IMDb (Internet Movie Data Base) is an internet based website which is almost like an internet dictionary for movies. The site can tell you about almost every movie that has been created.
To find information on any movie you want you just type the movie into the search bar and click on it when it comes up. Once you get onto the movie page you will see all the information on the movie from including: Director, Release Date, Cast, Site Rating, Runtime, Age Rating, Synopsis and Box Office Takings.
The two features of this site when looking at movies that I really like are the similar movies and the goofs. I like the fact that at the bottom of the page of all the movies it shows you movies that are similar. When I watch a movie that I really enjoyed I always come to this site to find similar one that I will enjoy too.
The fact that they have goofs from all the movies on their site is really cool because I never notice them whilst im watching a movie. I think its funny to know all the mistakes because some of them are just ridiculous things that I would have never noticed. The site contains user reviews for all the movies so you can see peoples opinions on the movies that you like to watch.
The site has the top 250 movies ever made voted by the users on the site which you can browse through to see what kind of movies are popular that you might like. The top ten movies on the site is filled with a few of my favourites and I think that there are some good choices in the mix. The site has an area where you can see the current releases in the cinema and which ones are performing well and which ones aren't. They have on the home page a 'Born Today' section where it lists the celebrities born on that day and their age so you can check that out if you like to know when people are born.
If you register with the site you can post on message boards and talk with people about movie related things. There was one time I forgot the name of a movie I watched years ago so I described it in a message on the message board and got the answer in a few hours from one of the users.
The layout and style of the website is very simple and easy to navigate through. There are various tabs that can take you to certain places such as Movies, TV and Community etc.
This site is very handy for people that are really into movies or even TV because it has it all. They have links to trailers and such so if your not sure about a movie you can always watch the trailer. The people on the message boards are really helpful and nice.
The have apps so you can access it faster on your smartphone or iPod/iPad. I would really recommend this site if you looking for movies or even doing research.
imdb.com is the ultimate resource for anyone interested in finding out anything about any movie. It stands for "internet movie data base" and it is exactly that. There are simply no films in existence (those that were released in cinemas or DVD's, anyway) that do not have their own page on imdb.
The majority don't just have their own page, but rather have an entire collection of information and facts, too. Cast, reviews, locations, ratings, soundtrack. All of that and much more is covered.
Not only does every film have their own page, but so does every actor, actress, director, producer, and often lesser known crew. Filmography for each is up to date and accurate.
Beyond the endless pages of facts and information, there is also a very handy feature which lists current and future releases - both on DVD and in the cinema. Often future films are listed up on imdb long before they get posted anywhere else. The thoroughness of the site is breathtaking, and if you are remotely interested in movies, actors, directors, or the film business in general, this site is guarenteed to have all the statistics and information you could possibly need.
The rating and forum features are useful too. It's nice to be able to interact with people who share a similar love (or hatred) for a particular film or person.
It's useful too if you are trying to track down a song you heard in a film once, or figure out where it was shot.
Put simply, it has everything.
Wherever there is a dilemma on which movie should we watch at home IMDb gives the answer...
Whenever there is no idea on which movie to rent/buy IMDb gives an answer...
Whenever you can't remember the name of the film but you know who acted in it or vice-versa IMDb again gives the answer...
Just wan't to learn about movies, see who acted where, follow the careers of actors, play writers, directors, soundtracks (...), see the list of top gazzilon (as well as bottom) movies ever made - IMDb is a place to go.
IMDb stands for Interned Movie Data-base which well describes the website perfectly; it is one gigantic movie and TV series database. It is hard to describe it's contend since it well includes everything but here goes.
If I simplify the site it offers imformation on movies such as a rating on a scale 1-10 (rating is based on the average of thousands of votes that users of the site give to the movie).
So you can start off by typing the name of the movie (or actor or whatever you are searching for) and the site returns numerous results first the most popular titles (might not be the movie you are looking for), then movies with exact titles, characters, partial matches and much much more, so even if you are not exactly certain of the movie title and you only have a vague idea of it, there is a lot of chance you will find it on IMDb.
After finding the movie (or whatever) you want and click on it, you will go to the page that offers additional information on the movie, you will find pictures (in most cases), short overview with rating and other basic information about director, writer etc, and all this information is clickable and you can with a simple click lets say on the director find all information about this director all movies he/she directed (again clickable). There is also a plot description awailable but not on the page with basic info - you are warned that this could be a spoiler and you have to click it if you want to read it.
Next comes the case, a list of people with small pictures attached to them and again click able so you can explore their career.
This is followed with additional information about the movie, mostly technical sfuff.
