Android: If you're visiting a friend or sitting in front of the TV wondering what to watch, Movie Twist is a handy Android app you can fire up to figure out what you should enjoy when Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu's own recommendation engines fail you.
The app offers a few modes: for one, you can tell the app how you feel at the moment, and the app will suggest some films that might be a good fit for your mood. Whether you're feeling overwhelmed, happy, emotional, or angry, the app can suggest a film to suit it. Similarly, the app organizes films extensively by tag, so you can select specific tags for the type of movies you're interested in (or that you'd rather avoid) and Movie Twist will organise your suggestions accordingly.
Movie Twist also gives you individual sliders for the themes and elements of a film that you can drag around to refine its selections. Looking for a film that's not violent but really funny? Drag the corresponding silders down and up, respectively. Select the genres or details you want, and tap explore to see the app's recommendations for you. The suggestions are ordered by relevance to your selections, and you can tap each to get more information about it from IMDB. Movie Twist is free, and available now at Google Play.