Movie Scraper

Movie Scraper

Video Demo:

Movie Script is an advanced scrapper which stores the movies in a database from, along with the posters and other details. Also on each movies you have trailers displayed automatically from YouTube.

Every movie page have Title & Description tags included for SEO purposes.

Movies are taken in the moment you search the movies in the Search Box, so if a visitor comes on your website and search for Mildred Pierce for example, if the movies wasn’t searched before, it will automatically grab it from IMDb (PlusIMDb scraper), and store all the details, and after that, return the result.

Movies can be searched by Years, Stars, Genres and Countries.

When a movie is grabbed, you get the following:

  • Title
  • Poster
  • Year (of the movie)
  • Plot
  • Trivia
  • Release date
  • User votes (from IMDb)
  • Countries
  • Stars
  • Genres
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
  • Oscars (number)
  • Also for evey movie, the script will automatically display trailers from YouTube.

    Every movie page will have “Similar Movies” wich will display random movies from the same genre of the movie displayed.


    Update 2.2 (April 18, 2018)
  • Improved the crawler to support the latest design changes from IMDb.
  • Update 2.1 (January 5, 2018)
  • Improved the crawler to support the latest design changes from IMDb.
  • Migration from MySQL (deprecated in higher PHP versions) to MySQLi
  • Other minor improvements
  • Update 2.0 (April 30, 2015)
  • Updated the embedded trailers preview to reflect the new YouTube changes.
  • Added sub-folder installation support
  • Other minor changes
  • Update 1.9 (February 17, 2014)
  • Improved the crawler to support the latest design changes from IMDb.
  • Update 1.8 (February 21, 2013)
  • The movies from the first page are sown by age automatically now.
  • Changed the movies to be taken with the US title.
  • Files affected: /sources/welcome.php, /includes/imdb.php
  • Update 1.7 (February 21, 2013)
  • Fixed the Actors and other bugs.
  • Update 1.6 (February 2, 2013)
  • IMDb changed their design, so I have updated the crawler.
  • Improved the search system.
  • Files affected: /sources/imdb.php & /sources/search.php.
  • Update 1.5 (September 11, 2012)
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes broken images will appear.
  • Update 1.4
  • Fixed a bug where the authors would get another array element called “See full cast crew”.
  • Fixed some other minor bugs.
  • Update 1.3
  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Added bulk movie grabber (you can 100> movies at once to be scraped).
  • Update 1.2
  • Fixed the title (title under the ad space from the movie page)
  • Fixed the facebook URL (when Share a movie)
  • Update 1.1
  • Fixed .htaccess
  • Fixed movies.php
  • Requirements

    Requirements: PHP, MySQLi, Apache, Rewrite and cURL.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: We have included a Disclaimer page and Privacy policy pages, updated as of 02-02-2013, but remember to check atleast monthly the IMDb Copyright and Conditions of Use, for scraping you need written permission.