How-to: Build a Python Web Scraper to capture IMDb Top-100 Movies

Some background

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Ummm, ok, aaannd? 🤷‍♂️

Short Description:

Step-by-Step Breakdown:

  1. Import all of the required libraries.
  2. Call out to iMDB.
  3. Save the HTML elements off the iMDB page to a results object.
  4. Create a movie_soup BeautifulSoup object that stores all the results as text.
  5. Create lists to extract all HTML attributes like:

name

years

runtime

ratings

metascores

number of votes

gross budget

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👨‍💻️ Code and Step-By-Step Instructions: 📖

Time to see the Movie results! 🙂

python imdb-movie-scraper.py

Voilà!

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Conclusion 🎭

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Multi-disciplinary Technical Lead specialized in building products users love. Today, I manage & secure big data in the cloud. All views shared are my own.