Find the Best Netflix Streaming Movies With A Better Queue
By Rick Broida
For a service that has famously worked so hard to help you find movies you might like, Netflix is actually a little weak in the recommendations department.
Suppose, for example, you’re trying to find something fun for the whole family to watch. By clicking your way into Netflix’s Watch Instantly section, you can head to the Children & Family section, then filter the choices by one of a handful of categories: age, “animal tales,” Disney, and so on.
But what if you want to narrow the selection to a particular range of years? And show only those movies that received an especially good rating? That’s where A Better Queue comes in.
This clever site provides a few helpful filtering options for browsing Netflix’s Watch Instantly library. First, you choose one or more movie genres; A Better Queue offers 19 of them, from Action & Adventure to Thrillers.
Then, using simple sliders, you can choose a range of years (between 1975 and 2012) and, best of all, a minimum Rotten Tomatoes rating. (For those unfamiliar with it, Rotten Tomatoes aggregates movie reviews from hundreds of critics.)
So, getting back to our example, let’s say you’re looking for family movies made before 2005 (you’ve seen everything made since then) that have a Rotten Tomatoes score of at least 80%. Presto: A Better Queue shows you everything Netflix has to offer. Click any of the results (which are presented with large movie posters) and you’re instantly transported to that movie’s page on Netflix proper.