Keywords - Overview
A keyword is a word (or group of connected words) attached to a title (movie / TV series / TV episode) to describe any notable object, concept, style or action that takes place during a title. The main purpose of keywords is to allow visitors to easily search and discover titles.
A keyword can be a single word (waterfall) or a phrase with words separated by a dash (world-war-two; running-away-from-home)
Keywords should be lower-case
Before submitting a new keyword check to see what already exists. A list of the keywords currently being used can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon ( ) next to the keyword field.
Plurals - Use singular words. For example, trains should be train
Episode-specific keywords submitted to the TV series page - Keywords submitted to the TV series page should be relevant to and describe the entire series. Keywords that are specific to a particular episode should be added to that episode only.
Accented words - For example, café should be cafe
Foreign words - Keywords should be in the English language
Repeating the title - For example adding shawshank-redemption as a keyword to the title Shawshank Redemption. If the movie Shawshank Redemption is mentioned or referred to during a title, you can use the keyword reference-to-shawshank-redemption
Repeating genres - For example, we have the genres Romance and Drama so you can submit these as genres to the title rather than submitting the keyword romantic-drama. For an exceptional genre on an episode that does not relate to the overall series, please see the -episode special keywords below.
Production Company - The production company for a title will not be accepted as a keyword (e.g. amazon-studios)
Distribution Company - The distribution company for a title will not be accepted as a keyword (e.g. netflix)
Standalone names - This includes actors/actresses/crew members/real life people. For example:
Exception: We accept name keywords with a relevant descriptive signifier. Examples:
Examples of these in practice:
There are some keywords that trigger specific display functions on the site:
reenactment Used for a Documentary so that actors portraying scripted people are not listed as 'Self' if they have a character name.
non-fiction Used for a non-Documentary title, like a Talk-Show, to indicate that the people are portraying themselves
tv-special Affects the display of a title; it will say 'TV special' instead of 'TV movie' at the top of the page. Also acts like the non-fiction keyword.
tv-mini-series Affects the display of a title; it will say 'TV miniseries' instead of 'TV series' at the top of the page.
hardcore | sex These two keywords, combined with the Adult genre, will restrict the display of a title to those people who have chosen to see adult titles
-character Used to denote a character's appearance in a title. The formatting should be presented as the name of the character first, followed by "-character". So, for Star Wars, we'd list Han Solo as "Han-Solo-character". This can be used for both fictional characters, and fictional portrayals of real life people (including when someone is playing a fictionalized, scripted portrayal of themselves). Please note that if the character is recurring in a series the character keyword should only be added to the parent and not individual episodes.
There are some keywords that have a specific meaning:
f-rated Used for any title which is either directed by a woman and/or written by a woman.
triple-f-rated Used for any title which is directed by a woman, written by a woman and features significant women on screen in their own right.
-episode Used on an episode of a series to assign a genre where that particular episode is "out of the ordinary" and is unlike most others in the series i.e. "musical-episode" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, with Feeling. Especially useful for anthology series.
To report a duplicate keyword please go to our contact form and let us know the details of the keywords you think should be combined.