PopGap 2016/11-12: My Shadow Top 20

For the last two months of 2016, I'm going to be discovering my "Shadow Top 20." I took the Top 20 movies on my Flickchart and plugged them into MovieLens*, a research project that uses "collaborative filtering" technology to make recommendations based on a user's opinions of other movies. Rather than just taking the Top 20 movies that I haven't seen from their list of general suggestions tailored to my tastes, however, I looked at each movie in my top 20 and found their top suggested "similar" title. On some titles I made use of their "tuner" -- which allows a user to adjust the results according to granular instructions, such as "less action" or "more visually appealing." Each of…

  • Headhunters

    1

  • Funny Games

    2

  • The Chaser

    3

  • Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

    4

  • The Collector

    5

  • My Dinner with André

    6

  • The Verdict

    7

  • 13 Tzameti

    8

  • Jules and Jim

    9

  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    10

  • The Goodbye Girl

    11

  • Conan the Barbarian

    12

  • Kon-Tiki

    13

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    14

  • Scrooge

    15

  • Seven Psychopaths

    16

  • Highlander

    17

  • The Band Wagon

    18

  • The Professional

    19

  • A Very Long Engagement

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