Movie Posters - how to correct them?



I have two versions of a few movies; for example The Italian Job (1969) and The Italian Job (2003). My problem is that both movies are showing the 2003 posters/backgrounds.

How do I force the original movie to have it's own poster?


Is it just happening with The Italian Job? Or with other movies as well? Are you following the naming guidelines?

I have the original and remake of 3:10 to Yuma and all the poster/background options are 100% accurate.


A quick fix is to go to the ellipsis at the top right of the movie’s page and select ‘fix match’ from the drop down menu. But it’ll be better in the long run if you make sure your naming your files correctly.


I have renamed The Italian Job to The Italian Job (1969) and reset the metadata but as you can see it still loads up the later version. I have forced a manual image of the 1969 version for now.


Sounds like you have naming issues - and if you want Plex to misbehave - disregard the Naming Guidelines. Misbehavior will follow closely - like a well trained Mamot.

The Italian Job (1969).xxx
The Italian Job (2003) [1080p].xxx <— see how I made FileBot do that - since I let it name the old one long ago?
(Filebot link in my signature)

Stuff that makes your file name non-compliant should go in [Brackets] so Plex will ignore it and not confuse itself.

Compliant Movie File Names go like:
Movie Name (YEAR)
To do less is to invite disaster.

Light and Required Reading for the Plex Enthusiast:

After you fix those files names you can learn The Plex Dance®.

The Plex Dance®:

  1. remove show/movie/video from library
  2. update library
  3. empty trash
  4. clean bundles <— update library, empty trash, clean bundles
  5. bring names and structures into compliance, fiddle around generally
  6. replace corrected show/movie/video into library
  7. update library

All Steps. In Order. No Shortcuts.

My pet Marmot, Reggie - Follows me everywhere:

Here is Reggie singing “The Marriage of Figaro” on our tour of The National Parks last year.
It ain’t over until the Fat Marmot Sings - and it’s over.