IMDB primary language for movies issue

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I often filter IMDB movies by their "primary/main/first" language. For instance, the main language in the movie Inception is English but it also contains minor dialogue in French & Japanese. Before when I filtered for movies where the main language is Japanese IMDB would only show me movies where the main language is Japanese. However now when I do this IMDB displays all movies that contain Japanese dialogue; Suicide Squad and Inception for instance. There are only about 600 films on IMDB where the main language is Japanese. IMDB is showing me an additional 400 films that are not Japanese, but only contain snippets of Japanese dialogue in them.,&sort=num_votes&title...
A few months ago this link would return movies where only the main language is Japanese. Now it returns thousands of English movies where Japanese is only spoken in a few scenes. (Suicide Squad, Inception, Kill Bill, Life of Pi, The Wolverine, etc).

When I filter for movies where the primary language is English, IMDB returns a large amount of films where English is only spoken a few times in the movie.The same thing applies for other languages (Hindi, Cantonese, Spanish, etc.). Also, The Simpsons, an English cartoon that contains snippets of every language ever spoken throughout its 600+ episodes will now display for every language filter. It should only display when filtering for English... 

Filtering movies by their main language is one of the main features I loved using IMDB for. This issue needs to get resolved ASAP, movies/TV shows need to be filtered by their main language only. 
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