Movielens makes recommendations for movies to see, based on ratings you enter for films you've already experienced. It also offer recommendations for groups of people who have entered data, so if you're renting a DVD or going to the show, it'll tell you what the group would want to see. Being anal, I've rated 732 movies so far.
A new feature on the site is a stats page that tells you all sorts of stuff. You know I'm gonna post some of the results here.
The five least often rated movies that I've rated ... I'd say these were the Obscure Movies Steven Has Seen except they aren't all obscure:
1. Tales of Ordinary MadnessThe five movies where my rating most differs from the average rating ... in theory this will be my over and under-rated films, but in fact, this is a list of movies I don't like as much as other people do. (Movielens allows us to rate films on a 0.5-5 basis.)
2. The Chase
3. Paid in Full
4. Pipe Dream
5. In This World
1. I Am SamAverage ratings by genre:
My rating: 0.5 stars, average rating: 3.6 stars
My rating: 1 stars, average rating: 4.0 stars
3. Stardust Memories
My rating: 0.5 stars, average rating: 3.4 stars
4. Tetsuo (The Ironman)
My rating: 0.5 stars, average rating: 3.3 stars
5. Risky Business
My rating: 1 stars, average rating: 3.6 stars
Film-Noir 4.38And, as long as I'm here, a peek at what the thing is used for ... here are the recent movies it thinks I would like (it predicts I'll give these a rating of 4 out of 5):
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanI'm on my way to see F 9/11 as soon as I'm done here.
Super Size Me
The Bourne Supremacy