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MovieBuff: Dive Deeper into Movies with Generative AI

MovieBuff: Dive Deeper into Movies Before You Watch

MovieBuff: Dive Deeper into Movies Before You Watch

Have you ever spent two hours watching a movie only to be disappointed? MovieBuff is here to help! This Streamlit application leverages the power of Google's Generative AI, specifically the Gemini-Pro model, to provide you with detailed information about movies and TV series before you invest your precious time.


Choosing a movie can be overwhelming. With countless options available, it's hard to know which ones are worth watching. MovieBuff aims to solve this problem by offering a quick and easy way to explore movies based on your interests.

How it Works

MovieBuff is incredibly user-friendly. You can either:

  • Enter the movie title and year: Simply type the name of the movie you're interested in, and MovieBuff will fetch relevant information like plot summaries, directors, genres, themes, main conflicts, settings, character descriptions, trivia, and even recommendations for similar movies.
  • Upload a movie poster image: If you don't remember the title, no problem! Upload an image of the movie poster, and MovieBuff will use its image recognition capabilities to identify the movie and provide the same detailed information.

Code Breakdown

The code utilizes several key libraries:

  • Streamlit: This Python library builds the user interface, allowing for easy interaction and data visualization.
  • google-generativeai: This library provides access to Google's Generative AI models, including Gemini-Pro, which powers the information retrieval and generation.
  • PIL.Image: This library handles image processing for uploaded movie posters.

The code is structured into two main sections:

  1. Sidebar: This section allows users to input the movie title or upload a poster image. It also houses the search and clear buttons.
  2. Main area: This section displays the information retrieved by the Gemini-Pro model based on the user's input.

The core functionality involves crafting a prompt for the Gemini-Pro model. This prompt requests specific information about the movie, including plot summaries, director, genre, themes, and more. The model then generates text based on the prompt and available data, providing a comprehensive overview of the movie.

Ease of Use and Audience

MovieBuff is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about movies before watching them. The interface is intuitive and straightforward, requiring no technical expertise. Whether you're a movie enthusiast or just looking for something new to watch, MovieBuff can help you make informed decisions and discover hidden gems.


MovieBuff is a powerful tool that leverages Google's Generative AI to enhance your movie-watching experience. With its simple interface and comprehensive information, MovieBuff empowers you to choose movies you'll truly enjoy.

Note: This blog post provides a high-level overview of the MovieBuff application. For a detailed code walkthrough and technical explanation, please refer to the source code and comments within the script.


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