I told my wife this was one of the most important web pages I'd looked at in a long time.
Edit: I just checked and it's not on instant, but I'm pretty sure I watched it on instant recently.
As for the parents, yeah, sorry :( I'm doing a match on the netflix title. I'll try to suck more data out of IMDB and make sure it is the correct movie.
I'll put an expiry date column, good idea.
As for your second comment. I'm elated! Thanks. You made my day.
IMDB Top 250 THAT are available on Netflix Instant.
It's not a list of 250 movies as it seems many believe.
Then I got disappointed. Oh well, at least now I know to watch Rashomon before the 20th of June.
fyi, we've always had our eye on doing something similar with http://gorankem.com (currently just music discovery) ... we could apply our same ranking methodology to tv shows & their episodes, but movies are a different breed.
we compare apples-to-apples (no WALE vs. The Godfather) so if/when we get there, it'll be (e.g.) rank your favorite tarantino films...
You're invigorated me to put some more effort into it. I'm working on the feature requests. :) Check back soon.
Good for you, sad smiley for us :-(
If you make me a JSON function like this I'll do it ;)
On another note, it's amazing seeing all the movies in here which aren't available in Canada.
Toy Story 2 isn't on the top 250 at all, nor any of the Die Hard sequels, and Terminator 2 is named "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" on IMDB so there the above explanation seems like the most plausible to me. Based on my cursory examination none of the other movies would have missed in that way if hes just ignoring digits.
In fact, the only thing I don't like about it is how easy Woody gives up on Andy. Woody is, in my opinion, Andy's surrogate father and probably should have come up with "Come with me to Andy's House" much sooner.
(With all this obsession about Pixar movies, can anyone tell I have a three-year old?)
The main problem, is the first search result for "Toy Story" on netflix search was "Toy Story 3".
We've been trying Hulu Plus with a free month trial and we will not be signing up. It's pathetic next to Netflix and it plays commercials. If you aren't an 18-24 year old preferably-male, Hulu is barren, and frankly you've got poor coverage even then.
Year was easier than Genre. I'll but that one on the back-burner.