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IMDb title at the Internet Movie Database

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This template is used to generate an external link to a web page at the Internet Movie Database. It should be used exclusively for TITLES (movies, TV series, games, etc).

For a person (actor, actress, etc.), use {{IMDb name}}.
For a specific TV episode or Web series episode, use {{IMDb episode}}.
For an episode list, use {{IMDb episodes}}.
For a company, use {{IMDb company}}.
For a character, use {{IMDb character}}.

Usage

Unnamed parameters:

  • {{IMDb title | ID }}
  • {{IMDb title | ID | TITLE }}
  • {{IMDb title | ID | TITLE | DESCRIPTION }}
  • {{IMDb title | ID | TITLE | DESCRIPTION | section= SECTION }}

Named parameters:

  • {{IMDb title | id= ID }}
  • {{IMDb title | id= ID | title= TITLE }}
  • {{IMDb title | id= ID | title= TITLE | description= DESCRIPTION }}
  • {{IMDb title | id= ID | title= TITLE | description= DESCRIPTION | section= SECTION }}

Instructions

  1. Search on IMDb.com for the title you want. On the Wikipedia page of the film concerned this can often be done with the link produced by previewing {{IMDb title}} (this may not work if the page title is more than just the film title).
  2. Click on the correct link to go to the movie's page (or whatever you're looking for). Be sure you're getting on the correct title page.
  3. The page URL should look like this:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt######/
    where ###### indicates a number.
  4. Copy the ID number that appears after tt in the URL. The leading "tt" is not required, but the template will still work if it is included. The leading zeros in the number are not needed, but are recommended for Linksearch uniformity.
  5. Add the following to the external links section of the article:
    {{IMDb title | ###### | Film Name }}
    or {{IMDb title | id= ###### | title= Film Name }}
    where ###### is the number you've copied, and Film Name is the title of the movie or show.
  6. (Optional) If you want to add an additional description to distinguish this film/show from another that may be on the same page with the same name, use the following text:
    {{IMDb title | ####### | Title | Description }}
    where ####### is the number you've copied, Title is the title of the movie or show, and Description is the description of the show, in parentheses.
  7. (Optional) There is also the section parameter which can be set to awards to link to the Awards section of the site.

Examples

Parameter: id (1)

  1. Search on IMDb.com for the title Alpha Dog. This can also be done on the Wikipedia page for Alpha Dog by previewing {{IMDb title}} and clicking that link ( http://www.imdb.com/Title?Alpha+Dog/ ).
  2. On the IMDb search results page, click the link for "Alpha Dog (2006)". That IMDb page URL is:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426883/
  3. Copy 0426883 and add it to the template.

Example: {{IMDb title | 0426883 }}

Result: IMDb title at the Internet Movie Database

Example: {{IMDb title |id= 0426883 }}

Result: IMDb title at the Internet Movie Database

Typically this is a list item in the external links section (even if there is only one link), so you should add "*" in front.

Parameter: title (2)

Example: {{IMDb title | 0426883 | Alpha Dog }}

Result: Alpha Dog at the Internet Movie Database

Example: {{IMDb title | id= 0426883 | title= Alpha Dog }}

Result: Alpha Dog at the Internet Movie Database

Parameter: description (3)

Example: {{IMDb title | 0106117 | Route 66 | (1993 TV series) }}

Result: Route 66 (1993 TV series) at the Internet Movie Database

Example: {{IMDb title | id= 0106117 | title= Route 66 | description= (1993 TV series) }}

Result: Route 66 (1993 TV series) at the Internet Movie Database

Parameter: section

Example: {{IMDb title | 0111282 | Stargate | section= awards }}

Result: Awards for Stargate at the Internet Movie Database

Example: {{IMDb title | id= 0111282 | title= Stargate | description= (1994 film) | section= awards }}

Result: Awards for Stargate (1994 film) at the Internet Movie Database

Template data

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

IMDb title

This is a template to generate links to Internet Movie Database.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Title number id1 Number of the IMDb title, taken from the numbers at the end of its IMDb URL. The Wikidata IMDb identifier (P345) can be used if id is not set. number empty empty required
Title name title2 Name of the production, which may include the year made (in parentheses). Defaults to {{PAGENAME}} without any disambiguation such as (film). string empty empty optional
Description description3 Description of the production. string empty empty optional
Section section Can 'award' or 'awards' which makes a link to the awards page. Other values are ignored. string empty empty optional

Wikidata

The Wikidata project provides a central collection of information and parameters for articles for the various Wikimedia projects. This includes the IMDB title codes for films. For example the film Space Milkshake has a corresponding Wikidata item (Q7572422), which in turn includes an IMDb identifier. If {{IMDb title}} is invoked in an article without the "id" parameter, and if Wikidata has an IMDb identifier specified for that article's corresponding item, the IMDb link with its title code will be included automatically.

For new film articles, the IMDb identifier property (and the film title item itself) may need to be added at Wikidata first, so that the default IMDb link can be available for use on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

This Wikidata capability was implemented on the English Wikipedia as of April 2013.

Note that the title code (first parameter) can still be specified as before and this will override the Wikidata default e.g. where this template is used to link to a film whose title does not correspond to the subject of the article (for example, in the case of a single article about a film and its sequels).

The second parameter for the film title override is still available to handle differences between article titles and film titles (e.g. due to disambiguation wording in the title). The first parameter may be left blank to default from Wikidata - for example {{IMDb title||Film title}}.

Linksearch

For a given link target (or first part of that) the pages from where there are links are found by a link such as this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Linksearch&target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imdb.com%2Ftitle%2Ftt0426

See also