From what I understand, Netflix learns about your preferences and suggests movies/series based on that.

The problem is that this means that it doesn't know about a lot of my favourites because I have watched them before on other sites/cinemas/TV/etc. So how can I mark a movie or episode so that Netflix will learn that I like these?


If you just rate the movie, it will be marked as watched.

Look here on how to rate a movie in Netflix.

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    Oh thanks, that makes sense. Would I have to rate it highly for it to recommend similar shows, I tend to rate things very low, like a 2 for me would be just a 'meh, it was ok' show – Aequitas Aug 25 '16 at 2:56
  • Lol. Yeah, same here. To get 5 out 5 stars the movie or show just needs to be absolutely brilliant. – Pritam Banerjee Aug 25 '16 at 2:58
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    This is no longer a valid answer. On Android at least, there is only an thumbs up or down rating possibility. There's no 5 stars. So this question remains unanswered for me. I don't want to rate all the things I watched as up or down as sometimes a serie is just ok. How would you rate that? – Cagy79 Apr 23 '18 at 19:01
  • I don't think Netflix has star ratings anymore. It is only up/down – pratnala Jun 11 '18 at 6:20

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