in and commitment to his Jewish faith, intertwined with the story of his mom's battle with cancer. I may be prejudiced on this one because I knew many of the people in it, but it's still moving and interesting.
~ Been Rich All My Life. Documentary on a group of women who were showgirls in Harlem in the '30s, and their experiences during that time, and their journey towards reuniting on stage as elderly (but still awesome) performers.
~ Saint of 9/11. Documentary about Father Mychal Judge, who was an openly gay priest, chaplain to the NYC fire department, and killed on 9/11.
~ Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart. Documentary on the amazing banjo player Bela Fleck and his travels to Africa to research the early origins of that instrument and play with a lot of local musicians. Fantastic for anyone who loves "world music."
~ Mayor Cupcake. Haven't seen it but had to list it because it's a small indy flick that's set where I live! I've heard it's a really cute movie.
~ Mao's Last Dancer. Based on a true story about a Chines ballet dancer who defects to the US. It's also an excellent history lesson on the Chinese cultural revolution.
~ Kite Runner. LOVED the book, haven't yet seen the movie.
~ Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Just watch it if you haven't already.
~ To Be or Not To Be. Very funny little-known Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft movie centered on the Nazi invasion of Poland (and it's the first film to ever acknowledge the Nazi's treatment of homosexuals)

OK, so WAY more than anyone is probably going to want to watch but if I've pointed you towards even one thing that you enjoyed that you might not have watched otherwise, then... well, that's what I'm hoping that one of you will do for me!

Has anyone else watched Hannah Free? I wanted so much to like it -- Come on, Sharon Gless as an older butch, and the story of her life and loves? But it was just so badly done...

Hollylane 03-30-2013 11:01 PM

Tonight, on Amazon Prime, I'm quite enjoying BBC's mini-series, Emma. I have to confess, that I wish that some of the fashions were acceptable today. I simply adore some of the period gowns.

SugarFemme 03-31-2013 12:24 AM

Prisoners Of War on Hulu. It is an Israeli TV show. Homeland on Showtime is based on it. It is an incredible series if you enjoy drama.

LeftWriteFemme 04-09-2013 09:11 PM

House of Cards on Netflix

Talon 04-10-2013 10:25 AM

*On The Doll....Hick...Valley Girl...Lust Caution...Dangerous Liasons (Eastern version)

*Modify (documentary)

Daktari 04-10-2013 10:39 AM

The Perks of being a Wallflower (film)...cried buckets :blush:

Community ...about a community college, it's staff and students. Really funny, especially if you've ever attended a community college.

Gone back to Ideal - originally a BBC3 show and has Johnny Vegas as a northern UK small time drug dealer. Increasingly surreal througout it's 7 series.

Amante 04-10-2013 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Daktari (Post 780980)
The Perks of being a Wallflower (film)...cried buckets :blush:

Community ...about a community college, it's staff and students. Really funny, especially if you've ever attended a community college.

I'm at home sick today, and these two sound like great choices - thanks!

Queenie 04-10-2013 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Daktari (Post 780980)
The Perks of being a Wallflower (film)...cried buckets :blush:

Yeah I also cried when I watched it.

The husband and I watched, Silver Lining Playbook and The Master last weekend. We both didnt like Silver Lining Playbook. I dont get what all the fuss is about! And the husband found it really american. And I am with him on that! Loved The Master. Great film.

Daktari 04-10-2013 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Queenie (Post 780991)
Yeah I also cried when I watched it.

The husband and I watched, Silver Lining Playbook and The Master last weekend. We both didnt like Silver Lining Playbook. I dont get what all the fuss is about! And the husband found it really american. And I am with him on that! Loved The Master. Great film.

I thought Perks dealt with universal themes in a wonderfully sensitive way. A must for anyone who ever felt like an outsider. I'm recommending it highly to Ms.Sponsorliscious for her and the teensprogette.

Will look up The Master for later.

Watched Salmon fishing in Yemen with the Space Cadet last night. Lovely feel good movie.

UofMfan 04-10-2013 01:46 PM

As per my son's recommendation (and insistence), I am now impatiently waiting for Netflix to show Arrested Development.

cinnamongrrl 04-10-2013 01:53 PM

I watched part of the first episode of Return to Lonesome Dove...loved the original...gonna take some growing on me to like the second part.....

Hollylane 04-12-2013 09:53 PM

I'm marathon watching The Closer on Amazon Prime. I've waited a long time to watch it, after watching season 2, just so that I can watch one season right after another, right up to the end. I love that show!!

cinnamongrrl 04-19-2013 05:36 AM

We started watching Jericho and The Killing, both on Netflix. And I am watching the L word on my own on Netflix...

Daktari 04-19-2013 06:13 AM

Hannibal series 1
I think the third episode is this week.

It tells the story of how Agent Will Graham and Hannibal Lector came to work together. It's sorta, like, almost a prequel to Silence of...

I saw the first two last week and can't wait to see how they develop the story.

Andrea 04-19-2013 06:25 AM

Just finished the first season of House of Cards. Love Kevin Spacey.

-Red-Flag- 04-19-2013 06:52 AM

Madmen.. I'm totally hooked, I'm only on season 2

cinnamongrrl 05-23-2013 07:07 PM

I'm currently re-hooked on Twin Peaks...and killer Bob is still every bit as skeery to me as he was all those years ago.... :|

Gemme 05-23-2013 07:09 PM

Blue with Julia Stiles.



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