Netflix Already Knows What You're Going to Watch Next

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By now, Netflix has us all figured out: We watch a lot of TV. Bingeing is a skill we hone with pride. What we never realized, however, is how predictable our habits are after we make it through a given show.

Surveying over 30 million Netflix subscribers worldwide, the streaming service concluded that 59% of members take a three-day break before committing to a new show -- during which 61% seek out movies with very similar tones to the shows they just powered through. For example, many viewers chase a kid-centric adventure -- Stranger Things -- with a movie that follows mystery-solving friends (Zootopia); cartel drama Narcos leads to the opiate-heavy Pulp Fiction. After viewers power through Gilmore Girls, they tend to investigate the show's retro references through '80s classics like Sixteen Candles; those who finish Gossip Girl seek out teen comedies with the same sensibility. Fans of Marvel TV shows seek out more Marvel movies, and Making a Murderer obsessives gravitate toward more true-crime documentaries.

As we make more and more progress on our streaming to-do lists, this Netflix data can be interpreted as a recommendation guide of sorts: finish this, watch that! Click to expand the graphic below to see what your streaming brethren found to be the best digestif to the platform's most popular series, and check out the full list of TV-to-movie pairings below. Some of them make more sense than others, but who are we to argue with data that came straight from the source?

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After American Horror Story:
Mean Girls
The Babadook

After Arrow:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
London Has Fallen
The Fast and the Furious

After Bates Motel:
Cruel Intentions

After Better Call Saul:
Good Will Hunting
Reservoir Dogs
The Big Short

After Black Mirror:
After Porn Ends
Hot Girls Wanted
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

After Bloodline:
Cold in July
The Machinist

After BoJack Horseman:
St. Vincent
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Wet Hot American Summer

After Breaking Bad:
Full Metal Jacket
Pulp Fiction

After Fuller House:

After Gilmore Girls:
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Dirty Dancing
Sixteen Candles

After Gossip Girl:
10 Things I Hate About You
Bring It On

After Grace & Frankie:
August: Osage County
The Fundamentals of Caring

After Grey’s Anatomy:
American Beauty
Practical Magic
The Lovely Bones

After House of Cards:
American Beauty
Beasts of No Nation
The Usual Suspects

After How to Get Away With Murder:
Cruel Intentions
Lila & Eve
Save the Last Dance

After Jane the Virgin:
7 Años de Matrimonio
Palm Trees in the Snow

After Making a Murderer:
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster
The Hunting Ground

After Marvel’s Daredevil:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
He Never Died
The Punisher

After Marvel’s Jessica Jones:
Lila & Eve
V for Vendetta
(January 1st)

After Marvel’s Luke Cage:
Beverly Hills Cop
The Siege of Jadotville

After Master of None:
Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden
Man Up
Meet the Patels

After Narcos:
Beasts of No Nation
Cartel Land
Narco Cultura

After Orange Is the New Black:
The Big Short
The Do-Over

After Pretty Little Liars:
Bring It On
Mean Girls

After Scream:
Bring It On

After Sense8:
He Never Died
Pulp Fiction
The Giver

After Stranger Things:
Big Daddy
Hot Fuzz

After The Crown:
Jane Eyre
The Imitation Game

After The Ranch:
Just Friends
The Do-Over

After The Walking Dead:
Coming to America
Saving Private Ryan
The Do-Over

After Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:
Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
The Princess Bride

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Lauren Leibowitz is an editor at Thrillist Entertainment. Find her on Twitter @lleibowitzz.