What I’ve Watched – Recommendations

December 27, 2013 in Blog

Since I have been bound to a computer I’ve had too much time to watch entertainment. Here are some recommendations.

Movies: (up to 2013)

  • Mr Nobody
  • Goodbye World
  • Take Care
  • The Trotsky
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Margin Call
  • Metropolis Restored
  • Instructions not Included
  • Nell
  • Children of Men
  • Agora
  • 8 Miles High
  • Awakenings
  • The Great Debators
  • O’ Brother Where Art Thou
  • The Red Violin
  • Kon-Tiki
  • Malena
  • Charley Wilson’s War
  • Fair Game
  • Middle Men
  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Thank you for Smoking
  • Idiocracy
  • Eva
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Robot and Frank
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Detachment
  • Branded
  • Stand by me
  • The Brass Teapot
  • Jesus Henry Christ
  • Into the Wild
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Black Swan
  • Dan in Real Life
  • The Aviator
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The Pianist
  • Open Your Eyes
  • Gattaca
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • A River Runs Through It
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Donnie Darko
  • Rain Man
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Truman Show
  • Big Fish
  • Reign Over Me
  • The Help
  • Seven Pounds
    Edward Scissorhands
    Sweet Novermber
    Office Space
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Clerks
    Forest Gump
    Juno
    Milk
    Catch Me if You Can
    Erin Brockovich
    The Blind Side
    Ray
    Lincoln
    Dances with Wolves
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Les Miserables
    The Wizard of Oz
    Moulin Rouge
    Burlesque
    Don Jon
    God Bless America
    Promise Land
    Wall-E
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    The Goonies
    School of Rock
    Rudy
    Rock Star
    Almost Famous
    Saturday Night Live
    Embended: Live
    The Legend of Bagger Vance
    Limitless
    Crash
    The Pursuit of Happiness

Moderate violence but worth seeing:

  • Aeon Flux
  • Doomsday Book
  • Automata
  • Europa Report
  • The Machine
  • Delete
  • The Final Cut
  • The Way Back
  • Cybergeddon
  • eXistenZ
  • Into the Void
  • War of the Worlds
  • Inception
  • Minority Report
  • Total Recall
  • The Mist
  • Elysium
  • Prometheus
  • A.I.
  • I Robot
  • Oblivion
  • Minority Report
  • The Island
  • Serenity
  • V for Vendetta
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Gangs of New York
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Blood Diamond
  • Schindler’s List
  • Fight Club
  • Avatar
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • The Beach
  • A clockwork Orange
  • Django Unchained
  • Jurassic Park
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Babel
  • Tsotsi
  • 10,000 BC
  • Borat
  • Defiance
  • Argo
  • The Mothman Prophecies
  • Apocalyptico
  • Jarhead
  • Team America: World Police
  • Hustle and Flow
  • Valkyrie
  • Boys in the Hood
  • Boiler Room
  • District 9
  • The Departed
  • Armageddon
  • Gladiator
  • Braveheart
  • Sweeny Todd

My favorite relationship movies:

  • Mr Nobody
  • Stuck in Love
  • Liberal Arts
  • The Giant Mechanical Man
  • Spanglish
  • Silver Lining Playbook
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Chasing Amy
  • American Pie
  • Frida
  • She’s Out of My League
  • The Wedding Singer
  • 500 days of summer
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mine
  • Take this Waltz
  • Happy Gilmore
  • High Fidelity
  • Wanderlust
  • Just go with it
  • Now is Good
  • I can’t think straight

Favorite stand-up comedians:

  • John Mulaney
  • Bo Burnham
  • Bill Maher
  • Mitch Hedberg
  • Lewis Black
  • Dick Gregory
  • Janeane Garofalo
TV series that I’ve rated 5 stars:
  • Continuum
  • Caprica
  • Jericho
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • The Honorable Woman
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • Doctor Who
  • Star Trek
  • Battlestar Gallactica
  • Black Mirror
  • Halt and Catch Fire
  • Futurama
  • Key and Peele
  • Weeds
  • 30 Rock
  • Modern Family
  • Scrubs
  • Wilfred
  • Misfits
  • Mr. Bean
  • Undeclared
  • Bomb Girls
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Freaks and Geeks

