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Watchlist: allow sorting/ranking/categorizing and notes

In the 'films' section of your profile you can order your films by popularity, could it be possible to integrate this function into the 'watchlist'. Tis could be handy for days you have no inspiration on what to watch.?

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      • bobtiki commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm mostly voting for NOTES here. It would be an immense help in remembering WHY I added the movie to my watchlist in the first place — who recommended it to me, whether I was trying to watch all movies related to a director / actor / etc, maybe it just had good VFX?

        Would be cool if the notes auto-populated into the review field when I finally log the film, but that's no biggie either way.

      • Adam J. Kessel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any progress on this, six years in? Being able to re-order the watchlist would seem like an easy ask, especially since Letterboxd has already implemented the UI to reorder other sorts of lists. This is easily the #1 missing feature from Letterboxd from my perspective.

      • Devin G. Squire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So some films I want to see more then others. it be really nice if we could in away Rank our watchlist. but not like 1 2 3... Maybe more like REALLY Want to See, Want to see, & Kinda Want to See or Something along those lines

        That way me and other people can see what films I want to see the most and what films I might just watch at home when I have nothing better to do.

        Thanks

      • MrSmartyMan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If not notes on movies in the watchlist, then perhaps the same tagging system used for the diary. Allow us to use that same set of tags on movies in our watchlist. And when we convert the movie to "watched" maybe the tags can carry-over to the diary entry.

        As many have said, this would be very useful for remembering WHY I added a film to my watchlist.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I always forget why I added specific films to my watchlist. Often it's because I read an article or book or something else referring to the film, and by the time I actually get back to looking at my watchlist to find something to watch I've totally forgotten what excited me about the film in the first place. So it would be very nice to have a little "note to self" place for the films on your watchlist where you can remind yourself what attracted you to the film.

      • Derek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Could there be a way that we could organize our watchlist in ways that aren't by recently added? Perhaps A-Z, release date, Letterboxd score?

      • Adam J. Kessel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One other thought--what if you just allowed users to specify an arbitrary list as their "watchlist", since the arbitrary lists already have manual sorting? The main advantage of the "watchlist" is the convenient button on each film page to add directly to the list, so if the user could specify a different list to be the default target that would also accomplish this goal.

      • Adam J. Kessel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any progress on manual watchlist sorting? That functionality alone would be enough to get me to upgrade to Pro if offered.

      • Joel Santos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same thing for me. I share the watchlist with my partner, and there are movies there that only one of us wants to watch. Being able to tag movies as "mine" would help to browse de watchlist.

      • Adam J. Kessel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any reason watchlists couldn't be manually organized/ordered the same way as any other custom list? Seems like you already have the UI implemented so it's just a question of adding this functionality to this "special" type of list. This is the one feature I'm looking for before changing list-tracking services (currently on Rotten Tomates/Flixster).

      • Kablion commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        That's definitly a feature I need. With over 100 films in my watchlist I want to rank then so I can see wich films I wanna see next.

      • Francois-Alexandre Perreault commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be such an helpful feature. At the moment Letterboxd is the best way to manage everything movie related but as mentioned by the OP, once you grow a massive watchlist you cannot really find what you are looking for easily.
        As of right now, I have to use private lists to work around this.

      • Lucas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Include the ability to edit and reorder the watchlist in the same way you can reorder a list. Would be useful for those that use that would like to prioritize certain films in a watchlist.

      • Lise commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Josh, thanks for the comment. Yeah, that feature was implemented just last year I think. I don't use it much because I keep forgetting how to get to it, so thanks for the reminder. I think I will delete my 2 comments in this thread because it isn't relevant (to me) anymore now that I can't rent dvds online. I would still appreciate being able to include a note when watchlisting a film. I'd love to write "recommended by Kevin" or "Phips hated it - so I might like it" or "Blackie wrote a great review about this" as I'm adding it to the watchlist so that I can remember why I put it there.

      • Josh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @ Lise - I know this is an old thread, but any users running into the issue that you mentioned can see if they've already added a film to a list by visiting the film page, activating the menu by hovering over the poster image, selecting 'Show in lists', and then changing the sort feature to "You' instead of 'Everyone'. Unfortunately, this solution only works with public lists.

      • Kevin Powers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to be able to designate certain lists as "watchlists" so they behave the same as your master watchlist (i.e. when you watch a movie, the movie is automatically removed from the list).

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd love to have an option for a second watch list. (Or just generally more watch lists.) My list now is just the 17 or so films that I have to see in the coming month to finish my challenge, but I'd also like to have an opportunity to add some movies to a second watch list thats' just for longer term.
        Thanks!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've just asked the question, I would a feature like to create my own categories, like released/unreleased etc.

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