Movies like plugin

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Search DuckDuckGo like this:

movies like <genre|title>

Will use the Rotten Tomatoes and Amazon APIs (I'll research this).
• posted 6 years and 7 months ago • type: Spice (API calls) Needs Source Suggestions

I'm going to work on this. If you want to help me, let me know. Can't wait to get started.

Can somebody please tell my wife that I'm going to have to miss my son's Bar Mitzvah this weekend?
posted by [UserVoice Lex Toumbourou] • 6 years and 7 months ago Link
Any progress? Would love to use this!
posted by [UserVoice Jordan] • 6 years and 6 months ago Link
I think the status should be updated on this. : P
BTW, it's a nice idea! : )
posted by [UserVoice ScreapDK] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
TheMovieDB has an API method for this. You have to search for the movie first though.
posted by TopHattedCoder Community Leader4 years and 11 months ago Link
I use this all the time in google. Its very convenient to discover new movies. I took a screenshot of both duck and google with the search phrase "movies like the godfather".


posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 4 months ago Link
I guess in our household we make use of IMDB quite a fair bit..

Also some of the devices I run from TV's (Chromecast, Roku 3) make use of OpenSubtitles which also might be another site of interest?...
posted by Jlg Community Leader4 years and 4 months ago Link
I have experience working with Movie related APIs. I would like to take this on.
posted by angelxmoreno 3 years and 2 months ago Link
Hey everyone, it seems like we haven't yet determined the best API for this info? We already have a RottenTomatoes API Key and Movie Instant Answer, but I believe RT plans to deprecate many features of their API eventually so that it only provides their movie ratings.

Using TMDB would be great, but it's a little unfortunate that it requires two API calls, although I understand why that is. If the API is fast enough, it's OK to go that route, especially if their information is the best, or has lots of useful metadata (like pictures and descriptions)

The XKCD Spice is a great example of an IA that uses two API calls.
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 2 months ago Link