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I think I've run out of movies to watch

I think I've exhausted movies to watch. I'm sure there are some flicks that I've missed, but I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Showtime, Shudder, Tubi (along with the other free streaming services), Apple TV, and I'm sure some others I'm forgetting and I can't find anything I'm interested in.

I've been using Letterboxd for a while now and it allows you to pretty efficientially and systematically track down stuff that interests you. I think a downside of this is that you can burn through shitload of excellent films quickly.

I love cinema, even more than I love video games, so I've always consistently watched lots of movies, but the pandemic has really accelerated this.

I'm not really sure what do. I might subscribe to Criterion streaming as I'm sure they have a shit load of movies I haven't even heard of that are great. A friend has it and it seems like they have a great selection.

Anyone else dealing with something similar?

It's kinda depressing ngl, especially because there hasn't been all that many great movies coming out during the pandemic due to a variety of reasons.

edit: I should add that I'm probably significantly lacking when it comes to foreign films outside of horror. I've seen a ton of horror foreign films but not really too many outside of the genre.
 
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SpiceRacz

Member
You should watch more foreign stuff. Try Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy.

Edit: also watch this. Incredible film. Seeing as you're into horror, you'll probably dig it.

 
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You should watch more foreign stuff. Try Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy.

Edit: also watch this. Incredible film. Seeing as you're into horror, you'll probably dig it.

I'll check these out, thanks!

Well...maybe try checking out some other hobbies?

Books...how about books?
I read before bedtime to unwind. I actually just started the witcher series of books. I picked up The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, will grab the rest of them if I end up liking the first 2.

prior to this I burned through all of Bukowski's novels. that was a blast, definitely plan on rereading them.

not really the same as movies tho.
 
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Start with the 80s/90's Hong Kong action films then. Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat.
seems like most of these can be found easily on streaming services. definitely will check these out seen most the Jackie Chan 90s films back in the 90s. either way that makes them worthy of a rewatch.
 
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I_D

Member
If you're lacking in foreign films, definitely check out Aniara.

Don't let the shitty rating fool you. This one stuck with me for quite a while.
And if you're in to poetry, this movie is based on a poem, and it's pretty darn incredible.
 
Have you tried DVDs or Blu Rays I collect VHS tapes I collect VHS tapes ?
I'm honestly trying to transition away from physical media in general tbh.

My VHS collection is in a storage unit. I live in Southern California. I wouldn't be surprised if the heat destroyed most my tapes by now.

People bitch about video games/dvds/blu rays taking up a lot of physical space. I don't think most people remember how much damn space VHS tapes take up.

This is after getting rid of the majority of my collection. Sold off a decent amount of tapes worth over $50, but I still have a good amount of rare tapes that are probably not doing too well in the heat.

I have like 10 sealed copies of Gummo on VHS. Last I checked open copies that weren't sealed were going for like $50-70 each.
 
one of my all time favorite films ever. I've watched it about 5 times and I rarely rewatch movies.

Green Room is fantastic as well. as is Murder Party. his newest Netflix film Hold the Dark was a bit disappointing but still enjoyable.

If you haven't watched Green Room, I strongly recommend it.
 

teezzy

Fantastik Tuna
yeah, haven't watched the new one. not sure I want to. maybe I will.

It's not the worst movie

Def better than Yoga Hosers and Tusk

Turn your brain off just like with the original, and you'll have fun

I'm just worried Clerks 3 won't live up to 1 and 2 at this point. No way is it as raunchy

Also wow maybe I should sell my Gummo VHS

Hmmm
 

dcll

Banned
one of my all time favorite films ever. I've watched it about 5 times and I rarely rewatch movies.

Green Room is fantastic as well. as is Murder Party. his newest Netflix film Hold the Dark was a bit disappointing but still enjoyable.

If you haven't watched Green Room, I strongly recommend it.
I have seen Green Room, loved it.

This is a damn good thriller I watched a few years back as well


Oh and this as well

 
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It's not the worst movie

Def better than Yoga Hosers and Tusk

Turn your brain off just like with the original, and you'll have fun

I'm just worried Clerks 3 won't live up to 1 and 2 at this point. No way is it as raunchy

Also wow maybe I should sell my Gummo VHS

Hmmm
the limited edition trash humpers VHS tapes are going for like $600
 

Batiman

Member
I’m not out of movies to watch. But I feel there’s no movies that give you a sense of adventure like LOTR. Why is there nothing in the market like it? Big epic old school adventure movies are extinct. I guess that’s why I watch the trilogy over and over. Nothing else gives me that.
 

Raven117

Member
I'll check these out, thanks!


I read before bedtime to unwind. I actually just started the witcher series of books. I picked up The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, will grab the rest of them if I end up liking the first 2.

prior to this I burned through all of Bukowski's novels. that was a blast, definitely plan on rereading them.

not really the same as movies tho.
Yeah…. But there are more of them….. just seems that if you have in fact “run out of movies” maybe it’s time to just move on?
 

kurisu_1974

is on perm warning for being a low level troll
I think I've exhausted movies to watch. I'm sure there are some flicks that I've missed, but I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Max, Showtime, Shudder, Tubi (along with the other free streaming services), Apple TV, and I'm sure some others I'm forgetting and I can't find anything I'm interested in.

I've been using Letterboxd for a while now and it allows you to pretty efficientially and systematically track down stuff that interests you. I think a downside of this is that you can burn through shitload of excellent films quickly.

I love cinema, even more than I love video games, so I've always consistently watched lots of movies, but the pandemic has really accelerated this.

I'm not really sure what do. I might subscribe to Criterion streaming as I'm sure they have a shit load of movies I haven't even heard of that are great. A friend has it and it seems like they have a great selection.

Anyone else dealing with something similar?

