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.
Yes @pwerspire! The possibility to recommend a movie to one friend! There's no complex algorithm needed, but it would make the site more "social".
Actually, that should be one of the main points, as the site is about "social network for filmlovers" the option to recommend films to another user is a must-have!
Adam Prescott commented
Could you use the Netflix API to support Letterboxd's recommendation algorithm?
Charles Talibard commented
Rather than recommending films, which I agree isn't a 'social feature', perhaps letterboxed could recommend people to follow. This would be based on how closely they agree with you on film ratings.
this was definitely my first thought: to become recommendations would be the topping! killer feature!
It's not that technically challenging, but I agree this would be a killer feature. Please also include a weighting for friends' ratings as well as general social matching.
or the possibility to recommend a movie to one friend or all friends