Comedian Invited To Netflix HQ After Watching 200+ Streaming Movies In A Month

By David Wharton 2 years ago discussion comments
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You may think that you watch a lot of stuff, but comedian Mark Malkoff has set a new bar by cramming in over 200 movies via his Netflix streaming account in a single month. Malkoff's "Netflix Challenge" was launched because he wanted to see just much use he could make of his Netflix account. The final tally: 252 movies, accounting for 404.25 hours of viewing time. What did he earn for this Herculean task? Aside from 15 minutes of Internet fame and probably some bedsores, Malkoff received an invite to Netflix HQ, where he got to meet CEO Reed Hastings (who, when asked whether he thought Malkoff was a nerd or a geek, instead opted for the phrase "passionately desperate). Netflix even declared June 11 to be "Mark Malkoff Day," which I'm sure will henceforth be a nationally recognized federal and bank holiday. You can watch video of Malkoff's trip over at his blog.

In an interview with Mashable, Malkoff described the experience as being like a "mini-school," and speculated that his internet service provider probably hates him now. His most important lesson learned: "Avoid any movie starring Vanilla Ice at all costs." That's sound advice when it comes to most aspects of life.

Malkoff relied on suggestions from fans, as well as Netflix-tracking sites such as InstantWatcher, to figure out his line-up of movies. Based on the $7.99 price of a monthly Netflix streaming subscription, Malkoff's marathon worked out to 3.2 cents per film. If you're looking for something to watch, here's the full list of films from Malkoff's stunt:
  • The Graduate
  • Chinatown
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Paper Moon
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Harold and Maude
  • Marathon Man
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Swingers
  • Trainspotting
  • Clerks
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • The Grifters
  • Sliding Doors
  • Reality Bites
  • Office Space
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Ghostbusters
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Airplane
  • The Producers
  • This is Spinal Tap
  • Arthur
  • Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
  • Client 9: Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer
  • Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile
  • Page One: Inside the New York Times
  • Waiting for Superman
  • American: The Bill Hicks Story
  • Classic Albums: U2: The Joshua Tree
  • The Way We Get By
  • I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
  • St. Elmo’s Fire
  • Dirty Dancing
  • The Lost Boys
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • License to Drive
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • Heathers
  • Weird Science
  • Duck Soup
  • A Night in Casablanca
  • Love Happy
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • College
  • The Navigator
  • Seven Chances
  • Sherlock Jr.
  • Go West
  • Our Hospitality
  • Rocky
  • Hoosiers
  • The Hustler
  • The Longest Yard (original)
  • The Cutting Edge
  • Senna
  • Fever Pitch (original)
  • The Terminator
  • Die Hard 2
  • Lethal Weapon
  • 13 Assassins
  • Enter the Dragon
  • The Expendables
  • Dillinger
  • Dirty Harry
  • Donnie Darko
  • Tiny Furniture
  • Wet Hot American Summer
  • World’s Greatest Dad
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Broken Flowers
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • Winter’s Bone
  • Insidious
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Paranormal Activity 2
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Saw: The Final Chapter
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • Dracula
  • Audition
  • Scream 2
  • Being Elmo
  • Helvetica
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Bill Cunningham New York
  • This Film is Not Yet Rated
  • Dear Zachary
  • Man on a Wire
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  • Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
  • Dive
  • Gigli
  • Battlefield Earth
  • Xanadu
  • Cop and a Half
  • Indecent Proposal
  • The Last Airbender
  • Rocky 4
  • Spy Kids
  • Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Fred: The Movie
  • Dr. Dolittle
  • Dark Crystal
  • Babe: Pig in the City
  • Rango
  • Labyrinth
  • True Grit (original)
  • True Grit (remake)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Dead Man
  • Shane
  • Two Mules for Sister Sara
  • The Warrior’s Way
  • High School Musical
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • Iron Man 2
  • The Phantom
  • Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • Planet of the Apes
  • They Live
  • RoboCop
  • Serenity
  • Starship Troopers
  • Dreamscape
  • The Final Countdown
  • 1984
  • Little Shop of Horrors (original)
  • Annie
  • Gypsy
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Love Me Tender
  • Camp
  • Bikini Beach
  • There’s No Business Like Show Business
  • Troll 2
  • Cool as Ice
  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror
  • The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
  • Titanic 2
  • Ed
  • Best Worst Movie
  • Shark Attack 3: Megalondon
  • The Thing with Two Heads
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Oldboy
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Brick
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Trollhunter
  • Malice in Wonderland
  • 21 Grams
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
  • Network
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Top Gun
  • Time Bandits
  • The Red Balloon
  • The Wiz
  • The Karate Kid
  • Swimming with Sharks
  • The People vs. George Lucas
  • Thirst
  • Return of the Pink Panther
  • Buck
  • The Landlord
  • One Bright Shining Moment
  • The Paper Chase
  • Reel Injun
  • Tales from the Script
  • Murder!
  • Dial M for Murder
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • The Manxman
  • Young and Innocent
  • Number 17
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Stranger
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • The Seven Year Itch
  • The King and Four Queens
  • The Lady Eve
  • How to Steal a Million
  • Anastasia
  • Father’s Little Dividend
  • The Raven
  • Serpico
  • Smoke Signals
  • Passion of the Christ
  • Whale Rider
  • The Lincoln Lawyers
  • 8 ˝
  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  • The Outsider
  • Submarine
  • Ballerina
  • The Trip
  • Gosford Park
  • Groundhog Day
  • Me and Orson Welles
  • The Double
  • Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows
  • WWE’s Rivalries: Michaels vs Hart
  • The Rise & Fall of WCW
  • The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History
  • The Epic Journey of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  • Bobby Heenan
  • Ricky Steamboat: Life Story of the Dragon
  • Card Subject to Change
  • The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story
  • Champion
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • The Gold Rush
  • Bad Company
  • Rubber
  • Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • Bob Dylan: Never Ending Tour Diaries
  • Biggie & Tupac
  • Ginger Baker in Africa
  • Moog
  • Heavy Metal in Baghdad
  • Kurt Cobain: About a Son
  • The Art of 16 Bars
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Wolf Man
  • The Mummy’s Curse
  • Something to Cheer About
  • The Invention of Dr. Nakamats
  • She Done Him Wrong
  • Laurel & Hardy: Flying Deuces
  • The Battleship of Potemkin
  • The Hornet's Nest
  • So This is New York
  • It
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
  • Dance with Me Henry
  • Nothing Sacred
  • Pulling John
  • Food Matters
  • Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven
  • I Need That Record
  • Road to the Big Leagues
  • To Live and Ride in LA
  • Almost Elvis
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Into the Abyss
  • Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade
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