Movie (MPAA) ratings and Python?

Dan Stromberg drsalists at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 06:25:08 CET 2013


Is anyone using a module or database that gives Python 3.x access to MPAA
ratings (EG G, PG, PG-13, etc.)?

I explored a few of the possibilities on Pypi, a couple of web interfaces,
and the IMDB flat text file with ratings and reasons for those ratings, but
I've not been really impressed yet.

The IMDB flat text file probably came the closest, but it appears to have
encoding issues; it's apparently nearly windows-1255, but not quite.

I may end up using the IMDB flat text file with binary I/O, but before I
dig into this any farther, I thought I should ask here: Has someone already
explored this and found a solution they were happy with?

Thanks!
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