There are a lot of movie review sites, but sometimes I want to watch a good movie that is not a new release or a top blockbuster. The question, “Is there a good method or website that will help find a movie to watch?”
Let me bring in college football to make a point about movie recommendations. Since the NCAA does not currently have a playoff system they average computer rankings with human rankings to determine the best team. I think you can apply the same principal to movie rankings as well.
Human Ranking & Reviews: I think one of the best Movie and DVD review sites is Rotten Tomatoes. Any rating with 40 or more reviews with a score of 75% or more is labeled “Fresh” (see red tomato graphic below). I also like to use the tomato meter to quickly rank recent releases. It is an easy way to get some ideas for a good movie to watch.
Box Office Sales: Lets face it, money talks! For the most part, if a movie is good it will do well at the box office. Therefore, I also like to look at the top money making movies to determine whether a movie is worth watching.
In summary the best way to find a good movie to watch is to look at both reviews and how much money the movie made. Any movie that breaks 100 million in domestic (US) box office sales is a pretty good movie as far as money goes. Once a movie passes 200 million in domestic (US) sales then it is a very good movie with respect to total box office revenue!
Good Movies based on Box Office and Reviews
The Incredibles: The Incredibles starts with a former high-profile superhero who has not-so-successfully settled into normal life along with his wife and kids under the watchful eye of the Superhero Protection Program. Box Office $261,441,092 Tomato Meter 97%