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Title pages — new version available for sneak peek

IMDb is working on updates to the Title page. The new version of the page is mobile-responsive, meaning all features are available on devices of all sizes, and has a modern look and feel — otherwise it maintains all the functionality of the current page, though some features have moved on the page.

The new version of the page is available to a limited group of fans during a beta period. During the beta, some features are still under construction, and you may encounter bugs.

UPDATE: now available!

  • Recently viewed
  • Related News
  • Awards & Top 250
  • More like this
  • Character” links are now included in the Cast section.
  • The Episodes section now includes a link to all top-rated episodes for TV series.

For more information, check out this Help article.

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96 Points

2 years ago

I think it looks good BUT i am not a fan of the way they took away the iconic list-style formatting of the credits, cast, etc. If they can find a way to merge/do something that takes a little from both then I think that would be best. :/

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I agree. It's much easier to scan down the list when the actors and characters are in separate columns. 

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70 Points

2 years ago

Exact release date on top maybe under the title would be nice, the old version had it in the right place, now I have to scroll a lot to see it.

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70 Points

2 years ago

Exact release date on top would be great, maybe after the release year, the old version had it on the right place, now I have to scroll a lot.

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Exactly, I don't get the point with these changes all for the worse. What is the point btw? ;-)

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Flyingrat
Look bizzy!!  Here comes the Boss with your paycheck !!
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but of course, break/fix, break/fix, break/fix...

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Or ...

Breakfast - Wikipedia  ? ?

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60 Points

2 years ago

The new design is too busy visually, in my honest opinion.  Most notably, the change to the cast layout. Having it split into two columns is off-putting, to put it mildy. I tried to let it sink in, but it seems no amount of time will make me feel any more comfortable with violating what I believe to be a cardinal rule of layout design. Maybe they're trying to increase the image size of each cast member and so want to still fit as many people as they can before needing to toggle the expansion, but it is overwhelming. The eyes shouldn't need to dart both side to side, up and down and diagonally in order to scan the page to find a cast member. Lists should remain lists. To me, it's a pretty fundamental rule that each column in a table/matrix should denote a unique field or type. To smoosh the same object (cast member) together into two columns looks and feels so wrong to me in ways that I am struggling to find the words to describe.

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60 Points

2 years ago

The major difference i noticed was similar title tabs. it's a useful feature. the suggestion of similar titles. Plus, unnecessary information is highlighted, I mean to say cast info, not many want to know about the cast, some do, but that too of main characters. So, I think you should minimize the size of it, keep it but make it a drop-down to look for more.

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60 Points

2 years ago

I simply do not understand the current fascination with round photos. The pictures for the cast look terrible and, in some cases, do not even include the person they are meant to portray. Richard Bright is a horse? 

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1.2K Points

2 years ago

Not really a fan of the new layouts for the Title pages, etc.  Why not give each user an option of which site layout to use?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled New site layout

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60 Points

2 years ago

It needs to have similar movies window as it used to so we can check sequels, prequels and similar content with easy

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70 Points

2 years ago

My suggestions about the new design:

1) Please put the movie year on the right side, next to the movie name, with the same font size. It will be nice to be in brackets.

I really don't like year under the title with such small fonts. You can barely see it. Movie year is important!

Also I consider the movie title fonts to be to big in the new design.

P.S. I like the new design, the responsive scaling and the fact the width of the page is bigger

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@eliz82
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Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0392728/reference

Reference View | Change View

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See more about "reference view'
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/title-pages-new-version-available-for-sneak-peek/5fc7eae5ce4ce1357af24f6d?commentId=5fc8156fafb7982602864999

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Hi, ACT_1. To be honest, I have my doubts about the continued availability of Title Reference View. One of the cosmetic glitches in it was pointed about but never fixed.

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@jeorj_euler

Well,  Looking at a Name Page ...
Clean white background - all is easy to read
Title pages were and should now be looking the same ? ?
Does the staff actually look at their work or just make changes to keep busy ? ?

