'Movies Like This' Section Missing

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Hi. I noticed that IMDB no longer offers suggestions / recommendations on movie pages for 'Movies Like This' or similar movies. Love what you guys do at IMDB but i really loved this section as it helped me find some hidden gems simply by looking up a movie i really liked. Please bring it back. Thanks.
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Garrett MacNeill

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Marium0505

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Still there:


Tested on a few titles; https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/  (above)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/ (below)



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Garrett MacNeill

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Yeah sorry, to clarify, its still there on mobile app just not on desktop imdb site. Retested a few movies and still the same for me
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Vincent Fournols

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Yes, I am referirng to the desktop website, and I tested both views.
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Marium0505

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I retested the links I posted above after enabling Reference mode, and the "Movies like this" does indeed disappear. So you should check if you have enabled reference mode. 

You can change it here (uncheck the checkbox):

https://www.imdb.com/preferences/general
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Vincent Fournols

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If you use the reference view by default, the quickest way to access the standard view is to use the private navigation in parallel.
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Garrett MacNeill

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Thanks for the feedback, both of you but I dont actually have reference mode enabled strangely enough. I do see the 'More Like This' section today on desktop site on certain movies within Marium0505s screenshot but the movies I checked yesterday still dont have the 'More Like This' section on them. Heres a couple examples:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1880399/?ref_=nv_sr_1

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6485928/?ref_=rvi_tt

I guess I just assumed all movies would have the 'More Like This' section on their IMDB page but that doesnt appear to be the case. Do you guys see the same I do at those links?
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Vincent Fournols

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Hi Garrett,

I confirm I do not have the "More like this" for these 2 in the standard view.

Odd...
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The feature is not available on all titles, sorry, as we require a certain amount of data to feed into the system which generate the list of similar titles. 

We have a ticket open to better document this. 
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Garrett MacNeill

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Ah ok, thanks for the clarification Col. Its a great feature so itd be really nice to also have it on the smaller, independent film pages if it was possible in the future fwiw. Thanks again for confirming through