Movie Recommender System for Indecisive Movie Lovers

If you struggle to decide on a movie, you probably realise a movie recommender system is the way forward. And, if you're indecisive and you thought there were nothing out there to help you - wrong! itcher is on hand and ready to go.

The Indecisive Watcher

There's nothing more frustrating than knowing you want to watch a movie but not being able to find what you're looking for.

There's nothing more frustrating than knowing you want to watch a movie but not being able to find what you're looking for.

You might aimlessly search for a while, but what the internet recommends is so impersonal. Who knows if you'll like the movies a random forum member suggests?


A New Way For Movie Lovers

Movie recommendations don't have to be random and somewhat cold.

They can be tailor made - for you!

And watching movies that have been specifically suggested for your taste will not only be more enjoyable, but it'll make the selection process stress free.

And watching movies that have been specifically suggested for your taste will not only be more enjoyable, but it'll make the selection process stress free.

Introducing itcher

With the itcher app at the ready, you can rate movies you already love (or maybe don't!) and allow itcher to do the hard work for you.

By connecting you to like-minded people, itcher can change the way you discover new titles you love. Here's a few of the perks of using itcher:

By connecting you to like-minded people, itcher can change the way you discover new titles you love. Here's a few of the perks of using itcher:

1. Stress Free Movie Discovery

There's no need to get frustrated when you're looking for a good film to watch. itcher will handpick titles for you as soon as you've rated 5 movies (that's how itcher gets to know your taste).

2. Shop From Within the App​

Once you've found a movie you like the look of, simply select it then hit the 'Shop' tab to purchase it immediately - sorted!

3. Get Better Recommendations Over Time

The more you use itcher, the more itcher gets to know you. So keep rating new titles and before you know it itcher will know your taste in movies better than you know it yourself!


Get Rating

Download the itcher app and get rating today. You'll have a great new movie to watch tonight - and none of the stress of bein indecisive before hand!

Ah, bliss.​


App to Find Movies You’ll Love & Why Watching a Movie Is an Event

If you're a movie fanatic and you're always looking for the next movie to watch, then an app to find movies is what you need.

Which is lucky, because we have exactly that and we think it's precisely what you're looking for...


So, What is itcher?

itcher is an entertainment recommendations app that's on hand to recommend you new movies, books, music and games.

It's so easy to get started too, just download the app and rate 5 titles to unlock your recommendations from that category. And, for you film fanatics, I guess movies will be your first point of contact!

itcher is an entertainment recommendations app that's on hand to recommend you new movies, books, music and games.

You're going to love itcher's features - from trailers to facts, cast and crew, not to mention creating your own movie lists, you're going to find new lease of movie life.

What's not to love?


A Movie Is an Event (and a Good One)

Movies are perhaps the best way to end an evening. At itcher, we really do think movies are an event.

Movies are perhaps the best way to end an evening. At itcher, we really do think movies are an event.

Patri, one of our team members, says the movie experience before she even hits play...

"The ‘enjoyment’ starts well before I even know which movie I’m going to watch. I think having a bit of time off to watch a film sounds like a good idea. Then I'll decide on when nd when the time comes, I see how I feel… ‘Will an action movie do it today?’ ‘How about a funny comedy with a British touch?’ ‘Hm, I remember now I saw that trailer 2 weeks ago and made a mental note of it…’

Once I decide which movie will make a difference I get everything else ready - now it’s all about the details!

Dessert, popcorn, maybe a nice meal... definitely a lovely cup of tea!

As the time approaches I get excited. Yep! Time to relax! I then set the room, dim the lights, switch the big monitor on, get the sound going and make sure my dog is next to me.

Dessert, popcorn, maybe a nice meal... definitely a lovely cup of tea!

It’s all about the before and after. Not just the movie. The movie is part of the ‘me’ moment. It’s just a lovely thing I do for myself every now and then.

And that’s how a good movie makes me feel: good about myself!"


The Real Movie Magic

...and we think that's how movies should be!

Something to look forward to, something to enjoy. Watching a movie isn't just something you do out of boredom, it's an occasion.

And there's nothing like a really good, personally recommended movie to make that occasion even better.

Download the itcher app and get your handpicked recommendations today. We can't wait to see what you think!


6 Benefits of Using Video Game Recommendation Engine itcher

If you're a gaming addict and haven't yet come across our video game recommendation engine, sit back while we tell you all about what itcher can do for you.

Playing games is the fun part, right?

But searching for new games should be an exciting part of the whole gaming experience too. 

