movie suggestions

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Not sure if this feature already exists here, but if so I haven't been able to find it.

I would love a feature that compared my rating profile to others and based on that, suggested some good movies that I would be likely to enjoy. For instance if 500 others, have rated the movies I have rated, with similar ratings (maybe one or two from mine), and 300 of those have giving a high rating to movies I havent rated, changes are high that I might like those movies too.

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About half-way down the IMDb Home Page, there is a section called Recommended for you that shows suggestions 6 at a time that you can scroll through. The choice it made in a way that is similar to what you suggest, although it includes both your Ratings and your Watchlist in its calculations.

Clicking the the Learn more text link brings up the Personalized Recommendations Frequently Asked Questions which includes the following description of the process :

How does IMDb choose personalized recommendations?
First, we take all of the movies and TV shows that you've either rated or added to your Watchlist. Then, we compare your data to ratings made by other users. We can then find movies and TV shows that people with similar tastes to you. For each recommendation, you can see a list of the movies or TV shows upon which the recommendation was based. You have either rated these titles highly, or added them to your Watchlist.

How does IMDb know what I "showed interest in"?
When you give a movie a positive rating or add a movie to your Watchlist, we track that as a movie that you are interested in.

This FAQ also notes that in addition to the Home page :
You can see your personalized recommendations at the bottom of your Watchlist or the bottom of your Ratings History.

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