Movies to watch based on your favorites


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Freshman Lily King browses the Netflix homepage.

Browsing through homepages of Netflix and Hulu can be overwhelming and time-consuming. With all the choices and the subcategories to navigate, it can be hard to decide what to watch. As winter break is approaching, you might need movie recommendations to add to your list.

If you love dystopian movies and have watched The Hunger Games and Divergent, you should watch the Maze Runner trilogy. Maze Runner is a dystopian sci-fi trilogy based on the books written by James Dashner. It is filled with action that will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you want another suspenseful movie, you should watch The Thinning. The Thinning is a science fiction thriller released in 2016.

Junior Allie Gritz loves dystopian movies. “I watched Divergent and Maze runner and loved both. Dystopian movies are one of my favorites and I love how they had a ton of action,” Gritz said.

If you are a horror movie fanatic and love scary movies like The Conjuring, Get out, and A Quiet Place, you would love Hereditary, a supernatural horror film that came out in 2018. According to Rotten Tomatoes, Hereditary is “an uneasy and visually well-crafted horror exploring our parental fears.” Nerve is another action-packed thriller that captures a dark online game of truth or dare gone bad.

Pitch Perfect is a classic teen drama and comedy movie that is popular amongst all audiences. Other movies similar to Pitch Perfect are La La Land and Perks of Being a Wallflower. La La Land is great if you love musicals. It includes drama, romance and even comedy. Perks of being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age film that is perfect for audiences who want to watch a light-hearted drama.

If you love feel-good movies like Mama Mia, here are some other movies to watch if you want to smile and laugh. A recent addition to Netflix, Holidate, is a romantic comedy centered around the holiday season. This movie is bound to make you laugh and is great to watch as the holidays approach. Another comedy drama is Instant Family, which is great to watch with family and friends.