Friday, March 03, 2017

A Good Movie To Watch

Databases aren’t just for research. Case in point, A Good Movie to Watch is a database about… you guessed it… finding a good movie to watch. 

Maybe you’ve exhausted your Netflix options or Hulu hasn’t paid off. Fear no more, because A Good Movie to Watch recommends movies based on the subscription service you already have. 

You’re probably thinking, isn’t Netflix a database, as well? And, you are totally right! I told you databases aren’t just for research. So why bother with A Good Movie to Watch database when your streaming services already give you movie recommendations? The reason is that, unlike the algorithms that are used to generate recommended films based on things you’ve already watched, A Good Movie to Watch handpicks films that are highly-rated and not as widely known. 

Pick a movie based on your Mood, browse Staff Lists, or use the Random feature to let A Good Movie to Watch do the work. I hit the Random link myself and was pleased with the results. If I were Roger & Ebert, I might give this database two thumbs up. 

Review by Lauren McFall, SWC Librarian

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