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INTRODUCING: Updated IMDb.com homepage experience



The new homepage is designed to help IMDb customers find what to watch right now, tonight, or this weekend — and where to find the best movies and TV shows for them, whether in theaters, on TV, or across a variety of streaming services (including IMDb TV, Prime Video, HBO, Starz, Showtime, Acorn TV, and PBS). Customers will benefit from a new recommendation engine that leverages implicit and explicit behavior to offer relevant and timely suggestions.

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So do I !

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please, give us the old home page back!.

IM*Db*, with emphasis on the 'Db', as in database, as in information.  So, please tell me which of these 2 home pages screams information:





The new home page is the antithesis of everything IMDB has become known for.  I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that your visits per day has gone way done since the change - I know I avoid it like the plague.  Can you at least give us previously loyal visitors the *option* of the old home page?!? That can't be too much to ask!!

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to the old Layout, please! This sucks bigtime!.

Please Please Please go back to the old layout. The new one doesn't make sense and is by far the most anoying ever! Movieposters extremly zoomed out... why? No more news in the beginning and only the favority stuff nobody wants to see...


We need the old layout back!

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Problems to browse on new IMDB.

It is really bad that we can't find anything on your website anymore. For whom do you make those editor's list and IMDB picks for? 
Why not just provide a link to them from menu like before?

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It's so bad, it's unhealthy

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Ugly Ugly Ugly

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Somthing's got to change here...

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I mean just changing a little bit, providing links to everywhere which missing and fixing navigation does it.. how about you give me the website for 1 day i'll fix it.. just have to know couple codes..

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The new homepage is so bad. Do you even understand why we went on IMDB in the fir....

IMDB was created as a resource.  It was invaluable for researching all things film and was a regular stop when I surfed the net.  Not anymore.  It is a billboard that has awful navigation.  It's always sad when a great product forgets why the people who use it do so.  So disappointing.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled dark mode.

Why is IMDb.com is in dark mode? can I change it? I hate dark mode, it's the worst thing that ever happened. 

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I personally enjoy dark mode, since my eyes can't take too much light without becoming strained. There should however be an option for light mode, since not every human is like me, which your reply in this conversation proves.

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Dark mode hurt my eyes "you are right not every human like you", so we should get an option of both. 

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I also prefer dark mode on many forums I frequent, but this thing on imdb isn't a mode. A mode implies that it has an alternative, it's a choice. This thing doesn't.

Anyway, the problem isn't the black color. It's the absence of useful stuff, and the abundance of useless stuff.

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Homepage's new design is worse that coronavirus...

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Yes & no. You do have a point but people can get over the Coronavirus with treatment. There is no treatment for that stupid ugly waste of a web page. It's just sick & should die so we can all celebrate over it's grave. The coronavirus will hopefully go away someday but that stupid webpage doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon.

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Maybe it's just me being grumpy and having no sense of humor right now (and rather often, to be fair), but no. Design choices of any website, no matter how important for your daily habits will never compare to the fact that millions of people are loosing something to that disease, while hundreds also die from it every day. 

People really should consider before joking about coronavirus that much. I understand the whole "laugh at the problem" mentality, but right now we're in the situation when joking about that often seems so unnecessarily rude considering how much it factors in our life. You wouldn't joke that much about AIDS, or plague or other deadly illnesses. That's right where this thing will be in the annals of history, as it seems as of now. 

I just can't get behind people comparing mundane problems and misfortunes to something catastrophic, which threatens a lot of people.

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It is such a shame that web design these days appear to be devolving ...

I haven't been a member of IMDb for that long (December, 2018), but I can quite clearly understand the fact that the site was probably better back in the day. As I said, it is simply a shame that a great chunk of websites and similar internet related things are getting seemingly worser qualities as time passes now.

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By the way, as a new and dedicated member of the IMDb poll community, it would be much appreciated if you could bring back the featured poll section on the home page instead of hiding featured polls in "Editors' picks". Thank you.

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Can't believe it's still showing US stuff despite my location being set to UK.

There's an ad for Killing Eve on AMC whereas it's on the BBC here in the UK

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Can't believe Col Needham has approved this pile of ****

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled switch to the old front page design.

How can I switch to the old front page design?

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You can't

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2 y ago

OK, I'm not sure why you think this is an improvement but your new homepage experience makes it completely impossible to use IMDb for its core features:
  1. Going "mobile first" with large graphics and block layout might work for a site primarily focused on media consumption, but that is not what IMDb is about. It is about providing information about movies -- and with the new layout getting a clear, detailed overview of information about movies is impossible.
  2. The site is dreadfully slow, even on my 6-core 3.6 GHz desktop CPU. I don't see how this will do well on devices that your new design is obviously catering to.
  3. None of the movie clips, trailers, etc. play anymore, because apparently you are now requiring EME (Google DRM) even for trailers and clips that are public?! What on earth are you thinking? My browser of choice excludes in-browser DRM, and it shouldn't be required for the movie information you provide. Please stop pushing Google's DRM agenda.

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With the updated imdb.com homepage, are there plans to re-introduce full-fledged versions of imdb desktop/mobile website in other languages? Prior to February 2013, there were a number of different fully-localized versions of imdb such as IMDb.de, IMDb.fr, IMDb.it, IMDb.ua etc. which were all chopped and now redirect to imdb.com; more about it here https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/translated_sites_now_redirecting_to_imdb_com )