Weekend on the spreadsheet February 20, 2010 4:56 AM   Subscribe

There's a pretty active AskMe thread of movie recommendations going on right now, I threw all the recommended titles into a spreadsheet people can download along with plot, director, etc. Right now it's about 200 titles, I'll update it in a few days with whatever else gets added. Hope someone finds it useful.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter-Related at 4:56 AM (35 comments total) 87 users marked this as a favorite

Flagged in-thread for ultra-awesome.
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:20 AM on February 20, 2010 [2 favorites]

1) You have too much time on your hands


2) Thank you you're awesome
posted by availablelight at 5:43 AM on February 20, 2010 [2 favorites]

Wow, lot of movies I haven't seen here. I'm not sure the Lynch or del Toro films belong, based on the premise of the question, but they are a good watch.

Personally advocating Teeth. That movie is a masterpiece.
posted by cj_ at 6:15 AM on February 20, 2010

Brilliant! My lovefilm list (British netflix) is going to get nicely padded out, thanks stupidsexyFlanders.
posted by ellieBOA at 6:22 AM on February 20, 2010

Double-flagged for "This is so cool !!!".
posted by marsha56 at 6:33 AM on February 20, 2010

And this should really be side-barred.
posted by marsha56 at 6:34 AM on February 20, 2010

stupidsexyFlanders is stupidlyawesomegeekyyeah! Thanks!
posted by dabitch at 6:38 AM on February 20, 2010

thanks man, a lot.
posted by From Bklyn at 6:42 AM on February 20, 2010

Nice. Niiiiiiice. Thanks SSF.
posted by Elmore at 7:10 AM on February 20, 2010

You rule. Cheers!
posted by arachnid at 8:59 AM on February 20, 2010

Thanks, stupidsexyFlanders! I've added NetFlix links to a copy of the spreadsheet for easy adding to my NetFlix queue. Please feel free to add my formula back to your spreadsheet. I am probably not going to update the copy.
posted by grouse at 9:10 AM on February 20, 2010 [1 favorite]

Yay, I tossed this on the sidebar.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:05 AM on February 20, 2010

Okay, I rearranged it so the title's in the first column, Netflix & IMDB links were in the last columns, & there are headers now.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:15 AM on February 20, 2010

I hereby nominate stupidsexyflanders for Mefi Sainthood
posted by The Whelk at 11:27 AM on February 20, 2010

Oh wow!
posted by rtha at 11:33 AM on February 20, 2010

There were headers before—they are alphabetically sorted under T for TITLE. Heh.
posted by grouse at 11:57 AM on February 20, 2010

* removed the extra title row.
* made it so the header stays both visible if you scroll down, & at the top, if you sort.
* heartily HELL YEAH!
posted by Pronoiac at 12:16 PM on February 20, 2010

That is the awesomeness. Thank you.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:37 PM on February 20, 2010

Well, that is fucking awesomeness in spreadsheet form.

Now I'll have to go and get one of those Netflix things, just so I can put all these things on a queue.
posted by koeselitz at 1:20 PM on February 20, 2010

OK, when I update it I'm going to d/l and update pronoiac's version and I'll put that under my original linky, with permissions to pronoiac for purposes of updating the netflix links.

smell ya later, I got a lot of movies to watch.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:05 PM on February 20, 2010

That's great! and completely appreciated. :)
posted by patheral at 2:30 PM on February 20, 2010

I wanted to watch a movie right now, so here's a copy of grouse's Netflix-linked spreadsheet sorted by Netflix instant play availability.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 5:37 PM on February 20, 2010 [2 favorites]

I just got back from a bike ride to the beach. I'll look at updating the spreadsheet.
posted by Pronoiac at 5:55 PM on February 20, 2010

There are more films to add, but I need to step out & think about it. Google Docs isn't cooperating.
posted by Pronoiac at 7:42 PM on February 20, 2010

I did a call for recommendations for a niche book thing last week and I gotta say MeFi is rocking the RecommendationFilter recently.
posted by cowbellemoo at 11:56 PM on February 20, 2010

MeFi is good for recommendations. I saw some of my favorite documentaries based on recommendations in this thread.
posted by joedan at 4:35 AM on February 21, 2010

I'm beginning to think that stupidsexyflanders isn't actually stupid at all.
posted by Jofus at 8:51 AM on February 21, 2010

I consolidated the updates. Cheers!
posted by Pronoiac at 11:02 AM on February 21, 2010

Just updated the spreadsheet as of all films mentioned up to this point. 389 films. Pronoiac, feel free to do your netflix magic.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 5:53 AM on February 22, 2010

You are amazing. Thank you so much!
posted by bettafish at 12:03 PM on February 22, 2010

I sorted by movie title, & added missing Netflix links.

Hey qxntpqbbbqxl, how did you get Netflix instant play availability?
posted by Pronoiac at 1:58 PM on February 22, 2010

(slow clap)
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 5:52 AM on February 23, 2010

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty

This is great list, but man, that is just not enough information to adequately warn a potential viewer about Breaking the Waves.
posted by contraption at 1:02 AM on February 27, 2010

Thanks! That was an awesome idea. I have a suggestion though: make a "WatchMe" page at the wiki and link or embed or something the spreadsheet there. If you wanted (or someone else wanted) to you could also find the other good documentary, good movies, etc threads and add them. <3
posted by majikstreet at 3:02 PM on February 27, 2010

Also, this is why I love the internet, especially metafilter
posted by majikstreet at 3:03 PM on February 27, 2010

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