Search: Improve suggestion search responses

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Could not find two movies; "Journies End" and "Call me by my/your name" because search engine won't show all movies unless spelled exactly. Journies must be spelled Journey to show the correct entry; "Journeys End" rather than showing a selection. Modern search engines pick up the beginning letters which would pick up the misspelling. Try it with Google "Journies".
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Posted 9 months ago

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I'm confused. It sounds like you found them. Also if you did find them, could we please have the URL's to the 2 titles. Thanks.
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Cliff: I assume that Dan is talking about Journey's End (2017/I) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3780500/) and Call Me by Your Name (2017) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5726616/).

My understanding was that he found that minor errors in searching for the titles, like "Journies End" or "Call Me by My Name" would result in the films not being located at all. By contrast, Google's search engine is able to figure out what those most likely refer to and find the correct film titles.

It's kind of like the problem that has been brought up here in the past, where if you think that the Mahatma's name was spelled "Ghandi", an IMDb search will not help you find the movie Gandhi (1982) starring Ben Kingsley. (See here and here.) It will lead you to such films as High Anxiety (1977) and Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018) (TV), presumably because those titles include the consecutive letters "GHAN" -- but that's not what people searching for "Ghandi" are likely to be looking for.
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I did the search only using Journ and came up with 200 replies. Your Journey's End  I found too. Now he was saying he could not find "Journies End" a misspelling of the title. I googled it and came up with a Music Video and a Short. I asked him for the URL's because his question is vague. Thanks, gromit82....
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While I agree the IMDb search engine could be more robust, I'm not sure what you expect when you cannot get the movies names correct. It should be Journey's End and Call Me By Your Name.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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This is more like he was making a statement, rather than asking a Question!
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Sorry for the inconvenience. We will convert this over to the "Idea" section such that other users can vote / comment upon it for future consideration.