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Why isn't a movie, already added to my watchlist, removed from it when I later rate it?
It would make everything easier to just sum, you know, the to-watch movies in the watchlist !
Thanks!
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Farah Nasr

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DavidAH_Ca, Champion

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Not everyone uses the Watchlist in that specific manner; some people do not want the title removed when they rate the film, and IMDb decided it was preferable to leave the Title in the list.
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But many people want to use it that way. One should be able to create an option for that!
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your answer is a rational, not a solution.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why aren`t films automatically removed from my watchlist, once I have rated them?....
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MrSunshine

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why aren`t films automatically removed from my watchlist, once I have rated them?....
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Stephen Haddad

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I agree, it should definitely be an option. Perhaps it needs a renaming to some like "To watch list" or "want to watch list". Another amazon company, goodreads.com, automatically moves books from you "to read" to "read" list when you rate a book and I think imdb should be able to work like that. I wonder what are things people are using the watchlist for. After all, you can also see a list of all the films you have rated, so will still be able to find films once they have been rated.
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Farah Nasr

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Yeah totally! With the current settings, I think a watch list includes the movies one has seen, rated, not rated, or want to see! It's frustrating!
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Willow Danin

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Yes! This is what I want imdb to have is a button like Goodreads, where I can set any title to "Want to watch" or "Watched". The way the current watchlist works is completely pointless for me. 
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I don't know if this cumbersome workaround will be useful to you,
but FWIW, you can use Advanced Title Search
with the options illustrated below.


    


Note:

Currently, the  "Exclude Titles I've Seen"  option
actually means  "Exclude Titles I've Rated":
that option does not exclude titles that you've seen but not rated.

If you use check-ins to mark titles that you've seen but not rated,
you can select the option to exclude check-ins, as shown above.
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Farah Nasr

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Thank you for this illustration. Well yes these options will come up with the movies I actually want to see in the watchlist. But it's kinda weird that I'll have to use this whenever I want to check it! :/
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For convenience, you can "bookmark" this search URL in your web browser:
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?lists=watchlist,!checkins&my_ratings=exclude

(Or if you use additional options in the search,
simply run your search and then bookmark the resulting URL.)

You can put the bookmark into your web browser's "bookmarks bar" or "favorites bar" for convenient one-click access.  (Refer to your browser's help documentation if you need more information about how to enable and manage the bookmarks/favorites bar.)
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Farah Nasr

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Oh I'm familiar with bookmarks. Thank you though.

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