Movie and Series Database API

Movie and Series Database API

The most complete movie and TV series API. Get relevant information from the title you want with this RESTful API.

About the API:

This API provides information about Series, Movies, and TV shows as well. 


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

 You will be able to search by movie, or show name and the API will be retrieving relevant information about it. 

Get gross revenue, get it poster image, get cast, plot, and rating on IMBDB and Rotten Tomatoes. 


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

This API is ideal for those who want to create a Movie, Series, or TV show portal. Retrieve information dynamically and recommend your users with shows based on their searches or preferences. 

Filter movies and shows by the director. By cast and more. 

Create charts based on rating or maybe gross revenue. 


Are there any usage limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls per month:

  • Free Plan: 10 requests per second. 
  • Basic Plan: 60 requests per second. 
  • Pro Plan: 100 requests per second. 

API Documentation


Retrieve a list of suggested Movies and Series/TV Shows based on your query. 

Get the IMDB id to use later. 


Get by Search - Endpoint Features
Object Description
s [Required] The search string that you want to look.
r [Optional] Format type. Could be JSON or XML.
y [Optional] The release year.
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"Search":[{"Title":"Game of Thrones","Year":"2011–2019","imdbID":"tt0944947","Type":"series","Poster":""},{"Title":"Game of Thrones: The Last Watch","Year":"2019","imdbID":"tt10090796","Type":"movie","Poster":""},{"Title":"Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series","Year":"2014","imdbID":"tt3391176","Type":"game","Poster":""},{"Title":"Game of Thrones","Year":"2012","imdbID":"tt2231444","Type":"game","Poster":""},{"Title":"Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms","Year":"2017","imdbID":"tt7937220","Type":"movie","Poster":""},{"Title":"Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Character Profiles","Year":"2013","imdbID":"tt2653342","Type":"movie","Poster":""},{"Title":"Game of Thrones: The Story So Far","Year":"2017","imdbID":"tt7136312","Type":"movie","Poster":""},{"Title":"Game of Thrones: Costumes","Year":"2011","imdbID":"tt2653350","Type":"movie","Poster":""},{"Title":"Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life","Year":"2015","imdbID":"tt4437700","Type":"movie","Poster":""},{"Title":"Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set","Year":"2012","imdbID":"tt2653340","Type":"movie","Poster":""}],"totalResults":"59","Response":"True"}

Get by Search - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET ' of Thrones&r=json' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


Get additional information about any title with its ID. 

Retrieve plot, cast, revenue, director, release year, genre, and more...


Information by ID - Endpoint Features
Object Description
i [Required] A valid IMDb ID (e.g. tt4154796)
y [Optional] The release year. Ex. 2019
type [Optional] Type of result to return. Ex. Movie or Series
r [Optional] Response format. Ex. JSON or XML.
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"Title":"Pulp Fiction","Year":"1994","Rated":"R","Released":"14 Oct 1994","Runtime":"154 min","Genre":"Crime, Drama","Director":"Quentin Tarantino","Writer":"Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary","Actors":"John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson","Plot":"The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.","Language":"English, Spanish, French","Country":"United States","Awards":"Won 1 Oscar. 70 wins & 75 nominations total","Poster":"","Ratings":[{"Source":"Internet Movie Database","Value":"8.9/10"},{"Source":"Rotten Tomatoes","Value":"92%"},{"Source":"Metacritic","Value":"94/100"}],"Metascore":"94","imdbRating":"8.9","imdbVotes":"2,003,910","imdbID":"tt0110912","Type":"movie","DVD":"20 Aug 2002","BoxOffice":"$107,928,762","Production":"N/A","Website":"N/A","Response":"True"}

Information by ID - CODE SNIPPETS

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 Movie and Series Database 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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