! option doesn't work in advanced title search new version

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this search is for Most Voted English-Language Feature Films
i used to put ! before languages to get Most Voted Non-English Language Feature Films
but now it doesn't work
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Moa'taz Aboul Gheit

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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi Moa'taz,

Unfortunately, the search you are trying to run with the '!' is no longer supported by IMDb.

You can try our 'Advanced Search' functionality to get the results for highest-rated non-English titles here:


simply select the languages you would like to include.

Hope this helps!
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I suspected that IMDb no longer supported the "!" (not) operator.

Other long time users of the Advanced Title search and I are very disappointed.

Trevor and other members of the IMDb technical staff, please consider providing a means to include the "!" (not) operator in future updates to the Advanced Title search.
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Moa'taz Aboul Gheit

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i hope so
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George P

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When you try to select multiple languages EXCEPT the language that you want to exclude in advanced search it tries to find movies that much every single language that you've selected unfortunately so the same functionality can't be achieved through the advanced search.

Also this comes tricky since a lot of Bollywood films are in both English and Hindu. If we search for English language films we get results that will include Hindu because English was matched. But if we want to exclude Hindu from our search results.... well we can't right now!.

Please either add an exclude operator in the advanced search page or do something about the ! operator. You've taken the search backwards with this new "upgrade".
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Josh Alfstad

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Work around I use &countries=us , this only includes movies that were released in the US.

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