'Popular Movies & TV' list- can't filter popular feature films by year??

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Hi,

I'm keen to scroll through a list of popular movies from 2013. I like using the MOVIEmeter as opposed to searching based on ratings alone, as there are some hidden gems rated less than 7/10.
I've clicked 'Popular Movies & TV', then clicked 2013. Hmmm, that's weird. All I want is feature films, but it's showing me movies as well as TV movies and TV shows. There's no option to filter out TV shows. Huh? Seems like an oversight.

I go back and click 'Feature Films', presuming that I could then select the year. Nope. Clicking 'Feature Films' takes you to a page that shows the most popular movies currently, with no option to select the year. Why offer filters at all, if you're going to leave out such basic options?

The ability to view popular feature films from a specific year, excluding TV movies & TV shows. This seems like a really basic filter option that should be available on this page, given that a lot of people solely use IMDb to find feature films. I realise a few of you will start giving me advice to do an advanced search/select feature films/year/sort by MOVIEmeter etc. I know how to do this. My point is that this option should be available with minimal effort from the 'Popular Movies' page.

Can someone from IMDb please respond? I would really appreciate it. I love this site, but I can't help but think this is a HUGE oversight. This site would benefit greatly from adding this simple option :)
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Thanks for this Dan.... very useful. I would still really like IMDb to explain why they would have removed this feature. It seems like a step backward for such a pioneering website
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Sorry but Dan- did you change the status of this post to 'Solved'? How do I change it back? This isn't solved as there's still change required in the Popular Movies & TV section.

What you've suggested is a quick fix. This needs to be changed because others are going to run into the same problem over and over again.
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Also I'm afraid the lists you've provided don't show much information Dan. The view is too simple, I like seeing the synopsis/movie cover/director etc
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Hi Squidge,

I understand your frustration that you cannot select films and television programs by year without going through IMDb's Advanced Search. However, there are many different potential ways to view IMDb's data for film and television program titles.

My attempt to provide you with a set of links by years illustrates that a set of links does not comprehensively address your or any other users needs. I provided you with the simple view in the links, I could just as easily provided you with the detailed view.

Here is an example of the detailed view for 2015 Feature Films
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?release_date=2015,2015&title_type=feature

I provided below the same searches with the detailed view for your reference.

I did not mark this thread solved. Someone else did, most likely an IMDb staff member.
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