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Hi MovieLens users! We recently launched our first major revision to MovieLens since 2003! Please help us grow in the right direction by giving us thoughtful feedback on the design and functioning of the new user experience.

Ideas, questions, and bug reports are all welcome here.

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  1. An app would be nice.

    Probably would be easier than the website on a phone.

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  2. Similar Movies, more search tools

    When viewing similar movies provide more search tools, as seen elsewhere on the site. Specifically, the tool I would use the most is an option to show only unrated movies.

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  3. Make movies sortable by length

    Pretty self-explanatory. It would be nice to have movie length as an option under filters as well.

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  4. new way to sort films

    honestly i dont know how thats not a feature yet - to have the ability to sort movies we havent watched yet by the rating the site predicts because the wizard prediction system is pretty good

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  5. sort suggestions based on predicted ratings

    Maybe this is already possible, but I don't see it. I just want to see the movies that movielens predicts I'll rate the highest. right now movie lens only suggests movies that I would rate between 4-4.5 stars. When I go to the top picks and sort by recommended. then it only shows me 4.1 star movies.

    Meanwhile my friend tells me I need to watch the Shawshank redemption, I search it on MovieLens and get a predicted score of 4.9! I'm scratching my head wondering, why am I getting a recommendation for some weird looking movie called Jojo Rabbit…

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  6. Suggestions filter by where you can watch.

    It would be great to see the most recommend movies that are available on the platforms I subscribe to. I have ran into the issue that there is a movie you recommend and I want to watch it but I have to use another service to see if it is streaming anywhere. Wasted time for a lot of people who won't buy or rent old movies since we already pay monthly subscriptions.

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  7. Series recommendation besides movies

    Would be nice havnig series recommendations

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  8. Set a movie as "seen" (without rating it)

    Hi, I know you guys are working on recommandations and ratings, but for us (users), it would be great to be able to set a movie as seen, without rating it.
    This is useful if you want to keep a "log" of what you know you have seen, but without having to rate it (either because you don't remember the movie or because you want to rate it later).

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Thanks for the idea! We have certainly discussed this feature, and could implement it if it gathers support here.

  9. Filter by Length / Duration

    Add a Length / Duration filter. Sometimes you have just a short amount of time and want to see something that fits that window. Other times, you are in the mood to see a 3 hour behemoth . Since the informations is already there, it shouldn't be diffcult to implement.

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Thanks for the idea – yes, we do have the information to add that filter, good to know that there’s a use case!

  10. Explore ratings of users that share similar taste

    Allow to explore the list of films rated by other users that have a similar taste for movies

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  11. Link to films available on Netflix

    It would be useful to be able to filter films by only those available on Netflix

    Right now have to do a search for any film that has a high rating from movielens

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  12. Integrate with Letterboxd!

    An integration with Letterboxd would be fantastic, because tags and ratings could automatically be sent over from one site to the other. I think it'd add for better suggestions, too, as you'd be able to base suggestions on how many times someone has seen a particular movie or genre.

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. Letterboxd does provide RSS feeds, so this is theoretically possible. Let’s see if others vote for this feature.

  13. API for creating and updating a profile

    This is the best movie recommender...I want to incorporate movie lens recommendations into an app I am working on. Just want to be able to create account on movie lens for people coming from my site, add ratings for movies to movielens, and request movie predictions for other movies.

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  14. Why this project doesn't have a Github?

    It would be great if exists any open repository with commiters and contributors and people could implement more interesting features together?

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    It’s a cool idea, and worth further consideration. However, it is currently unlikely to happen given MovieLens’s utility as a research platform for our graduate students.

  15. Stop recommending very old movies when I clearly do not watch/rate them.

    Every time I try to come back and use the site I'm always driven away by the need to hide pages and pages of old movie recommendations.

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  16. Would be MUCH BETTER If i could rate "actors"

    Wish i could rate actors.. There're some movies I'll never watch if there's some actor I dislike in it. I hate poor acting =\

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  17. Separate playlists?

    I have different expectations for an action movie than I do for a drama. Sometimes I am in the mood for something different than I am normally looking for.

    Is it possible to create separate playlists? I want at least three playlists, one for movies that will make me think, one for movies that will make me feel, and one for mindless fun.

    I think that Pandora handles this well. I generally like singer/songwriter mellow stuff (Sarah McLachlan, Dar Williams, The Hush Sound, Leonard Cohen), but I also like a little bit of metal (Sabaton, Nightwish). Putting them on a…

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Great idea. We’ve been pondering “mood-based recommendations” for a while.

  18. Use my viewing habits to sort suggestions, not just predicted ratings.

    MovieLens is great at predicting what I might rate films; I've got no problem with that. What it doesn't seem to predict all that well, however, is that I'm rarely going to be in the mood to watch foreign films from before 1970. Yeah, I will probably rate them highly, but some consideration should be made for my actual viewing habits - because those aren't the types of films I've told MovieLens that I regularly watch.

    Out of the 542 films that I've rated on MovieLens, only 19 were from before 1970, and only 26 were foreign language. With that…

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  19. Recommendation Explanation

    For example: "Movielens thinks you'll enjoy Fight Club, given that you highly rated Donnie Darko and Pulp Fiction"

    Sometimes I have no Idea why I've gotten a certain recommendation

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  20. refine search with boolean filters

    Could you add a feature to refine search with operators ?
    I mean, it is actually possible to search by multiple tags, for example :

    "eighties, superheroes, drama"

    it would be awesome to be able to be more accurate with boolean operations, eg.

    "eighties +horror +teen"

    "superheroes +vilains -batman"

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