twofifty.org

It’s been a good movie month for me, and I’ve managed to nudge closer to my target of watching the IMDb Top 250.

But one tool I had in the past, that I sorely miss, is twofifty.org. It’s a now-defunct site that kept track of the IMDb Top 250, and let you strike off the movies that you had watched. You could see which movies you hadn’t seen, keep score, and discuss the movies.

Since it’s demise, my movie watching slowed down as well.

Earlier this month, I set up a similar site at 250.s-anand.net. It has the same basic function. You can log in, strike out movies that you’ve seen, and keep track of what’s left to see. For the more technically minded, the source-code is at two-fifty.googlecode.com.

Visit 250.s-anand.net

Happy movie tracking, and looking forward to your suggestions.

  1. AG says:

    http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com is similar, but a lot more customized. For books.

  2. Thejesh GN says:

    Awesome.

    Can you just print the name and not email ids of “Top movie watchers”..

  3. S Anand says:

    That’s next on my to-do list :-)

  4. Binny V A says:

    Wow – I did not know others where as crazy as me ;-)

    And thanks for the app – it will come in handy. Until know, I was using a text file – I just deleted the movies I saw.

  5. S Anand says:

    Yeah, it was a bit of a shock to me as well ;-)

  6. Sacha says:

    THANK YOU! It really sucks that twofifty.org went offline, but it’s awesome that you created a replacement.

  7. S Anand says:

    Welcome, Sacha. Enjoy!

  8. SMG says:

    check out this site…
    http://www.listsofbests.com/
    You can track a lot of lists out there

  9. S Anand says:

    Pretty neat. Looks like a site I’m likely to use quite a bit going forward.
    Thanks, SMG!

  10. Pramod Singh says:

    Thanks dude !!! I used to track movies on twofifty.org and sorely missed it since it went down. Now I can keep track of them again and complete my mission of watching all of the top 250 movies. Great work !!!

  11. Mofette says:

    Oh My God

    I think I love you! And they shut down just after I donated. Gits.

  12. John Baptist says:

    Cheers, I too miss twofifty.org – going to be quite a chore ticking them all off again!

    Does your site (like twofifty.org) also ‘remember’ movies that have been ticked off but temporarily fall out of the top250 list?

  13. S Anand says:

    Yes, John, the 250.s-anand.net remembers moves that have fallen out of the Top 250 list. It also lets you know which movies have recently moved into the Top 250, and whether you’d marked them as seen.

  14. Michael says:

    Thank you! I had toyed with writing something in Rails but I just didn’t find the time. twofifty.org was a good site but it wasn’t reliable at all.

  15. Al says:

    Awesome, thank you.

  16. Tamlyn says:

    Amazing. I was crestfallen when I saw twofifty.org had disappeared but your version is even better! Thanks so much for this. And i guess as it’s Google-hosted, it’s here to stay.

  17. Himanshu says:

    Thanks for the site.
    I was planning to do something similar since the day twofifty.org is down.

  18. Sacha says:

    I have to log in every single time I visit the list. Is that intended or a bug? It really sucks quite a bit.

  19. Brawler says:

    http://www.icheckmovies.com seems very nice. Though is missing those codes you could use anywhere with html-code to track your count, and last 5 seen IMDb Top250 movies…

    Even that, I hope you’ll like the site, it has more topics than Top250 ;)

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  21. Stijn says:

    Just noticed the Facebook app no longer exists. So, I signed up for your alternate version. Let’s see what my score is… 106/250. Still a loooong way to go.