The Movie Database Support

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Dear TMDb Community,

In the next few months, you might notice some changes on our site. My primary goal is, and always has been, to build the best media database on the internet and in order for me to stay true to that goal, we will be making these changes to enable TMDb to be more robust and reliable than before.

As you might recall from my 2019 recap, I have some pretty amazing plans for 2020 so stay tuned for some really fantastic launches this year!

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I had a read of all "search" related topics in the forum ( but couldn't find any thread that answers my question.

I'm using version 3 of the /search/movie endpoint ( and I would like to know if there's a sort capability? For example, when I search James Bond I would like to filter and show the newest movies at the top. How can I do this? Is it possible? Is there a workaround?

Right now the ordering is kinda random, or is it? Can it be controlled in some way?

I tried to add a sort_by parameter, similar to how it's done in /discover/movie (, but it didn't work. Is there a way to use the /discover/movie endpoint to search for movies? I tried adding with a title parameter, but it didn't work. Example:|API-KEY-HERE|&language=en-US&sort_by=popularity.desc&include_adult=false&include_video=false&page=1&title=Parasite

Best, pgergov


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