I've been getting some hilarious ones lately, particularly from the Instant Watch interface on XBox. After watching some of the gory, Troma distributed Belgian horror comedy RABID GRANNIES, Netflix suggested some "similar" titles, which included THE GODFATHER PART III (because it's horrific how bad it is compared to the other two?), LEGENDS OF THE FALL (because Anthony Hopkins kinda looks like a grandma these days?), THE THIN RED LINE (because... um... blood is red?), and DEAD MAN WALKING (a thinly veiled insult to Susan Sarandon?).
But the best was sort of the inverse phenomenon, which was after I watched A TOWN CALLED PANIC, the first "if you liked this, you'll like this" recommendation was MAN BITES DOG! I guess cause they're both Belgian films? Surprised RABID GRANNIES didn't show up. Maybe it did further down the list. I just love the idea of a naive parent putting that on for their children after they loved TOWN CALLED PANIC and blowing their fragile little minds.
Kate, I'd like to think IRREVERSIBLE was intended by Netflix as punishment for you rating NINJA ASSASSIN five stars.