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Look up movie ratings with node.js

Movies Lookup is a little node.js project to lookup ratings of many movies all together on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

A list of dvds
Photo by Brett Jordan / Unsplash

Only the ones affected by the collector’s bug know what it really means to have thousands and thousands of movies in Hard Drives. I was really annoyed by this situation since many of them were probably garbage to me, and being the extreme minimalist that I am, I wanted to do some cleaning.
The idea was to create a little script that would scan all the movie files in a folder and report info such as ratings and trailers for each one of them on a webpage. Furthermore, the ones with a rating under a certain threshold would have been highlighted somehow.

So during the afternoon of a few days ago, I was getting back to my university’s house. The trip takes one hour and for the time I arrived, I already had a first working version of the script.
If you want to take a look at the code here is the GitHub repo, here the npm page.

I hope this might help you somehow, maybe it’ll help you learn using APIs to gather movie information or just because you need a tool like this for yourself too.

In any case, stay awesome ✌️