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Redesigned Filmosearch

Redesigned Filmosearch

 

We’re excited to announce that we’ve redesigned IMDb’s Filmosearch experience to be powered by Advanced Title Search. In the coming days, IMDb will incrementally roll out this refresh. The redesign streamlines the flow of your search and makes it easy to see relevant details about someone’s filmography while allowing you to keep adjusting your results with our powerful Advanced Title Search interface if you want.

 

To try it out: start on a Name Page, open “All topics“ in the top right of the screen, and then select one of the options under the ”Credits” section to go to our new Filmosearch (within Advanced Title Search) experience. For example, see below for the experience if you select “by Rating” from the “Credits” section on Hong Chau's page. Happy searching!

 

- The IMDb Team

 

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With this new system it is not possible to filter someone's fimography by role. How to obtain, for example, the list of Spielberg's movies that he directed without getting those in which he starred or that he produced but did not direct?

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@CUDIU You can do that directly from his name page — use the filter icon at the top of his filmography to filter by project type and then select “Movies” in his “Directors” section.

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ Hi Col, thanks for your answer. It is amazing to be able to talk to the founder of this fantastic resource.

If I understand correctly, now we can only see (to stay with the same example) the list of Spielberg-directed movies on his name page, but this view only includes: movie poster (very small thumbnail), title, year, IMDb rating and own rating. This is very scant information if compared with the the previous filmosearch, where you also would get: whether the title is in one's watchlist; any co-director; main cast; number of votes; duration; metacritic score; and more; and the huge plus was the sortability and filterability. And the layout was excellent. I know there is a little info button on the name page filmography, but that is not very helpful, it just shows SOME of the info the old filmosearch had, you have to click the button to see the items for each title, and there is no sorting option.

Now, with advanced search (the "updated filmosearch" is effectively an advanced search filtered by crew member) you can get almost all that info that used to be readily available in the old filmosearch (although unfortunately not co-directors and cast, unless you hover over the information button, which is annoying (an additional qualm of mine, I guess, which I saw shared by others on the forum)), but advanced search is good (very) for searching titles, NOT for exploring filmographies, because it lacks the essential functionality of filtering by job type. Is there any chance that this will be included?

The old filmosearch was an exceptional resource (albeit rather hidden I must say) and frankly I feel IMDb is shedding one of its most attractive features here, unless the by-job filter is added in advanced search at least.

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@CUDIU​ Thanks for the feedback. We will raise the point on filtering by job type with the team. 

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@Col_Needham​ thanks a lot Col, I will stay tuned

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1 month ago

Hello,

this worked only a few days ago, it was possible to choose the "role" of a person aka his function in a movie and you could sort the movies for example by their imdb-rating. I can't find that option anymore. It is extremely useful for a quick search.

Does anyone know anything?

Thx in advance

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Sort films by a specific director/Actor/Composer etc. by imdb-rating

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@Synecdoche2024​ Please see our reply above on how to access most of the functionality (and we will follow-up with the search team on the missing portion flagged by @CUDIU). 

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29 days ago

Previously & until recently, when I want to know what movies a director (Say, Spike Lee) has "directed", you can just filter the results for Spike Lee and filter them down to only films he was the director in (as opposed to all films he was in whether he was the main actor or got just a "thanks" credits), and then filter it further to only the films I've rated. In a nutshell, I can see all the movies Spike Lee directed AND I've already watched.

IMDb migrated this, and changed it; it is impossible NOW: you EITHER can find films he directed through Spike Lee's page OR IMDb takes you to the "Advanced Search" that lets you find the Spike Lee movies I've rated. Can't do both, which is literally going back instead of enhancing IMDb.

TLDR; Before we had the option to filter a person's work based on film we watched (or didn't) AND the films he was in in a specific role (director, actor, etc...) at the same time, now we can't.

Please either revert back to the old ways or add this to the new advanced search.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Can't find the roles of a specific actor anymore (Advanced search replacement)

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@argmanThanks for the feedback. We will raise the point on filtering by job type with the search team. 

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27 days ago

@CUDIU / @Synecdoche2024 / @argman  A quick update on this …  the team are aware of the issue and a solution is blocked by another pending change, but we will be able to address this once the other change has been made.  

If it helps at all, you can still produce this combination of filters and sorts via the IMDb mobile apps. 

Sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime.  

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@Col_Needham​ Thanks Col, that is excellent news.

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26 days ago

Until two days ago, I used to browse a director or an actor filmography page, and I was able to select the job type, like as director or writer and so on. But that page now changed to this: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?role=nm0000217&sort=num_votes,desc

You can see it mixes together every work that "person" was in. I want to select as a director only. How can I do that now? please help.

