ATS (Advanced Title Search) doesn't find any Keyword I try

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I know remake is a standard keyword. I looked up other keywords in use, tried them, and got the same "Sorry, there was a problem performing your search."

All extensions/scripts/adBlockers are turned OFF.

Happens in Chrome on chromebook, and MS Edge on Windows 10 laptop. Happens in incognito window. Same whether I'm logged in or not.
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Sorry about this.  It is a timing issue.  The new HTML for the ATS page did not quite launch in time for the holidays and the shutdown of some systems which powered the keyword suggestions. 

All should be well later this week with the new version of the page. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Keywords search not working in Advanced Title Search.

Hello,

The Keywords search is no longer working in the Advanced Title Search - http://www.imdb.com/search/title 

I was trying to search for the keyword "christmas", but I got the message "Sorry, there was a problem performing your search". Then I tried other unrelated keywords and I got the same message.

Please fix this, it's a valuable search criteria. 

Thanks! 
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I have the same problem.

As a workaround, you can manually search for keywords with the ATS by manipulating the URL after doing a search.

For instance, if you want to search for Christmas movies with more than 10,000 votes and a 7.0 rating, released between 1980 and today, you can enter all the other criteria in the search and click Search. You'd get this URL: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?num_votes=10000,&release_date=1980,&user_rating=7.0,

Now, to filter that list further, to get all that have the Christmas keyword, you simply add "&keywords=christmas" at the end of the URL, in other words: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?num_votes=10000,&release_date=1980,&user_rating=7.0,&ke...

If searching for keywords with spaces, for instance Christmas tree, add a - instead of a space in the URL, for instance &keywords=christmas-tree (http://www.imdb.com/search/title?num_votes=10000,&release_date=1980,&user_rating=7.0,&ke...)
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Great solution, thanks, cartman! 
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This has been fixed now, thanks. 

It is a temporary fix in that we have added a plain text field for keywords on http://www.imdb.com/search/title, so please remember to use "-" as a separator for multi-word keywords rather than spaces. For example, based-on-novel as in http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&keywords=based-on-novel

We will re-add the suggestion search version of the keyword field in 2018. 
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I'm having a similar issue now. When typing in a keyword into the box I don't even get the dropbox to suggest alternative spellings of keywords let alone an error message telling me "Sorry, there was a problem with your search."
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This functionality has been permanently withdrawn, sorry.  We no longer suggest keywords on the advanced title search keywords form. 
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#sadblerg

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