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Python IMDbPY – Getting released year of movie from movie object

  • Last Updated : 22 Apr, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the released year of movie from the movie object, we can get movie object with the help of search_movie and get_movie method to find movies.

search_movie method returns list and each element of list work as a dictionary similarly get_movie method return a movie object which work as dictionary i.e. they can be queried by giving the key of the data, here key will be year.

Syntax : movie[‘year’]

Here movie is the imdb Movie object

Return : It returns integer which is the release year



Below is the implementation




# importing the module
import imdb
   
# creating instance of IMDb
ia = imdb.IMDb()
   
# getting the movie with id
search = ia.get_movie("0111161")
  
# getting movie year
year = search['year']
  
# printing movie name and year
print(search['title'] + " : " + str(year))

Output :

The Shawshank Redemption : 1994

Another example




# importing the module
import imdb
   
# creating instance of IMDb
ia = imdb.IMDb()
   
# getting the movie with name
search = ia.search_movie("3 Idiots")
  
# getting movie year
year = search[0]['year']
  
# printing movie name and year
print(search[0]['title'] + " : " + str(year))

Output :

3 Idiots : 2009

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