Follow button functionality

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There should be a "Follow" button on movie pages so that I can get notifications in email or mobile when a movie is finally released. I find tons of movies that I would like to see, but my life is busy and I find myself forgetting to check or not noticing they came out. I don't know if this has been suggested but I have been thinking about it for a while and am finally making the suggestion. Other functionality could be added to the follow button like news related to the movie, awards, etc. Anyway, hope this gets added. I can't be the only one who would enjoy this. I love imdb and use it all the time. Thanks.
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The watchlist [ ] already has some of the functionality you suggest. If you are logged into your IMDb user account, you can click the yellow "Your Watchlist" in the upper right part of the page.

If you have "I would like to receive e-mail from IMDb, including: Watchlist updates" checked on Site Preferences [ ], you will receive an email when a film is shown in a theater.

On the right side of your watchlist page is the Refine Watchlist menu which allows you to filter titles on your watchlist.

Refine Watchlist
Instant Watch Options
TV or Movies
In Theaters and on DVD
You and This List
User Rating
Release Year

Under In "Theaters and on DVD", you can find films showing in your area on your watchlist.

The other functionality to show news related to the films selected is not implemented. Considering that a popular film may have hundreds of related news articles, getting such email alerts could overwhelm your email account. You may wish to try Google alerts [ ] for such functionality.
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The watchlist sounds like an okay option but I use my watchlist as a "watched" list. I would rather not have to make two lists. Another option might just be a "Remind me when this movie is released" function that takes into account your country, region, etc. Plus, the current watchlist functioning needs a mobile alert option. I love movies and would love this functionality. Thanks.

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