It's kinda depressing ngl, especially because there hasn't been all that many great movies coming out during the pandemic due to a variety of reasons.

edit: I should add that I'm probably significantly lacking when it comes to foreign films outside of horror. I've seen a ton of horror foreign films but not really too many outside of the genre.

Nope not at all. I use https://www.icheckmovies.com/ with lets you track how many movies you watched on their various lists (critic lists, award lists, country lists, there's a lot there) and you even get awards for checking enough movies off.

I watch about one movie every day and I have watched around 6901 movies as of yesterday (tbh I also checked some complete seasons of TV shows, never individual episodes) and I still have 1000+ movies on my NAS that I collected based on these lists. Not all legal but fuck streaming in Europe, even the Amazon movies are not on my Prime. And yeah I'm not going to bother with VPN.

Edit: my profile over there: https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/kurisu1974/ so feel free to add me, I love the feed where I can see what other people watch.
 
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AV

We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space
Nope not at all. I use https://www.icheckmovies.com/ with lets you track how many movies you watched on their various lists (critic lists, award lists, country lists, there's a lot there) and you even get awards for checking enough movies off.

Came in to say OP should check this out since you can see all kinds of curated lists from various sources that point you in the direction of recommendations.
 

Happosai

Member
I think I've exhausted movies to watch. I'm sure there are some flicks that I've missed, but I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Max, Showtime, Shudder, Tubi (along with the other free streaming services), Apple TV, and I'm sure some others I'm forgetting and I can't find anything I'm interested in.

I've been using Letterboxd for a while now and it allows you to pretty efficientially and systematically track down stuff that interests you. I think a downside of this is that you can burn through shitload of excellent films quickly.

I love cinema, even more than I love video games, so I've always consistently watched lots of movies, but the pandemic has really accelerated this.

I'm not really sure what do. I might subscribe to Criterion streaming as I'm sure they have a shit load of movies I haven't even heard of that are great. A friend has it and it seems like they have a great selection.

Anyone else dealing with something similar?

It's kinda depressing ngl, especially because there hasn't been all that many great movies coming out during the pandemic due to a variety of reasons.

edit: I should add that I'm probably significantly lacking when it comes to foreign films outside of horror. I've seen a ton of horror foreign films but not really too many outside of the genre.
The other day someone said this to me and my response was, "have you checked out some of the great movies from the past that aren't going to be found on streaming?"

Here are some of my recommendations for TV & Movies (just a few for now):

The Visitor (1979) very abstract and interesting sci-fi/action movie which never got proper North American promotion.



Dark Star (1974)...one of my favorites (Dan O'Bannon the writer of Alien putting on a comedy performance)



From a Whisper to A Scream (1987) w/ Vincent Price hosting an anthology of interesting low-budget bliss



With TV...

Beastmaster TV -- this came out in the early 2000's and was meant to fit into the Xena/Hercules environment. I'd always enjoyed this one but I think it was just bad timing and likely low ratings...


Andromeda TV. Gene Roddenberry wrote this but I believe he'd already passed away before the first episode was made. My only recommendation is to stick with Seasons 1-3. The final 2 seasons are...meh.
 

billyxci

Permabanned.
i'm feeling the same. not subbed to Netflix, Disney, Amazon in a while and can't find any new films to watch. I found myself rewatching a lot more films recently.

i'm using that time to read more books and play more games. i'm sure there will be more movies to watch soon enough.
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
I like watching all the businessy documentaries on Netflix. Toys that Made us, Movies that Made us, He-man doc, a movie about the the guy who invented Delorean cars etc.... There's tons of this stuff on NF.

Then again, only fun for people who like these kinds of movies.
 

Dark Star

Member
Whenever I feel like I've seen every "GOAT-tier" film, I just go back to the basics: 80's slashers, Halloween-type movies, crappy B-grade horror, campy 90's flicks, etc. There's TONS. Literally thousands of horror and generally under-rated movies out there to watch, and that's my forte obviously, but if you haven't seen a lot of low-budget horror, then I'd recommend hitting up Letterboxd for some suggestions. Watching movies should be fun, doesn't need to be an intellectual experience all the time, so yeah, go knock yourself out watching cheesy holiday/Christmas comedy flicks too.

 
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IDKFA

Member
To be honest, a lot of my favourite films can't be found on streaming services. Some are even impossible to buy digitally. If you can find them, here are two of my favourites that I recommend.



 
Whenever I feel like I've seen every "GOAT-tier" film, I just go back to the basics: 80's slasher, Halloween-type movies, crappy B-grade horror, etc. There's TONS. Literally thousands of horror movies out there to watch, and that's my thing, but if you haven't watch a lot of low-budget horror, then I'd recommend hitting up Letterboxd for some suggestions. Watching movies should be fun, doesn't need to be an intellectual experience all the time, so yeah, go knock yourself out watching cheesy holiday/Christmas comedy flicks too.

 

AV

We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space
If you like dark comedies I remember enjoying this when it came out.


Fuck it OP, just watch the Ben Wheatley filmography. Even his weakest movies are more interesting than most of the other shit out there.
 

RJMacready73

Gold Member
You need a wife and kids, you got too much free time on your hands and I'm not at all jealous.. nope, not jealous at all
 
You need a wife and kids, you got too much free time on your hands and I'm not at all jealous.. nope, not jealous at all
I have a wife, no kids tho.

I'm a bit of a night owl on the weekends. I stay up pretty late Friday and Saturday nights watching movies while she's asleep.

she loves film too tho, finally got her into horror movies. after watching The Witch, she's decided to give the genre a chance. We recently watched Hereditary and Rosemary's Baby which she also loved. I think a lot of people don't realize that some horror films are fucking amazing and they aren't all lacking when it comes substance.

I feel pretty lucky since horror is my favorite genre.
 
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