I think "recommendation" will be a killer feature of the site, even if it doesn't approach the philosophy behind letterboxd (being a social site).
Moreover now that you are at the beta stage, meaning fewer users, less probability of "friends", the recommendation of a movie based on my most liked movies or the highest rating, it'll be a great way of discovering new movies.
I know that technically it will very challenging or maybe you have even think about it.
We’re considering options around this at present. Thanks for your input, which is invaluable.
I would see that a Probably Rating is much better than recommendations.
For Instance, If I am curious about a movie with a certain actors, the probably score would be something like 3.72.
And of course, that gives my attention and will be added to my watchlist.
You could have a basic algorithm of genre, tags (from the metadata), actors, years and crew.
That would be awesome!
Devin G. Squire commented
Would be nice to also have personal and group recommendations.
Personal: Would kinda a like Collaboratively list that authorized users i.e. Friends and family could add to.
Group: Be a algorithmic suggestion to a Group of connected users i.e. friends and family.
Probably would need something to Connect users ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I highly support this idea. It should work like this:
Say you watched The Lighthouse, directed by Robert Eggers and starring Robert Pattinson and Williem Dafoe. It may recommend you The VVitch by the same director, Good Time starring the first actor and The Last Temptation of Christ starring the second actor.
I think you should implement this feature but make the recommendations based on users that are similar to you. I wouldn't suggest making it a main feature, but put it somewhere where the user can check it out if they are interested.
Please never do this. Algorithms have killed the Internet. Letterboxd is great as it is right now. It feels alive.
Thomas Lawrence Williams commented
TBH all you people asking for recommendations lack basic curiosity.
Half the fun of discovering new films is exactly the discovery part, being curious, going out on a limb for a new director, seeing those other films from your favourite actor.
There's literally no reason for you not to have a jam packed watchlist.
I know this would be hard but 8 years??
Matthew Buchanan commented
Jack Moulton has to go
How has this not been implemented yet? It is the #1 feature I wanted from the site when I signed up, and for a while I assumed it MUST exist, I just hadn't found it in the UI. Baffling that this isn't present.
I would be more than happy with a simple collaborative filtering system. Infinitely better than nothing:
It's been 8.5 years. Please implement this. I'm surprised this hasn't been as it is a basic element to most sites nowadays.
Also came here to say that recommendations would be a great addition to Letterboxd!
Carlos Vasquez commented
Please do this, along with something like Netflix that gives you match score, the closer to 100%, the more Netflix is confident that you'll like the show based on you've been watching and liking.
We really need recommendations feature!
It would really bring this app up to a greater level, Please add this feature It Would be a great great achievement for letterboxd.
I don't know why after so many years of thousands of requests it hasn't yet been implimented, It is a must have feature.
Unfortunately, theres nothing else I could do about it but comment here and ask for you to do it.
how has this not been implemented yet? share anonymized data & your users can do it for you
So many list sites do this, this is something that would really be a great feature for this site
Jesus christ - a 7 year old reccomendation? What the hell are you guys doing around the office???
Goodreads already does this, it's definitely doable for the site to recommend films based on your likes and others users similar likes. What a great way it would be to discover new films! The fact that this has yet to be implemented is disappointing. People describe this site as Goodreads for movies...but it's really not. :(
would be great if letterboxd used friend charts in the same vein as rym , charts of the top-rated movies of a certain genre, decade, or length as rated by those you follow / or mutuals only ; and chart would be variable by different tags (esoteric etc.)
https://rateyourmusic.com/friendchart?user=malamashallah example chart using friends i have added on rym
This would be a great feature! This way I could add a movie or two to be added and listed on Letterboxd. :D
@Vince Pale commented: "I would like to see what movies people who like the same movies as me like."
An algorithm that does exactly this is called Collaborative Filtering. Is something like this currently being developed?