Imdb Movies List Format For Essay

Adding information (we call it 'data') to IMDb is a very simple process, just follow the instructions below and you'll be updating the site in no time.

Key Points
What Can I Add?
Adding Data: Step 1 | Step 2 | Step 3 | Step 4 | Step 5 | Step 6 | Step 7 | Step 8 | Step 9
Adding new titles

Key Points

  • Any registered user can add data to the site. That means you!
  • You can add new data that we don't already have; correct/update existing data and delete inaccurate information.
  • Once you've submitted your data, it goes through to our Data Managers for processing.
  • There are no maximum or minimum limits for additions and corrections - it's up to you, and we are delighted to accept large and small submissions.
  • What Can I Add?

    There are dozens of data sections available for you to update:

    List of IMDb Data Sections

    As you can see, you'll be spoilt for choice when deciding what data to add to the site!


    New Names
    Name Corrections
    Name Splits
    Alternative Names

    Biographical Information

    Birth Name
    Date of Birth
    Date of Death
    Books About This Person
    Biographical Movies
    Portrayed in Other Movies
    Other work
    Real Life Quotes
    Where Are They Now?
    Marriage Details
    Press Interviews
    Articles in the Media
    Magazine Pictorials
    Magazine Cover Photo
    Links to Other Sites
    Official Sites
    Image / Photos
    Sound Clips
    Video Clips
    Other Data

    Cast + Crew

    Actor/Actress Credits
    Animation Department
    Art Department
    Art Directors
    Assistant Directors
    Camera and Electrical Department
    Casting Department
    Casting Directors
    Costume Department
    Costume Designers
    Editorial Department
    Makeup Department
    Music Department
    Production Designers
    Production Managers
    Set Decorators
    Sound Department
    Special Effects
    Transportation Department
    Visual Effects

    Company Credits

    Production Companies
    Sales Representatives / ISA
    Special Effects Companies
    Miscellaneous Companies

    Basic Title Data

    Certificate (ratings)
    Color / Black & White
    Country of Origin
    Release Dates
    Running Times
    Sound Mix

    Plot Information

    Plot Outlines
    Plot Summaries
    Plot Synopses
    Parental Guides

    Fun Stuff

    Crazy Credits
    Alternate Versions
    Movie Connections
    Movie FAQs

    Links to Other Sites

    Miscellaneous Link
    Official Sites
    Image / Photos
    Sound clips
    Video clips
    External Reviews

    Box Office + Business

    Opening Weekend
    Weekend Gross
    Theatrical Rentals
    Production Dates
    Filming Dates
    Copyright Holder

    Technical Info

    Film Length
    Film Negative Format
    Printed Film Format
    Aspect Ratio
    Cinematographic Process

    Other Data

    Alternate Titles
    Title Attributes
    Filming Locations
    Production Status
    Title Correction
    Cast / Crew Verification

    How to submit data

    Step 1

    Become a Registered User

    Step 2

    Find the Name Page(Example) or Title Page(Example) you want to update or correct. (Use the search box at the top of every page)

    Step 3

    Once you're on the relevant NAME or TITLE page, scroll and find the 'Edit Page' button. (Example)

    Step 4

    Click "Edit Page". This will take you to a list of the data sections available to update or correct. (Example)

    Step 5

    Scan the list and find the section/s you wish to update or correct. NOTE: You can select as many sections here as you like.

    Step 6

    Now, it's time to read the relevant data submission guide, which will outline the relevant policy/formatting rules you'll need to follow when adding data. For example, if you want to add a plot summary, you would read the Plot Summaries submission guide before proceeding. Then:

    Step 7

    • If you're ADDING new data, select the number of credits you wish to add from the drop-down, then click "Continue"(Example)
    • If you're CORRECTING or DELETING existing data, select 'Correct/Delete' from the drop down, then click "Continue" (Example)

    Step 8

    In both cases outlined in step 7 above, you will then arrive on the Editing Page, which will contain boxes for you to fill out.

