Lockdown 2020 Movie Recommendations

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OK, go for it!
I have Netflix and Amazon Prime. Things I've watched recently and liked:

 

Last night, a remake of The Whole Wide World with Renee Zellwanger and Vincent D'Onofrio (whom I'd never heard of before); a love story based on the real-life story of Robert Howard.

Both lead actors were brilliant; I really enjoyed it, but kept falling asleep and may have missed parts of it. Amazon Prime

 

Self Made: True story of a black woman who became the first female millionaire in the USA through marketing hair products. Excellent, even if you aren't into hair products! Netflix

 

Our Kind of Traitor: loved it. Based on a book by John LeCarre. I've loved all his books and all the movies made of them, except The Little Drummer Girl, which was a series last year and I couldn't get into it. (There was an earlier movie of Little Drummer Girl which was filmed partly in Freiburg when I was studying there, and there was a call for people to apply to act in the crowd scenes. I came for the audition, but the place was so crowded I left again. I actually think they might have picked me, for diversity!) Anyway -- I really liked this film. LeCarre's work always has a very human element to it; the spy stories are not just blood and violence and war. They are moving.

 

This might not be to everyone's taste, but I really enjoyed Greenleaf, a US series about a black mega-church with all the ingredients of a soap opera a la Dallas, money, intrigue, scandal etc. 

 

I started binge watching a few series but gave up.  The first season of YOU was very good but I gave up on the second series. I started Ozark but couldn't really get into it.

OK that's it for now. What are you people watching?

 

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I must confess that I binge watched The Tiger King on Netflix the other day and really liked it. Only 7 episodes. Everyone has been talking about it so I got sucked in. It's a true story and very bizarre.

 

I've watched all of You and while far-fetched, I like it.

 

I'm still keeping up with my 2 favorite shows, Grey's Anatomy and This is Us

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On Sky we have been watching the following:

 

"The Good Doctor"  really great series.

 

Also "West World" started up again last Monday, the series is amazing.

 

"The Outsider" is also good. Always loved Stephen King, and this series has been pretty good so far.

 

We just finished watching Picard on Amazon Prime. It was a really good series

 

Netflix we watched the mini series "Unorthodox" which was also really good.

I also watched YOU on Netflix, my partner didn't like it at all, but I found it to be very interesting, also a bit disturbing.

 

Other great series on Netflix I can recommend are

 

  1. Black Mirror
  2. Peaky Blinders
  3. Derry Girls
  4. End of the F**** World
  5. Dracula
  6. Safe
  7. The Stranger
  8. The Witcher
  9. Altered Carbon
  10. 100 Humans (Menschen/Leute in German)
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19 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

I must confess that I binge watched The Tiger King on Netflix the other day and really liked it. Only 7 episodes. Everyone has been talking about it so I got sucked in. It's a true story and very bizarre.

 

I've watched all of You and while far-fetched, I like it.

 

 

 

I couldn't get into the 2nd series of YOU at all, though I liked the first. I might give it a second go. VERY far fetched!

People are going on about Tiger King on FB but I refuse to watch it.

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19 hours ago, Anna66 said:

 

 

Netflix we watched the mini series "Unorthodox" which was also really good.

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I second this! Watched the whole series last night. Most of it is set in Berlin -- orthodox Jewish girl flees there from New York to escape the community.

 

There's a part where she's googling to find information on how to find work as a newcomer to Berlin and I was half expecting Toytown to jump into

her screen!

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22 hours ago, arunadasi said:

People are going on about Tiger King on FB but I refuse to watch it.

 

As had I until I had an attack of trainwreckitis the other day. :P

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Okay, if you haven't watched these yet watch:

 

Tales of the City starting with the 1993 series-nfx

Anything by Pedro Almodovar-AMZN and nfx

Little Caesar-amzn

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever-AMZN

Wanda Sykes-nfx

Friday-nfx

The Highwaymen-nfx

 

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2 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

Okay, if you haven't watched these yet watch:

 

Tales of the City starting with the 1993 series

Yep, loved it!

 

Also liked Virgin River, waiting for the next series to arrive.

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Just now, Tap said:

Yep, loved it!

 

Also liked Virgin River, waiting for the next series to arrive.

 

I hit submit too soon. I'll keep adding.

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On 4/4/2020, 12:38:28, arunadasi said:

... a love story based on the real-life story of Robert Howard. ... I really enjoyed it, but kept falling asleep ...

 

...True story of a black woman ...

 

... a US series about a black mega-church ...

 

3 hours ago, arunadasi said:

... orthodox Jewish girl flees there from New York to escape the community.

 

All sounds very entertaining! :(

 

23 hours ago, fraufruit said:

... Grey's Anatomy ...

 

Hospital based rubbish! 

 

23 hours ago, Anna66 said:

..."The Good Doctor" ...

 

Is that the one with that kid who is an annoying cunt?  I had the misfortune of watching it once, albeit for 30 seconds, and imagine my surprise when I changed channels and that other annoying cunt, Young Sheldon was on! :(

 

Here are some real recommendations! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any other good Zombie, apocalypse or sci-fi movies?

 

 I'll also consider romance stuff if it is done in outer space. 

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We just finished watching

 

"We are the Millers" (Wir sind die Millers) on Netflix!

 

It was brilliant. Never laughed so much in my whole life!

 

 

 

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59 minutes ago, hellfire99 said:

Any other good Zombie, apocalypse or sci-fi movies?

 

 I'll also consider romance stuff if it is done in outer space. 

 

Amazon Prime-

  1. The Expanse We loved it,was really great. (sci-fi)
  2. The Exorcist series- Also pretty awesome (supernatural horror)
  3. Hannibal series- Losely based on the films, gut wrenching stuff (horror)
  4. Picard- We really enjoyed this series. (sci-fi)

 

Netflix-

 

  1. Santa Clarita Diet- This was a brilliant series, had us in stitches! (zombie)
  2. Black Summer (zombie)
  3. Daybreak (zombie)

 

Sky-

  1. The Watchmen- This series was pretty awesome. A parallel universe...(sci-fi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We liked Dicte on all4. A danish crime journo who always seemed to be in the right place for a good story. Set in Aarhus. Gentle who done it with a bit of a soapy family twist. Good looking co stars too.

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Netflix..

 

Archer.

Community.

Peaky Blinders.

Deadpool.

Look who`s back.

The Universe.

 

Tiger King is probably the biggest pile of shite I`ve seen in a while.A really American type of programme.

 

If you`ve got a VPN then go to HBO as they have a bunch of stuff on free to view for this month including the best ever series The Wire.

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22 hours ago, Anna66 said:

The Watchmen- This series was pretty awesome. A parallel universe...(sci-fi)

A few episodes of that they were too busy looking up their own pretentious arse to worry about entertaining people.However overall a v good series.

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Netflix has the Spanish series "La casa de papel" - Money Heist.

available in original Spanish or dubbed German or US accented English

 

 

 

 

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Knives Out with Daniel Craig

Tatortreiniger(last season)

Father Ted

Curb your Enthousiasm(new season)

Too many cooking shows to list but I’ve been into baking recently so Great British Baking show.

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On 6.4.2020, 16:08:14, HH_Sailor said:

Netflix has the Spanish series "La casa de papel" - Money Heist.

available in original Spanish or dubbed German or US accented English

 

There is also a great Spanish Film on Netflix called "Der Schacht" (El Hoyo- The Platform)

 

I watched it in Spanish with English subtitles. It was really good.

 

 

 

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