I’ve made a list, but I didn’t check it twice, so let me know if there’s any errors. If I have left somebody out or misstated your watch preferences, just hit me up on here or at ploughmanplods at gmail.
For Movie Gifts veterans, I’ll skip right to the good stuff. Below that is clarification on the process for anybody that needs it.
Monday, December 16 – All gifts finalized (but please recommend asap)
Tuesday, January 7 – Unwrapping Day
Key: Nx = Netflix / AP = Amazon Prime / D+ = Disney Plus / H = Hulu / CC = Criterion Channel / K = Kanopy / lib = library collection / vs = video store / other answers typed out
The Narrator (Tangerine)
ZoeZ (Her Smell)
Gillianren (Design For Living or Les Blank shorts)
Lo-Res Triangle of +1 Charisma (Operation Petticoat)
The Ploughman (Blade 2)
Ben (Bull Durham)
DJ JD (A Goofy Movie)
Jake Gittes (A Night At The Opera)
Miller (By Brakhage, vol. 1)
Cliffy73 (Truck Turner)
John Bruni (Miracle on 34th Street)
Drunk Napoleon (Computer Chess)
Ruck Cohlchez (Shoot ‘Em Up)
Cornelius Thoroughgood (10 Things I Hate About You)
Defense Against The Dark Arts (Never Goin’ Back)
Rosy Fingers (Dave)
Son of Griff (Becoming Bond or The Blues Brothers)
mr_apollo (The Loved One)
Dripping Yellow Madness aka (Dr. Christmas (aka Cornbread)) (Morgiana)
thesplitsaber (Pather Panchali)
Babalugats (A Colt Is My Passport)
Man with a robot arm (The Hitcher)
vomas (Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye)
scb0212 (Welcome to Me)
pico (Rat Race)
How to use The List
You will give a movie recommendation to the person below you on the list. You will receive a movie recommendation from the person above you on the list.
Returns: You may “return” your gift if you’ve already seen it or have a visceral content concern around watching it. You do not have to give a reason for the return but please do not return just because you don’t think you’ll like it – this can be an opportunity to explore new horizons or, in some past occasions, dunk on a lump of coal somebody dropped in your stocking. If your gift is returned please make a new recommendation in a timely manner so it can be confirmed or returned. Any other details can be worked out between you and your gifter/ee.
Optional Theme: Holiday cheer. Give something that cheers you up, puts things in perspective, or that you put on to chase away the winter (or summer) blues. This theme is optional, feel free to ignore it if you have a better idea. If you want to recommend The Last Men in Aleppo I’m not going to make you pretend it brings you deep joy.
What You Must Do Right Now
Make a recommendation in the comments here for the person below you on the list. Please do it now, while you’re here and thinking about it because your person may need another choice of title if they need to return it. Tag them with @[username] if possible.
Accept or Return the gift given to you. Keep an eye out for your rec and promptly return it so you can get a new title or state that you accept it.
The goal is to have the gifts finalized by next Monday (December 16) so everyone will have plenty of time to watch their recommendation.
Then commit to watching the movie rec given to you. Don’t post your thoughts about it until “Unwrapping Day” on the morning of Tuesday, January 7 (tip: if you watch early, jot down your thoughts or type up your response ahead of time and copy/paste that morning). Please take the time to watch the movie and mark the Unwrapping Day on your calendar – half the fun is knowing somebody enjoyed/was subjected to your gift. If you can’t be around for the Unwrapping Day itself, feel free to have somebody put up your post on your behalf (I’m happy to do it, see my email above).
This is a good resource for seeing what titles are available on the different services and it can be set for any country as needed.