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I wish they would let you filter the films on Netflix by year or other things like that.

Its so annoying how you get shown the same films over and over again as recommendations. It puts me off the service. It's too hard to see what they have available and they keep trying to push certain films...presumably someone is paying for certain films to be advertised more prominently.
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AdamH wrote: June 26th, 2020, 9:15 am I wish they would let you filter the films on Netflix by year or other things like that.

Its so annoying how you get shown the same films over and over again as recommendations. It puts me off the service. It's too hard to see what they have available and they keep trying to push certain films...presumably someone is paying for certain films to be advertised more prominently.
If you want to use Netflix as a film fan, just rely on 3rd party websites. When you start using their services, browse the catalogue using such a 3rd party site and throw whatever looks interesting in you watch cue, after that just check daily for newly added releases. That's the only way to not miss something. If you're going to trust on their interface, you'll just end up being disappointed (which is a shame considering their library).
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Onderhond wrote: June 26th, 2020, 10:29 am
AdamH wrote: June 26th, 2020, 9:15 am I wish they would let you filter the films on Netflix by year or other things like that.

Its so annoying how you get shown the same films over and over again as recommendations. It puts me off the service. It's too hard to see what they have available and they keep trying to push certain films...presumably someone is paying for certain films to be advertised more prominently.
If you want to use Netflix as a film fan, just rely on 3rd party websites. When you start using their services, browse the catalogue using such a 3rd party site and throw whatever looks interesting in you watch cue, after that just check daily for newly added releases. That's the only way to not miss something. If you're going to trust on their interface, you'll just end up being disappointed (which is a shame considering their library).
Are there good 3rd party websites for the UK version of Netflix? Lots of these sites tend to be aimed at the US Netflix.
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AdamH wrote: June 26th, 2020, 9:15 am I wish they would let you filter the films on Netflix by year or other things like that.

Its so annoying how you get shown the same films over and over again as recommendations. It puts me off the service. It's too hard to see what they have available and they keep trying to push certain films...presumably someone is paying for certain films to be advertised more prominently.
This! They make it difficult to find stuff you would actually be interested in. Then again, I'm generally not interested in about 90% of what they're offering anyway... but, tbh, I believe 8 EUR/month is a good price even for those 10%.. it's almost like a one movie ticket with popcorn.. and my understanding is that services like Netflix and Spotify actually are not doing that great since they have to pay a lot for the copyright and the margins they're getting are really low. This Covid thing may have helped them though...
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AdamH wrote: June 26th, 2020, 11:34 am Are there good 3rd party websites for the UK version of Netflix? Lots of these sites tend to be aimed at the US Netflix.
https://www.justwatch.com/ has plenty of country (and streaming platform) choices, that's probably a good way to start.

Or more Netflix-targeted sites like https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/whats-new/
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Onderhond wrote: June 26th, 2020, 12:56 pm
AdamH wrote: June 26th, 2020, 11:34 am Are there good 3rd party websites for the UK version of Netflix? Lots of these sites tend to be aimed at the US Netflix.
https://www.justwatch.com/ has plenty of country (and streaming platform) choices, that's probably a good way to start.

Or more Netflix-targeted sites like https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/whats-new/
Thanks. Truth be told, I don't use my Netflix account very often except for watching TV (Better Call Saul, for example) but I should probably take a better look at what is available in terms of films.
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Keeping up with new things is a low-effort task, it's just part of my daily routine and I'm often surprised about the stuff they add. If you have a focus on "official" films I don't think it's really for you, but they do have a lot of interesting genre stuff popping up.
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I don't really focus on official films. In fact, I watch far more TV than films nowadays and tend to watch films in specific areas I'm interested in (e.g. certain countries or directors or the occasional foray into 500<400 or recent big films).
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Then Netflix could be an interesting source. I found some really nice films there I would probably never had learned about through my usual ways of scouting films.
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So they dumped a bunch of Swedish films on Netflix, quite a few classics too. Not sure how global it is, but people in Europe should take a look if they're interested. These are the official films:

Erotikon
Herr Arnes Pengar
Ingeborn Holm
Det Stora Aventyret
Froken Chic
Prastankan
Misshandlingen
Norrtullsligan
Terje Vigen
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unexpected, but very cool!
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Yeah, I was quite astonished when Netflix recommended me a 1917-film as "coming up", and that it was not the Sam-Mendes-one. Cool!

I wonder how these silent films do there in terms of numbers.
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Torgo wrote: February 4th, 2021, 3:10 pm Yeah, I was quite astonished when Netflix recommended me a 1917-film as "coming up", and that it was not the Sam-Mendes-one. Cool!

I wonder how these silent films do there in terms of numbers.
If they're anything like Asian films on Netflix ... I'm guessing pretty low.
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Onderhond wrote: February 4th, 2021, 1:17 pm So they dumped a bunch of Swedish films on Netflix, quite a few classics too. Not sure how global it is, but people in Europe should take a look if they're interested. These are the official films:

Erotikon
Herr Arnes Pengar
Ingeborn Holm
Det Stora Aventyret
Froken Chic
Prastankan
Misshandlingen
Norrtullsligan
Terje Vigen
Nothing here in the US... <_<
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Yeah, it's probably a move to get to the X% amount of European content (I believe that's required now). On Netflix' side its a cheap and easy solution, but it's actually quite beneficial to real film fans 😁
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Onderhond wrote: February 4th, 2021, 4:14 pm Yeah, it's probably a move to get to the X% amount of European content (I believe that's required now). On Netflix' side its a cheap and easy solution, but it's actually quite beneficial to real film fans 😁
Agreed on all points, I just wish they'd show them here too.
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Myeah... With all due respect though, don't envy Europe's streaming libraries when you're in the US. 😉
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Knaldskalle wrote: February 4th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Onderhond wrote: February 4th, 2021, 1:17 pm So they dumped a bunch of Swedish films on Netflix, quite a few classics too. Not sure how global it is, but people in Europe should take a look if they're interested. These are the official films:

Erotikon
Herr Arnes Pengar
Ingeborn Holm
Det Stora Aventyret
Froken Chic
Prastankan
Misshandlingen
Norrtullsligan
Terje Vigen
Nothing here in the US... <_<
yeah, I just checked as well since I've only seen about half that list but this is clearly just a EuroNetflix thing - at least at this point. I was kind of hopeful the rise of classic Egyptian movies on the platform was a sign, but so far nothing else has caught my attention.
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Onderhond wrote: February 4th, 2021, 1:17 pm So they dumped a bunch of Swedish films on Netflix, quite a few classics too. Not sure how global it is, but people in Europe should take a look if they're interested. These are the official films:

Erotikon
Herr Arnes Pengar
Ingeborn Holm
Det Stora Aventyret
Froken Chic
Prastankan
Misshandlingen
Norrtullsligan
Terje Vigen
Cheers, mate, would not have noticed.. very weird random "dump" for Netflix though :D

I've been really disappointed by the lack of classic stuff on Netflix, they hardly have any old films on there at all... the best they could do has been something like a Godfather trilogy or 2001. Hopefully this is a start for some welcome changes there in that regard.

I do realize that the money is in the new "hit" films so cannot really blame them much.. and I'm OK paying the monthly fee considering it's the price of a single ticket or a blu-ray disc..
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Onderhond wrote: February 4th, 2021, 4:43 pm Myeah... With all due respect though, don't envy Europe's streaming libraries when you're in the US. 😉
Right, the Americans should keep silent on this one :D
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