After that there comes the section which I especially like called Fun Stuff; here you can find Trivia and even more entertaining Goofs - this is a section I love to read about the movie, it tells you where there are mistakes in the movie (such as aeroplanes in prehistoric movies). I really don't know why but I always enjoy spotting mistakes in movies (not in a way that I would criticize the movie because of this goofs) it is probably a treasure hunt for me, so after watching a movie and seeing mistakes (or not) I like to check where they were and how many did I miss (usually a lot)
If you're still not satisfied you can scroll down to read some individual member reviews or discuss the movie (or any part of it) on the message board.
So you liked the movie? Want to see more? Well IMDb even offers movie sugestions on the end of the page of each movie.
Another thing that I really like and often use is the (already mentioned above) list of top rated movies - so movies everyone should see (you can choose from member voted, US/UK box office).
It really is hard to keep it short with this site, it offers so much - you can also see movie trailers, oscar winners, independent movie listings, celebrety news... Well every single thing that can be connected to movies.
I really enjoy this site and do use it often, for informational purposes, to end boredom, to see what to watch.
But I won't be all about praise there are a few things IMDb could improve;
I can't even imagine how hard it is to keep this site running and updating it - however I do feel the site looks a bit archaic and although it is more than functional it is due for some makeover! I know functionality comes first but the page does look like one of those old-school html coded sites many of use were doing in schools.
Although the site does keep track of ratings on TV series there still is not a list of top series which in my opinion would add some value to the site and would help quite a few users. I love TV series and am keen on buying boxsets but there are so many series one does not know about and a good series is something that is hard to find on "random"
That is that, all aside this is still the best movie informational site that can be found on the web and every internet user should be familiar with it.
Here is my personal experience of imdb.com . . .
Do you ever find yourself wondering, in the middle of a film or TV programme, who one of the characters is? Some one in the show might look really familiar to you, and you're sure you know who they are, but you just can't quite think who. Ever get that?
I always get this, and it can be really frustrating sometimes trying to work out who this familiar looking person is, and where you have seen them before.
I have found the perfect solution to this though - imdb.com.
You can just type in the name of the programme/film and the name of the character, and the site will tell you exactly who it is you are looking for. There are character profiles for almost every actor out there.
There are usually some photos and videos up there, too, which are very helpful for helping you recognise whether you have the right person.
This site is fabulous in my opinion, and I use it absolutely all the time, whenever I want to know who is playing a certain character in something. Or sometimes if I have a favourite actor I can type in their name and it tells me a list of all the films and programmes they have ever been in. There is also some information about them, some information about if they have been on radio, and in theatre etc.
It is a really, really useful site. It even tells you about programmes and films that are still being made, that actors have lined up for the future.
And best of all it is free to use and no signing up is required. Recommended :)
IMDB (The Internet Movie Database) is an online database of information related to films and TV series. It hosts profiles for the actual films as well as for all the people involved, from actors to producers and directors. IMDB was originally launched in 1990 and was acquired by Amazon.com in 1998.
For the films listed on IMDB, the information you will find includes plot synopsis, tag lines, trivia and a complete list of all people involved, including links to their respective IMDB profiles. One of the most popular features of the web site is that each film page can host user reviews, so for most films you will find an extensive list of reviews submitted by IMDB users. There is also a discussion forum. Each film has a score. The maximum score is 10 stars. IMDB keeps a Top 250 list of the most highly voted films.
Anyone can become a member at IMDB, which will enable you to write reviews and discuss in the forums. This is free. If you are a film creator, the best way to get included in IMDB is to send your film to a respected festivals. This will usually involve you getting your film and the people involved listed on IMDB. It's also possible to get a paid membership to IMDB Pro for $15.95 a month. You will then be able to see exclusive information, like contact details for industry people that is not available to regular users. This will include a subscription to IMDB Resume. If you want IMDB Resume by itself the subscription price is $7.95 a month. IMSB Resume allows you to upload pictures to your IMDB profile if you have one and gives you tools to promote yourself.
I first encountered IMDB in my teens when I was looking for information about films online. It very soon became the go-to source of information used by both me and my friends whenever we were trying to decide what film we should rent or go see in the cinema. In my university days I did a module on the film business, and I was surprised that my tutor recommended IMDB as a source for our papers. I then gained additional respect for the web site. It does seem to be the core film industry web site. After my university days I have had the privilege of being listed on IMDB myself for my work as a film composer, which I find a greatly rewarding experience.
IMDB is probably the single most comprehensiev and informative source of information on films and the people involved with them. It is constantly growing and is continually updated. It pretty much renders any other film websites useless.
