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Wed, Mar 20, 2019 9:34 PM

imdb random movie suggestion

What was previously found via http://www.imdb.com/random/title
Dear imdb staff any plans on bringing this one back?

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2 years ago

Unless mistaken, this feature existed before IMDb registered all series episodes. But even by leaving the individual series episodes aside, we are now talking of very roughly 1 million titles to chose from. I am not sure the random pickup is likely to be found relevant or helpful: e.g. loads of Indian or Japanese movies from the 1930's to 1950's, let alone probably 90% of the titles are not available for showing.

But anyway, why not?

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It wasn't entirely random. I don't know how exactly it worked, but focus was on popular titles and chances were very low or non-existent you'd get something old with under 1000 ratings or so. And it existed definitely for a long time when imdb also registered series episodes, for example a GoT episode could very well be displayed. It's not that old really, maybe been gone for 1.5 years or so.

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It is most likely went off 2 years ago when the system was changed.

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That sounds accurate Vincent.

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3 months ago

random imdb was amazing. found great movies using this that i wouldn't have found. don't know why they got rid of it. it wasn't completely random like mentioned above but if you kept searching you found gems. i don't like using keywords for searches. don't want to segregate movies. i want to search the entire list. that's how you find movies or actors/actresses you wouldn't normally come across.

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3 months ago

 
? ?
 
Here is a recently added title
 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12510000/
 
Change the  tt Number to a Random Number of your choice ?
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt00012510/
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