At itcher,we decided to make gaming even better: to make finding new games a breeze and to create a buzzing community of gaming addicts like you. 


6 Benefits of Using itcher 

We think you'll love itcher, and here's why...

1. Get Personalised Entertainment Recommendations​

Once you've rated 5 games, itcher's algorithm will kick start and figure out which games you're likely to enjoy next.

Pretty cool, right?

Just hit the Recommendations tab when it lights up and see what you should consider playing next...

2. Read an Overview of Each Game

Get a general overview of a new recommendation - or any game you stumble across - by hitting the About tab.

Simple, useful.

3. Write and Read Reviews

Hearing what other people have to say about games can really impact your decision process.

At itcher, we allow users to write reviews on every title, meaning you can see what others think before you play a game for yourself. 

And that means you can share any thoughts you have, good or bad, in your own game review.​

4. Shop Games Straight from the App​

We don't want you to waste time opening up new tabs and searching for a place to buy a game - that's game playing time trickling away!

We make it easy for you by allowing you to shop any game you like, straight from the app. Just hit the 'Shop' tab!​

5. Watch Trailers

Nothing gives you a better idea of what a game is like than watching the trailers: it's the only thing that will give you get a sense of style, tone and quality of graphics without actually playing the thing.

Select the game you're interested in then navigate to the 'Trailers' tab to watch.

6. Watch Video Reviews

If you want to hear other people's thoughts on a game but don't fancy reading any reviews, not to worry.

Select any game and find the 'Video Reviews' tab where you can sit back with your cup of coffee and hear someone's thoughts on the game - directly from their lips!


Game On

​We think that's enough reasons to download the itcher app, don't you? We'll see you there, gamers!


Film Recommendations Engine Itcher On: Best Quotes on the Magic of Movies

As itcher is a film recommendations engine, it makes sense that we're all a bit movie mad.

Today we wanted to collate some of the very best quotes on the magic of watching a movie, including guest appearance from a member of the itcher team!

Let's take a look shall we?

The Very Best Quotes on the Magic of Movies

“We love films because they makes us feel something. They speak to our desires, which are never small. They allow us to escape and to dream and to gaze into the eyes that are impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us with longing. But also. they tell us to remember; they remind us of life. Remember, they say, how much it hurts to have your heart broken.”

Nina LaCour, Everything Leads to You


“Everything I learned I learned from the movies."

Audrey Hepburn


“A good movie can take you out of your dull funk and the hopelessness that so often goes with slipping into a theatre; a good movie can make you feel alive again, in contact, not just lost in another city. Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again.”

Pauline Kael, For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies


“Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive.”

Martin Scorsese


Films point straight to my inner self: the instincts, the gut-feelings, the fears, dreams and desires. They are such a powerful orchestral combination that I'm often moved to tears. They're for me an emotional therapy, between illusion and reality.

Ona Estapé, itcher


“Certain things leave you in your life and certain things stay with you. And that's why we're all interested in movies- those ones that make you feel, you still think about. Because it gave you such an emotional response, it's actually part of your emotional make-up, in a way.”

Tim Burton, Burton on Burton


“Oh how Shakespeare would have loved cinema!”

Derek Jarman, Dancing Ledge


“There are so many movies like this, where you thought you were smarter than the screen but the director was smarter than you, of course he's the one, of course it was a dream, of course she's dead, of course, it's hidden right there, of course it's the truth and you in your seat have failed to notice in the dark.”

Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up


And Now For More Movie Magic

We hope you enjoyed these quotes as much as we did. If you're a movie buff too, you'll love our itcher app.

Designed for people just like you, the itcher app will recommend you new movies based on films you rate.

Sound good?

We think so too! Find it on the app store and download it today. We can't wait to hear what you think...


Music Suggester itcher: 6 Types of Playlist You Need

You don't forget the first time you get some sort of music playing device (and you don't forget the first time you come across a great music suggester either, but more on that later).

You don't forget the first time you get some sort of music playing device

Whether it was a cassette player or an iPod, your first personal music device probably brought you a great amount of happiness.  

Now, with streaming services like Spotify and video sharing platforms like YouTube, creating playlists for different times in your life is easier (and more fun) than ever before. 

Here are the 6 different playlists you need.


6 Must Have Playlists for Any Music Fan

If you're a real music buff, 1 playist of your favourite tracks simply isn't enough. Here are some more you should consider creating...


