Monday, April 06, 2009

Interesting recommendation from Netflix

So we use Netflix, and we love it. With kids and a full schedule, it's nice to cut out an errand whenever possible. I check the mail every day on my commute, so it's win-win. Commercial over.

We are pretty slow in our movie-watching, though, as we are on the two-movie-at-a-time plan, and one of the movies is always earmarked for Friday's movie night. One grown-up movie at a time and you can see why our queue is 285 movies long.

Anyway, somewhat recently I added Hancock (Peter Berg + Jason Bateman FTW)to our queue, and Netflix has a handy feature that shows you a list of movies that, based on you just clicking Movie A, here are Movies B - G that you also might enjoy due to their similarity. I'm not exactly sure about this one, though.


Hmm....Hancock is a superhero. Fantastic Four and Spiderman 3? Check. I Am Legend? Obvious. Uh, Brokeback Mountain?

We saw Brokeback Mountain, and it is a really good movie. I don't recall superheroes in it, though. No Will Smith connection either.

Am I missing an obvious connection? Are cowboys really that super? Is there some submessage in Hancock? Is it just and unfortunate naming mismatch?


David said...

Han what?

Trey said...

I know - that has to be it, but I did a quick search and found the following:

Dennis Cockrum
The Cockettes
Midsomer Murders: Who Killed Cock Robin?
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Red Cockroaches
Joe Cocker EP
The Golden Cockerel
Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Why weren't these offered up for my viewing pleasure? I think the algorithm assumeth too much!