Fred Astaire (1899–1987)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000001/

Flying Down to Rio
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024025/

Fred Astaire ... Fred Ayres


Cast and crew list is _____
Cast: First billed only
Crew ? ?
Have togoto 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024025/fullcredits/

WOW!!  That kind of looks like ...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024025/reference

Where is "Change View" on new pages ? ?

  

All the 127,650,000 Registered Users
and the gazillion of non registered viewers

may not know where or how to comment on Title pages (here!!)
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur127650000

So, IMDb may think that the Title pages are OK (They are not!!)

Staff needs something todo? ?

One of the cosmetic glitches in it was pointed about but never fixed.

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@eliz82

Yes! Very good point and important!
The year should NEVER be so small to be under the title rather than in parentheses next to it.

AND, to have the title font be SO DOGGONE BIG..
No. Unnecessary.

It's like iMDb is getting paid by the scroll of a page. 

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112 Points

2 years ago

In the new version, I hope you will include for sure, the chapter MORE LIKE THIS, which I consider VERY helpful, because it offers sugestions to similar movies or TV shows. It helps a lot in various searches.

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524 Points

2 years ago

When I Share to Twitter it used to say "Title (year)" now it says "Check out this link...

Something is wrong with the new layout. 

Please change it.

 
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled share to twitter

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I don't understand what the problem is, apart from the ellipsis.

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126 Points

@jeorj_euler , the Twitter share says, "Check out this link on IMDb!" rather than show the Title and year. 

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O, okay. But now I wonder why the post was moved to this thread about the looming interface upgrade.

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Must be because the twitter comment included the phrase 'wrong with the new layout'.  That suggests two possible reasons -- they're using a type of A/I to organize our feedback (so maybe no one from staff is reading them at all), or someone deliberately combined them (in which case they're being read by idiots) -- I wonder which is worse?

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@rcmoore76137  thanks for reporting this bug, which was introduced with the new version of the page (in beta). We'll look into it!

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100 Points

2 years ago

     It was always great to see the 'Release Date' of the movie up beside the 'Title of the Movie'. You kept have the year the movie was released so why drop the day and month?? Now it is really disconcerting and not handy to have it so far down the web page! Really not pleased, hope this is 'not set in stone' and you may reconsider moving it back up near the title of the movie.

Milt

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'Release Date' of the movie up beside the 'Title of the Movie'

+1 for this

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Add Date page created &  Date page modified; changed; altered ...
to top of Titles and Name pages
  
Recently added pages:
  
Survivor Beach House : Release Date  29 Jan 2002

  Know what this is about? Be the first one to add a plot.
  It looks like we don't have any Cast and Crew for this title yet.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731540/reference

  
Happy Birthday Ludwig : 16 Dec 2020
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731560/reference

  
Europe's Unemployment : 28 Feb 2012 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731590/reference

  
TPB: On Set (TV Series) : 26 Jun 2015 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731600/reference

  
Marilyn Chambers: Desires : 24 June 2003
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731800/reference

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Dalton Robert Weber
Baby Weber : 21 Sep 2007 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12186900/

  
Chad Istvan
Mulatschag (TV Series) : 12 Jul 2013 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12187000/

  
Kyle Albert
Valley of the Gods : 11 Aug 2020 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12187100/

  
Raissa Haß
Comeback oder weg? (TV Series) : 13 Oct 2019 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12187300/

  
Mark Corona
Slay Belles :  04 Dec 2018
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12187400/

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Odd Number titles 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731801/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731803/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731805/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731807/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731809/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

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Sun Jan 01 2017
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055001/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055003/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055005/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055007/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055009/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/

IMDb Statistics
As of December 2020

Titles:      7,548,383
Names: 11,214,704

  

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?release_date=1874-01-01,&sort=release_date,asc

6,625,175 titles
https://www.imdb.com/search/name/?adult=include

10,717,045 names.

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Oh, and add the actual Registration Date to Users Profile pages ? ?
  
