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There are days that I am only in the mood for romantic comedies and other days where I am only in the mood for action films.

If I am going threw my watchlist I can't put them by the genre of the movie. So I have to go threw every movie that is in my list. The watchlist is getting longer by the years, so this also gets a lot more frustrating.

So an idea would be if you can also order your list in genre. To put this option with the other options you have like date added ore alphabetical.

An other idea would be to be able to put your watchlist- movies in folders you created yourself, where I can put movies together that in my point of view fit together.
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Hi Floor Hunnekens Verstegen,

IMDb allows you to filter your watchlist by:
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • You and This List
  • Keywords
At the top of your Watchlist page you should see a "Refine" link. When you click "Refine" you should see a list of filters.



In this example, I've clicked the "Refine" link and selected Genres". If you do the same, you should see the number of titles in your list by genre. You can select one or more genres.



In this example, I've selected Genres". If you do the same, you should see the number of titles in your list by genre. You can select one or more genres. If you select "Musical", you will see the number of films that are also listed in other genre.



If you click the "Refine" link again, the list of filters are hidden. However, any filters you may have chosen are shown.

In this case, I've selected "Musical" and sorted the film in descending order of IMDb Rating.

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OMG! How blind am I that I have never seen that link before. Very very blind! I have always found it strange that such a big site would be so primitive in their options. It never occurred to me to look a little deeper! I am so sorry for my stupidness. And thank you for taking the time to show me the obvious :) 
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Hi Floor Hunnekens Verstegen,

Please do not be so hard on yourself. I've been using IMDb daily since its founding in 1992 and I still discover features I've not seen before, frequently when I'm helping other users like you.

Regardless, I'm happy that I could help.
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Guilherme Simões Reis

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Thanks, Dan. It is really hidden, Floor, I had never seen that button either and I also wanted a way to refine researches in my watchlist, which is already too huge. Thank you all.
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Hi, I'm Virginia I like your technology your the genius my fiend.
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Dan Dassow's reply is quite correct and the best option for the question you asked. However, if you find you want to restrict the search in a way that is not supported by the options there, you can utilize the Advanced Title Search.

You can find that option by selecting Advanced Search from the dropdown at the right side of the search bar (normally shows All). On the resultant page, click on the text link Advanced Title Search in that section.

For example, if you want a comedy, but only with the British sense of humour, you would check the box beside Comedy in the Genre section, then select Great Britain from the list of Countries.
You can then select to either select only from one or more of your lists, or to exclude one or more of them.

This particular choice won't work 100% as there are now a lot of co-productions with more than one production country, but it  does help make the list more manageable.
 

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