There's a reason why we've recently curated lists of the best woman-directed movies streaming on Netflix and the service's most essential films directed by black filmmakers. Scouring through Netflix’s library without any guided direction can be a real struggle. Based more on algorithms than human interaction, the site's catalog is vast, undiscerning, and difficult to navigate.
But now there's an exciting new choice. Tribeca Enterprises and Lionsgate have joined forces to create the streaming service Tribeca Shortlist, which launches today for the Web and mobile devices. For $4.99 per month, subscribers can peruse through all-killer, no-filler lists of films curated by a select group of "Shortlisters," or film industry influencers. And to keep things fresh, more than a third of Tribeca Shortlist's library will be updated every month.
"We're taking a more human approach to movie discovery for viewers who want to escape the search spiral and find a great movie fast," said Jeff Bronikowski, President of Tribeca Shortlist. "We've found great movies that we're offering to subscribers as part of a high quality, highly curated movie catalog with exclusive 'Shortlist' content that provides context and personal insight, like getting a recommendation from a trusted friend."
October's Shortlisters include super-producer Jason Blum (Whiplash, the Paranormal Activity movies), documentarian Morgan Spurlock, actor/funnyman John Leguizamo, award-winning actor Matthew Modine, actress/model Yaya DaCosta, Tribeca Film Festival senior programmer Cara Cusumano, and Tribeca’s VP of Creative Sol Guy. Among the films they’ve personally selected are Adventureland, City of God, and Amelie, and the library is broken up into several categories, including Cusumano's "Groundbreaking Horror – Films That Changed the Genre," Leguizamo's "Classic Performances – Films With Landmark Performances," Spurlock's "Cult Classics 101 – Fundamental Cult Classics," and Guy's "The Culture of Politics – Powerful Movies With Political Impact."
Starting in 2016, Tribeca Shortlist's monthly cost will be $5.99, but until then, it's $4.99. If you sign up today, you’ll receive a 14-day free trial. It's a no-brainer. Head over to www.tribecashortlist.com now.