    • If you're ADDING Cast Members, you'll have a NAME and CHARACTER box to fill out. (Example). Simply enter the data (in this case, the name of the actor, and the character played), and click "Check these updates" (Example)
    • If you're CORRECTING existing data, you will find a drop-down list on the left side of the page with three options: KEEP, CORRECT and DELETE (Example). Again, chose the relevant option, then click CHECK THESE UPDATES.
    • If you're DELETING data, you'll arrive on the delete page, where you will need to enter a reason why the credit is being deleted, after which you click CHECK THESE UPDATES (Example)
    • If you're CORRECTING data you'll have boxes to fill out for the relevant corrections, after which you click CHECK THESE UPDATES (Example)

    Step 9

    Whether you're adding or correcting, after clicking CHECK THESE UPDATES (if you've done everything right), the box with the data you've submitted will turn GREEN, and you'll be ready to submit your data. Simply click Submit These Updates(Example)

    NOTE: If you've made any formatting/policy errors, you will receive a warning message outlining what you need to fix. (Example). Just acknowledge these messages, make the relevant changes, and click "Re-Check these updates".

    That's it! You'll receive an email notification of the data you've submitted, and it will then go through to our Data Managers for processing. You can see our current processing times here. 

    IMPORTANT: Titles

    New Titles are submitted through a slightly different (but still straightforward) interface. You can find guides for these below:

    Adding New Titles

    Nutshell needs an overall[edit]


    This page in a nutshell: Anecdotes, trivia, and unreleased film information from IMDb do not meet the reliable sources guideline. The IMDb should be used only as a tertiary source for hard data on released films.

    The above nutshell from the essay does not jibe with the content of the essay.

    Nowhere in the essay does the essay state that portions of an IMDb can only be used as a tertiary source (a source that collates primary and secondary sources).

    Furthermore, hard data is defined as data in the form of numbers or graphs, as opposed to qualitative information. Neither of the two "appropriate uses" listed for IMDb are numbers or graphs, so per the definition, they are not hard data. Another more factual phrase needs to be substituted for hard data.

    The IMDb vets the Db portion of their site, so it should be acceptable as a secondary source.

    Only reviews, comments, and forum posts are user submitted and unvetted. Cheers! 17:49, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

    An "overall"? Why so specific? Wouldn't any garment that covers the private parts be sufficient? Jeh (talk) 14:53, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

    IMDb and copyright[edit]

    IMDb states on their Conditions of Use] page in a section entitled "Copyright" that "All content included on this site ... is the property of IMDb or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws."

    If we're going to have an essay about Citing IMDb then we really need to call this out in the essay, and say something about how much stuff from IMDb it's appropriate to include in an article. From the nature of the data IMDb contains, "paraphrase" isn't usually an option for much except the bio. For example: if an actor has 25 films they've worked on and the WP page lists all or most of them, I think that is going way beyond fair use and is probably in violation of copyright. Imho, instead of listing them all, an article should probably list a few major hits, perhaps, and just link to the site for the rest.

    Similarly for an article about a movie; it should probably list just the major stars, and not a long list of cast and crew. Mathglot (talk) 01:10, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

    Cast lists[edit]

    The essay currently specifies that citing cast lists of pending productions is inappropriate. I would change that to all cast lists, which are available, after all, from official sources. This is particularly important with cast members listed as "uncredited," which I often think means that editor A is sure he/she saw actor B in a cameo as a bus driver (or something like that).--Jim in GeorgiaContribsTalk 19:56, 17 April 2017 (UTC)


    Can casting announcements made on IMDb's Twitter account be used as reliable sources? For example, IMDb tweeted that Letitia Wright was cast in Avengers: Infinity War, and she later confirmed it herself. Richiekim (talk) 14:58, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

    Note the tweet is based on an article written by IMDb-Editors. I think if we do cite IMDb it should be the article and not the tweet. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 15:23, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
    So does this mean this article can be used as a reliable source on Wikipedia? Richiekim (talk) 18:37, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
    I think that question is better asked at WP:RSN, but if they source is deemed reliable the article should be cited and not the tweet. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 21:53, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

    IMDB photos on set?[edit]

    IMDb is housing photos of the actors on various sets. Does anyone from IMDB know how photos are added there? Are they user-submitted or submitted by production companies? Can they be used as references to show the actor is in a film? AngusWOOF (bark • sniff) 21:18, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

    No, they can't, because regardless of who submitted them to IMDb they don't represent coverage about the people depicted in them. Bearcat (talk) 18:24, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

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