Add character name search

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Fie Charron

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Posted 5 years ago

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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Hi Fie Charron,

Compared to the IMDb web page, the search utility on the IMDb mobile app is rudimentary. Adding the full IMDb search functionality would be very helpful.

Until IMDb improves search on it smart phone apps, you could try using a web browser on your smart phone instead of the IMDb app for your phone. The major downside is that the IMDb web pages are not formatted for such small screens.
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Doctor Bits

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That feature has been removed from the website as well.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Character profiles.

Am I missing something? One of my most used apps on my iPhone! But I would love it if we could search and view "Character" profiles (Jack Ryan, Ace Ventura, Dr. Who, etc.) to see which movies they appeared in and Who is this? All played them.

Any chance of getting this option? Thanks
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It's been four years, and still there's no ability to search for character names.  Sad response time.

IMDB shows little regard for it's audience in this regard.  Perhaps they'll do it one day.
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Joined on July 13, 2019

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IMDb had Character Pages that WE could search
Helpful to find a list of actors that played
James Bond, Superman, Batman, Tarzan, etc.

It got to be that many characters played by one actor one time had a page
a long bulky list to maintain so IMDb  deleted all that

They could just do pages for James Bond, Superman, Batman, Tarzan, etc.
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IMDb Statistics
As of May 2019
Total Data Items: 336,394,426
Titles: 5,980,614
Names: 9,880,784

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About 371,000 results (1.22 seconds)
About 203,000 results (0.75 seconds)
About 372,000 results (1.02 seconds)
About 62,700 results (0.66 seconds)
About 1,990,000 results (0.33 seconds)