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At this point, Amazon Prime is becoming less of a crappy alternative to Netflix more of a wide and extensive catalog. However, not many people have been paying attention to this shift. Take Homecoming for example. It's an amazing show starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot). If it was a Netflix Original it would have been one of the most talked about shows right now. But because it is on Amazon Prime, very few people have seen it. This list is a quick guide to similar titles. Below are the best shows on Amazon Prime you're probably missing out on.

Amazon Prime is a mine of hidden gems if you're looking for quality movies. Netflix might invest more in new original content, most of which is average at best, but Amazon Prime has had a solid acquisition push over the past couple of months. So the moment you know how to navigate it, you will think of Amazon Prime differently - less as something you go on every time there is a new The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season, and more as a source of good movies. Below is a list of the best movies on Prime that you probably don't know were there, but for a full look at what the big streaming platform has to offer - you can visit our Amazon Prime page.

Do you know the old saying "finding a good movie to watch solves one problem, finding a good TV show solves one problem x number of seasons x number of episodes"? No? Really?OK, I made it up, but it sounds like something future generations will say once this list is shared across the globe. Just remember, you first read it here. With Netflix throwing more and more money into television, it's hard to keep track of what's out there that's worth your time. And this is why, just like we did for movies, we're putting together this list of the best TV shows you've probably missed. Below are handpicked highly-rated and award-winning shows that you should definitely watch.

Finding what to watch on Netflix is easy, finding good things to watch is hard. There is so much movement in the Netflix catalog it sometimes confuses even the journalists covering the platform. Our job is to go through that catalog and waste time so that you wouldn't have to. We hunt down the best things to watch at any one time, and in the end we summarize everything in a list like this one. So after our list of 23 best-on-Netflix list, this is our shorter, tighter recap for the best movies we've been recommending on Netflix lately. Because we only suggest highly-rated, little-known movies, there is a big chance that you've missed these picks.

You’ve probably already started seeing them everywhere. Lists like this one have become an integral part of the festivities. I know people who are more excited about the end of year Spotify list than actual Christmas.But the movie ones get boring pretty quickly. Yes, we’ve all seen A Star is Born, couldn’t The New York Times, Vulture, The New Yorker, and whoever just issue a joint statement or something? Instead, big media is repetitive, and yes, I said it, boring. (Seriously though, if you haven’t seen A Star is Born yet, go watch it, it’s freaking amazing). What was I saying? Ah yes, instead of sending more people to watch Black Panther (who hasn’t seen Black Panther at this point?), there are movies that have been left out of the public eye – and undeservingly so. I hope this list will help balance things a little bit, and that it would be a reference for some of you to catch-up on the amazing gems 2018 has given us. Yes, that, and don’t forget to watch A Star is Born.

Let’s be honest, Netflix's suggestions suck.At best, Netflix tries to go by our viewing history. This doesn't work well if you share your account with other family members. At worst, they prominently display what they recently spent money on (and often shouldn’t have). They rarely suggest what is actually good.There's a reason why they now hide user ratings and have replaced them with “match percentages."One big and obvious problem is that this limits our exposure to new and different types of content. Another major issue, and this one bothers me more than anything, is that they run out of quality content and recommend mediocre stuff.If you go on someone else’s Netflix account, preferably someone you don’t share the same tastes with, you can notice the lengths to which algorithms go to keep them watch that same mediocre stuff.If your friend or family member likes or once liked war movies, Netflix will forever label that person as a fan of war movies. The algorithms will probably show them “Fighting Terrorism in The Jungle 4: Salvation” starring Robert Redford (fictional Netflix Original war movie. If they make it, I'll claim copyright) than an algorithmically unrelated comedy that won an Oscar last year.Noone's taste can be or should be constrained into categories. And it should be allowed to change. Why are we letting a corporation decide our viewing choices anyway?At the expense of sounding too internet-Che-Guevara, I will leave you with this list of good movies, selected for you by yours truly. We’re doing our best as a movie recommendation website to give people alternatives to what crappy algorithms are putting in front of you.That is also why we have recently started a newsletter called “Film Nerds vs. Algorithms.”Join us, share this list, watch the movies, or ask your friends for what’s good. Don't be part of Netflix's flock of sheeple. Don't let it reduce you to categories. This has more significant consequences for you, and our collective cultural lives than might it be apparent now. Unless, of course, you don’t mind only watching Robert Redford reruns for the rest of your life.

Yes, The Shawshank Redemption and Mulholland Drive are both fantastic movies, but what is the point of reminding you of that in every list?Beyond frequent cult overstatements and box office revenue correlations, we decided to count down the 100 best and most unjustly little-known movies. A list of real suggestions you can make your way through. Our purpose at agoodmovietowatch is to reference movies you haven’t yet seen, that you can watch immediately and love. To do this, we only recommend movies that have received a high rating on IMDb combined with a high score on Rotten Tomatoes. This means that these movies have been appreciated by both critics and viewers, so you can trust that they’re awesome. We also only suggest movies that didn’t make a huge splash at the box office or which didn’t get the attention they deserved, so there is little chance you have already seen them.

