Match (and compare) members with similar taste
Add a match button to every profile so you can check immediately if somebody has the same taste as you.
You can use the like and/or rating of a movie to produce a list of similar movies/similar profile or a similar %.
Yes, we’d like to do this, but it’s not a quick development job so we’ve not been able to prioritize it to date.
Øyvind Michaelsen commented
It's not rocket science, and doesn't have to be perfect. The initial version could be as simple as comparing top scoring movies among users. This is the first step top give useful suggestions to users based on their taste.
I just found the button beside the ratings of a film that says 'FANS' and it gives you a list of people who have the film in their top 4 favourite films list.
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Ray Rettig commented
Very strongly this! Most sites recommendation algorithms are too simplistic and thus worse than useless. I think LetterboxD can have success by users perusing others (written) reviews and agreeing or disagreeing. Boy I would love to help construct this algorithm and im an Engineer so if you need any ideas contact me!
9 years and counting,must be very difficult to add this feature
This would be such an amazing tool for discovering new films, if Letterboxd would recommend other users with similar taste. Bandcamp has a similar feature that has helped me discover a lot of great music I otherwise wouldn't have found.
Would love this feature!
To echo everyone else: Please keep this feature at the front of the list!
It's an invaluable feature in my opinion. Being able to get a quick visual idea of similar films with percentages would make the entire following system really shine!
I'd be so glad to have such kind of a feature, to find other users with the exact or almost exact taste like me.
Now you have to laboriously search for them...
I'd love this too, it's basically THE thing that I would like letterboxd to add
Goodreads.com has this feature. When you click on a person's account, you can then Compare Books. It shows you a Venn Diagram...percentage of how many books you have in common and not in common, percentage of films you have both seen with a similar rating. It's great and has been a feature on their site for years.
Any update? Would be so rad to have a "neighbor" feature where you can find your soul mate (or less) that rate as much films the same way as one self
The People page is all based in popularity and I have trouble finding new people to follow aside from randomly finding people who write reviews of movies I am interested in.
I'd love to be able to search Letterboxd users based on stats like how many movies we've both seen and liked or even just if we match on a favorite movie of our top 4.
I'm also trying to use letterboxd to expand my film-viewing into more international and non-mainstream territories. I wish there were more ways to explore what people are watching that's not based on popularity/likes. Right now Lists are the best way to do this which works well.
When looking at someone else's profiles, highlight films you've both seen and rated four stars or higher to see if you have the same taste in movies. Kind of like a scroll of films with similar ratings as you.
You know how there's the popular reviews and reviewers - it would be nice to see some different filters for finding new people. As it stands, every time I look at those pages, I see the same handful of popular people and it never seems to change so it gets redundant really fast...
Perhaps adding in something that shows people based on other stats like similar film libraries, or similar/different scores given to films... or something else entirely... I don't know what!
Feels like more filtering options would help this, as well as the ability to select - so maybe throw together every stat available and make it a filter option....
Oh good, I'm not the only one who wants this. It seems to be high in demand, too, which is great.
Filmaffinity already does this, so the idea is not crazy. Good suggestion.
M alias Maeckimesser commented
If I click on the ratings of an interesting user the matrix compares all films that are rated by this user and also by me. It sums up 5 points for exakt accordance, 4 for half a star difference, 3 for 1 star difference and so on til zero for 2,5 stars difference. AND, VERY IMPORTANT, bad points!!: -5 for 4,5 stars difference, -4 for 4 stars difference and so on til zero for 2 stars difference.
James Salvatore commented
Currently when looking at a director, you get the percentage of film's you have seen and you can filter / fade out what you've watched. It would be great if you could do the same for friends, in order to compare which movies you have in common. Currently if I wanted to see which Yasujirō Ozu films a friend has seen I need to click on each individual film and then click on "watched by" and check for his name; it would be much more convenient if on the director's page I could apply a filter to see all the films he has watched. Same goes for lists.