Mark
IMDb member since February 2000
IMDb Member 20 years
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000001/

  
jreeves
IMDb member since October 2000
Former staff member of IMDb.
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000002/

  
ABernie
IMDb member since November 1999
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000004/

  
muzzle
IMDb member since January 1994
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000005/

      

jason-2
IMDb member since February 2001
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000007/

  
ryan_lupin1
IMDb member since ? ?
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000008/

  
94965
IMDb member since ? ?
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000009/

  
Col Needham
IMDb member since October 1990
Founder and CEO of IMDb.
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1000000/

  
humbleluv
IMDb member since December 2020
IMDb Member New user!  (Wed Dec 30 2020)
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur127750000

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ACT_1, what are you trying to say and what's its relation to the post you replied?

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@forthehorde
  
Taylor, Employee
Wed, Dec 2, 2020 2:28 PM
Title pages — new version available ...
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ACT_1
Tue Dec 29 2020 
Add Date page created &  Date page modified; changed; altered ...
to top of Titles and Name pages

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I still don't get it, post you replied to is about the release dates.

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Sometimes ideas are piggybacked onto unrelated ideas in so non sequitur of a fashion. In this case, perhaps there could be a merit in being able to see the difference of dates for when a movie was released and when the IMDb title page for it was created.

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    If only that was a possible thesis. I have seen IMDb makes a title page for a movie up to a year in advance promoting its arrival, so sorry there is not merit on that thought. IMDb has always noted the year when the movie was released (or was tentatively released except maybe in 2020 with COVID-19 plaguing the world movie industry and release dates).

Regards, Milt.

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Where is the lack of merit? I don't understand.

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90 Points

2 years ago

Please do not reveal episodes summary upfront! 

I am currently viewing "In the name of the rose" - a murder mystery - at episode 6 and wanted to look up an actors name. And even before the cast list I saw the synopsis for episode 8! Spoiling the series!

If anything change order to show episode 1 - NO MORE! -, or rather hide episode resumes all together upfront...

I often try to limit viewing IMDB just because the cast list shows number of episodes upfront (again revealing/indicating stuff like who might be killed off, is a short part etc) and now you gone so far to make TV series a one episoder thing?!?! "Just see the ending - IMDB reveals the rest for you" could be this designs' new slogan

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Episodes are spoilers

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2 years ago

The add-to-list function continues to behave poorly.

When you make changes to what list(s) the title belongs to, close the dialog and reopen it, the changes are _not_ reflected until you browser-reload the page. (I've also tried this with extensions turned off.)

(I include the image only to make clear the feature involved.)

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I also have the same problem, I did not think it got registered so I kept trying to add the muppet movie to my X-mas list  and it ended up  with 3 duplicates in my Christmas watch list :-(

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@bderoes hi — noted. I agree this is a bug. We're working on making lists update instantly when you add/remove a title from the new version of the page.

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@sarah It was already partially fixed a while ago: it shows the proper list ticks now, but does not push them to the top of the list, as they would appear if you refreshed the page.

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@bderoes yes! We had a few separate bugs in this feature. The last one to fix (that we're aware of) is reordering immediately when a title is added/removed from a list. Right now there's a lag.

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Hi Sarah.  First it's nice to see staff response.  Since the topic here is 'sneak peek', I'd love a nice basic response to the intent of this new format.  If you've read the feedback, there is more than just me that hates the new layout.  And to be clear, the main page is so terrible, I don't even look at anymore before going to search a title ... just massive notice and images and pointless garbage, I'm not no interested in the tid-bits that previously were occasionally fun.

I would really like to understand what the objective is with this change.  Below is an example using an old 19" monitor, starting from 'Cast', which is typically the most frequent reason I search.  Find a cast member, check other projects they have been in.

Now this is the new layout, using a standard 24" monitor.  I have way more screen real estate, and I get less information.  In addition, the layout is confusing.  There's no natural place on the screen to focus, so you're looking all over the place.  How is this better?  How is this easier?  Who is this intended to benefit?

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60 Points

2 years ago

apparently no one else cares but if you guys are gonna waste your time on a redesign, can you throw in a dark mode please? i am extremely sick of websites trying to blind me.

also the two-dimentional cast layout is annoying. if i make the page narrower, it goes back to one-dimentional but horizontal and therefore even more stupid because it requires more input to scan.

your lists used to be one-dimentional and vertical. and they were good. keep them that way.