It is one of those “unnecessary” talents that I have, like ordering the best dish in a restaurant. I have a talent for identifying great movies.
finding great movies to watch is time-consuming
Yep. It takes time. A regular “let me find a great movie to watch” session can take up to 30 minutes, depending on my mood. Rarely do I settle to watch just whatever. I like to research a great movie to watch. It fills me with great joy.
So a few pointers to find great movies to watch:
- be me
- the right keywords
Although I sometimes stumble upon great finds, most movies that I decide to watch go through a tough selection process. Oh yes, I like to make trailers work it first. This is referring to the fact that before watching a movie I will, in the majority of times, watch its trailer first.
My process goes a little bit like this: I write one of the following in the Google bar:
- movies with *insert actresses name*
This is how I got to see The Good Girl (Jennifer Aniston), Wild (Reese Witherspoon). Great movies, I recommend.
- movie type *insert genre*
“best drama movies” Australia, Gone GIrl.
- best movies of *insert year*
- best movies of *a recognised event* (ex: oscars 2014 – Dallas Buyers Club)
That will be a good start.
Also recommendations from people who are in the “know”: first time I saw Fight Club I was completely crushed. A-M-A-Z-E-D.
Also, things you “stumble upon” on Netflix – I am looking at you Casa de Papel, completely genius and addictive series.
Ahh, I love watching series and movies.
Hope the little pointers help you find some great movies to watch.