A Better Way to Discover Good Netflix Content

I have wasted lots of time browsing Netflix to find movies worth watching. The algorithms that present suggestions for me based on what I have previously watched are not accurate to my tastes. When I visit my Netflix account, usually 90% or more of the recommendations presented don’t interest me. I end up searching for movie titles that friends have recommended, only to find that most of those movies aren’t available for video streaming. Go figure.

A solution: A Better Queue presents all the movies that are available for video on demand with very high ratings and reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. So, no more hunting for good content for me. If I’m looking for new entertainment, this site is the place I start.

Not that I like everything that comes highly rated, but Rotten Tomatoes is a better place to start than Netflix. I have found RT is more accurate about the quality of a film. I care more about the quality than some Netflix metric that thinks that if I watch one Johnny Depp movie I’ll like the rest of his filmography, or that if I’ve watched one thriller I will watch lots of other thrillers.

(Via UltraLinx)

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.