1. The Morning Motivation Playlist

Get yourself moving with a morning playlist to perk you up. Include upbeat tracks, singalong classics and any songs that make you want to get up and rule the world. The more dance orientated the better, we want music that can pull you out of bed.


​2. The Travel Playlist

Maybe this is slightly mellower, but have a playlist ready for your commute that has that same feel-good factor (but isn't so dancey that you'll be body popping on the tube to the dismay of everyone around you).


​3. The I Need to Get Stuff Done Playlist

​A powerhouse playlist with all the next tracks that kick you in gear. It might not be as perky as the others, but it's got to be powerful enough to get you working and running those errands.


​4. The I'm Miserable Playlist

Sometimes you just have to wallow in your own self-pity. Whether you're heartbroken or just plain moody, cleanse yourself of the misery by listening to a cathartic playlist of ballads and blues.


6. The Chill Out Playlist

We wrote about the ultimate chill out songs here and we mean it when we say you need a great relaxing playlist to listen to after a long day. Time to unwind...


5. The Throwback Playlist

Revisit your youth by constructing a perfectly nostalgic playlist of all your favourite throwback hits. Remember those albums you listened to constantly through your teens? You still know the words to every track!


How Can I Find Music For These Playlists?

We're glad you asked. itcher is an entertainment recommendations app that can help you find music perfectly suited to your taste.

It's really easy to get started too, just rate a few titles and see what itcher suggests to you!


Until We See You Again

There you have the absolute must have playlists. Have fun creating them and we'll see you over on the itcher app...


Website to Find Books You Like: itcher Is a Bookworm’s Dream

Looking for a website to find books you like means you're ready to expand your reading experience (and that's good news).

If you're simply reading books and browsing stores looking at new titles, you're missing out on an entire world of bookish goodness.

If you're simply reading books and browsing stores looking at new titles, you're missing out on an entire world of bookish goodness.

Today we'd like to tell you why itcher is the place for bookworms and literary fanatics alike.

Put your book down and take a look at what your reading experience could look like...


Where Are the Book Worms?

itcher is the home of the book lovers.

A place to rate, review and get recommendations for books, itcher is everything a bookworm ever dreamed of - and a little bit more. 

So what's so special about itcher?​


​How Reading Is Different with itcher

Being a bookworm when you have the itcher app is a very different experience to being a solitary reader.

Sure, you'll still curl up on the sofa to delve into a new read, but the following reasons are just a few of the reasons that make reading with itcher so great...


The Community

Reading feels slightly more hollow unless you have somebody to tell your latest read about.

itcher has a buzzing community of book fanatics who are rating books, writing reviews and enjoying getting new recommendations. Speaking of which...


Exciting New Reads​

By rating books on the itcher app, itcher gets to know what you like. It's algorithm can calculate, from the information it's given on your ratings, which other books you're likely to enjoy.

That means more time reading books your love and less time getting halfway through a book only to realise it's not to your taste.


More Motivation to Read

We know that you have a busy life and sometimes you can lose your reading mojo.

Work is tiring and you've been swept off your feet with birthdays and housewarmings and goodness knows what else.

You're a busy bee!

But finding some time in your day to read is so much easier with itcher on hand to recommend books you're likely to love (and look forward to reading!). 


Become a Book Critic

Having the option to review books is great for those readers turned writers among us.

Tell us all about your thoughts on the book, what could have been better and what the author was really successful in.

Not only will you love writing your thoughts down, but reviews are incredibly helpful to other users.

We can't wait to hear what you have to say!


We'll See You There?

Any book fanatic needs to download itcher, at the very least to get their personalised recommendations.

Any book fanatic needs to download itcher, at the very least to get their personalised recommendations.

The rating process is fun, the reviews are brilliantly helpful and the community spirit is amazing!

We'll see you there, fellow bookworms.


What Movie App Is the Best? Introducing Itcher

If you're wondering what movie app is the best for recommendations, let us tell you about itcher...


The Best Movie App You'll Find

There's more than one reason itcher is the best and most enjoyable movie recommendations app out there. In fact, there's at least 7...


1. It's slick

We'll start with someone underrated - our app is slick, easy to use and, well, it just looks good. But enough about aesthetics, let's get down to the good stuff.


2. Rate movies to get new recommendations

What makes our app is great is that by rating titles you already like (or perhaps don't!) itcher will get to know you and your tastes.

With this knowledge, itcher can then recommend new movies to you based entirely on your personal preferences. 


3. Browse movies by decade

Sometimes you just want to watch a movie from a particular decade. Well, itcher has you covered!

