The Movie Database Support

I'm using the following query:

https://api.themoviedb.org/3/discover/movie?api_key=<<KEY HERE>>&region=ES&release_date.gte=2018-02-01&release_date.lte=2018-02-28&with_release_type=5

Even when using a bigger date range such as a year (release_date.gte=2017-01-01&release_date.lte=2018-02-28) I get very few results.

Why is that? Is because themoviedb has not data for that country? Are other countries very limited here?

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Why is that? Is because themoviedb has not data for that country? Are other countries very limited here?

Correct. Since you're specifying a region AND a release type, there's probably just not that many.

You can add a fallback region and release type if you want, which will filter for Spain first and then fallback the U.S. (just using it as an example):

https://api.themoviedb.org/3/discover/movie?api_key=<<KEY HERE>>&region=ES|US&release_date.gte=2018-02-01&release_date.lte=2018-02-28&with_release_type=5

You also fallback the release type:

https://api.themoviedb.org/3/discover/movie?api_key=<<KEY HERE>>&region=ES|US&release_date.gte=2018-02-01&release_date.lte=2018-02-28&with_release_type=5|3

But truth be told, there just isn't that much "physical" release data in the db or probably also Spain releases.

Look here
https://developers.themoviedb.org/3/movies/get-movie-release-dates

with_release_type=5 is for Physical

  1. Premiere
  2. Theatrical (limited)
  3. Theatrical
  4. Digital
  5. Physical
  6. TV

I suppose there is little information, here in TMDb, of Physical release dates (DVD/Bluray).

But truth be told, there just isn't that much "physical" release data in the db or probably also Spain releases.

Why you say so? Every DVD / Blue Ray release should be there, right? There are tends of movies released on DVD every week.

The "digital" format is not very clear to me , what does it mean? Is the release in cinemas consider "digital"? Or just things like "netflix" ?

Why you say so? Every DVD / Blue Ray release should be there, right?

Not quite. Our db is 100% user generated and physical releases are not a popular piece of data. They don't get added very often.