What are the best resources for finding what to watch next on Netflix ?

asked by Caroline
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    #1JustWatch

    JustWatch

    JustWatch is a perfect search engine to find the latest additions from your favorite streaming providers (Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now) and discover the best movies or TV shows right now. Also, you can check showtimes in cinemas nearby and buy tickets online. 

    Websites

    Free

    Carol Reynolds
    Written on December 29, 2017
    "I love all my streaming video services, but sometimes it is so hard to figure out what to watch! A lot of interfaces are hard to navigate but JustWatch makes it easy to search multiples services from a single country so I know what is actually accessible to me. It removes so much of the nightly frustration of trying to remember what shows and movies are on what platform--now I can just search what I'm looking for and go right to it on my device! Haven't used the movie ticket feature yet but plan to in the near future."
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    #2What is on Netflix Guide

    What is on Netflix Guide

    Whats on Netflix Guide is an Entertainment app to see what's new on Netflix. With this complete guide, you can search and discover the most popular movies or shows on this streaming platform.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Donna Miller
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "This is just an okay resource and supplement to using Netflix. It does what it says it will, but is hardly the best way out there to comb through the Netflix catalog to find what you want to watch net."
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    #3FlickSurfer

    FlickSurfer

    FlickSurfer is a source to find gems on Netflix. You can drill down by content type (movies or TV shows) and by genre, title, director or cast member and you can filter it by IMDB rating, Rotten Tomatoes rating, Netflix rating, or an average of the three platforms.  

    Websites

    Free

    Teresa Burton
    Written on December 29, 2017
    "I hate scrolling and scrolling and scrolling on Netflix, looking for just the right show. FlickSurfer helped me find some great shows that I probably never would have found without it."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Netflix, established as a subscriptions service, has been in existence since 1997? Netflix, Inc. is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. The company’s primary businesses are subscription-based, video streaming service as well as the distribution and production of original films and television series that are exclusive to Netflix. The company soon expanded internationally, eventually being made available to Canada in 2010 and by January 2016, its services have been made available worldwide with the exception of Mainland China, Syria, North Korea, and Crimea. With Netflix’s massive reach, along with plenty of videos and shows available to stream on a variety of supported devices, it has roughly $11.69 billion in revenue and has amassed at least 125 million streaming subscribers during the first quarter of 2018.

Probably considered as some of the most sought-out products that Netflix offers to its subscribers, Netflix Originals are content that is produced, co-produced, and/or distributed exclusively within their services. In contrast to other companies and agencies, Netflix funds their original shows differently from other TV networks when signing a project, providing the money upfront and immediately ordering two seasons of most the series they take in.

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    Free Trial

    #4Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Scott Hunt
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "This tells me what Netflix does (which even my 77 year old mother knows about) but doesn't really help me find suggestions as to what to watch next. I need suggestions! I need someone else to make up my mind for me! All these decisions! Thinking is hard."
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    #5A Good Movie to Watch

    A Good Movie to Watch

    This entertainment website suggests movies on streaming services that received high ratings from both viewers and critics alike. Then, it recommends them to you based on your criteria, mood or randomly.

    Websites

    Free

    Israel Osorio
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "So, I have netflix now, but there's one problem. There's too many choices! I came here for some sort of program to tell me what is good and worth watching. I was told to try A Good Movie to Watch. It's a great app that picks all the movies and shows that get really high ratings. I love it!"
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    #6Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a Telegram channel of the global provider of streaming movies and TV series which has more than 75 million subscribers. Through this Telegram channel, you can discover new Netflix movies and shows. 

    Other

    Free

    Gregory Hunter
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "I've discovered so many things that I like that I most likely would have never heard of without using this. I'm so happy that this was recommended to me by a friend that I trust. "
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    #7Metacritic

    Metacritic

    Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products like music, albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Blu-Rays. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged. 

    Websites

    Free

    Armando Lozano
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "I use Metacritic all the time to locate stuff I want to watch on Netflix. It gives me recommendations that I wouldn't have thought of otherwise. I think it's a great way to get all your money's worth out of Netflix! "
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    #8Flix Roulette

    Flix Roulette
    Flix Roulette is an app made for the sole purpose of introducing you to new films and tv shows every time you spin the wheel. Giving the game of Netflix roulette with your friends even more randomness and fun.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "This is neat, and I liked it. It won't be something that may say you are looking for, but more random and I liked that."
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    #9FilmAffinity

    FilmAffinity
    FilmAffinity is a movie recommendations website. You can recommend the movies you have watched or follow others' recommendation to decide what to what next.
    Websites

    Free

    Bryan Bailey
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "So when Apple started getting big, there were a lot of apps. So many in fact, I needed a guide. The same thing is happening with netflix. No longer just a rental place, it has become its own network. I found this great guide, FilmAffinity.com, which helps me navigate Netflix. There top rated movies, upcoming releases, Netflix originals, coming soon, and what is currently playing in theaters. This site brings netflix down to a managable size, so I can use it more efficiently. Love this website, it solves the problem of too much information."
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    #10Flixable

    Flixable

    Flixable is a useful website that allows you to search the Netflix catalog easily instead of browsing aimlessly on Netflix until you find something that catches your eye. This website allows you to narrow your search by year, IMDb rating, genre, and more.  

    Websites

    Free

    Caroline
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "This is a powerful search engine for Netflix, where the results can be sorted by IMDb rating and release year. Easy to find your next favorite tv show!"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for finding what to watch next on Netflix
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1JustWatchWebsites 38 Free
2What is on Netflix GuideApps 26 Free
3FlickSurferWebsites 24 Free
4NetflixStreaming Services 19 Paid
5A Good Movie to WatchWebsites 16 Free
6NetflixOther 16 Free
7MetacriticWebsites 13 Free
8Flix RouletteApps 9 Free
9FilmAffinityWebsites 9 Free
10FlixableWebsites 1 Free
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