1. The genres of movies and TV shows available.
2. Your streaming history, and previous ratings you’ve made.
3. The combined ratings of all Netflix members who have similar tastes in titles to you.
Essentially, this all means that this also means Netflix gives you more precise recommendations that suit your specific tastes, and a star rating for the same movie could differ for you, an action movie lover, than from your friend, a sucker for rom-coms.
But everybody can agree I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry fulfills nobody's desires.
Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun.