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Getting started

IMDb is a collaborative site, which means we rely on individuals to provide us with all the content that users can see across both & IMDbPro.

The term "data" refers to information listed on IMDb, if you can see it on the website then it makes up the "data" in Internet Movie Database and can be contributed.

Looking at the title page for Tenet (2020) below - you can see some of the data types which can be contributed:

Examples of data to add

You can submit information across both name  & title  pages such as:

Name icon

Title icon

Bio trivia



Biographical data



and more...


Release dates



Technical info


and more...

A full list of what can be contributed to existing pages is available by selecting  Edit page example  at the bottom of either name  & title  pages.

Additionally, users with an IMDbPro membership can also contribute company & contact information to all pages along with headshots to their own claimed name page.

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To begin, you'll need to be registered with a free IMDb account before you can submit any updates. 

Also, our aim is to be the most complete and reliable source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the web. In order to achieve this, we can only accept submissions which are accurate & verifiable at the point of submission. 

If an IMDb editor is unable to verify the information being added is factual, or the data breaches one of the policies listed on this help center, then the request may be rejected. 

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How to

For the majority of information types, you can submit updates via the  Edit page example  button at the bottom of either name title , and company  (IMDbPro only) pages.

From here, find the type of data you'd like to add from the list, and use the drop-down option to choose how many items you'd like to add. 

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Once you've chosen everything you'd like to add, scroll to the bottom of the page and press Continue button example to progress onto the next stage where you let us know the actual information you're trying to add. 

Exceptions to the above

While most information is contributed to pages via the Edit page button some information is contributed slightly differently - this includes images, user reviews, and parental guides explained below.

New title pages A brand new title page can be submitted via our new title submission form, is explained in more detail in our new title article
Title images Mentioned in our image FAQ, these are contributed via the +add button found at the end of a titles image gallery
User reviews Your review can be added from the user review section - (e.g. Toy Story 4 user reviews)
Parental guides You can submit these updates from the parental guides section - (e.g. Black Widow parental guide)

For more information on submitting different types of information to IMDb, make sure to search for that particular data type in the help center

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Frequently asked questions

When will my update be added?
It's been ages but my update hasn't appeared on IMDb, what's happened?
What information can I use to verify my new submission?
I keep going in circles on the contribution form but can't submit - help!

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