It happens to the best of us. Confronted with the vastness of modern media, the hundreds of thousands of possible choices, you throw your hands in the air and say “What to watch?”
Nanocrowd is a crowd-sourced movie selection tool. Similar to previously reviewed TasteKid, you give Nanocrowd the title of a movie you’ve already watched and enjoyed. Nanocrowd then suggests six NanoGenres, groupings of three key words related to the movie. I searched for Big Fish as seen in the screenshot above and selected the grouping of “Fantasy, Wondrous, Surreal” as my NanoGenre. Did NanoCrowd succeed at suggesting movies I’d enjoy?
Its number one pick was The City of Lost Children a relatively obscure French movie released in 1995 that happens to be one of my favourite movies of all time. The rest of the 30 or so suggested movies were split evenly between movies I’d already seen—NanoCrowd has no way of knowing that of course—and movies I hadn’t. Almost every movie listed I’d already seen, I’d watch again. If you give NanoCrowd a whirl, sound off in the comments below and tell us how accurate or inaccurate you find it.