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gp1086
01-08-12, 10:08 PM
Not sure about everyone else, but I have an addiction to adding titles to my queue. Currently I have 192 titles in my DVD/Blu Ray queue and 150 in my Instant queue. I guess it's not a bad thing, it's just that I often spend a ton of time deciding what I want to watch instantly or select for my next title to be mailed. Do you all mess around with your queue too, or just watch in order?

starman9000
01-09-12, 10:53 AM
Mine got too big and I stopped going into it. Actually, I finally went in there this weekend and deleted a majority of the things so that it would become useful for me again (instant only). I wish it would default to the last item added when it shows up on my Xbox, then I would probably get more use out of it.

brainee
01-09-12, 02:43 PM
Having a big queue isn't an issue. It's a way for me to keep track of what things I'm interested in seeing eventually. Can't say I spend a lot of time on what to watch though. I generally let things just come to me in the mail ... for some things, it was so long since I set the order that it's a bit of a surprise what shows up on my doorstep :) Instant items are when I'm in the mood to watch something. What I do spend time on with my Instant queue is keeping track of when Netflix loses the right to certain titles, and making sure I watch those titles in time. Sometimes Netflix is good about giving you a reminder date ... other times they're not (and I needed that info from another site).

TheBigDave
01-10-12, 08:19 PM
If you have a huge Netflix Queue, there's an easy way to organize it. Get the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox. Then add the Netflix Queue Sorter.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/35183

I've got about 300 titles in my instant queue, so having them grouped by genre makes it much easier to browse.

Larry C.
01-11-12, 01:32 PM
I have an enormous "Queue" you should check it out sometime.

gp1086
01-12-12, 09:55 PM
If you have a huge Netflix Queue, there's an easy way to organize it. Get the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox. Then add the Netflix Queue Sorter.

I've got about 300 titles in my instant queue, so having them grouped by genre makes it much easier to browse.
Thanks! Will have to check out.

bluetoast
01-16-12, 12:12 AM
I maxed out my Queue years back (a 500 movie limit? Come on!) and only occasionally change it up. Might have to check out that Firefox add on.

tonto
01-23-12, 01:10 PM
Some great movies I have seen through the Instant Queue:
1. Moon (2009) - one of the best unknown Sci Fi films
2. Red Baron (2009) - great WWI film from a German perspective but in English
3. Exit through the Gift Shop - loved this documentary, have watched it twice
4. The Fighter - probably the biggest recent box office smash available on instant
5. The Art of the Steal - tragic story about one of the greatest art collections in the world

Larry C.
01-23-12, 02:23 PM
Don't forget Tucker & Dale Vs Evil. Its great!

Smeeg26
01-24-12, 10:26 PM
I have by mail & streaming:What I do is start with a set amount of movies in your queue.Then assign specific slots for specific kinds of movies.

Something like:

Slot 1 - Slot 10 - Movies from your to watch list
Slot 11 - Slot 20 - New Releases/lesser known movie list/1001 movies to see before you die (get idea)
Slot 20+ - TV Show Season/Series

Then when the queue empties start again, refilling the slots with whatever you assigned to them.This gives you variety, and breaks up the movie grind by having some tv.Depending on your plan, should last you about a month.During which you can still add to that to watch list.

Anyways you get the idea.You aren't overwhelmed by what all you have to watch, and you have periods of discovery of other things you might like.

gp1086
01-24-12, 10:59 PM
I have by mail & streaming:What I do is start with a set amount of movies in your queue.Then assign specific slots for specific kinds of movies.

Something like:

Slot 1 - Slot 10 - Movies from your to watch list
Slot 11 - Slot 20 - New Releases/lesser known movie list/1001 movies to see before you die (get idea)
Slot 20+ - TV Show Season/Series

Then when the queue empties start again, refilling the slots with whatever you assigned to them.This gives you variety, and breaks up the movie grind by having some tv.Depending on your plan, should last you about a month.During which you can still add to that to watch list.

Anyways you get the idea.You aren't overwhelmed by what all you have to watch, and you have periods of discovery of other things you might like.
Nice idea. :)

Smeeg26
01-25-12, 06:43 AM
I'm not strickly a new release junkie myself, so i don't really have to worry about those wait times.Right now, I'm going through a lesser known movie list, a beginners guide to horror, as well as my own to watch list.

Psymin1
01-28-12, 09:52 PM
I'm not strickly a new release junkie myself, so i don't really have to worry about those wait times.Right now, I'm going through a lesser known movie list, a beginners guide to horror, as well as my own to watch list.

Would you be willing to share the lesser known movie list and the beginners guide lists? I am interested as to what is on them, and might want to jump on either if there is a large number I haven't watched (though that is unlikely with the horror list). Thanks!

Smeeg26
01-29-12, 02:07 PM
The lesser known movie list is from Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You Haven't seen book.Obviously the term lesser known is all relative to the individual, as well as individual tastes.

Don't have enough posts to post links, so sorry for the length here.

