As a follow-up to the recent post on the fall TV season, I thought I would make a list of stuff that I recommend which is on Netflix, for those who have not yet checked them out.
The first thing I recommend is that if you live outside of the US, as I do, you sign up for the Unblock-US VPN service. $5 a month gets you access to their DNS servers; just enter the addresses in your router (or game console, laptop, iPad, etc.), restart and/or install Netflix, and bam! Access to the US version of Netflix, which means a ton more of content. They have a one week free trial too.
The shows and films listed below can be found on the US version of Netflix, so bear that in mind as you search. I’ll categorize them as Netflix does for (hopefully) easier access.
British TV: Sherlock, Doctor Who, The IT Crowd, Top Gear, Inspector Lewis, Luther, Spaced, That Mitchell & Webb Look, Cracker, Blackadder, The Office, Snuff Box, Rebus, The Inbetweeners
Raunchy Comedies: Adventureland, Goon, Wet Hot American Summer, Team America: World Police, The Ten, Outside Providence
Witty Movies: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Trip, Office Space, Submarine, Mean Girls, This is Spinal Tap, How to Steal a Million, In The Loop, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Raising Arizona, Sleeper, Swingers, Much Ado About Nothing, Radio Days, Jackie Brown, Fever Pitch (1997)
Cynical Movies: Heathers, Rubber, Empire Records, The Rules of Attraction, Art School Confidential
Action Thrillers: Haywire, Battle Royale, Snatch, The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009), Shooter, Ronin, Payback, Starship Troopers, Pirahna (2010), The Crow, Way of the Gun, The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974), Captain America (2011)
New Releases: Friends With Benefits, Margin Call, Breaking Bad, Supernatural, Revenge, The Vampire Diaries, Drive, The Decoy Bride, Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil
Recently Added: Sunset Boulevard, Hot Rod, The Comedians of Comedy, Wallander
TV Action & Adventure: Archer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Burn Notice, Lost, Star Trek, Angel, The Walking Dead, Dollhouse, Heroes, Battlestar: Galactica (remake), Caprica, Stargate: Universe, Magnum PI
TV Comedies: 30 Rock, Psych, Louie, The League, United States of Tara
TV Dramas: Life, Damages, Twin Peaks, Durham County, Persons Unknown
Children: Yo Gabba Gabba!, Labyrinth, Phineas and Ferb, The Secret of Kells, Time Bandits, The Tale of Despereaux
Classic Movies: Love and Death, Once Upon a Time in the West, Fahrenheit 451, Bonnie and Clyde, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, Sabrina, Charade, Chinatown, Duck Soup, Network, The African Queen, The Long Goodbye
Comedies: The Big Lebowski, The Meaning of Life, Kick-Ass, Trainspotting, Sliding Doors, Groundhog Day
Documentaries: Ken Burns: Baseball, Ken Burns: Jazz
Dramas: The Last Enemy, Brick, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Jesse Stone: Sea Change
Foreign Movies: Ip Man 2, Let The Right One In, Eat Drink Man Woman, Timecrimes, The Crimson Rivers, Ong-Bak, Oldboy, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Horror Movies: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark! (2011), From Dusk Til Dawn, Children of the Corn, Shark Knight, The House of the Devil, Carrie, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Host, I Spit on Your Brave
Independent Movies: Cemetery Junction, Sleeping Beauty, Muriel’s Wedding
Romantic movies: Chalet Girl
Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Hellboy, Vanilla Sky, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, What Dreams May Come, Buckaroo Banzai, The Final Countdown, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Sports Movies: Step Into Liquid, The Endless Summer, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti
Thrillers: Reservoir Dogs, Following