IMDb stands for Internet Movie Database and is a comprehensive collection of all the films and television series released since around the early 1900s. You can search for any film or episode to read an overview or an in depth summary of the entire plot.
For each search you can find a full list of the actors and actresses that have acted in the production or participated as an extra, with the most featured, or first seen (in the film) at the top of the list.
IMDb also have a range of celebrity news on their homepage so you can keep up with all the gossip and film news without having to buy all the glossy magazines.
In my opinion, IMDb is the best site as it gives you a whole host of information on nearly any film or television release that you are interested in from the past or a new/future issue in the cinema. When using IMDb to search, you are always able to find out a full synopsis with spoilers, written by people in that previously you didn't know about. I tend to use this site when I cannot work out where I have seen an individual from one film and when I know that they have been in another that I have also seen. Upon finding the actor/actress, you are provided with an in depth background into their career as well as their personal life, which tends to be really interesting and informative. I do try my hardest to work out the answer beforehand but then realise that the point behind IMDb is to help me out with such predicaments!! I have only once or twice not been able to find a person that I have not been sure of, which is frustrating! Overall, I wouldn't use any other site as they probably wouldn't or couldn't be as comprehensive nor as expansive as The Internet Movie Database.
IMDB is the ultimate internet resource for all film and television program related information. Well presented and well designed with an excellent search function the site is incredibly easy to use navigate and find just what you need.
When you visit the homepage of the site you will be greeted with clickable links to the latest film news, a list of the top box office films, a number of other features to decorate the page (such as which film stars birthday it is today) and of course, a giant search bar at the top.
Using this search is easy with any actor/actress/director/film/TV program (or anyone else involved with a program or film) being typed in and a list of the most popular choices then being shown. Alternatively you can often just type it in using Google followed by 'imdb' and hit "I'm feeling lucky", and it will lead you to the correct page.
Once on the page you will be surrounded by all the information you could need. On a film's page for example it will have a list of clickable links for all of the cast, still pictures, user comments and ratings, release date(s), genre, tagline and the plot protected by a spoiler alert. The spoiler alert covers parts of the description that might ruin major parts of film until you move your mouse over it and only then is it revealed. This allows for all of the information to be available but avoids having the film/program spoiled for you (there is nothing worse than someone ruining the end of a good film by telling you the ending!).
Actor's and actresses pages are equally as informative with d.o.b, full names, awards history and full filmographies (each one clickable, leading you to the film/program) and showing you what their role was in each film. The ease of the site often leads you following link after link learning new things about actors and films and forgetting why you visited the site in the first place.
All of this information is free and available without logging in, although by registering with the site (also free) you can get further access and gain the ability to contribute to the site in a similar way wikipedia allows. This has great advantages as the vast amount of film buffs who join manage to keep the website up-to-date with the latest films and latest news (they have pages for films that haven't even started filming yet) and it also allows things that people notice themselves, such as goofs in a film (where something has gone wrong) to be listed on the site.
Anybody interested in films and has internet access has probably already used this website but if not, make sure you give it a try.
The IMDB is a really good website if you want to find out anything about films, actors or even tv series. The letters stand for The Internet Movie Database and it has just about every film ever made listed on it.
When you first go to the page you can type in the search box the name of a film or the name of an actor, say you want to search for Pirates of the Carribean, you would type that in the box The results would come up and it gives you the top 4 results as being the 3 films already made, Curse of the Black Purl, Dead Man;s Chest and At World's End, then the new one that comes out next year called On Stranger Tides. Then under that there are other entries for tv programmes etc and other titles that are not the same series of films.
Now say you click on the 4th result which is the new film then it comes up with a page all about the it telling you the name of the director, when it will be released etc plus a list of actors in the film.
The first actor in the list is of course Johnny Depp who plays Captain Jack Sparrow. You can see by the way the two names are highlighted and underlined that they are links as well so you can click on either. If you click on Johnny Depp then it comes up with a page all about him telling you his date of birth, where he was born, trivia about him, whether he has been nominated for any awards etc. Then it gives a list of all the films he has acted in which in his case is really a long list.
It also tells you the part he played in the film and when it was released so if you remember seeing him in a film but dont know the name of it you can search the list to see if any names ring a bell and if they do then you click on the film and it will give you a page about it.
Now say we go down to one of my favourite films Edward Scissorhands, then it tells you all about the film, you can find out every actor who was in it even those with small parts or ones not credited (not extras though). You can also read a full summary of what the film is about, so say the film came on the tv and you wanted to know what kind of film it was then you could come on here and have a quick look and see if its your kind of film or not.
