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Netflix fans share best finds

Fri., Jan. 31, 2014

We asked readers what hidden gems they’ve discovered among the myriad selections in Netflix’s streaming library. The responses created an eclectic mix of movie recommendations. All responses are from The Spokesman-Review Facebook page.

Jean Evans

“Big Night” with Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci

Janessa Lawson

“The Giant Mechanical Man”

Kyle Sullivan-Jones

“Take This Waltz” w/ Michelle Williams & Seth Rogen

Andrew Bodenstein


Corrie Schmidt Wise

“Electrick Children” with Billy Zane

Chili Lili Hungerford


Charleen Woody Neal

“The Red Violin”

Arlene Flett

“Buck.” It’s a documentary about the real life horse whisperer.

Ashton Coe

I personally love nearly everything about Netflix. I recently watched the Oscar-nominated documentary called “The Square.” It is very disturbing, but very, very good and important to watch. It was released in 2013 and is about the ongoing Egyptian revolution.

Luke Tolley


Margaret Simonson

“The Mind of a Chef” is a sublime video counterpart to the groundbreaking Lucky Peach magazine. Also, “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” is a must see for artists and cultural dissidents. “Haute Cuisine” was superbly acted and luscious in its foodie details. “Melancholia,” for the Peter Greenaway-style masochistic tragic-romantic in you. Oh, and I’ve just started the “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” series, and so far it’s a nice fix for us Agatha Christie and Monk fans.

Kody Rapp

“The Kids Are All Right.”

Jo Anna Peaslee Kemble

The documentary “Happy” and “Half the Sky.”

Scott Kusel

“Leaves of Grass” with Edward Norton. Surprisingly good festival film that never got widely released.

Debbie Peterson Jenson

“Lay Low” - great!

Joe Hanley

“Hemlock Grove”

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