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API Product Overview
The IMDb API on AWS Data Exchange is a GraphQL API that makes it easy to find the data you need, provides a simplified data structure via JSON payload (eliminating XML), and reduces the number of calls to a single URL. The IMDb API provides an industry standard solution to receive real-time access to IMDb’s premier title and name entertainment datasets.
Benefits of using the IMDb API include:
- One call, all data. You only need to make calls to a single URL (no more messing around with URL parameters or concatenating parameters).
- Get only what you need. Just request the fields you want, get back what you requested (not a bunch of other stuff you didn’t want). No more over-fetching or under-fetching.
- Multiple entities in one request. You can now request data for multiple titles/names in the same query (e.g. if they want runtimes for all episodes in a series, or major awards for a list of films/actresses).
- Industry-standard solutions. IMDb APIs use well-established (and secure) AWS services (e.g. APIG) and not proprietary APIs. This comes with lots of documentation and examples, and will be easier to find solutions to common problems.
- Search functionality within the API. Look up titles and names within the API when you don’t know the IMDb ID you want to query.
- IMDb’s data in real-time; display data as it becomes available. Get the latest data at the same time IMDb does – no 24 hour delay like our bulk files.
You can find onboarding documentation for the IMDb API below - including setting up your AWS Account, signing to the IMDb API endpoint, and sample queries to jump-start your integration.
Learn how to sign up for a sample product, subscribe to the API, and create your unique access keys