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omgzorx, my netflix queue dropped below 100!!!

quick. gimme some recommendations:

movies or series.

documentaries or anime.

whatever you like.

actually, i've been meaning to actually become an anime freak like i've always wanted. for those of you with netflix, can you take a look and tell me what i should start with, hmmm?

documentaries are also awesome.

and funny things.

i hate chick flicks.


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Nov. 20th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
'Kay so I can't see your queue, so I'm just going to toss ideas out there.

- Neon Genesis Evangaelion (My favorite series)
- Ghost in the Shell/ Ghost in the Shell: Innocence
- Samurai Champloo
- Paranoia Agent
- Bleach
- Samurai X
- Cowboy Bebop
- Battle Angel Alita
- Serial Experiments: Lain
- Fruits Basket
- Spirited Away
- Howl's Moving Castle
- Akira
- Escaflowne
- Princess Mononoke

I'll add more if I can think of them. ^_^;;
Nov. 20th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
Re: Anime!
*ahem* More:

- Revolutionary Girl Utena
- My Hime (Subbed, the dub is HORRIBLE)
- .Hack//Sign
- Grave of the Fireflies (Warning, VERY SAD)
Nov. 20th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
Re: Anime!
I second:

Fruits Basket
Cowboy Bebop
Serial Experiments: Lain (you have to watch the ENTIRE series to have any hope of 'getting it')

Howl's Moving Castle (directed by Miyazaki)
Spirited Away (directed by Miyazaki)
Princess Mononoke (I know Miyazaki had something to do with this, I think directed it - I've never watched it, Mom loves it)
Also by Miyazak (directed, wrote, produced, whateveri:
NAUSICAA of the Valley of the Wind (?) I watched this about 22 years ago - the first 'japanamation' that I remember seeing.
Porco Rosso
Kiki's Delivery Service
Castle in the Sky
My Neighbor Totoro
Whispers of the Heart
The Cat Returns (from his studio, but not really him - and features a cat from Whispers of the Heart)

Yes, we (Jason & Mom, too) are big fans of Miyazaki :)

more to add

His and Hers Circumstances (Kare Kano)
Ai Yori Aoshi (only the first 2 or so seasons, it gets real repetitive)
Outlaw Star
Noir (young female assasins!)
Full Metal Panic
Steel Angel Kurumi
Martian Successor Nadesico
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Witch Hunter Robin

(by the way, that's not in order of preference)

There are a couple of others that I've only seen part of a season, or maybe just one season that I think I'd like to continue with - but, until I do, I feel kind of weird suggesting them.


I know you said 'no chick flicks' but
Down With Love
is chick flick with a bite, a very humorous bite. (Rene Z whatshername and Ewan MacGregor)

I think that's it for now ;)
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
Re: Anime!
Its not anime, but Oldboy.
Nov. 20th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
Re: Anime!
My faves

Rurouni Kenshin
Big O

Nov. 20th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
ice pirates
Nov. 20th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
im gonna watch everything is illuminated with elijah wood in it tonight.
Nov. 20th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
Slayers (anime) was very cute, it got me through a pretty bad time in my life.
Also Colonial House was fun for a documentary type show.
The whole Dead Like Me series (I can't remember if you already have seen those or not)
Why Dogs Smile and Chimpanzees Cry was a good documentary on animals
Nov. 20th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
-- Vicar of Dibley
-- Are you being served?
-- Wallace & Gromit
-- COWBOY BEBOP - the best anime ever and easy for a first timer to get into.
Nov. 20th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
You must take my anime suggestions. Because I said so. Some of them overlap with what's above...and some of them are better, so yeah, listen to me. :-P

Samurai X is awesome, makes me cry, and is very bloody. I'm talking about Trust and Betrayal, which are two separate discs via Netflix...they're the ones you want to rent. The movie is good, but makes more sense if you're familiar with Rurouni Kenshin, which I also thoroughly recommend, but is a fairly long series (96 episodes I think? I dunno, I own it :-P). The last volume of Samurai X, Reflection isn't really worth the rental, even if you become a devoted Kenshin fan.

On the bloody, dark, thoroughly awesome end, I recommend Hellsing, which is 13 episodes long (a quick watch) and just awesome. And Arucard is one of the most awesome characters, and is voiced by Crispin Freeman, who is quite possibly my favorite voice actor. The man's voice is an auditory orgasm.

Also starring Crispin, X is a freaking awesome series. Also short, and if you rent it, I suggest skipping the first episode on disc one. It's really more of a teaser, and will piss you off if you dislike spoilers. This one wasn't a quick take-off, but damn did I ever get addicted to it once it really got off the ground. One of my favorites, definately.

As mentioned above, Outlaw Star is also very awesome. More lighthearted, funny, action-oriented (like Kenshin, ironically, since that one's spun off of such a serious miniseries).

On the movie front:
Akira is a good movie, and a classic, but really not the ultimate in anime fabulousness everyone makes it out to be. Something you should see, but not as life-altering as anime fans make it seem. Vampire Hunter D is another classic, which I think is better than Akira, and also worth watching for the sequel. I think VHD really fleshed out better character development in the second one.

Fullmetal Alchemist is also really great, though a lot of people like to blow it off because it was aired on Adult Swim. Really awesome though, and very thought-provoking, I think. It has some excellent episode-to-episode cliffhangers.

Hmm...I suppose that's enough for now. :-P
Nov. 20th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Hrm, could you tell by my craptacular wording that FMA is a series, not a movie? I suck....
Nov. 20th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
If you like Westerns, plot wise, along with foreign films, then you need to check out movies by Akira Kurosawa. Many of his Samurai films were inspired by the Westerns of the 30s and 40s Directed by John Ford.

Two of the most noteworthy films by Kurosawa-san were recreated as "true" Westerns. These were Shichinin no samurai (The Seven Samurai) and Yojimbo which were rewritten and filmed as The Magnificent Seven and A Fistful of Dollars.
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Nov. 20th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
That is another good choice.
Nov. 20th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
If you haven't seen the series, Lone Wolf and Cub, I highly recommend it. Early Japanese movies - much violence, blood-shed, and completely live-action. Not bad special effects, either, for the early 70's. To some degree, they fit in the category of "Japanese Western" that was mentioned above.
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
I'll look through my queue... it's currently at 308. heh. :)
Nov. 20th, 2006 10:04 am (UTC)
If you've never seen them, I recommend the series Spaced and Black Books. Two of the best things to come out of British comedy in the last decade.

I think the above commenters have covered most of my anime taste c.c
Nov. 20th, 2006 10:12 am (UTC)
Have you watched Black Books If you haven't, watch Black Books. Funny.
Nov. 20th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
I just watche Aeon Flux a few days ago. While not outwardly spectacular, I found it highly entertaining.

I am SO behind in my movies right now.
Nov. 20th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
OH I forgot to suggest Millenium Actress (anime), that one rocked.
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
Everything is Illuminated
Nov. 20th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
I don't have netflix, but for anime try "Perfect Blue", "Princess Mononoke" (sp?), "Memories", "Akira", or "Metropolis" to start with for movies; "Trigun" is a good series, as is "Fullmetal Alchemist", "Those Who Hunt Elves" (for something weird), or "Excel Saga" (for something REALLY weird).

Oh, and anything dirty with tentacles. Tentacles are Sue's favorite. ^_~
Nov. 20th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
* 1776
* Sweeny Todd
* Into the Woods
* Circle of Iron
* Murder by Death
* A Funny Thing Happened On My Way to the Forum
* What's Up, Doc
* Ronin
* Bubblegum Crisis (The old version)
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