Watchlist: Control default sort order

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I used to default sort my watchlist by IMDb ratings so I could see the highest rated movies first. Now I have to change the order to IMDb rating manually and it won't let me make it a default. It's kind of annoying to keep changing it every time too! 

PS: this issue occurs on IMDb when I use my laptop. Seems to work as I want with my Android phone.
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Aditya Jariwala

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Ava, Employee

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Hi Aditya,

"Your Ratings" page is now sorted by "Most Recent" by default. There isn't a way to update this in the settings, so I've marked your question as an idea so our staff and other users can see your feedback on this.
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Hi Ava,

To be honest, I used to be able to change it from my settings and change the default to IMDb Rating rather than Most Recent. I'm not sure if there was some new update, but I'd love it back to that feature. Without this default, I have been writing the movies on a piece of paper and referring to it more than IMDb. :)
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I can't imagine doing a paper list, at least not since I got my first computer in 19xx.

Why not bookmark this method for accessing your Watchlist instead, created from the Advanced Title Search:
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?lists=watchlist&sort=user_rating,desc&count=250

(Although, really, it's just 1 extra tap to get what you want... unless you want them sorted by lowest rating first, when a bookmark would make even more sense.)

I know that being able to set defaults would be nicer. 
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Some things never go out of style, like people who prefer to read from hard copy books. :)
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PS: I'd probably use IMDb if I could customize the Watchlist the way I want it. Otherwise, writing seems to be easier than clicking multiple buttons when I can just turn a paper and see it.
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bderoes, It's just that sometimes physical copy, even as rough as hand-written one will be more reliable. As much as I value digital information and it's capabilities, one hard disk failure is enough to wipe out of existance a lot of really valuable things. 

Also I really like handwriting: it's probably just how my brain works but if I'm doing something, hand-written notes always help me to concentrate. I've even written some of the portions of my Master's thesis by hand and now the same goes for PhD thesis. It's not that I'm saying that typing and digital copies are not a great thing, but for some people, me included, handwriting just gives much more personal connection and makes the brain really process the information.  
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Nikolay, 
I absolutely agree that handwriting makes your brain work harder and remember better. I believe there are scientific studies out there proving that.

And if I have to take notes during a conversation, I reach for paper, even when a computer is readily available.

I just don't need the extra memory boost for an IMDb list, which for me is a hobby. 

But I've picked up hints that you're a filmmaker, so this is more your business than your hobby.
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I'd say more passion then business. :) So far I only receive freelance gigs which are connected to filmmaking or videography from time to time, while making independent short films, web-series, music videos and a feature film for years actually takes quite a lot of my money. It is kinda hard for me to look at it as a hobby as after doing it since 2002 (slightly more efficiently and actively since 2007) I hope that eventually it will be my more prominent line of work then my professional scientific endeavours (which is political studies in international relations; I still mainly research aspects strongly connected to audio-visual media).