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A free & open source IMDb front-end.
Inspired by projects like teddit, nitter and many others.
- No ads or tracking
Browse any movie info without being tracked or bombarded by annoying ads.
- Modern interface
Modern interface with curated colors supporting both dark and light themes.
- Responsive design
Be it your small mobile or big computer screen, it's fully responsive.
Up movie page
(tested on Firefox v104; without scroll; simulated regular 4g)
Network tab stats libremdb IMDb no. of requests 22 180 data transfered(gzipped) 468KB 1.88MB load event fired in 6.22s 10.01s
|libremdb.iket.me||Canada||Operated by me|
|libremdb.pussthecat.org||Germany||Operated by PussTheCat.org|
|libremdbeu.herokuapp.com||Europe||Operated by toyboatcash|
|lmdb.tokhmi.xyz||U.S.||Operated by Tokhmi|
|libremdb.esmailelbob.xyz||Canada||Operated by Esmail EL BoB|
|ld.vern.cc||US||Operated by ~vern|
|binge.whatever.social||US & Germany||Operated by Whatever Social|
|libremdb.lunar.icu||Germany (Cloudflare)||Operated by lunar.icu|
|libremdb.jeikobu.net||Germany (Cloudflare)||Operated by shindouj|
|libremdb.esmail5pdn24shtvieloeedh7ehz3nrwcdivnfhfcedl7gf4kwddhkqd.onion||Canada||Operated by Esmail EL BoB|
|ld.vernccvbvyi5qhfzyqengccj7lkove6bjot2xhh5kajhwvidqafczrad.onion||US||Operated by ~vern|
|vernz3ubrntql4wrgyrssd6u3qzi36zrhz2agbo6vibzbs5olk2q.b32.i2p||US||Operated by ~vern|
Questions you might have
How do I use it?
imdb.comin any IMDb URL with any of the instances. For example: 'imdb.com/title/tt1049413' to 'libremdb.iket.me/title/tt1049413'.
To avoid changing the URLs manually, you can use extensions.
Why is it so slow?
Whenever you request info about a movie/show on libremdb, 4 trips are made(2 between your browser and libremdb's server, and 2 between libremdb's server and IMDb's server) instead of the usual 2 trips when you visit a website. For this reason there's a noticable delay. This is a bit of inconvenience you'll have to face should you wish to use this website.
It doesn't have all routes.
I'll implement more with time :)
Is content served from third-parties, like Amazon?
Nope, libremdb proxies all image and video requests through the instance to avoid exposing your IP address, browser information and other personally identifiable metadata (Contributor).
Why not just use IMDb?
Refer to the features section above.
Why didn't you use other databases like TMDB or OMDb?
IMDb simply has superior dataset compared to all other alternatives. With that being said, I'd encourage you to check out those alternatives too.
Information stored in your browser:
Information collected by other services:
None. libremdb proxies images anonymously through the instance for maximum privacy (Contributor).
add advanced search route
add did you know and reviews on movie info page
add a way to see trailer and other videos
implement movie specific routes like:
- reviews(including critic reviews)
- video & image gallery
- sections under 'did you know'
- release info
- parental guide
implement other routes like:
- person info(includes directors and actors)
- company info
- user info
use redis, or any other caching strategy
implement a better installation method
serve images and videos from libremdb itself
As libremdb is made with Next.js, you can deploy it anywhere where Next.js is supported. Below are a few other methods:
Install Node.js and Git.
for Node.js, visit their website.
for Git, run
sudo apt install gitif you're on a Debian-based distro. Else visit their website.
You can install redis from here.
Clone and set up the repo.
git clone https://github.com/zyachel/libremdb.git # replace github.com with codeberg.org if you wish so. cd libremdb # change the configuration file to your liking. cp .env.local.example .env.local # replace 'pnpm' with yarn or npm if you use those. pnpm install pnpm build pnpm start # optional: if you're using redis redis-server
libremdb will start running at http://localhost:3000.
To change port, modify the last command like this:
pnpm start -- -p <port-number>.
You can build the docker image using the provided Dockerfile(thanks to @httpjamesm) and set it up using the example docker-compose file.
Change the docker-compose file to your liking and run
docker-compose up -d to start the container, that's all!
There's a docker image made by @TheFrenchGhosty for PussTheCat.org's instance. You can use that as well.
Description: redirect IMDb to libremdb Example URL: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258463/?ref_=tt_sims_tt_t_4 Include pattern: https?:\/\/(www\.)?imdb\.com\/(.*) Redirect to: https://libremdb.iket.me/$2 Pattern type: Regular Expression
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- full list →
I'm availabe on [matrix] and email in case you wish to contact me personally.
Licensed under GNU AGPLv3.
See License for full legalese.