Ratings: Import history and data from other sites

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Hi IMDb team. I've been using sites for cataloguing the movies I watch for some years now, but I never started using IMDb itself. At the moment, I have accounts at Listal and iCheckMovies. To start these accounts I had to check and rate all the movies I had ever watched, and it took a huge time to finish it up.After that, I started checking and rating the movies I watched and making up lists and stuff. However, now that I finally want to start rating and checking these movies in the IMDb site, I just don't want to spend a very long time checking all these films again.In the iCheckMovies site they have a feature that makes it possible to import the ratings from the IMDb site, so it is not necessary to check and rate it all again. I was wondering: is it possible to import my history from other sites to IMDb? I asked this to the iCheckMovies team and this is what they answered me:"Hi Renan,That would be neat, but that's up to IMDb to implement. You could try contacting them to make this a feature or to open up their API.Cheers,The iCheckMovies Team" What do you think about it? Other people from iCheckMovies and Listal also supported the idea, so I believe I'm not the only one who'd love that to come true.Thanks for your attention! Please answer me back here or in my e-mail, I'm not sure of how I'm going to be contacted or how I'll be contacted if you answer me here...Renan Araújo.Brazil.
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Renan Araújo

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Sebastian Schreck

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Hey. I wrote a little script for transfering movie ratings between some sites. Try it out: https://github.com/StegSchreck/RatS
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OK, up until a little while ago, I could bulk import to title lists.  I can't demonstrate anymore, but earlier in this thread I created a very large list in a few minutes as a proof of concept.  I regularly updated my lists from files of tt numbers.  Recent changes (December 2017) to IMDb protocols broke what I was doing.  It would be a lot easier for them to implement this than for us to reverse engineer it, but if I have to do that again, I will.

It used to be you could do a GET on a URL of the form "http://www.imdb.com/list/_ajax/edit?const=tt$title&list_id=ls$list&ref_tag=title" if you had the right cookies loaded (for your IMDb account credentials).  In Perl, I used LWP::UserAgent and maintained a cookie jar file that I initially loaded from the cookies in my web browser.  Not super easy for the uninitiated, but not difficult once you get it set up.  (That may still work if my cookies are hosed somehow.  Try it if you want to help debug.)

Looks like it should be done with a POST now, but I haven't sat down and figured it out yet.  Does that make enough sense to anyone that they want to help out?  Since my earlier posts, I know a few people wrote me and I shared my scripts, but I'm not sure I kept records of whom.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled importing movies to IMDB list.

I own a large collection of movies. Can I import a CSV, XML or any other format into one of my lists, or do I have to manually enter every movie?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Import ratings.

Is there a (semi-)official way to import ratings into the IMDb?

(I have several thousand in a local database and would like to upload them)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Export my Facebook likes to IMDB.

I've liked around 600 movies on Facebook.

I don't want to have to manually add them one by one to IMDB and then rate them.

Can this happen automatically instead?

Just create a button for me to click on so that it imports them all in one go, and then I'll rate them one by one.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Allow me to import a list from .txt or .csv.

Observed: creating a lists is a manual process: lots of individual clicks which take a lot of time (waiting for network response) and a corresponding chance for error.

Expected: allow me to create a list by importing from a .txt or .csv file.
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Dima Taras

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Opportunity to import csv with ratings (same format like export).

Hi! a lot of people like want to migrate to imdb as the websites/services they use is having chances to be down, or dead in few months or simply they are bad.

So I think it would be nice to have setting to import simple csv (movie id and rating) so you won't need to do much clicks or using some hacking methods to do it.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Letterboxd to IMDB Ratings, Lists, etc.

I know Letterboxd Pro supports IMDB Watchlists/Ratings transfers, but what about vice versa?
For example:
> transfer imdb info to letterboxd
> start ratings, adding to watchlists, etc on letterboxd
> go back on imdb and want to transfer over letterboxd info to imdb
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Filmow.

Load data from
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Import.

I'm not sure the last time it was discussed, but it would be amazing if there was a way to transfer date from other sites to IMDb. I use Letterboxd, and I'd love to import my movies to here!
Is there now a way to do this?

Thank you!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled upload ratings.

is there a way to upload movie votes to the imdb en-masse, e.g. via a 2-column csv or text file that lists simply the imdb links (i.e. the "tt*") and 1-10 rating for each?

i have a bespoke database of thousands of these, so it would be impractical to rate titles one at a time through the website.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled dear imdb: allow me to import a list!.

Observed: no way to import a list to imdb (e.g. from .txt, .csv, .xls)
Expected: allow me to import a list to imdb (e.g. from .txt, .csv, .xls). 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Import ratings from kinopoisk.

Why can't you develop this feature?