Top 250, filtering and sorting - this is worse than it used to be. Reverse it.

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I get a lot of results I don't want when searching the Top 250 and then filtering by genres. Moviemeter shows strange results (example: a Tarzan with an awful rating). Sorting by user-rating seems to get lots of movies reviewed by few users who gave it perfect 10s, poisoning the results when you expect some quality.

This functionality used to be much smoother.

Solutions?

1. Reverse it?
2. Allow users to "create" their own searches. Example:
Filter only Animation movies, from 2010->present, only 7.5+ ratings with a minimum of 100 votes.

Also, the one line prompt at the beginning of this process was pretty annoying.
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  • like the new sorting system got worse.

Posted 7 years ago

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2. Allow users to "create" their own searches.

You can:

http://www.imdb.com/search/title

Example:
Filter only Animation movies, from 2010->present, only 7.5+ ratings with a minimum of 100 votes.

Thusly:

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=animation&num_votes=100,&release_date=2010,&sort...

The problem is you don't get the filter options in the sidebar or even a link back to Advanced Title Search. I have suggested it here and it is "under consideration":

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/add_the_filter_options_to_the_sidebar_of_the_search_results

If implemented, it'd help with this as well as people's transition to rolling their own searches.