Netflix Ratings & Recommendations

We give you the ability to rate your movie and TV show suggestions on a 1-5 rating scale and also have a great built in way to only surface content that is suggested based on your viewing history. The more you use Netflix, the more relevant your suggested content will be.

How do ratings affect my Netflix recommendations?

We offer thousands of titles to stream -- that’s a lot! When you rate movies and TV shows, you're helping us filter through the thousands of selections to get a better idea of what you'd like to watch.

How does it all work? We use a recommendation algorithm that takes certain factors into consideration, such as:

  • The genres of movies and TV shows available.
  • Your streaming history, and previous ratings you’ve made.
  • The combined ratings of all Netflix members who have similar tastes in titles to you.

How do ratings work?

Netflix gives you the option to rate movies and TV shows that you've watched or that have been recommended to you on a 1-5 star rating scale, with a one star rating meaning 'Hated It,' and a five star rating meaning 'Loved It.' Star ratings in red indicate an overall Netflix rating for the title and star ratings in yellow indicate the rating you've given the title.

You can also rate titles from the movie description page for a movie or TV show. You can see all of the titles you've previously rated by clicking on Ratings under the My Profile section of Your Account.

Rating movies and TV shows is an easy way for you to help teach us what you like. The more titles you rate, the better our suggestions will be.