This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Sorting actors/directors/etc titles by votes or ratings is no longer useful
It seems that this feature was "updated" and it now provides "dynamic" results - which I guess is a good idea, however, the execution is very poor at this moment.
For example, try to list the movies directed by Clint Eastwood by user rating this way (which was very easy to do under the old system) - http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=100&sort=user_rating&explore=title_type&role=nm0000142&ref_=nm_flmg_shw_3
The results show the highest rated movies WITH Clint Eastwood, i.e. there seems to be no easy way to distinguish between movies, where he starred and movies which he directed.
In addition, these one more problem with the new feature - when I list the movies by rating I am (understandably) interested in the user ratings - however, if I have seen some of these movies already, only my rating is shown, i.e. there is no way to see the user ratings unless I open the movie page.
Like I said, I believe that moving from the old results page to the new "dynamic" results is the right way to go, but currently the new system feels like a huge downgrade, rather than upgrade. Do you plan to improve the feature in the near future?