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Does anyone know of such a thing? I urgently need a database of all the movies and I want it to be free.

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Sadly, Freebase has been made "read only" March 31st 2015.

Alternatives are:

  • https://www.themoviedb.org/
    Actively maintained by a large community and used by a broad range of apps under a propriatary license that states free use:

    TMDb is committed to free and open access to our APIs for commercial and non-commercial purposes. However, providing the APIs does have real costs for TMDb. For uses of TMDb APIs over a certain rate or for certain types of commercial applications, TMDb reserves the right to charge fees for future use of or access to the TMDb APIs.

  • http://www.omdbapi.com/
    Run by Brian Fritz under a CC-BY 4.0 licence.

    The OMDb API is a free web service to obtain movie information, all content and images on the site are contributed and maintained by our users.

  • 1
    OMDb just started charging for access to their database. While all the content is still freely licensed, you have to pay $1/month for API access and they have completely dropped the monthly dumps due to DMCA takedowns. – Zell Faze May 31 '17 at 17:27
  • @ZellFaze There's a new API to get movie details from IMDB. Check this out github.com/theapache64/movie_db – theapache64 Jul 1 '17 at 21:09
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Also, the API at The Movie Database looks great. It is less clean than IMBD, but it is open and free for use.

Edit: this metastor repository has a dump of TMB

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Wikidata has an increasingly complete coverage of many topics, including movies

Here's a sample query to get title.

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Use the query builder (top right) to see what data is available.

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(my source)

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I'm not sure about the licensing but it's at least called a "free"base:

http://www.freebase.com/film/film

  • "The Freebase API will be completely shut-down on Aug 31 2016." – philshem Nov 20 '16 at 19:43
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Found another source in this discussion. Don't know much about it tho.

Address is: https://voku.xyz/imdb.

  • This is not an alternative to IMDB, it's just a site that let's your query IMDB – user4293 Jan 3 at 8:16
  • I'm still gonna leave my answer here for the reference. – Shimmy Jan 3 at 22:57

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