How to use the Search/Filter given on Catalogue?
If you are looking for specific content, use the live search box. It can only search names of Movie/TV Shows not cast members or genre.
IN – Action or Comedy. Default filter.
NOT IN – Neither Action nor Comedy. Negative filter.
IMDb(M) – Modified version of IMDb rating which factors in number of votes.
Random – Works like Netflix Roulette suggesting random titles.
Having trouble with Search/Filters? Open in Incognito/Private mode of browser.
On what basis are the lists are created?
Ans: I use the following data points for listing the titles: IMDb Rating & No. of Votes, Metascore & No. of Reviews, Popularity and the Year of release. I do not have my own user rating system (yet).
Why the age rating is different in the Netflix app?
Ans: The age ratings country by country. I try to ensure that content for family has been rated for kids everywhere. For other Age ratings, it will vary.
What is IMDb(M)?
Ans: IMDb Rating & No. of Votes are taken into account to give this score. It’s a better indicator as compared to IMDb alone. E.g. A title with Rating 7.5 and 1000 votes will have lower IMDb(M) as compared to a title with Rating 7 and 10000 votes. This ensures that users are not misled by titles which may have 5 votes and 9.5 rating.
Why are the dates so old or not matching for my region?
Ans: The dates mentioned in ‘Available From’ are the dates when the content was added to Netflix database not specifically for your region. So it may not match.
Why the number of seasons are different in my region?
Ans: Since the data on a Single Title page is for multiple regions, the seasons would vary a bit since all of the regions do not get content release at the same time.
- Why can’t I find this content on my app?
Ans: The content on the site is based on English account language. If you have different account language, less content will be available for you . Also sometimes things fall into the crack. If you find something which is incorrect, I would appreciate if you can drop me a mail.
- This title is showing available on the Netflix app but showing as ‘Not Streaming’ on this website?
Ans: Inconvenience regretted. As mentioned in the last point, things fall into the crack sometimes. Please do drop me a mail for inconsistencies.
- Can I get a copy of database for a region?
Ans: If you want the database for a region for non-commercial purpose, you can send me a blank XL sheet with the headers of data points you want.
- Can I scrape data from your website?
Ans: You can scrape if you want, but avoid using browser based spiders/bots. It will get blocked in firewall. I would prefer if you would use the sitemap file and ‘request’ module in Python with time.sleep(5) to avoid overloading the server.