TV series that I’ve rated 4 stars:

  • Orange is the New Black
  • Garfunkle and Oats
  • Flight of the Concords
  • Jekyll
  • A Young Doctor’s Notebook
  • Coupling
  • Californication

The best tv news and reality:

  • PBS News Hour
  • Charley Rose
  • Frontline
  • American Experience
  • Inside Man – Morgan Spurlock
  • 60 Minutes
  • 20/20
  • Dateline
  • Nightline
  • BBC World News
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Dr. Oz
  • Master Chef
  • Shark Tank
  • American Pickers
  • The Daily Show
  • The Colbert Report

Must see tv series in nature and science:

  • How to Grow a Planet
  • The Universe – H2
  • The Inexplicable Universe
  • Unraveling the Cosmos
  • Amazing Planet
  • Ultimate Mars Challenge
  • Wild China / Wild Indo China
  • Natural Geographic Amazing Planet
  • BBC: Blue Planet
  • PBS Nova
  • Ken Burns: The National Parks
  • Into the Wormhole
  • Futurescape
  • How the Universe Works
  • Mythbusters
  • Bear Grylls
  • Survivor Man
  • Dual Survivor
  • How it’s Made
  • Anything about the universe, science, nature and geography

Transcendent documentaries about the future of science:

  • Transcendent Man
  • Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design
  • Future by Design
  • Mega Engineering
  • Surviving Progress
  • Prophets of Science Fiction
  • Brink: Singularity
  • Print the Legend

The most informative documentaries:

  • Mysteries of the Unseen Universe
  • Jane’s Journey
  • The Human Family Tree
  • The Shock Doctrine
  • The Vanishing of the Bees
  • The Corporation
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Blackfish
  • We Steal Secrets: he story of Wikileaks
  • Frontline: Bush’s War
  • Something Ventured
  • National Geographic: Inside North Korea
  • Sicko
  • Outfoxed
  • Freakonomics
  • Walmart: The high cost of low prices
  • Missrepresentation
  • Temple Grandin
  • Gasland
  • Fuel
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Roger and Me
  • Waiting for Superman
  • Ethos
  • Inside Job
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
  • Restrepo
  • No End in Sight
  • Earthlings
  • The Flaw
  • Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky
  • Tapped
  • Flow: For the Love of Water
  • Blue Gold – World Water Wars
  • Stress: Portrait of a Killer
  • Who killed the electric Car?
  • The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
  • Capitalism: A Love Story
  • People of a Feather
  • Snow Monkeys
  • Wild Ocean
  • The Green Prince

Documentaries about health:

  • Food Matters
  • Forks over Knives
  • The Gerson miracle
  • Food, Inc
  • The Future of Food
  • Hungry for Change
  • Farmageddon
  • Frankensteer
  • Engine 2 Diet Kitchen Rescue
  • Super Size Me
  • Food Fight
  • King Corn
  • Burzynski
  • Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
  • The Beautiful Truth
  • The Fruit Hunters
  • Vitality

Spiritual documentaries:

  • I am
  • 3 magic words
  • Alive Inside
  • What the #%*! Do We Know
  • Religulous
  • Dogma
  • Ayurveda: The art of being
  • Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard
  • The Nature of Existence
  • Yoga Is: A Transformational Journey

I also watch and read anything about or from:

  • Paul Krugman
  • Ray Kurzweil
  • Stephen Hawking
  • TED videos
  • Steve Jobs
  • Warren Buffet
  • Albert Einstein
  • Thomas Edison
  • Franklin D Roosevelt
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Lincoln… and all US Presidents
  • Noam Chomsky­
  • Gandhi
  • Darwin
  • Adam Smith
  • Sir Edward Coke
  • Isaac Newton
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Leonardo Da Vince
  • Aristotle
  • Plato
  • Socrates
  • Hypocrites
  • Dali Lama
  • The Pope

