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Expand Your To-Watch List with FunkyFlick!

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When you've seen as many movies as I have, your "to-watch" list gets increasingly shorter. But I remember when I first set off on my journey into the world of movies how arduous a task it was to discover new movies that would suit my developing tastes. Now people come to me with questions like "I just watched Halloween and loved it; are there any other movies like that?" My geeky knowledge of 70s/80s slasher flicks can't be accessed by everyone unfortunately, but a clever new web service is available to all. finds recommendations based on movies you've enjoyed. Simply type the name of a movie (or book) that impressed you into the search bar, click on the "Flick-it" button, and you'll immediately be presented with a list of similar movies.

Typing in "Halloween (1978 film)" for example returns the sequels and remakes (obviously) but also the any imitations that followed in the wake of John Carpenter's classic, including those that starred Jamie Lee Curtis, such as Terror Train and Prom Night. I was delighted to see the 1974 proto-slasher Black Christmas appear on the list, as it deserves acknowledgement for inspiring Carpenter's film.

The search returned 36 movies; that's 24 more than IMDB's "People who liked this also liked..." feature, allowing for a more expansive playlist. You can narrow these results down with filters based on genre and three defined movie eras: Classic (1890-1974), Golden (1975-2000) and Modern (2001present).

What makes FunkyFlick stand out is the ability to search not just by movie titles, but by subjects or interests. In fact, once a topic has a Wikipedia page, it's searchable. This means you can find movies featuring your favourite sport, set in the city of your birth, whatever. The sky really is the limit.

So head on over to and start building your own to-watch lists now.

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