Further down the page it gives you the ratings for all the countries it has been released in and tells you how long the film lasts.
Below this you sometimes find fun bits like if something was filmed wrong in the movie it would tell you like this one taken from the IMDB site "When Peg first brings Edward to her house, she clearly parks her vehicle on the left side of the house. When everyone is seen gathering around the corner, the car is no longer there, though Peg has not left the house."
Further down the page you often find reviews written by people who have seen the film, and then comes a list of message boards that are connected with the film or the actors in it. It also gives you some related links at the bottom of the page.
I think this site is really valuable to anyone who likes films and really comes in handy when writing a review of a film you have seen especially if its on tv and you need a list of actors in case you cant remember who they all are.
Imdb.com must have been around for as long as the internet has existed. It's one of the oldest, yet, most recognised film review sites on the net and also the most biggest!
Unfortunately, for films that are in the planning stages or filming, the site feeds off rumours to confirm the film's current statuses but each movie entry is accompanied with their own message forum where people can post topics about the movie and discuss it.
On the main page, the top 5 from the current box office are listed on the top left corner and you have sections below that titled 'Opening This Week' which informs you of what films are opening that current week and 'Coming Soon', 'New DVD's this week' followed by the recently made 'New on Blu Ray/Hi Def' section since Blu Ray formed.
There are little fun things in the middle of the main page, in the middle, such as Quote of the Day where it gives you a quote and you guess the movie.
And there is the fact section below which gives you one random fact about a random film.
There is also a poll section where the topics of the poll are thought up by the public.
To the right, you will see a photo of an actor/actress who's birthday it is on the current day and to the top is your main search engine where you search for your favourite film, tv show or actor/actress.
This website has almost every tv show and movie known to man listed on it.....you name it, it should have it, even titles that you thought to be rare.
I rarely take part in the forums because there are so many trolls on there that you will wonder if the vast majority of IMDB's traffic is made up of a bunch of 16 year old's but it really depends on the film the forum discusses.
For example, you will hardly find any trolls on the Gone With the Wind forum, yet lots on the Friday 13th forums but it's obvious that such films as Friday 13th are targeted toward the teen audience anyway.
This is a great site that's very informative, just don't use it that much for new films unless you look at the forums to see if people have posted links to solid news.
When I first used it about 12 years ago, I spent hours searching for my favourites and reading all the fun trivia and goofs about them.
Definetely recommended for film and tv show fans!
IMDB or Internet Movie Database is as you can imagine a database of Movies (on the internet obviously) which has every single film ever made in its database (perhaps just most of them) and TV programmes too.
Each movie is rated by us (if you're a member anyway, which is free to join) so you can quickly glance to see if a film is worth watching. In more detail each page has information on the actors, writer, director and a lot more. There's a brief synopsis (at least one often a lot more - all by other members) as well as reviews. Details on each episode if a TV show. there is also - Trivia; Quotes; running times; links to offical webpages; Trailers.
A great aspect of the website is it forum (each film has its own) where you can ask anything about a film and some one will know or at least pretend to know the answer, i have found the responses to be always correct and very informative. Another good thing is at the bottom of each page is a suggestion of similar films that you may like too :).
Elsewhere the website has lists on the top films at the box office (of the US only I believe). Details of upcoming movies and new DVd/ Blu-ray releases. Lists of top rated actors and actresses. The top and bottom rated films; Shawshank Redemption is number one with 9.1 rating from 484,500 votes, while the surely terrible Night Train to Mundo Fine has an embarrassing 1.4 from 2,975 votes. In the bottom 100 i came across the hilarious Troll 2! (go watch)
You can also upgrade to a gold type membership where you can see a lot more details etc but this costs pennies so I havent done it (I dont know how much I'm afraid).
It's a fantastic website for findoing out why you think you recognise an actor (oh he was in an episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air 15 years ago! I knw it! etc) and for getting film recommendatons.
Imbd stands for the Internet Movie Database. It is the most complete database you can find on the internet for actors, films, tv shows and more. There are numerous reasons why it is a great site.
~~~Firstly, if you cannot remember the name of an actor, or you can't put a name to a face, imbd is THE place to go. I couldn't tell you how many times I've been on there to check out who was in the film I've just watched. It prevents those frustrating moments.
~~~Secondly, you get to keep up to date with the most recent film releases. I tend to use it to find out which films I would most like to see, or wouldn't really fancy.
~~~Thirdly, the trailer section is really great. It has a comprehensive library of all the current trailers, as well as past ones. In addition they are the official ones, and not the makeshift ones that youtube has.
