Advanced Search to allow searching for more than one person at at time

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Example:
humphrey bogart and lauren bacall
this would show all the movies they made together

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  • I will be REALLY Happy when we can look for pairs of people - actors with directors, actors with actors, etc

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IMDB Luver: This function already exists. If you go to the Advanced Search page (https://www.imdb.com/search/), you will see a link for "Collaborations" which will take you to https://www.imdb.com/search/common/.

Then, in the "Two People in the Same Title" section, you enter one person's name in each of the "Name 1" and "Name 2" boxes. Then click "Search", and you will get a list of all the titles in which both people are credited (regardless of occupation).

As an alternative, you can start on the name page of either person you are interested in. On the right-hand rail of their page, click "Explore More" in the Quick Links box. Then, under Related Items, click "Credited With". That will take you to the Collaborations page with the first person's name already filled in, and you just have to enter the second person's name and click "Search".

Good luck!
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IMDB Luver,

Expanding on what  gromit82 wrote:

This is the results of a collaboration search with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall:

Feature Film/TV Episode/Video/TV Movie/TV Special/TV Mini-Series/Documentary/Video Game/Short Film, with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?roles=nm0000007,nm0000002&title_type=feature,tv_episode,video...

You will note that nm0000007 and nm0000002 are the name IDs for Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

In case you wish to search for collaboration with three or more people you can edit the link to add the name ID for a third person.

You can get a collaboration search for Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour by using their name IDs (nm0001078,nm0001362,nm0483787) in place of the name IDs for Bogart and Bacall.

Feature Film/TV Episode/Video/TV Movie/TV Special/TV Mini-Series/Documentary/Video Game/Short Film, with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?roles=nm0001078,nm0001362,nm0483787&title_type=feature,tv_epi...
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Hello
This feature does indeed exist and now I know how to find it!
Advanced Search
Collaborations
Then it is possible to enter 2 people and see what movies they worked on together.

It would be very nice to have some of the Banners suggest to users to use the Advanced Search - there are a lot of very nice tools there that users may not know about
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I have used this feature for years - except after all the recent updates, I can't get there. Click on Advanced Search, and the page starts to load, briefly - but then it doesn't. I'm stuck in some limbo with part of the background to the front page, and the pictures of my latest search results, and that's it. I thought it might help to wait, like my PC was trying to load all of this new junk on the pages, but that doesn't help. Another case of giving me what I didn't ask for, while messing up something I use all of the time.