Downloading an IMDb Movie List

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I would like to obtain a list of movie titles for all US released films as a flat text file.  Similar to, say, https://www.imdb.com/list/ls057823854/ but without the time window constraint.  Apparently, the download datasets that IMDb makes available (https://www.imdb.com/interfaces/) do not contain enough information to support such a query.  Can anyone help me achieve this goal?
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David Edelheit

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Hi David -

Unfortunately, aside from the dataset files, the only option to compile a list of all US Released titles is through an Advanced Title Search, however, the results for this search cannot be compiled into a flat text file.
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Daphne de Mouchoir

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Hi! You must be pretty tired of questions and comments like this, but it seems like a long time ago, you could just type in some search criteria and get lists of movies, etc,
based on actors, directors, years, and so forth. Now I can't find anything that does that. Is it gone? Did you just move it? Am I looking in the wrong places?
Say, for example, all movies and TV shows that have Kermit the Frog. Can people still get such lists?

Thank you so much; I guess I'm ready to find out how dumb I am.
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Vincent Fournols

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Hi Daphne,

Have you tried this:
On the website interface, in the search zone at the top of any page, there is the search field and then a drop down list: at the bottom of it, there is the "advanced search" option.
Does this answer your request?

(I am writing this from memory, so sorry if there is mistakes!)
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You probably know this, but just in case not: each list can be Exported, which outputs selected data about each title into a csv file.

And, no, there's no way that I know of to automatically load a search result into a list, only to add each item to the Watchlist, and move them from there to the destination list via Edit.