~~~ Fourthly, the top 250 list is fantastic. I have used it numerous times when wanting to rent a DVD. No surprises that shawshank redemption is number 1!.
~~~ Lastly, I like the photo gallery. It's nice to keep up to date with what all the actors look like, and they have some really good shots of during films.
So in conclusion, I think if you are fanatic, then use imbd. However, if you don't know that much about film, then imbd is also perfect for you to find out more.
I am constantly using this website. I find it so useful.
I find it really annoying when you see someone in a tv program or a film and you can't place what else you have seen them in, so I mainly use Imdb to stop my brain from exploding, when im trying to figure it out.
It claims that it's the biggest movie database, but it also has tv shows. It is a website where you can search for film and tv shows, and it will bring up a huge amount of information on them. Such as cast lists, how many seasons there are, the name of every episode, the year it was made, story lines, directors names and loads more.
You can also search for actors/actresses and it will bring up a list of everything they have ever been in, which sometimes is actually quite interesting.
The only thing that I find a tad annoying with this site is that there are a lot of spoilers on it. If you are searching a program that has already been aired in the US it tends to have a lot of details about the episodes and generally that means a few spoilers, which is great if you want to know whats going to happen, but you if you are just looking to see who a person is or what the episode is called, you can accidentally stumble across these spoilers.
There is so much to search on this site, you can do it by names of programs or films, Character names, actor/actress names the list is endless, it really has a lot of information on it. It's a great informative site that is constantly updated with new information.
It also has a free iphone application, which I find extremely handy.
A great informative website.
For all movie lovers and even people who know next to nothing about movies this website is a must have in your favourites or shortcuts.
The main aspect of IMDB that I find most useful is the user powered review system. This makes it easy to see, at a glance how good a film is likely to be. It also has critics reviews to those of you that value these opinions as well.
Another useful part of the website is the simple way in which it tells you who played who. Never again will you be lost when you think "who played the woman in the Matrix trilogy?" or "who directed Independance day"
Perhaps my favourite part of the website is the 'memorable quotes' section for each film. It lists funny, interesting or memorable lines from the film. I find this very funny with friends and useful as I often write essays on films.
All in all IMDB is a great website. If you are reading this then go discover it already!
imdb.com is a site that I sometimes forget about unfortnately but it does have a number of uses.
It is great for finding out the names of actors if you are watching a film and don't want to spend your time trying to remember their name and which other films you've seen them in!
I find it interesting to know which mistakes have been made in the film, for example when the camera has flicked back to a person and they've got a different hairstyle or item of clothing.
I'm not a fan of the text on the site but as it is so big, it is easier to see some information and the links to other things.
I do the section of the site, which I guess isn't always too relevant to films, which shows birthdays of famous people. I'm particularly impressed that I share my birthday with Jimmy Carr.
Overall, I think the site is a good way to find out more about films before you think about purchasing one, or even renting some of them.
I have to admit that IMDB is my favourite online site for checking out films after I've heard a rumour that something is due to be made. It is also the main resource I use when I see someone starring in a film and sit back and think to myself "I swear I've seen them in something else", and then write their name in IMDB and see their complete film bio history.
I also use wiki, but I can't help but always go back to IMDB.
What I love about this site is that if for instance you are looking at a film, and then you click on a particular person, you go into their history. Then if you see a film in their history and you click it, it takes you to the movies main page, which lists everything about it including the cast of actors, and then again, you can carry on clicking on people and movies as you wish.
I have occassionaly spent very long periods of time doing this and becoming that bit more wiser about films and actors.
Within the site, if for instance you are checking out a film, you get a whole lot of helpfull information. A description of the film, directors, writers and producers names, list of cast, trailers, list of everybody involved in the production of the film, trivia, goofs, quotes and even a small discussion board at the bottom that involves discussions by people who have seen the film.
I also like the ease of the site, as I have a tendancy to just type into a search engine, (name of film, then IMDB) you do this and the first result will be a link to go straight onto that page in IMDB.
You also have the ability to become a paying member of IMDB, which takes you to IMDB Pro (I believe the cost is about £2.99 a month) This gives you more info about films and actors, given you access to info about stuff that is only at the first stages of production, and a whole lot more.
This is one of the best sites out there for quickly getting some direct info with regards to films and its cast.
I have a tendancy to write a films name that I may have heard about, then typing IMDB and seeing if I get any hits.
But what I must say though, is if you really want detailed info, and I mean really detailed, this is not what you are looking for. Its great for finding out if a film is in the stages of development but not if you want complete in-depth particulars. (unless you join IMDB Pro, that has more details).