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Package for parsing IMDb datasets and scraping web pages

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PyMDb is a package for both parsing the datasets provided by IMDb and scraping information from their web pages.

This package is able to gather information on people, titles, and companies provided by IMDb and is split into two separate modules: one for parsing the IMDb datasets, and one for scraping webpages on


The latest release of PyMDb can be installed from PyPI with:

pip install py-mdb

If downloading the source from GitHub, PyMDb requires the following packages:


import pymdb
from collections import defaultdict

parser = pymdb.PyMDbParser(gunzip_files=True)
genre_count = defaultdict(int)
for title in parser.get_title_basics("path/to/files"):
    for genre in title.genres:
        genre_count[genre] += 1
for genre in genre_count:
    print(f"{genre}: {genre_count[genre]}")

scraper = pymdb.PyMDbScraper()
title = scraper.get_title("tt0076759")
print(f"{title.title_text} came out in {title.release_date.year}!")


Full documentation can be found at the PyMDb Read the Docs page.


This project is licensed under the MIT License. Please see the LICENSE file for details.

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