Netflix queue without Netflix?
August 8, 2007 8:55 AM   Subscribe

I've recently canceled my Netflix account because I wasn't going through enough DVDs with them to make it worthwhile. However, I'm thinking of re-signing up (at the $4.99/mo rate) just to continue to use their site as a way to keep track of movies I've seen, movies I want to see, and my ratings. Is there some other software or website that can perform those functions without a monthly fee? Bonus points if I can import my Netflix history/ratings/queue somehow.
posted by SampleSize to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Movielens does all this, complete with recommendations, but you can't import from Netflix.
posted by phoenixy at 9:01 AM on August 8, 2007

Googling "download netflix data" brings up this ti retrieve your personal rankings. If you sign up for the netflix prize, my understanding is that they let you have (much of?) their database. Googling "netflix data" brings this up. From there you could import it to your own database.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 9:02 AM on August 8, 2007

posted by zeoslap at 9:09 AM on August 8, 2007

Best answer: You can do this for free via, including your wishlist and ratings. They'll also give recommendations. Don't think you can import data though. I'm pretty sure there's some WAP function so you can access your wish list when you're at the rental store. I haven't used the site in a while so I don't know if the WAP function still exists.
posted by ml98tu at 9:12 AM on August 8, 2007

IMDb's My Movies feature has been around for a while.
posted by ALongDecember at 9:16 AM on August 8, 2007

Flixter is a great site for keeping data like Netflix, but I don't think you can import.
posted by Becko at 9:58 AM on August 8, 2007

Also I could be wrong but I think after you cancel Netflix all your data goes *poof* I know we signed up, canceled, then signed up again and everything was gone.
posted by zeoslap at 10:18 AM on August 8, 2007

There's a Facebook application made by Flixter as well, if you're a Facebook user. Overall it satisfies your conditions, not sure about importing from Netflix though.
posted by Meagan at 10:18 AM on August 8, 2007

I have stopped netflix several times (baby, vacations) and my infos are always there when i return.
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 10:22 AM on August 8, 2007

Yeah Netflix keeps it...they even advertise to you to come back to them with the promise that your wish list is still there waiting for you.
posted by mmascolino at 10:43 AM on August 8, 2007

And you can put your Netflix account on hold for up to 90 days as well - in case you have a change of heart.
posted by widdershins at 12:12 PM on August 8, 2007

Seconding movielens. I've used them for several years & have found their predictions of what I'd like are pretty accurate.
posted by belladonna at 12:29 PM on August 8, 2007

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