Living in Canada or traveling for a little while, you must wonder if there are worthy movies that Netflix Canada has that its southern neighbor does not. The answer is yes, and there is plenty of choice too. We've always said that it doesn't matter which country has the larger collection, what matters is what's in that collection. Canada has better quality movies than the US. That's just a fact. We've been saying this since 2016:In terms of quality, Netflix Canada actually has a better selection than Netflix US. Movies that Canada has and not America:— Bilal Zou (@BilalZou) March 22, 2016If you're looking for a list of the best movies on Netflix Canada, period, this way. And for Netflix US.

What does « underrated » mean? You can ask directors, journalists, film goers, critics and each time you will end up with a different definition. To us it means: not films that no one heard of, but films the relatively few people who have heard of loved. In other words, had you been among the people who watched them, you would have most likely loved them, and if you decide to watch them tonight –and are in the right mood–, you will love them.How do we know that? We simply look at their ratings. Add to that the fact that we narrow them down to those that didn't make a huge splash at the box office and you have agoodmovietowatch.com.So below is our first countdown of a yearly list in which we list the most underrated movies of our time.

Watching foreign movies resembles travelling in many aspects: you get to see new cities and surroundings, hear new languages or accents, and be exposed to new ideas, issues, and ways of thinking. The only difference between travelling and foreign films may just be that the latter doesn't cost nearly as much.Sounds great, right? Except that this is also exactly the reason we don't watch them. We don't want to spend two hours struggling to understand, or trying to develop new interests, when what we want from a movie most of all is to relax and be entertained.This is a misconception, and it came either from stereotypes or weird movie viewing in language classes. Most good foreign movies are in fact as agreeable as any American movie, if not more.So here is the deal: we are not asking you to take our word for how mind-blowingly great foreign films can be, instead, we have gathered 10 of the best films on Netflix, watch any one of them, and let us know.All 10 are highly-rated on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes and are widely recognized as "good", like all movies on agoodmovietowatch.

Tough week? Instead of aimlessly binging a crappy TV show you can turn to good ol' movies. Here is a list of no-brainer, easy, happy, lighthearted, and satisfying movies to watch. All of these are not only vouched for by our staff, they are highly-rated by critics and viewers.

We asked our 83,000 Facebook followers about the last thing they watched and loved. There were some "it's so bad it's good" titles, which we had to skip - but once those were weeded out, the result was pretty amazing. There are hidden gems like the British crime show Marcella, the powerful yet little-known Diane Lane movie Secretariat, and many others. But there are also new sleeper hits like Ozark, Mindhunter, Wild Wild Country... All in all, we're not the least bit surprised but we're happy to report that our Facebook followers have a good taste. If you're looking for the next movies or show to watch, look no further, these are amazing picks. Please note that they are not ordered.1. HostilesMOVIE (pictured above) suggested by By Jessica D.2. Schitt's CreekTV SHOW suggested by Melissa M.3. Wild Wild CountryTV SHOW suggested by Clare T.4. The StaircaseTV SHOW suggested by Terry G.5. Wind RiverMOVIE suggested by Janelle E.6. The DectectoristsTV SHOW suggested by Steve W.7. LilyhammerTV SHOW suggested by Melissa M.8.OzarkTV SHOW suggested by Marna O."This show is not only an exciting crime drama but an interesting manifestation of very common American family discussions and concerns." (our review)9. OutlanderTV SHOW suggested by Gail M.G.10. The FallTV SHOW suggested by Magda S.F.11. Kubo and the two stringsMOVIE suggested by Adam D.12. GlowTV SHOW suggested by Brennan J.B.13. To All The Boys I've Loved BeforeMOVIE suggested by Leela C."To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is not only the best rom-com on Netflix, it’s one of the best rom-coms in recent memory, period." (our review)14. The AbyssTV SHOW suggested by Mari R.C.15. LutherTV SHOW suggested by Andrew S.16. Mr. SunshineTV SHOW suggested by Azra D.17. Strong IslandMOVIE suggested by Elizabeth K.18. Wentworth TV SHOW suggested by Vicky A.19. DeadwindTV SHOW suggested by Sue C.20. The Invisible GuestMOVIE suggested by Elias S.21. MarcellaTV SHOW suggested by Will A.22. Manhunt: UnabomberTV SHOW suggested by Erin M"Netflix’s most binge-worthy show so far, Mindhunter is a very interesting, almost scientifically oriented thriller." (our review)23. Alias GraceTV SHOW suggested by Jenn M. V.24. The KillingTV SHOW suggested by Kathy M.25. JustifiedTV SHOW suggested by Karen O.26. ShamelessTV SHOW suggested by Lou M. B.27. SecretariatMOVIE suggested by Cheryl G.28. Midsomer MurdersTV SHOW suggested by Sandy L. B.One user answered "The mute button while I tried to find something to watch." It is for this exact reason that we exist, agoodmovietowatch.com/netflix offers a better Netflix frontpage, with only good movies and shows. No crappy titles that you have a match percentage of 99% but which have a being good percentage of -5%.

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