Netflix Ratings & Recommendations

We give you the ability to rate your TV show and movie suggestions with a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down," and also have a great built-in way to only suggest content we think you'll love 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 TV shows and movies, you're helping us filter through the thousands of selections to get a better idea of what you'd like to watch.

To do this, we use a recommendation algorithm that takes certain factors into consideration, such as:

  • The genres of TV shows and movies available.

  • Your streaming history, and previous ratings you’ve made.

  • The combined ratings of all Netflix members who have similar tastes to you.

We use these factors when we calculate the percent match score shown next to a title. This score is unique to you, and indicates how likely we think you are to like that title.

How do ratings work?

Netflix gives you the option to rate TV shows and movies with a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down." If you liked a TV show or movie, give it a "thumbs up." If you didn't like a TV show or movie, give it a "thumbs down." Every time you leave a rating, you're teaching us what kinds of things you enjoy, so the more titles you rate, the better our suggestions will be.

You can see all of the titles you've previously rated by clicking on Ratings under the My Profile section of your Account. Ratings you provided with our older star rating system are saved and still used to personalize your Netflix experience.

Some older devices, like TVs, Blu-ray players, or set-top boxes, will still display stars in the Netflix interface. Star ratings you leave on these devices will not be saved. To save new ratings, please visit or use a mobile app.