Favorite Netflix-ed Movies of 2008

I didn’t see that many great movies in the theater this year.  Part of this was due to living in a town with a sticky, smelly theater that wouldn’t show an independent or art film if their film license depended on it.  I loved “The Dark Knight”, “Burn After Reading” (proving once and for all that even “minor” Coen is better than 95% of what usually gets released from Hollywood’s bowels), and “Wall-E”, but I felt like I missed out on a lot by living in a small town.  I spent more time having movies sent to me by Netflix, usually watching two to four a week (in between episodes of “The Wire” and “Twin Peaks”).  Because I’m lazy.  Here are 10 that I enjoyed quite a lot (mostly documentaries and older foreign films), and recommend to anyone with eyeballs.  In no particular order:

 

The Atomic Cafe

 

 

Man On Wire

 

 

Encounters at the End of the World

 

 

Stranger Than Paradise

 

 

Heavy Metal in Baghdad

 

 

Stroszek

 

 

Holy Mountain

 

 

Wild Strawberries

 

 

Crumb

 

 

Burden of Dreams

 

 

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