Skip to content
This repository


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with HTTPS or Subversion.

Download ZIP

GTK graphical interface for the Internet Movie DataBase (IMDB)

branch: master

Fetching latest commit…


Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time

Octocat-spinner-32 bin
Octocat-spinner-32 data
Octocat-spinner-32 lib
Octocat-spinner-32 .gitignore
Octocat-spinner-32 Gemfile
Octocat-spinner-32 LICENSE
Octocat-spinner-32 README.rdoc
Octocat-spinner-32 Rakefile
Octocat-spinner-32 TODO
Octocat-spinner-32 gimdb.gemspec


GTK graphical interface for the Internet Movie DataBase.


gimdb is a program that can browse the Internet Movie DataBase of Amazon. It is write in Ruby programming language and use the graphics library GTK. gimdb download the movies info that you request and save them in a local sqlite3 database.

You can create users and save for each of them the movies to see, movies seen and favourites movies. gimdb can also work in offline mode searching movies in the local database.


gimdb may be useful if you don't know what movie see.


For your purposes, you can use the IMDB class.

require 'imdb'
require 'pp'

# Get a IMDB object to perform queries
searcher =

# Query the database
results = searcher.get_list()

# Query the database with options
results = searcher.get_list(:release_date => '2007,2010', :user_rating => '7,10')

# Print the results
pp results

# Get more movies with same query
results =

Avaiable options are:

  • title

  • release_date

  • user_rating

  • num_votes

  • genres

  • sort

  • start



gem install gimdb



You can use this email address for any questions or help:

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright © 2010 Enrico Pilotto. See LICENSE for details.

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.