Flat-Rate Instant Streaming for the Indie/Foreign Film Lover?
September 19, 2011 5:25 PM Subscribe
Netflix Instant Stream has about 1 out of every 20 movies I search for. I guess I'm too "indie" for them or something. Hulu+ and Amazon Prime aren't much better. Are there any streaming alternatives?
posted by MuChao to media & arts (16 answers total) 99 users marked this as a favorite
Movies I like
- Wes Anderson
- French "psych-thrillers" (dunno the right genre here, but think City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, etc.)
- Other foreign films (Italian, Spanish and some German, but really anything foreign to the US including Japanese Anime - bonus if anime includes Japanese language + English Subtitles)
- Indie films
- Cult films
- Short films (ok, I understand I really might not get that one)
Features that would be nice:
- Comprehensive search functionality (genre/keyword/title/actor/director/etc)
- Decent "suggestions" (ie "you liked this, you might like that" / rating functionality a plus)
Bonus points if it's flat-rate (monthly or yearly) and will stream through my Google internet TV or my XBox 360.
It's not that I'm anti-dvd rental, just that I'm spoiled with the new high tech way of doing things (and yes, the instant-satisfaction) and can never remember to return rentals (this extends to library books as well).