Add groups/clubs that users can join (and tag members when watching films together, etc)
Enable users to create groups they can join, such as "Filmspotting fans," "365 Movies in 365 Days" or groups by location, etc. sort of like Facebook groups.
Matt Henderson commented
This is one of the main reasons I joined this site - to meet other local folks into arthouse cinema, but unfortunately there's no way currently to do that via Letterboxd, or really to have any sort of dialog with other members outside of the comments. Instead I find the site useful for looking up lists but not much else.
I don't understand why features like this can't be implemented since they have been in planning for over the last FIVE going-on six years now, yet we get tiny changes such as changing the font and colour pallette which are barely noticeable. Users who pay for Patron and Pro membership would surely appreciate their money going into this kind of development rather than incremental aesthetic changes.
Functions like this would be so welcome to make the site more social. As it stands it's not easy to strike up a discussion with someone, especially someone you don't already know, about a film unless you comment on their review which can easily get lost due to the lack of a notification system on the site if the person isn't regularly checking their own incoming activity. Finding people who want to watch more French cinema for example, and watching and discussing movies together would be such a great feature.
It's so sad to see social features like this lingering on the feedback page for over half a decade when they would go such a long way to making the site more enjoyable.
This says "Planned" as of February 9, 2013 - that's over 5 and a half years ago!!!
What's happening on this front? Groups don't seem that incredibly difficult to add in and they would go a LONG way toward increasing the popularity of Letterboxd. I find the hardest thing about LB is finding "friends" on the site, so instead I just go to reddit to talk about movies and throw reviews up on LB for a few facebook friends to check out. I'd love to be able to make a group with reddit folks or some other people with similar interests as me so we can check out each other's reviews and get some discussions going on there!
MoviePass (and now AMC A*List too) has created a community of moviegoers that go to a LOT of movies alone, but movies are social experiences so people are looking for an outlet to discuss the movies they watch after the fact. Now is the perfect time to capitalize on that phenomenon.
A feature like this would be great to help make the app a lot more social. I have friends who use this app also and it would be a lot better to be able to talk to them directly through the app without having to use other social apps.
Also could be a cool way to create groups for something like a movie night, where someone makes a group to watch a specific movie at a specific time and anyone can join to watch and talk about the movie together.
Devin G. Squire commented
It be really Cool if we could add Who we saw a film with and at what theater, or if it was at Home, school or somewhere else.
Maybe you could even see who people go see movies with the most or something.
I think it would be cool to say you've watched a film with someone else, and that could show on their diary, just a little idea, more just for me and my fiancee because we both really enjoy the progression that letterboxd gives you when watching a film but she often forgets to make entries, however I'm a frequent user, so it would make it easier for us for me to make the entry, tag her, and it appears on her diary too.
So many LB members would like groups - both public and private such as those on LinkedIn, it would seem a natural progression for LB
I just wanted to say I'm a really big fan of your site and I use it every day religiously, it's honestly such a great motivator to watch films. I have a lot of friends who also use this site and my suggestion stems off that. It would be really cool if this site had a groups function to use to communicate with your friends and share films with each other. It would also be a great way to meet new people on here as it's very hard to find the right people on here who have similar interests in the films I watch. At this point, my friends and I have a group chat on skype we use to discuss and watch films together on and it's be pretty cool if we could stray away from that and use the site we all love that motivates us to watch these films.
Basically when you get to the point that you have a ton of followers, but you might have a select few that you tend to care about their opinions a bit more (or, in my case, people I know in real life), it becomes a pain to have to sift through hundreds of followers, reviews, etc., to find the select persons you care most about.
This option would allow you to, once following someone, "mark" them as a "best friend" (or something) and any time you open a list of reviews/ratings on a movie, those marked will appear at the top. Similarly, these people could appear at the top of your "followers" list to make them easy to find, and their updates could be prioritize in your personal feed above other non-best-friend followers.
If this feature goes underway I suggest group chats
Diego J Tutweiller commented
Would this allow us to form politically centrist user groups in order to tune out white noise from Letterboxd's communist community?
If you watched a movie with another letterboxd user you can link them, and it notifies them to rate and confirm etc
With shared lists you can vote for like in Feedback "Collaborate on a list".
Would be helpful to organize with roommates.
Miklós Botond commented
It would be nice if we could specify friends (or followers) with whom we watched a particular movie. And maybe a prompt for them if they would like said movie to appear in their Watched list and/or Diary.
I run a private film club group on Facebook where members vote on a pre 1990's movie every week, and we watch and discuss the movie. It works pretty well, and participation is surprisingly robust.
It would be nice to have something similar here. Some sort of mechanism for voting, linking to where to download or stream, live chatting and an easier thread for discussing the movie.
On Letterboxd, you can have dozens, hundreds, even thousands of followers and/or followees. Sometimes, there are a handful of them that you may often view ratings/reviews for more than others, so instead of having to sift through a huge list, it would be nice to be able to select several users who always appear at the top of your follower/following list.
I actually specifically joined Letterboxd today hoping for this feature. I want to start a Film Club with some online friends and hoped to be able to do that here. Sadly, that doesn't look like an option. It's shocking that something so basic isn't on the site yet. =(
It would be cool if you could state a user that you watched something together, so it is clearly linked to their profile.
It would also be great to have a shared watchlist, and friends you tagged in movies shown in your reviews.
Cody Lawrence commented
I would love to see all of the basic functions of a check-in added to the diary feature on your site. I see that there's already an existing request to add a location log to the diary entries, but I think it would be great to also add tagging of users who follow each other and who watch movies together. I like to remember who I watched films with, as well as when, where, and what my thoughts were on each film.
Marco Almeida commented
Is this still happening? I don't know how much time it will take to new features appear on letterboxd but it has been more than 3 years... and I know there's a lot of work to do on the backend of the platform, but on the frontend, there hasn't been much changes happening.