I’ve posted in the past about getting my watchlist to zero. It was growing with no signs of slowing. There are only 3 ways a watchlist will change:
- A movie is added to the watchlist
- A movie is watched and removed from the watchlist
- A movie is deleted from the watchlist without watching it
By keeping this in mind, I cut my watchlist in half. Even better, I was choosy with what I watched. I only watched what I was desperate to see. And that list is now basically zero. I wanted to copy the bottom tier of movies to their own list and leave the Watchlist separate. But IMDB treats your Watchlist differently from your other lists, so I couldn’t do that without losing quick-add functionality.
I moved the goalposts. My watchlist now has 3 tiers of different priority. I have come across movies and shot them to the top tier because they look exciting. I don’t want to toss them at the bottom and forget about them. They’re above things like They Live and Oliver & Company, which I feel are similar to what I’ve already seen.
The second tier are solid choices that I’d probably enjoy watching.
The third tier is stuff I could delete today and almost not feel bad about it. I keep them on the list because I still think I’d enjoy them more than some random movie.