Update 4/6/17:

  • Her
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Cowspiracy
  • 13 reasons why
  • Beasts of no Nation
  • The True Cost
  • Requiem for the American Dream
  • In Search of Balance
  • The Big Short
  • The Imitation Game
  • Amélie
  • Chocolat
  • Rosewater
  • Fargo
  • 3%
  • 13th
  • Travelers
  • OA
  • Seth Myers
  • Where to Invade Next
  • Advantageous
  • Jim Jefferies
  • Trevor Noah
  • Dope
  • Hits
  • Interstellar
  • Hidden Figures
  • Moonlight
  • Captain Fantastic
  • The Martian
  • Ex Machina
  • Spotlight
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Lincoln
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
Here’s some more recent decent sci-fi movies:
  • Listening
  • Time Lapse
  • Synchronicity
  • Uncanny – isn’t great but is interesting.
  • The Lobster – I still don’t know if I love it or hate it.
  • ARQ
  • iBoy
  • The Discovery
  • These Final Hours
  • Equals
  • Operator

Update Sept 2022

  • Devs
  • The Good Place
  • Free Guy
  • Ramy
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Future Man
  • Space Force
  • Look Both Ways
  • The Age of Adeline
  • Keep Breathing
  • Uncoupled
  • Vice (VP Cheney)
  • God’s Favorite Idiot
  • Spiderhead
  • Sword of Trust
  • Workin’ Moms
  • Russian Doll
  • Dating Around
  • Our Great National Parks
  • Better Call Saul
  • The Bubble
  • Magical Andes
  • Bigbug
  • The Nines
  • The Kindness of Strangers
  • After Life
  • Queer Eye
  • Okja
  • The Giver
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Don’t Look Up
  • tick, tick…BOOM!
  • What Dreams May Come
  • Miss Sloane
  • Just Friends
  • Begin Again
  • As Good As It Gets
  • Replicas
  • About Time
  • Another Life
  • The Guilty
  • An Unfinished Life
  • Chappie
  • Spanglish
  • Collateral Beauty
  • Everybody’s Fine
  • 20th Century Women
  • StartUp
  • Life in Color David Attenborough
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Penguin Bloom
  • Stowaway
  • Selena
  • Little Boxes
  • The White Tiger
  • Seaspiracy
  • The One
  • Moxie
  • Captain Fantastic
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Firefly Lane
  • Marriage Story
  • The Space Between Us
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Free State of Jones
  • The I-Land
  • The Boys in the Band
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • The Social Dilemma
  • Away
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Suffragette
  • What the Health
  • Planetarium
  • The Danish Girl
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Stateless
  • The Incredible Jessica James
  • The Tiger Hunter
  • Donald Glover Weirdo
  • Desperados
  • W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • American Son
  • Community
  • The Irishman
  • Orville
  • Don’t Make Me Go
  • Modern Love
  • Frank of Ireland
  • Solos
  • Bliss
  • Brad’s Status
  • Welcome to Happiness
  • Beautiful Boy
  • The Big Year
  • No Men Beyond This Point
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Valley of the Gods
  • The Boys
  • Night Sky
  • Upload
  • Our Friend
  • Fisher King
  • Changeland
  • Marjorie Prime
  • Uncle Frank
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
  • I Think We’re Alone Now
  • Needle in a Timestack
  • I’ll Follow you Down
  • Beyond the Sky
  • The Tender Bar
  • The Expanse
  • Funny People
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Breaking News in Yuba County
  • Little Joe
  • Corporate Animals
  • Multiverse
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Better Things
  •  The First
  • Palm Springs
  • Woke
  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • High Fidelity
  • Difficult People
  • The Bisexual
  • Bohemian Rapsody
  • Single Parents
  • A League of the Own