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The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, video games, and most recently, fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media. IMDb launched on October 17, 1990, and in 1998 was acquired by Amazon.com.

The IMDb website consists of one of the largest accumulations of data about films, television programs, direct-to-video products, and video games, reaching back to each medium's respective beginning. In many cases, the information goes beyond simple title and crew credit, but also includes data on uncredited personnel, production and distribution companies, plot summaries, memorable quotes, awards, reviews, box office performance, filming locations, technical specs, promotional content, trivia, and links to official and other websites. Furthermore, the IMDb tracks titles in production, including major announced projects still in development.

The database also houses filmographies for all persons, cast and crew, identified in listed titles. Filmographies include biographical details, awards listings, external links, and information about other professional work not covered by title entries in the database such as theatrical and commercial advertising appearances.

The IMDb also offers ancillary material such as daily movie and TV news, weekly box office reports, TV listings, cinema showtimes, user polls and ratings, and special features about various movie events such as the Academy Awards. The website also has an active message board system. There are message boards for each database entry, found at the bottom of each respective page, as well as general discussion boards on various topics.
All of the basic database information is available without registration and without providing any personal information. However, to submit information, to use the message boards, to search for information about adult movies or to use some other of the site's features requires registration. Some advanced features require verification which can sometimes require some personal financial information such as credit card details. IMDb has 57 million visitors, 17 million of which are registered.
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review by . August 26, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Is there any website better to find things out about your favorite movie, actor or television show than the internet movie database (from here on out called the IMDB)?  Probably not.  In terms of finding out much of what you want to know about movies, this is probably the best place to go to.  The way the site has improved over the years actually helps things out more than hinders them.  The only real problem is that in order to explore ever last crevice on the IMDB you'll have …
review by . November 24, 2009
For someone like me who is a movie buff, this site was one of the greatest toys invented.  I remember when it first came out how I could amaze my friend by reciting an actor's entire resume.   What I really like about it is that many times I am watching a film and I see a recognizable actor that I do not know the name of or what film he/she might have been in before.  With a couple of mouse clicks I can get the information.  I used to be quite active on this site and am …
Quick Tip by . May 03, 2010
Highly informative website for all of your movie needs. It's like an online movie encyclopedia!
Quick Tip by . January 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A great site for movie buffs. I love it when I first discovered it though I've only been back for some info search these days.
Quick Tip by . August 31, 2009
This is the website/database to find any and all information available on any movie ever made or that is being made or might be made. Best!!
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