We all know there are literally thousands of great movies to watch, but it can be quite frustrating and a time consuming process to scroll through all the choices. Goodfil.ms is a new site that makes it easy for users to find the best movies to stream on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Hulu and Hulu Plus.
Finding something great to watch has never been easier, as this service takes care of all the work for you. We provide you the full details on how to create a free account and start finding and streaming great movies in no time! All that’s left for you to do is to grab your popcorn and other snacks, pull up a comfy seat, sit down and enjoy!
How to Create a Goodfilms Account
The service makes it easy to sign up for a free account! You can sign in with a Twitter, Facebook or Netflix account. You can also sign up with a regular email address.
Once you sign up and get started, you can choose to link some or all three of these social networks to your account. If you link your Netflix account, you’ll be able to sync your Netflix queue with this service. Taking this step allows Goodfilms to update your Netflix queue, recommendations and ratings automatically, but you can change and disable this setting at anytime by updating the preferences of your account.
If you unlink all the social networks from your account at this site, you will need to sign up with an email address and password to continue to use the service. You can also cancel the service at anytime. Cancelling your account will delete all of your account information as well as your ratings and recommendations.
Once you’ve signed up for your account, all new users are prompted to rate 20 films to get started. You will be shown tiles or icons of movies and asked two questions: “How good was it?” and “How rewatchable was it?” These movies are grouped in the following 10 categories: In Cinemas Now, Action, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Horror, Romance and Thriller. If you don’t want to rate any films yet, or don’t see any that’s you’ve seen, you can click a button at the bottom of the screen to go to the next stage. The button says, “I’ve rated all I can, don’t judge me,” and whether you’ve rated 0 or a 100 clicking the next button takes you to the next step in the getting started process.
The next stage is to share the site and your selections with your friends. You can invite your friends to join and rate movies via Twitter, Facebook or email. You can also click a button to skip this stage and start finding great movies to watch.
The site asks these questions in order to begin to learn something about your viewing preferences. As you rate and share more films over time, the site’s search algorithm has more information that will allow it to make better “educated guesses” as to what you will enjoy watching.
Using Goodfil.ms to Find Great Movies to Watch
Once you’ve signed up and got started, you can start to find great movies to watch. The service makes it super easy, as you can search for great films several ways.
Searching by genre lets you find great movies that have been categorized into 27 separate sub-genres. With a simple click of your mouse, you can also search for movies by which popular service is currently offering a particular great movie via streaming.
The content providers that are currently listed include Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Hulu and Hulu Plus. You can also search for results based on the topics, such as “Top 50,” and “Most Popular Films Now,” or choose films in your current lists and queue.
In addition to helping you find great movies based on your preferences, and suggestions from friends, the site also allows users to view film trailers and more information for most movies on the site. Users can also choose find other users to follow. When a user follows someone, they will their suggestions and ratings of movies to watch.
The most interesting way to find and rate movies is with the site’s interactive graph. I’ve honestly not seen anything on any other movie rating site that approaches its ease of use and “wickedly cool” factor.
Using the Goodfilms Interactive Graph
One of the unique features of the site is the search graph. This graph allows users to see what movies are being watched and rated, with the best, most popular movies climbing higher on the graph. Click on one of the dots, you instantly see the movie, along with its rating and “watch it again” status. Users can also click on the graph to instantly add movies to their queue straight from the graph as well as rate them.
Of course, there are other sites that allow you to rate and find great movies to watch. You may want to check out our article on How to Find Good Movies on Netflix for additional tips on how to find great films. Please let us know in the comments section below if you’ve tried other sites that make it easy to find movies to stream online.