What to DoWhen adding similar movies, don't add them because they're made by the same studio or if it's a comic book film, don't add every DC movie just because it's a DC movie. A good example of a movie with relevant similar movies added to it is Gladiator. Most epics are alike because many of them share the same themes like Independence or some of them are clones of movies like Ridley Scott's Robin Hood is a clone of Gladiator. Another good example I saw would be Super 8. Here are the things you should think about when adding a movie you feel is similar to a movie:
- Is it a sequel/prequel to the film?
- Does it have many of the same themes?
- Is it a remake of a film?
- Does it feature the same characters?
What Not to Do
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, I noticed that all the similar movies were all the other DC Animated Films. Don't add all of them just because they're DC Animated movies, add them because they're relevant in terms of similarity between the stories and/or style of the film, or even Theme. I removed nearly everyone of the similar movies and kept the ones that were actually similar. The film that inspired to write this blog post is the Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. I've removed a chunk of movies that weren't similar and were presumably added because they are superhero films.
I haven't removed all of them as I wanted to leave some up so people would know what I'm talking about. Films like The Batman vs Dracula, Superman/Batman Public Enemies, Batman Mystery of the Batwoman, Batman Returns, Superman Doomsday, and many more should not be listed as similar. Films that should be listed as similar movies are Batman Begins, The Green Hornet, Green Lantern First Flight, and Green Lantern Emerald Knights and movies that share actual similarities. There probably are a few more that should be listed but these are the ones that I know for sure should be listed. For non comic people a good film would be Super 8.