Why not a "a film with" search section ?

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Sometimes I just want to see a hod-up movie (yeah, like "Heat"). Sometimes a movie would happen in the mountains. A movie in the 17th century with big boat or with robots or robots playing sports with pop corn....
See the point ?
It would be nice to have a search system with this kind of filters that gives us an exhaustive list of movies...
What do you think about this ?
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Guilherme Simões Reis

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I agree with you. This is partially solved with the users lists, but that is not the same and those lists are not easy to be found. It would be useful. There are also the plot keywords, which are theclosest to ehat you look for. Indeed, Ithink that the gratestproblem is not thatwhat yousearch does not exist, but that the alternatives are nor searchable.
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You're basically describing IMDb itself. It's whole purpose is to be a searchable database of film information.

If you use the search function, you can already do this.

Go to the search box, change "all" to "advanced search" then choose "advanced title search."

You can add whatever criteria you like. So, for features taking place on mountains, with at least 1,000 votes, that you haven't already seen (by that I mean rated), you can get a list like:

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?keywords=mountain&my_ratings=exclude&num_votes=1000,&ti...

or robots (I don't see a keyword yet or robot eating popcorn so how about "sex with a robot"):

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?keywords=sex-with-a-robot&my_ratings=exclude&num_votes=1000...
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Thanks, I will try.
I don't even think it was possible, so I've never tried before...
:D
But, why not a direct button to this kind of search ?
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Ok, I've tried.
It's not exactly what i thinking about.
With your example, you can only find movie with your search in the title.
What i want is something than bring me to "Rambo" if I write "forest" or "mountain" or "winter" or "alone" in the search function.
I'm not sur to be clear....
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why not a direct button to this kind of search
I don't really know. I assume it's because the site puts forward the links/features most used. Not all features can have a link on the front page as it would just be a huge wall of links and no one can find anything. I've actually suggested before they "advertise" advanced search a little better as there are often posts here "suggesting" the feature while it already exists.

See: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/advertise_advanced_title_search

Only 3 people agreed with me (and you) in the past year.

With your example, you can only find movie with your search in the title.
That's not true. I looked at my list for "mountain" that I linked above as an example and didn't see any titles with the word "mountain" in them. They are titles which have had the "keyword" "mountain" added to them, regardless of title of the film.

What i want is something than bring me to "Rambo" if I write "forest" or "mountain" or "winter" or "alone" in the search function
I doubt that will happen in the main search box. Most visitors probably search a title, name or character, thus those are what is searched by default. Otherwise, you have to select what you're searching for if it's a soundtrack item, keyword, etc.

So, IMDb is made of data submitted by its users, mostly. What you're talking about
by "mountain," "robot," "forest" etc., are "keywords." So to search those, number one, someone will have had to have added "forest" to the keyword section for Rambo.

First Blood currently has 212 "keywords" listed www.imdb.com/title/tt0083944/keywords. One of which is, in fact, "mountain." So, if you search the keywords, as I described above, it should be on your list (if it fits any other criteria added). So, when I made the list, I asked it to exclude those I've rated. I have, so it's not on my list. If I skip excluding those  it'll appear on my list.

If you type "mountain" into the search box, you can find "keywords" including  "mountain" and if you click that, you get a list of titles featuring the keyword. It won't have you other search criteria you might find more helpful in the "advanced search" I described. So, it might be more what you're looking for but less helpful. For example,
if I am looking for a film to watch, I might not want hundreds of TV show episodes on my list...so I start at advanced search and exclude shows and episodes. I add a minimum ratings (often) so I don't get a youtube video some guy made that has been seen only my him and his mother...

Anyway...hope that helps!





The function is only as good as we all make it. So, if you see a robot in First Blood, you can add the keyword by clicking "edit page" and submitting to add ;)
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