We’re considering options around this at present. Thanks for your input, which is invaluable.
Two years later is anyone still working on this site?
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.
This is super important - without it the social aspect of this site is completely null in my opinion. I'm not going to spend hours trawling through users in the hope of finding someone that appear to have a similar taste. I have only one friend currently - my girlfriend. If none of your Facebook contacts uses the site you're dead in the water.
You should be able to order users by similarity of taste much like the dating site okcupid's highly successful matching feature. Your algorithm should be much simpler than theirs at least for a start - just compare films that two users have both seen and check differences in star ratings. Further down the track when you have built up a set of metadata that records relationships between films (users that rate this film highly tend to rate this one highly etc) you can expand.
PS I appreciate the work you guys are doing have you considered a fundraiser? I would put in a few dollars for this feature.