ATS: Search for titles with two or more people in advanced title search

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It's not allowed to add two or more casts in advance title search.
For instance I need to find movies that both Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are played together.
but it's only one cast allowed to add to search.
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Soheil

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Posted 2 years ago

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bderoes, Champion

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There's a separate search for that, called Collaboration, or Credited With.
You can access it from a Name page on the right column Explore More link, scroll down to find Credited With.
Or on the Advanced Search master menu, you have the 3rd choice of Collaborations.

Or if you're not shy, once you've done an Advanced Title Search (ATS) with one of the names, you can add the second one to the URL. The name code for Nicholson is nm0000197 (from his url), then search for what you want in ATS with Streep, and add ,nm0000197 to the &role= parameter
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&role=nm0000658,nm0000197

In some ways Credit With/ Collaborations is nicer in that it selects all the title_types for you, and you can delete them from the URL. But ATS gives you more things to select by. So whichever fits your needs best.
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Hi Soheil,

Adding to what bderoes wrote: you can search for films or titles with three or more collaborators if you know the name ID for the people.

For instance:
The name ID for Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard are respectively nm0002935, nm0004310 and nm0397219

Most Popular Feature Films With Moe Howard And Larry Fine And Curly Howard
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&role=nm0002935,nm0004310,nm0397219

Most Popular Titles With Moe Howard And Larry Fine And Curly Howard
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?role=nm0002935,nm0004310,nm0397219
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Soheil

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Thanks for brighten me.
But I can still ask the designers of IMDb to add that feature in a more nicely way. Right?
I'm mean it shoulden't be that hard to do so.

Just in the cast/crew filed in ATS allow to add more than one name.

by the way, thanks a lot.
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bderoes, Champion

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Your question is now an Idea, so now people can vote to add this feature to ATS.