1. American Dreamz (2006)
2. The Animal Factory (2000)
3. Aurora Borealis (2006)
4. Baadasssss! (2004)
5. The Ballad Of Little Jo (1993)
6. Better Than Sex (2000)
7. The Big Hit (1998)
8. Blood And Wine (1997)
9. Brick (2006)
10. Brothers (2004)
11. Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)
12. Career Girls (1997)
13. Casanova (2005)
14. Chop Shop (2008)
15. Citizen Ruth (1996)
16. Connie And Carla (2004)
17. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
18. Criminal (2004)
19. Crush (2002)
20. Dark Days (2000)
21. The Dead Girl (2006)
22. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
23. Diamond Men (2001)
24. Dick (1999)
25. The Dinner Game (1998)
26. Dinner Rush (2001)
27. The Dish (2000)
28. Disney's Teacher's Pet (2004)
29. The Door In The Floor (2004)
30. Driving Lessons (2006)
31. Duck Season (2004)
32. East Is East (1999)
33. Everything Put Together (2001)
34. Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control (1997)
35. 15 Minutes (2001)
36. Find Me Guilty (2006)
37. Firelight (1998)
38. Following (1999)
39. Gilles' Wife (2004)
40. Gloomy Sunday (1999)
41. Go Tigers! (2001)
42. Going In Style (1979)
43. The Great Buck Howard (2009)
44. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
45. The Hard Word (2002)
46. The Harmonists (1997)
47. Hedwig And The Angry Inch (2001)
48. Hidalgo (2004)
49. A Home At The End Of The World (2004)
50. The House Of Sand (2005)
51. How To Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
52. I Served The King Of England (2006)
53. Idiocracy (2006)
54. In The Shadow Of The Moon (2007)
55. Indigenes (Days Of Glory) (2006)
56. Innocent Blood (1992)
57. Intermission (2003)
58. Island In The Sky (1953)
59. Julia (2008)
60. Keeping Mum (2005)
61. Kill Me Later (2001)
62. King Of California (2007)
63. The King Of Masks (1997)
64. King Of The Hill (1993)
65. Kontroll (2003)
66. La Ciudad/The City (1999)
67. La Petite Lili (2003)
68. La Promesse (1996)
69. Lady For A Day (1933)
70. The Last Shot (2004)
71. Lawless Heart (2001)
72. Levity (2003)
73. Look Both Ways (2005)
74. The Lookout (2007)
75. Love And Death On Long Island (1997)
76. Mad Money (2008)
77. The Maltese Falcon (1931)
78. The Man From Elysian Fields (2002)
79. Man Push Cart (2006)
80. Marvin's Room (1996)
81. The Matador (2005)
82. Matchstick Men (2003)
83. Matewan (1987)
84. Maybe Baby (2000)
85. The Merry Gentleman (2009)
86. Metroland (1998)
87. A Midnight Clear (1992)
88. The Mighty (1998)
89. Millions (2005)
90. Mirrormask (2005)
91. Moonlighting (1982)
92. Mountains Of The Moon (1990)
93. Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont (2005)
94. My First Mister (2001)
95. The Mystery Of Picasso (1956)
96. Nine Lives (2005)
97. Nothing But The Truth (2008)
98. October Sky (1999)
99. Off The Map (2004)
100. Once Were Warriors (1994)
101. One Fine Day (1996)
102. Owning Mahowny (2003)
103. The Painted Veil (2006)
104. Paradise Now (2005)
105. Peter's Friends (1992)
106. Phoebe In Wonderland (2008)
107. The Pledge (2001)
108. Priceless (2006)
109. Prisoner Of Paradise (2003)
110. The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
111. Queen Of Hearts (1989)
112. Quinceanera (2005)
113. Raising Victor Vargas (2003)
114. Resurrecting The Champ (2007)
115. Resurrection (1980)
116. Safe Men (1998)
117. Scarecrow (1973)
118. Seven Men From Now (1956)
119. Shadowboxer (2006)
120. Something New (2006)
121. Son Of Rambow (2008)
122. Songcatcher (2001)
123. Spring Forward (2000)
124. Starting Out In The Evening (2007)
125. Startup.Com (2001)
126. State Of The Union (1948)
127. The Steel Helmet (1951)
128. Still Crazy (1990)
129. Stone Reader (2003)
130. Sweet Land (2005)
131. The Tao Of Steve (2000)
132. Taste Of Cherry (1997)
133. The Third Miracle (1999)
134. Thumbsucker (2005)
135. Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story (2006)
136. Tumbleweeds (1999)
137. Tuvalu (2000)
138. The TV Set (2007)
139. Two Family House (2000)
140. Two Lovers (2009)
141. Waking The Dead (2000)
142. The Weather Man (2005)
143. Welcome To Sarajevo (1997)
144. Went To Coney Island On A Mission From God ... Be Back By Five (2000)
145. What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
146. The Whole Wide World (1996)
147. The Wide Blue Road (1957)
148. Winter Solstice (2005)
149. Word Wars (2004)
150. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
151. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

The horror list is just a basic one as I am new to the genre.Would you have any suggestions to replace/add on for someone new to the genre?


April Fool's Day
Halloween
Nightmare on Elms Street
Friday the 13th
The Amityville Horror
Poltergeist
The Changeling
A Chinese Ghost Story
Jeepers Creepers
Pumpkinhead
Psycho
Misery
Seven
Shaun of the Dead
Dracula
Nosferatu
From Dusk till Dawn
Vampires
Ginger Snaps
An American Werewolf in London
The Howling
Alien
Phantasm
The Thing
Night of the Demons
Hellraiser
It's Alive
The Toxic Avenger
The Fly

gp1086
01-29-12, 02:19 PM
Off the top of my head, I would add The Shining to the horror movie list. Also, once you've seen a bunch, you should check out Scream.