Give JustWatch a TV show or movie plot and it will tell you what to watch based on it

Netflix Ozark Hero
Netflix Ozark Hero (Image credit: Bryan M. Wolfe/iMore)

What you need to know

  • Can't decide what to watch? JustWatch will recommend a show or movie based on any plot you give it.

JustWatch has been around for years doing great work by showing you where you can watch content across the many, many streaming services. But that relied on you knowing what you want to watch in the first place. Now, JustWatch is fixing that by telling you what to watch based on any plot you give it.

Let me back up a bit.

Imagine you have a fancy to watch a movie but don't know which one. You do know that you want one where aliens are invading and maybe it should also have robots, too. And explosions. Now all you need to do is write that into a box on JustWatch, and let the service do the work.

Justwatch Transformers

Justwatch Transformers (Image credit: iMore)

Discover movies and tv shows based on any story…

Pretty cool, right? You can even filter by streaming service, IMDb rating, movies, and TV shows.

Damn straight it is. Why not head over to JustWatch and give it a try for yourself? Who knows what it will recommend for your next movie night!

Now, I'm off to watch Transformers again. All of them.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.