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I need to find the title of a movie or TV-show, but I only know part of its story and/or descriptions of scenes and characters. I might happen to know who acted in it or even have some images from it.

However, this site doesn't serve identification questions anymore so it won't help me solve this directly. But how can I get my movie identified still? Are there any external resources I could consult? And if yes, how can I optimize the results I get therefrom?

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First of all, there are a few sites within the StackExchange network which still accept such questions:

Then there are also some other Q&A sites working similar to SE where you can just provide a description and ask for a movie:

If you are working from different information than a verbal description, there's also other less Q&A oriented ways to find your movie/TV-show:

  • Google image search lets you search directly for matches to a given image, for when you have a visual representation of either a scene from the film or an actor whose name you'd like to know.
  • So does TinEye
  • QuoDB might be useful if you only have a specific quote or part of the dialogue you remember.
  • IMDb's Advanced Search lets you combine a variety of types of information from IMDb catalogs to create extremely specific searches. You can fill in (with the information you have) as many optional fields as you can to narrow the search results.
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    This is a first start. If you have similar links, feel free to add them. If you have different, maybe more procedurally oriented, guidance, you might also post it as a new answer. – Napoleon Wilson Jan 27 '18 at 0:17

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