Movie nights are supposed to be relaxing, but finding the right film can be a real chore. Sites like Rotten Tomatoes give you a general idea on what’s worth your time, but they only provide so much information, and often assist in further confusing the situation.
I probably spend more time trying to find a movie to watch on Netflix, than the time it takes to actually watch one.
— F? (@FaithSaxton) September 27, 2015
Enter GoodMovies: one reddit user’s combination of Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb ratings aimed at helping you find something to watch. The site features multiple categories of films, so even if you aren’t interested in “the best movies” you’ll still be able to find something. Among them are:
- Great Recent – The highest-rated films from the last three years. If you’re lucky, some of these will be on Netflix or even still in theaters!
- Great but Unknown – Though these have few ratings, the ones they do have are positive. They might be tough to track down, but try renting them for free online!
- Critically Underrated – The critics didn’t like these movies, but the public did. If you like to form your own opinions on movies, this is the list for you.
- The Worst – Seen by many and hated by almost all of them. If you’re a fan of bad movies, this will give you plenty of fodder.
"And when I say amazing I mean awful, but also amazing. But awful. But amazing." —@omgjulia describing Birdemic to me just now
— Moss Collum (@moss) October 2, 2015
The author also has a basic analysis page showing the data behind how his ratings work.
GoodMovies is a great resource that gives you deeper categorization than is available on mainstream sites. If simple ratings aren’t enough for you, take a look at these or the other categories on the site and find something to watch tonight.
10% luck 20% skill 15% concentrated power of will 5% pleasure 15% pain 100% is my rotten tomatoes score for Adam Sandler's 'Jack and Jill'
— Nick (@NFEN) September 30, 2015
What’s your favorite tool for finding a movie to watch? Which category from GoodMovies appeals to you the most? Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this tool!
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