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Create lists of Cast, Crew and Studios

I often find that I want to list things other than films. It would be great if I could create a list of, for example, the Best Directors. Or list my Favourite Japanese Actresses. Or make a list of popular Animation Studios.

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  • animeking commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, I think this will inject a whole new level of activity and discovery on the site! For instance, the Scavenger Hunts that people host will have "Watch a film by queer director" or "Watch a film by a director from the American New Wave", "Watch a film with a female cinematographer".

    These task could be much more fruitful and allow for genuine discovery if users were allowed to make lists of these tags (people, cast, crew, studios).

    There are so many people who's work I'm not familiar with, but would like to make a list of them to track or one reason or another.

    The lists don't need to be fancy, they could look the the "following" users lists.

    Though I could see an expansion of those lists, such as the last comment. A list consisting of people (director, actor, cinematographer, composer, etc) being applied as a filter on any movie list you're currently viewing and in particular your watchlist. That'd be super powerful to discovering/rediscovering things you're looking for.

    I could also see these "people lists" having an expanded view, with the most popular movie by that person (similar to "known for") next to/under their name. That way the "people lists" still maintain a visual and film oriented aspect.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Then, once a user has created people lists, those lists act as filters on movie title lists. Enables you to look up all the movies on your lists by your favourite people.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to make a lists of People. For instance, Favorite Directors from France, Favorite Actors Born in the 1920's, Favorite Directors in the Dogme style, etc.

  • OBSVR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Under review for over a year, posted almost four years ago... it's like the only thing the site is missing!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For example, I wanted to make a casting wishlist for a movie that I hope will eventually be made. We could also make lists ranking our favorite directors etc.

  • Tyler L. Young commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I came here to make this recommendation. It would be brilliant; with no offense intended, I'm surprised it isn't already a feature. So many other similar film sites have this.

  • Jack Verhaeg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Love the list feature, but i would also love to see the option for more versatility with them - for instance, it would be great to create a list of 'Best Actress Nominees,' or Actors that have starred in a film by a particular director - even a list of directors with similar styles, or a letterboxd user's favourite director!

  • Cockroach King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a film student, I desperately want this. IMDB is just such an ugly website and I'd much rather have it on Letterboxd.

  • AdminMatthew Buchanan (CEO / Founder, Letterboxd) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Andy Kemp We rely on TMDb.org for all our credits, including cinematographers. If they’ve been added by the users of that site (or you!) then you can switch to the Crew tab on one of their films and click to see everything else they’ve worked on. We know this data isn't complete, but every little bit helps!

  • Andy Kemp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Essential! This was the thing that struck me most obviously as missing from the site. Directors/actors/cinematographers/studios etc. And by implication, film listings could do with more extensive credits. It should be easy to look up a cameraman/woman and find everything they've worked on, for instance.

  • David Jericho commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would absolutely love to have this feature. Lack of it is the main reason I keep having to crawl back to IMDB's horrible interface.

  • dmutantx commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It'd be great to be able to create a list consisting of actors, directors writers etc. such as a 'My 10 favorite directors' list or a '100 underrated actors to check out' list and so on.

    The list progress could either track all the films in which the particular people have appeared or worked on; or only a select few films of those people chosen by the list creator and which can show up in the notes section of each entry in the list.

  • Charlie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As well as listing films it'd be good to be able to list actors and actresses like you can on IMDB.

  • Ryan Hil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For example top 10 star wars characters or moments so letterboxd has more variety of lists to do and plus people could discuss this within the pages

  • Tom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Admins, can you PLEASE implement this features. It's the one thing that IMDB offers that you don't, and once you have it you'll stand head and shoulders ahead of them. CMON!!!

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