popular-movies

This tool makes a best guess at what popular movies are based on a series of heuristics from multiple websites. This then returns a list of movies with their posters and IMDB ID.

Popular movies are based on some general rules:

  • Rating greater than the general sentiment of movies currently out
  • Released less than a year ago
  • At least 3 weeks old to generate a "stable" rating
  • Does not consider tastes, categories or genres of movies

Usage

You can poll the following JSON file for a list of movies.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/popular-movies/movies.json
  • This file is regenerated nightly so it is recommended that you only poll this file once per day
  • It is recommended that you take a snapshot of this list and not remove based on the list no longer displaying a particular movie
  • Subject to fair use; excessive usage will be rate limited

There are also several other variations of the main file:

File Description
movies-metacritic-min50.json Movies with a minimum score of 50 on Metacritic
movies-metacritic-min60.json Movies with a minimum score of 60 on Metacritic
movies-metacritic-min70.json Movies with a minimum score of 70 on Metacritic
movies-metacritic-min80.json Movies with a minimum score of 80 on Metacritic
movies-imdb-min5.json Movies with a minimum score of 5 on IMDB
movies-imdb-min6.json Movies with a minimum score of 6 on IMDB
movies-imdb-min7.json Movies with a minimum score of 7 on IMDB
movies-imdb-min8.json Movies with a minimum score of 8 on IMDB
movies-rottentomatoes-min50.json Movies with a minimum score of 50 on Rotten Tomatoes
movies-rottentomatoes-min60.json Movies with a minimum score of 60 on Rotten Tomatoes
movies-rottentomatoes-min70.json Movies with a minimum score of 70 on Rotten Tomatoes
movies-rottentomatoes-min80.json Movies with a minimum score of 80 on Rotten Tomatoes

If you're looking for historical files, you can amend a date to the main file like so:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/popular-movies/movies-20191202.json

This file is only available from December 2, 2019 onwards.

Develop

  • Make sure you are running Node.js and a local instance of Redis

  • If you want to run it locally you can clone this repository and add a .env file which includes the following lines

    TMDB_KEY=
  • Then run npm test and you should see an output of movies showing on your console and the grade it's gotten

License

MIT

Popular Movies

Tries to create a list of popular movies based on a series of heuristics

Popular Movies Info

⭐ Stars 251
🔗 Homepage s3.amazonaws.com
🔗 Source Code github.com
🕒 Last Update 8 months ago
🕒 Created 9 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 4
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 63
😎 Author sjlu