Hit Browse on the top right and from there select which decade you'd like to see. itcher will pull movies released from those 10 years for you to browse and rate!


4. Browse movies by genre

Maybe you're not fussed what decade the film was made in, maybe you're just really in the mood to watch a particular genre.

Whether it's a Friday horror night, a Sunday comedy or a mid week chick flick you're after, itcher has you covered.


5. Write and read reviews

One of the best things about watching a movie is the conversation that follows. Whether you enjoyed it or not, rate and write reviews for any movies you'd like to.

There are already plenty of reviews for each movie so why not take a read of them before you watch it?


6. Watch the movie immediately

When you've found a movie you like the look of, you don't want to spend time figuring out where to watch it.

Instead, hit the Shop tab and itcher will show you ways in which you can watch the movie - some of the options being instant!


7. Read facts

If you're a real movie buff you'll love the facts tab where you can read about budget, tagline and even profit.


8. Watch trailers

Really get a glimpse into what the movie is like by hitting the trailers tab. See the cast in action and get a feel for the tone of the movie before you commit to watching it.


9. Check out the cast

Ever want to look a little bit more into the actors in your favourite movies? itchers Cast tab allows you to do exactly that, so browse away and swot up on your favourite entertainment icons.


10. Find similar movies straight away​

If you just want a quick movie recommendation that's similar to a film you already love, simply find that movie on itcher and then select Similar Movies. Almost instant recommendations for those times you're in a hurry.


And Many, Many More

These are just 10 of the many reasons itcher is an amazing movie app. But don't take our word for it, download the app now to see for yourself!


Music Recommendation Site: itcher Community Manager’s Top 5 Chill Out Songs

With more music ready to be listened to and a long list of new artists to check out, find a good music recommendation site makes walking your dog or just chilling out at home much more entertaining.

Here at itcher, we're all about providing you with accurate music recommendations: our app sits in your pocket and is ready to recommend new music whenever.


Want to Know How to Get Better Music Recommendations?

It's ridiculously simple...

1. Download the itcher app

2. Set up a profile - it just takes a few clicks!

3. Rate 5 titles from the music category from 1 to 5 lightbulbs

4. Select the Recommendations tab and check out all the new music you should listen to next!


Our Top itcher Tip

Always rate the first batch of recommendations so itcher can get to know you even better.

Did we mention that the ratings help itcher to learn more about your taste in music?

Did we mention that the ratings help itcher to learn more about your taste in music?

Yeah, it's pretty clever.

Download the app and have a play around - we can't wait to hear what you think!


Prepare to Kick Back

And onto today's recommendation from itcher's Community Manager (that's me, hello!).

We know what it's like when you've had a long day at work/school/university and you just want an hour in the evening to relax, maybe browse through Reddit or Pinterest and just have some relaxation time.

And what better way to enjoy your end of the day chill out routine than with some equally relaxing music?

And what better way to enjoy your end of the day chill out routine than with some equally relaxing music?

Here are the 5 best songs to listen to after a long day.

1. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware

A slow, sure beat and the unmistakably honest voice of Jessie Ware. What's not to love?

2. What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes

The ultimate 'singing at the top of your voice in the kitchen' song, 'What's Up' starts slow and builds to a mellow but feel good track.

3. Wings - Birdy

With her near angelic voice (is it even humanly possible how eretheral her voice is?) Birdy indulges us with the most passionate of relaxing songs.

4. Last Request - Paolo Nutini

A little more upbeat but definitely still a chill out track, Last Request is the song you can listen to over and over.

5. Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae

If there was ever a better song for lounging around the house in your fluffy socks, we'll gladly hear it. Put Your Records On is your evening unwind track, no matter how stressful your day.


Feet up, Tea Made

Enjoy your evening of chill out music. Forget about tomorrow, indulge in a little chocolate and we'll see you over on the itcher app.


Recommendations Engine itcher On: Finding The Best Coming of Age Novels

At itcher, since we're a recommendations engine, we're all about finding your next great read. And with teenage angst, relationships and learning what it means to be a person, coming of age fiction is some of the most emotionally loaded literature out there.

Who wouldn't want to read such beautifully prosaic novels?

Today we're focussing on how you can find more coming of age novels and looking at some that can kick start your reading marathon.


How You Can Find Coming of Age Books

The itcher app will change the way you discover new books. If you've already read some coming of age novels and you're looking for new ones, you can!

Download the itcher app, set up a profile (easy peasy) and search for the books you've already read so you can rate them.

