Finding yourself wondering what movie to watch next? Are you scrolling through your Netflix account, but still do not know what to pick?
Here are three methods that you can imply for picking your next movies.
Method 1: another actor, another movie
This method is fun and straightforward. You start with a film of your liking, or if you do not know what to chose right now, remember the last movie you have seen.
I am going to pick “Star Wars: the last Jedi” as an example. With this method, I have to choose an actor that I like. In this case, I’m going for Adam Driver. Therefore, my next movie will be one with him in it. My next pick would be “Marriage Story.”
But, once I’ve seen the next movie, my choice will be based on another actor/actress. In “Marriage Story,” you also have “Scarlett Johansson.” So my next one will be with her.
You do not have to opt for the main cast, it can also be another support character.
Method 2: SOON
I often use this method. You probably told yourself many times that you want to watch a particular movie. But in the end, you have never seen it. We have all been there.
Soon is an app, it is actually a “Bucket List” application. The app has different categories: Movies/ Restaurants/ Tv Series/ Hotels/ Place/ etc . I only use this application for movies and books because I find the rest quite limited.
I add a film to my app every time I might be interested to see it. This gives me a list of everything I want to see.
Optional: I like to randomize my list. I use a randomizer on the net and let it pick my movie on my app.
- You can add a list the order gets randomized
- This gives one to three random letters (adjustable). With those random letters, I search for a title that includes those letters.
Method 3: Letterboxd
A quick intro:
What is Letterboxd?
Letterboxd is a global social network for grass-roots film discussion and discovery. Use it as a diary to record and share your opinion about films as you watch them, or just to keep track of films you’ve seen in the past. Showcase your favorites on your profile page. Rate, review and tag films as you add them. Find and follow your friends to see what they’re enjoying. Keep a watchlist of films you’d like to see, and create lists/collections on any given topic.
This platform can give you plenty of ideas. Yes, you can also use a website like IMDB, but I have a preference for this website. Letterboxd is more focused on being a social network for movie lovers. IMDB is more informal.
You can check https://letterboxd.com/lists
There you have many different lists that were created by the users. These can be anything: horror, romances, family, top 10 list of 2019, etc.
In the mood for comedy? Search for a comedy list and pick a movie!
Another recommendation is to check out what is popular this week. You will find those with this link: https://letterboxd.com/films/popular/this/week/
Most of the time, I combine the second method “SOON” with this one to chose my next movie.