Reel Ratings
The Repo

About

The goal of this project is to predict the movie rating of a movie from the title entered by the user. Our prediction relies on IMDb and TMDb datasets, using our statistical model. We also implemented a rudimentary algorithm that allows the model to learn and improve from past predictions.

School:UC Santa Barbara
Club:Data Science
Data Sources:IMDB, TheMovieDB
Languages:Python, HTML, JS

How It Works

The goal of this project is to predict the movie rating of a movie title entered by the user. Our prediction relies on IMDb and TMDb datasets, using our statistical model. We also implemented a rudimentary algorithm that allows the model to learn and improve from past predictions.

The main program takes in a name of a movie from the user. It then downloads the ID's of the actors and other parameters from TheMovieDB.org. Those ID's are then compared against the previous ratings of movies those actors have starred in. The final resulting list of ratings is then averaged and weighted together to form the final rating guess.

Flow Chart

The Results

GraphThe correlation of producing company to actual ratings
GraphThe correlation of actor's previous works to actual ratings
GraphThe correlation of director's previous works to actual ratings
GraphThe correlation of genre to actual ratings
GraphThe correlation of producer's previous works to actual ratings
GraphThe correlation of writer's previous works to actual ratings
GraphThe correlation of year to actual ratings

The Team

In September 2017, we joined forces under UCSB's Data Science Club with the ambitious idea of creating a website that would predict movie ratings. We are a small group of 3rd year UCSB students with majors ranging from Computer Engineering to Actuarial Science.

Group Photo

Contributors (Left to Right)

  • Danielle Robinson (Data Query)
  • Victoria Sneddon (Project Manager)
  • Brandon Tran (Data Query)
  • Jake Hickey (Statistical Analysis)
  • Ari Gilmore (Statistical Analysis)
  • Andrew Polk (Technical Lead)
  • Ivy Tran (Statistical Analysis)

Some of my other work

© 2019 Andrew Polk