How to Find Top Rated Netflix Movies and TV Shows to Stream

George Tinari

You finished all your work for the day, it’s time to unwind with some Netflix. You just finished binge-watching an entire show and a trilogy of movies, but now you don’t know what to watch next. One of Netflix’s biggest downsides is discovery. Sure you can browse new releases and regular genres, but it’s difficult to come across the very best movies, and you can’t even browse by rating.

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Fortunately, there are free online websites and services that automatically dig through Netflix’s content and find the best. That way, you can choose only between titles that are more likely to impress you. Until Netflix decides to improve the browsing experience, check out these websites for finding the top rated movies or TV shows on Netflix.

Wioflix

Wioflix stands for What is On Netflix? Using three different sources, it organizes the best movies on Netflix and updates every week. It finds out the “best” by ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB and Metacritic. Just click which source you want to use on the Wioflix website and you’ll get a straightforward list.

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Better yet, you can filter by genre or search for specific titles. As a bonus, if you use Metacritic you can also see a list of the top rated television shows. The service also has options to just see what’s new on Netflix (though you can already do that within Netflix) and a completely random pick if you’re feeling wild and spontaneous.

Wioflix is totally free to use and even has apps on Android and iOS.

Rotten Tomatoes

If you’re a fan of the famous tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes, you’re in luck. Rotten Tomatoes has an entire section of its website dedicated to the most recent films available on Netflix streaming that have received favorable reviews from critics. All you have to do is go to rottentomatoes.com, hover over Movies & DVDs and then select Netflix Streaming.

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You’re brought to a generous grid of movies available on Netflix for streaming. You can sort through by gender, “freshness” on the tomatometer and release date. Rotten Tomatoes even lets you play the trailer if you hover over a movie, something Netflix has yet to integrate.

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Tip: Rotten Tomatoes helps you find top rated movies on Flixster, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, Amazon Prime and HBO. Hover over the selector at the top of the movie grid to choose which services you want to browse.

Digital Trends Guide to Netflix’s Best

Digital Trends has two fantastic guides with the best TV shows available on Netflix streaming and the best movies as well. The team continually updates both of them on a monthly basis and they’re extremely thorough, even dividing into several sections for different genres.

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The current movie list features 126 titles, and out of those you’re bound to find one or a few to obsess over. If you click the names of the movies, you’ll get taken directly to the Netflix page where you can stream the movie or add it to your list.

The Digital Trends guides are truly extensive resources. Between these, Rotten Tomatoes filters and Wioflix, you’ll never be without entertainment again.

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George Tinari

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George Tinari

George Tinari has written about technology for over seven years: guides, how-tos, news, reviews and more. He's usually sitting in front of his laptop, eating, listening to music or singing along loudly to said music. You can also follow him on Twitter @gtinari if you need more complaints and sarcasm in your timeline.