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There is no specific genre or criteria as to what makes a movie enjoyable by couples that already know each other well. It could be because the movie can spark good conversation, it could be because it's funny and of course it could be because it is romantic. We went through our database to select a handful of each, to guarantee a selection that serves every mood. So this best-of is not really a ranking, since these movies are all different, as much as it is good movies that are appreciated by significant others watching together.Grab your husband and wife, turn Netflix on and make movie night a success.

Accumulating subscriptions doesn't make you immune to not knowing to watch, it might even make it more frustrating when you don't find where to watch that great movie you've heard about. TO get away from all that, you can cross match our Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu databases -- and to make things easier we will be running a series of lists with the best movies on each that the other ones don't have.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. Below we count down our best movie suggestions available on Prime US but not on Netflix (US).

Living in the golden age of television hasn’t afforded anyone the luxury of always knowing what to watch. That’s one reason you find yourself always drifting towards Friends and New Girl reruns. There is also the non-negligable factor of just how god damn enjoyable and easily digestible they are. It’s an amazing thing to turn on a TV show while turning off your brain for 20 minutes, then going back to your day.When we launched our TV Show recommendation page the first tag we filtered our suggestions by was duration. We believe it is a crucial factor in determining your viewing choice. TV shows of over 45 minutes and under 20 minutes are almost two completely different mediums. This is why today we’re ranking the best shows on Netflix of around 20 minutes and under 30.

agoodmovietowatch is a database of highly-rated movies. Because of this, we know that while Netflix US may have a larger catalog of titles, Netflix Canada actually has a larger catalog of good titles. Our latest count shows that we have 134 good movies for Netflix Canada, and only 98 for Netflix US (to find all the movies we suggest for Canada use the region selector in the top bar to choose your country). When you end up on a list like this, you must be accustomed with  the confusion and frustration that come with browsing Netflix aimlessly. From our research, this is caused by two things. First, something called the paradox of choice, where the larger the options you have to choose from the harder it is to choose. Second, recommendation algorithms. A few months ago Netflix removed their ratings and replaced them with match percentages. What this means is that if you watched a cop movie, you will have a 100% match record with other cop movies, good or bad. Our solution to both issues is a simple website that has a very limited selection of only good titles. We know they're good because they're loved by both critics and viewers at the same time. Below is a list of the best ones currently on Netflix Canada as rated by our users. 

Bad day/week/year? These movies can probably make things a little bit better. From the mature and slightly philosophical People Places Things to the quirky the very warm St. Vincent, these films complement each other. You might find yourself watching more than one for a full shot of good feels.

Movies are too short for some, shows too long for others. Enter middle-ground solution: miniseries. Now that the "movies are dying" articles are the only thing that's actually dying, and the "it's the golden age of TV" ones have stopped being news (why does one being in a golden age mean the other is failing?), there is a newcomer to the scene. Perfected by networks like the BBC in the past, the form is attracting growing attention from Netflix and similar platforms. 4 to 8 episodes, one season, done. Creators have more time to express their ideas, but not too long to have to recycle them. Viewers can be exposed to 7 different stories instead of 7 different seasons of Homeland (they made 4 after he died, four). It's the perfect medium, and provided Netflix and the BBC keep coming out with good ones like the 5 below, it will be the future.