Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Just how many movies can one person watch?

Whenever people talk about Netflix, inevitably, they start bragging about how their DVD Queue has 25 movies in it. Or sometimes, they’ll smile and brag about how the Queue has close to 80 movies in it. Oh yes, they are cool movie people.

Netflix limits the Queues top out at 500. I know because I have 500 DVDs in mine. Plus I have a word document, named Rentlist, that contains about 200to 300 more discs.

I’m not proud of this, but when people find out, they immediately ask how can I do this? How is it possible? As an answer, I thought I would just post my current Netflix list and let everyone goggle at it.

Because I don’t want to overwhelm everyone, I’ll space it out over a week…. approximately 100 DVDs a day for seven days. Since I average three to four movies a week, this list will be outdated before it is finished. And I reorder the list constantly, so it will be almost impossible to predict what I’ll watch when.

If you want to comment, please tell me which films are going to be a complete waste of my time. Also feel free to ask me, “Why the hell do you want to watch this movie?” and I’ll do my best to answer. Conversely, if you have one of the three movies that are not on my list, please recommend them to me. As you can probably see, I’m not too picky.

Here we go…

Currently checked out:

  • Withnail and I
  • Alias: Season 1: Disc 1
  • City of God (already mailed back)

Currently in the Netflix Queue (approx the 1 to 100 slots):

  • Syriana
  • The New World
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Northern Exposure: Season 2: Disc 1
  • King of the Hill: Season 6: Disc 2
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • The Mouse That Roared
  • Fosse
  • In Search of Shakespeare: Disc 1
  • Star Blazers: Ser. 3: Bolar Wars: Part I
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • Jeremiah: Season 1: Disc 4
  • Ordinary People
  • The Wire: Season 1: Disc 2
  • The Blues: Disc 5: Godfathers and Sons
  • Paycheck
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Henry & June
  • Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!: Season 1: Disc 2
  • Tanner '88: Disc 1
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1: Disc 1
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Belle de Jour
  • Paper Clips
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • The Wire: Season 1: Disc 3
  • Dirty Pretty Things
  • Art in the 21st Century: S 1 and 2: Disc 1
  • Thief of Bagdad
  • The Blues: Disc 6: Red, White and Blues
  • Baseball: Disc 1
  • Coal Miner's Daughter: Collector's Edition
  • Dark Angel: Season 1: Disc 1
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Coffee and Cigarettes
  • Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun: IMAX
  • Reno 911: Season 1: Disc 1
  • Pink Flamingos
  • 21 Up
  • The Critic: The Complete Series: Disc 3
  • Hell's Highway
  • The Wild One
  • The Mysteries of Egypt: IMAX
  • The Omega Man
  • The Sopranos: Season 4: Disc 3
  • Insomnia
  • The Hours, PG-13, Drama , Now,
  • Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!: Season 1: Disc 3
  • Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean: Disc 3
  • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Survival Island: IMAX
  • Bus Stop
  • The Circus
  • A Star Is Born
  • Frida
  • Mother, Jugs and Speed
  • Key Largo
  • Titan A.E.
  • Arlington Road
  • A Chorus Line
  • The Stunt Man
  • The Twilight Zone: Vol. 5
  • L'Avventura
  • The Best of British Cinema
  • Citizen Ruth
  • Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Reversal of Fortune
  • Elmer Gantry
  • Van Beuren Studios Cartoons
  • A.K.A. Cassius Clay
  • Last Days
  • Rakes: Stravinksy Salzburg Festival
  • 8 Women
  • The Fairy Queen: English National Opera
  • Quiz Show
  • My Dinner with Andre
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • Cirque du Soleil: Alegria
  • Ikiru
  • Dali
  • The Hunting of the President
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • The Twilight Zone: Vol. 7
  • Bizet's Carmen
  • Chuck Jones: Extremes and in Betweens
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Rocky
  • Kiri Te Kanawa: Home and Afar
  • God is Great, I'm Not
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Die Fledermaus: Strauss: Royal Opera
  • 13 Conversations About One Thing
  • Rossini: La Donna del Lago: Riccardo Muti
  • Yojimbo
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • The Twilight Zone: Vol. 9


wubbahed said...

You mean The Last Unicorn isn't on your list? For shame. You LOVE that movie. You love it so much in fact that when you return it to Netflix it should instantly go back in your queue.

Or maybe it's not there because you already own it. Yeah, maybe that's it.

InvisibleMarketing said...

Dear Wubba:
RT is sitting here calling you "boogerbreath." Who knows why? I thought he loved that movie.