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Python script that obtains movie details by scraping IMDB website.

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
import requests

# Function to get Movie Details

def getMovieDetails(movieName):
    # Base URL of IMDB website
    url = ''

    # Query to find movie title
    query = '/search/title?title='

    # Empty dictionary to store movie Details
    movieDetails = {}

    # Query formed
    movienamequery = query+'+'.join(movieName.strip().split(' '))

    # WebPage is obtained and parsed
    html = requests.get(url+movienamequery+'&title_type=feature')
    bs = BeautifulSoup(html.text, 'html.parser')

    # Gets the first movie that appears in title section
    result = bs.find('h3', {'class': 'lister-item-header'})

    if result is None:
        return None

    movielink = url+result.a.attrs['href']
    movieDetails['name'] = result.a.text

    # Gets the page with movie details
    html = requests.get(movielink)
    bs = BeautifulSoup(html.text, 'html.parser')
    # Year
        movieDetails['year'] = bs.find('span', {'id': 'titleYear'}).a.text
    except AttributeError:
        movieDetails['year'] = 'Not available'
    subtext = bs.find('div', {'class': 'subtext'})

    # Rating,Genres,Runtime,Release Date,

    movieDetails['genres'] = [
        i.text for i in subtext.findAll('a', {'title': None})]
        movieDetails['rating'] = bs.find(
            'div', {'class': 'ratingValue'}).span.text
        movieDetails['runtime'] = subtext.time.text.strip()
    except AttributeError:
        movieDetails['rating'] = 'Not yet rated'
        movieDetails['runtime'] = 'Not available'
    movieDetails['release_date'] = subtext.find(
        'a', {'title': 'See more release dates'}).text.strip()

    # Gets the credit section of the page
    creditSummary = bs.findAll('div', {'class': 'credit_summary_item'})

    # Directors,Writers and Cast
    movieDetails['directors'] = [i.text for i in creditSummary[0].findAll('a')]
    movieDetails['writers'] = [i.text for i in creditSummary[1].findAll(
        'a') if 'name' in i.attrs['href']]
        movieDetails['cast'] = [i.text for i in creditSummary[2].findAll(
            'a') if 'name' in i.attrs['href']]

    # For some films, writer details are not provided
    except IndexError:
        movieDetails['cast'] = movieDetails['writers']
        movieDetails['writers'] = 'Not found'

    # The plot is seperate AJAX call and does not come in the html page, So one more request to plotsummary page
    html = requests.get(movielink+'plotsummary')
    bs = BeautifulSoup(html.text, 'html.parser')

    # Plot
    movieDetails['plot'] = bs.find(
        'li', {'class': 'ipl-zebra-list__item'}).p.text.strip()

    # Returns the dictionary with movie details
    return movieDetails

if __name__ == "__main__":
    movieName = input('Enter the movie name whose details are to be fetched\n')
    movieDetails = getMovieDetails(movieName)
    if movieDetails is None:
        print('No movie of this name found !!!!!')
    print('\n{movie} ({year})'.format(
        movie=movieDetails['name'], year=movieDetails['year']))
    print('Rating:', movieDetails['rating'])
    print('Runtime:', movieDetails['runtime'])
    print('Release Date:', movieDetails['release_date'])
    print('Genres:', ', '.join(movieDetails['genres']))
    print('Director:', ', '.join(movieDetails['directors']))
    print('Writer:', ', '.join(movieDetails['writers']))
    print('Cast:', ', '.join(movieDetails['cast']))
    print('Plot Summary:\n', movieDetails['plot'])