You remember those filters, director, actor, writer, self...etc

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21 days ago

Suppose I want to see a list of all films directed by Billy Wilder and then rank them by Number of Votes. How do I do that? I remember there used to be a filter where you could select the job type or credit type you were searching.. But now all I get is this big list that includes every film Billy Wilder appears in the credits as writer, director, producer etc. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Can't rank by job type anymore?

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17 days ago

I hope the "filter by role" gets fixed soon. This filter is absolutly mandatory.

On the other hand, I miss a simple title list, where I can see 20 movie titles at once without scrolling and hide "annoying" information that is already in other views. There has always been a simple list view. Now you have detailed view and compacted view which is almost the same. Please, try to include a simple title list: title, year and rating only, without poster and synopsis.

Thanks in advance!

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16 days ago

I suggest change new vote features in current format I can't select if a person is an actor or producer or etc. In his carrier

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16 days ago

Hello guys. 

New UI redesign, I can't search imdb for titles directed by a particular director. 

Say I'm looking for films directed by Martin Scorsese - I can find films, filter for feature films, feature films remotely related to Martin Scorsese - all in one big list. But I can't filter results to find films of any kind directed by Martin Scorsese.

Previously this feature was <job type>.

I understand if <job type> was offensive, and had to be taken out - hierarchies are bad. Everybody's the Scorsese. I fully and firmly feel this way. Yeah. Yeah. In fact movies shouldn't even like, have credits with ranked titles like, "cinematographer", or, "also starring" - we all shot the picture Mr Deakins.

We all, also-starred. Yeah. 

Because those are like, demeaning for everybody else that wasn't the largest face on the poster - oh, yeah, posters and interviews and closeups are bad too. Oscars for lead actor and supporting actor - even worse. 

Speaking of capitalism, it's possible to toggle a grid view, and click on "details" to see who directed each tile on the grid - so for 600 search results - of a director that's made 40 films but appeared in 560 other works, that's at least 1200 clicks. Clicks are good. That makes sense too. 

But if it's not a sensitivity nor a maximizing-clicks issue;

I'd like to know - 

What's the new way to find imdb search results for films directed by Martin Scorsese? 

(I get that the person reading this likely didn't influence any of this, all in good humor, thanks) 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Search by Director

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@LutherJoy​ It sounds like you have previously been accessing this view via an indirect route. If you want to view a filmography by profession and title type, you can do this directly from the name page exactly as before. Here’s a screen-grab to illustrate for Martin Scorsese — click the filter icon (red highlight) below the “Credits” heading and the pop-up menu will appear as shown; click the button to view by project type and then select the options to exclude documentaries and shorts; you can then view just the feature films he has directed (or produced or written etc):

In this case:

Hope this helps. 

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Thanks Col. Guess I was, wrong as mathematically possible about that (last part).

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@Col_Needham​ Is there a way to sort it by IMDB rating? Example: their best film to their weakest film. You could do that in advance search but, only for every film they have a credit in instead of what role they played in the movie like director or writer. Thank you.

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I've included a copy of the search I did here: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?explore=year&role=nm0001023&sort=release_date,asc.  This is searching imdb for John Cassavetes, then going to ALL TOPICS, searching by YEAR and arranging it from oldest to newest.  Is there a way to trim this list to just show, for example, credits for John Cassavetes as director?  I feel like I used to be able to create such a list but now I see all of his credits and can't figure out how to just show the few that I want (I think he has 25 credits as director out of the total of 298 credits shown on this complete list, so it's a lot of extra things to look at when all are showing).  Thanks for your help!

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13 days ago

Why is there not a sort Job Type in the advance search?

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12 days ago

I want to search for all movies Directed by Sam Fuller for example, and I used to be able to do that with this link:

https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch/?explore=title_type&role=nm0002087&ref_=filmo_ref_job_typ&sort=user_rating,desc&mode=detail&page=1&job_type=director&title_type=movie


It gets redirected to this advanced title search page, which doesn't have a job type option so everything gets lumped in. Everything he wrote, every film he had nothing to do with just got thanked in the credits, etc.:

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&role=nm0002087&sort=user_rating,desc


I want to list a director's movies (only the ones directed by that director), sorted by iMDB rating. That's all, and I think it's impossible now.

Maybe the best thing would be to just add sorting options on the name pages under each Credits section as it's already listed by job title there.

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9 days ago

If I'm on a director's page and click through "Credits" > "SEE ALSO by Rating", I'm now taken to a new Advanced Title Search page. The "Job Type" filter is gone. So it seems there's no way to view a list of "Directed By" films and sort them by Rating. The list includes everything they've ever produced, every TV show they've worked on, etc.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Can't sort "Directed By" by "Rating"