This documentation refers to the MongoDB Charts beta service in MongoDB Atlas. Read the on-premises documentation to learn how to use the MongoDB Charts beta on site.

Visualizing Movie Details

Total Estimated Time to Complete: 20-30 minutes


This tutorial explores features and capabilities of MongoDB Charts with a data source containing information gleaned from IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. The tutorial demonstrates how to use filters to refine a large result set down to an easily understandable chart, as well as how to use multi-series charts and multiple encoding channels to add further insights to your charts.

In this tutorial, you’ll create two charts: a sorted column chart and a scatter chart.

  • The sorted column chart displays columns representing the number of awards won by directors with at least 50 total awards, sorted from highest to lowest and broken down by film genre.
  • The scatter chart shows a diagram of movies with at least one award win along with their TomatoMeter rating and their MPAA rating (G, PG, PG-13, or R).
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