ATS: Add OR/NOT options to advanced title search

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It would be great if advanced searches had an "or" option.For instance, right now I can do an advanced title search on films whose genres are "romance" AND "horror," but I can't search for films that are "romance" OR "horror," or "romance" NOT "horror."
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Posted 6 years ago

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Tupac Amaru

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Be more explicit :

Romance movies : http://www.imdb.com/search/title?at=0...

Horror Movies : http://www.imdb.com/search/title?at=0...

Is that what you want???
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Tupac, that is not what Tom is suggesting. It is clear that Tom understands how database search works from the way he phrased the question.
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Tom,

This is a great idea that I fully support. However, I'm not certain how this would be implemented on the Advance Title Search page [http://www.imdb.com/search/title] without making that page overly complicated.

Some of what you would like to do can be done by hacking the link. Compare the following:
Most Popular Horror-Romance Titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genr...

Most Popular not Horror-Romance Titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?!gen...
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Dan has given the AND option above:
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genr...

Here is the NOT:
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genr...

Previously discussed here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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But you can't use the OR for your own user-defined lists:
Editing these 2 links,
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?list... (this results in 3 films)
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?list... (this results in 4 films)

into one with the ampersand & operator,

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?list...

just gives me ALL the films with Gainsbourg, instead of just the ones on my own user-defined lists, which would be seven in total.

How to fix this?
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Interesting problem! I currently do not see a way to do an OR on two people lists while ANDing the result with an actors filmography.
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The annoying thing is that it used be possible, when we had ALL the user defined lists on one page, which was called MyMovies. This was just 3 years ago.

Besides, what's the use of having an Avanced Titles Search with Genres via checkboxes, if it doesn't do an OR search? Check boxes mean OR searching!

With the new "upgrade" we now have all these forced suggestions, which can't be turned off, and reduced search capabilities. And no one asked for that!

I see room for a sober film site, like what google did to over-commercialised Hotmail. Someone is gonna wikipedia their butt.
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HardCopy_iMDb

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And for all this bombardment with ads, I'd like to see at least SOME service ....
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Hi there, I think I have a similar question: is there a way to (advanced) search all the movies with country of origin e.g. France OR England, or for example language French OR English? What I can do from the advanced search page is only an AND function, which is useless to me: that is, by ticking France and England I am obtaining only the movies with a French-English co-production..! 

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