By Kirk Miller / June 10, 2019

Here’s a Netflix Hack We’ve Actually Never Heard Of

This simple search query narrows your selections to award-winning films and series

Netflix
A simple search query can help you find quality content quickly (Netflix screen shot)

Based on Netflix’s algorithm, my weekend binge watching included a time travel movie where the actors were most definitely reading off of cue cards (Synchronicity), a 2014 rom-com with Keira Knightley featuring all unlikeable characters (Laggies) and the Netflix original Wine Country, an Amy Poehler film which promised Bridesmaids-worthy yucks but delivered zero laughs.

We need some quality assistance. Thankfully, as noted by Buzzfeed, the Netflix Latin America Twitter account provided a viewing hack recently that we surprisingly didn’t know about … and one that nicely curates your streaming options.

Translation: If you type in Cannes, Sundance or Oscar into your Netflix search engine, you’ll find hundreds of award-winning flicks and series. You’ll also be able to deep dive into those titles — a search for “Cannes,” for example, brings up additional recommended searches for Cannes Film Festival Award-winning French Movies, Festival Winners and Cannes Art House Movies (among many others).

Want more Netflix hacks? We have 13 of ’em here, including a way of getting film recommendations from real life people, plus a hidden form where you can recommend films to the streaming service and a rather ridiculous way to watch Netflix at 50 percent faster rate.

Editor’s Note: RealClearLife, a news and lifestyle publisher, is now a part of InsideHook. Together, we’ll be covering current events, pop culture, sports, travel, health and the world. Subscribe here for our free daily newsletter.

Daily Brief

15 Things to Know Today, from RealClearLife

June 25, 2019
Is It Time to Embrace the Man Skirt?

The Wall Street Journal

June 24, 2019