If there’s any errors, or you want to adjust your preferred viewing methods, just hit me up on here or at ploughmanplods at gmail. Remember: give to the person below you. Please return promptly if necessary, confirm with a reply if the title will work.
Under the list is clarification on the process for anybody that needs it.
This Friday, June 19 – All gifts finalized (please recommend asap in case a gift needs to be returned)
Friday, July 10 – 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
Drunk Napoleon (Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World)
pico (Hercules Returns)
Cornelius Thoroughgood (Funeral Parade of Roses)
Jake Gittes (The Three Caballeros)
Defense Against the Dark Arts (The Handmaiden)
The Ploughman (Night of the Comet)
vomas (Monsoon Wedding)
Son of Griff (Happy Accidents)
Sunil Patel (choice of Meek’s Cutoff, Night Moves or Certain Women)
Rosy Fingers (Cam)
Gillianren (The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey)
Cliffy73 (Blackbeard’s Ghost)
thesplitsaber (My Dinner With Andre)
Dripping Yellow Madness (Youth of the Beast)
essie (Camera Buff)
Man with a Robot Arm (My Friend Ivan Lapshin)
Accidental Star Trek Cosplay (Clouds Of Sils Maria)
John Bruni (Advantageous)
Babalugats (His Kind of Woman)
The Narrator (Holy Smoke)
lowRes_Triangle_Of_+1_Charisma (I Am Easy To Find + Miami Blues)
ZoeZ (Demolition Man)
wallflower (choice of The Duke of Burgundy / Farewell, My Concubine / Nightcrawler /The Death of Stalin /Baader Meinhof Complex)
Ruck Cohlchez (Paris is Burning)
DJ JD (Hypernormalisation)
Miller (Love Death + Robots)
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: New Frontiers. Change is the only constant in this world, so if you want a theme as a jumping off point, consider New Frontiers. Give a movie that you associate with the beginning of a change in the world, a change in your life, or a change in your movie viewing. As always, the theme is optional so use it as far as it helps you come up with a title, or ignore it entirely.
I can say that literally pretty much every type of film has been recommended for Movie Gifts.
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 THIS FRIDAY (June 19) 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 Friday, July 10 (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.