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Omdb_gateway is a rubygem to fetch the movie information, all content and images on the IMDB site ( which are contributed and maintained by IMDB users.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'omdb_gateway'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install omdb_gateway

Next, you need to run the generator:

$ rails generate omdb_gateway:install

Generator will create a config/initializers/omdb.yml file where you can provide your api key or token (generated from omdb).


Omdb_Gateway provides different methods to fetch the data from OMDB. For example, find_by_id, find_by_title, find_by.

require 'omdb_gateway'



OmdbGateway::Movie.find_by(id: 'tt7363076')

OmdbGateway::Movie.find_by(title: 'Raid')

=> <OmdbGateway::Response:0x00007fa51293f6c0 @title="Raid", @year="2018", @rated="NOT ...
OmdbGateway::Movie.find_by_id('tt7363076', format: :json)

OmdbGateway::Movie.find_by_title('Raid', format: :json)

OmdbGateway::Movie.find_by(id: 'tt7363076', format: :json)
=> {"Title"=>"Raid", "Year"=>"2018", "Rated"=>"NOT RATED", "Released"=>"16 Mar ...

OmdbGateway takes other parameters too. For example, year, plot, format. Default values are plot: 'short', format: 'json'.

OmdbGateway::Movie.find_by_id('tt7363076', year: 2018, plot: :full, format: :xml)
OmdbGateway::Movie.find_by_title('Raid', year: 2018, plot: :full, format: :xml)

OmdbGateway::Movie.find_by(id: 'tt7363076', year: 2018, plot: :full, format: :xml)

=> "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?><root response=\"True\"><movie title=\..."

OmdbGateway also provides search to query.


OmdbGateway::Search.query('Batman', page: 2)

OmdbGateway::Search.query('Batman', page: 1, year: 2018, plot: :full, api_version: 1)

=> <OmdbGateway::CollectionResponse:0x00007feb56f7e0b0 @result=[#<OmdbGateway::Response:0x00007feb56f7e038 @title="Batman: The Killing Joke" ...

OmdbGateway::Search.query('Batman', page: 1, format: :xml)

=> "<root totalResults=\"338\" response=\"True\"><result title=\"Batman: The Killing ...

OmdbGateway::Search.query('Batman', page: 2, format: :json)

=> {"Search"=>[{"Title"=>"Batman: The Killing Joke", "Year"=>"2016", "imdbID"=> ...


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the Omdb_gateway project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.

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