The IMDB Search API provides access to movie and series data. Ideal for movie apps, recommendation systems and entertainment platforms.

API description

About the API:  

The IMDB Search API provides users with a comprehensive and efficient solution for accessing information about movies, web series, TV shows and more. With this API, users can retrieve a wealth of data from IMDB's extensive database, enabling them to create innovative applications and services related to the entertainment industry.

One of the key features of the IMDB Search API is its ability to provide detailed information about movies, web series, TV shows and other multimedia content. This includes essential metadata such as title, release date, genre and more. Whether users are building a movie recommendation application, a streaming platform or a movie quiz game, the API provides all the data needed to enrich their applications.

In addition to search and retrieval functionalities, IMDB Search API offers support for various types of media content. This includes movies, TV shows, web series, and much more. Users can access information on a wide range of entertainment content, catering to the diverse preferences and interests of the audience.

Overall, IMDB Search API is a valuable resource for users looking to create innovative applications and services in the entertainment industry. With its broad data coverage, powerful search capabilities, and support for various types of media content, the API enables users to create engaging and easy-to-use experiences for their audiences. Whether it's creating a movie discovery app, a TV show recommendation platform or a movie quiz game, the IMDB Search API provides all the tools and data needed to bring your ideas to life.


 What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

It will receive a parameter and provide you with a JSON.


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Movie and TV show recommendation systems: Use the API to retrieve information about movies and TV shows and recommend them to users based on their preferences.

    Entertainment news websites: Incorporate API data to provide up-to-date information about movies, TV shows, actors and directors.

    Movie and TV show streaming platforms: Integrate the API to enrich the catalog of available content and provide users with detailed information about each title.

    Movie and TV show reviews and ratings: Use the API to display ratings, reviews and user comments about movies and TV shows on review websites or forums.

    Apps for discovering movies and TV shows: Create apps that help users discover new movies and TV shows based on various criteria, such as genre, year of release or popularity.


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Basic Plan: 1,000 requests per day.

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API Documentation


To use this endpoint you must indicate the name of a content without spaces with the word .json in the parameter example: godofwar.json


Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"d":[{"i":{"height":3872,"imageUrl":"","width":3098},"id":"tt20599404","l":"God of War","q":"TV series","qid":"tvSeries","rank":8309,"s":""},{"i":{"height":1605,"imageUrl":"","width":1157},"id":"tt10084676","l":"God of War","q":"short","qid":"short","rank":38107,"s":"","y":2018},{"id":"tt2265492","l":"God of War","q":"feature","qid":"movie","rank":48539,"s":""},{"i":{"height":1800,"imageUrl":"","width":1200},"id":"tt5838588","l":"God of War","q":"video game","qid":"videoGame","rank":8026,"s":"Action, Adventure, Drama","y":2018},{"i":{"height":2000,"imageUrl":"","width":1402},"id":"tt6083388","l":"God of War","q":"feature","qid":"movie","rank":69708,"s":"Wenzhuo Zhao, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung","y":2017},{"i":{"height":900,"imageUrl":"","width":600},"id":"tt0416779","l":"God of War","q":"video game","qid":"videoGame","rank":14233,"s":"Action, Adventure, Fantasy","y":2005},{"i":{"height":2160,"imageUrl":"","width":1488},"id":"tt13119450","l":"God of War: Ragnarök","q":"video game","qid":"videoGame","rank":4880,"s":"Action, Adventure, Drama","y":2022},{"i":{"height":2560,"imageUrl":"","width":1706},"id":"tt1199781","l":"God of War III","q":"video game","qid":"videoGame","rank":15433,"s":"Action, Adventure, Fantasy","y":2010}],"q":"godofwar","v":1}


curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the IMDB Search API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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Users must indicate the name of a content to search for information in the IMDB database.

IMDB Search API allows users to retrieve detailed information about movies, TV shows, series.

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