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Watchlist: sort in a random order

The title says it all, yo. I've personally seen at least three people asking for a similar feature. Adding a button that would randomly choose a movie in your watchlist for you.

What you could do if you were feeling all kinds of fancy is even adding the ability of letting the user input a tag, to help you choose a movie in its watchlist.

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      • Joel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think it would be really cool if there was a feature that let letterboxd pick a movie for you for when you can’t decide yourself. A button or something of the sort called “what should I watch today?” and clicking it would randomize one title from your entire watchlist and pull up the info on it. That way us indecisive people would have an easier and frankly more fun way of finishing our watchlists. Thank you in advance! Love your service. / Patron user

      • AdminMatthew Buchanan (Admin, Letterboxd) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Dex It’s in the SORT BY menu on your opwn watchlist. As it only generates a shuffled "first page" on longer lists, it’s probably not so useful on other types of lists, but potentially we could consider it if there’s sufficient demand.

      • Toby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Matthew Buchanan thankyou for adding this and fixing it. Small but great little addition.

      • Dex Bracewell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeah. I still don't have a shuffle option neither. And also, will it just be the watchlist involved or could it be possible to get the shuffle option on other people's lists?

      • Hayden MacDonald commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am also unable to get the shuffle option to generate new orders. I've refreshed the page, changed up the sort by option and moved away from the page entirely but I still get the same "shuffle" order of movies.

      • Toby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The shuffle option just added shuffles it the same order every time...

      • FuriousFry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Or just sort the list randomly. So that the people that wnat one movie specifically can click on the first one, while the others can wade through the list of movies they've amassed over the years in a random order.

      • Lewis Freeman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd love for a button within list and watchlist tabs that will select a random film from that list for you to watch. This would just make things easier to find something to watch.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please I need this, Hope this is something they are working on. Looks like this suggestion has been floating here for a long time though :(

      • rjt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would also love to see this. Especially if it generated, for example, three titles, and I pick one from there.

        Would also be nice to be able to use it on any list, so I could generate a random suggestion from a list of films I own.

      • Philip Freitas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really good idea!!! I have a lot of movies in my watchlist that i really want to watch, but never know wich one to watch.. This would fix that in seconds :)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please. Watchlist seems so underwhelming, it's like a list but worst, I think they should be equal, not one worst than another

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I thought this would be suggesting a random movie for the watchlist. I like that idea too.

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