Once you've rated 5, you'll unlock your first set of book recommendations!

Get ready to do a whole lot of reading...


Where Should You Start with Coming of Age Fiction?

Here are a handful of books to get you started, handpicked by itcher's Community Manager, Kerry (that's me, hi!)


It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

The tale of a teen suffering with mental health problems, It's Kind of a Funny Story will warm your heart, and break it, in equal measure.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

The pinnacle of what makes a good coming of age novel, quiet teens everywhere will relate to being the 'wallflower' at school - and will love seeing why it's not always a bad thing.


Looking For Alaska​ by John Green

Dealing with love, loss and death in your teenage years is hard to navigate, but Looking For Alaska - while poignant and gritty - is beautifully helpful and well paced.


The Kite Runner​ by Khaled Hosseini

Following the regrets of childhood, The Kit Runner is a true coming of age novel in that it follows the growth of Amir over his lifetime. An astonishingly beautiful novel, you'll never forget The Kite Runner.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire​ by JK Rowling

Discovering the opposite sex for the first time (and all the awkwardness that comes with it) and learning what it means to be brave is what Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire focusses on. Humorous and gripping in equal parts, one of the longer books of these recommendations but you'll adore every page.


Never Let Me Go​ by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go is a deep, honest look at what it means to be a person. In a world where people are raised for the sole purpose of aiding others to live longer, Kathy and her friends must find life in their numbered days.


What's Your Favourite Coming of Age Novel?

What's the most poignant thing a coming of age novel has taught you? Which authors excel in coming of age fiction? 

Let us know in the comments, and don't forget to download the itcher app!


Where Can I Find Foreign Films Without Having to Think?

Are you learning a new language and you fancy having a go at watching a film in its original language?

Yeh. All good. But...


Where Can I Find Foreign Films?!

Long gone are the days of the video stores where we could stroll around the aisles staring at the DVD covers looking for our next acquisition for the night... In fact, maybe many of you don't even remember doing this (so 80s and 90s!)


The Beauty of the Foreign Film

Are you learning a complicated and exotic language like Chinese or a popular language like Spanish?

Whichever language you are trying to coming to grips with, movies and TV series can help you become more familiar with foreign words and expressions.

Whichever language you are trying to coming to grips with, movies and TV series can help you become more familiar with foreign words and expressions.

Watching a foreign movie can help you understand how to converse in a foreign language, listen to the correct pronunciation and learn more about the local culture. With millions of films out there, how can you choose what to watch?

Movies and TV series can help you become more familiar with foreign words and expressions.


Here's Where itcher can Help You!

Where to find foreign films? The only way to "emulate" those DVD rental store aisles is by using the itcher app.

You can set a profile and select a movie based based on your preferences and on other users' recommendations.

With itcher you can connect with other people with similar interests and find some hidden gems from the world of entertainment.


A World of Films You Never Knew Existed!

Do you fancy some French sophistication from your night in? You could try watching French films like Amelie, Priceless, Amour or La Vérité si je Mens! (Would I lie to you).

After seeing La Vie en Rose, the film that won French actress Marion Cotillard an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe, you might become an instant fan of Cotillard's, so why not also watch Rust and Bone which received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012? The story of a beautiful amputee played by Cotillard resonated with the spirit of the London 2012 Paralympics.


Back Catalogues and More

Have you ever wanted to see Pedro Almodovar's back catalogue? You could try something new watching all his films in reverse order starting from 2013's I Am so Excited (Los Amantes Pasajeros) and going all the way back to 1988's Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown and even Pepi, Lucy, Bom y Otras Chicas del Montón. I bet you didn't know that one!

Northern Europe has produced a large number of cult-films like Denmark's A Royal Affair or Norway's Kon-Tiki. Denmark is also famous for gripping TV series like The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge.

Borgen, in particular, is a political drama and can be considered as Denmark's Homeland. A Hijacking is Denmark's answer to Tom Hanks' Captain Phillips, so much so that some critics have defined Hijack as “the Somali pirate movie without Tom Hanks”. Hijack is directed by Tobias Lindholm who made The Hunt and Borgen. These are edge-of-your-seat type of movies that keep the right level of tension throughout.

...some critics have defined Hijack as “the Somali pirate movie without Tom Hanks


Be Part of Film Debates!

What would other itcher users think about the Hijack vs Captain Phillips debate? Will they love the Hollywood blockbuster more than the more obscure Danish production?

With opinions flooding in from around the world, itcher will give you a 360 degrees view of a movie by collating multiple ratings.