There are numerous websites currently running providing reviews of movies and information on movies, documentaries and television shows. One of the most comprehensive website catering to these services is the Internet Movie Database, Inc or www.imdb.com. It is one of the biggest movie databases available which features not only movies but also television shows.
This movie database provides an easy to use graphical user interface and several search comprehensive search options. Services of the site is not limited to having a database of movies and television shows but it also provides movie reviews, trailers, profiles of celebrities and news as well as when the movie was shown on theaters and its corresponding income. It also provides list of upcoming movies aside from being able to adding a movie to a member’s watch list so the member will be kept posted of updates related to a movies.
This site also provides ease of searching for good movies by providing the several lists of top movies by genre according to votes of members as well as proving lists of top movies of other individuals mostly by genres or by year to help viewers find a good movie for them.
Using imdb.com to search for movie, television or celebrity information is not hard. On the homepage, there are several search options available like titles, tv episodes, plots, cast, companies, keywords, characters, videos, quotes, bios or a combination of all. One does not need to know the exact title of a movie to find information about it but just a line, a quote or a cast could help you look for the movie you’re looking for. If one needs to know the movies or tv shows of a certain celebrity, then celebrity’s name could just be search and viola, a detailed list of his projects together with a short career history and biography of the celebrity just a click away.
The website has also an advance search options where a visitor could perform advanced search operations like retrieving all drama movies in 1990 that has an average rating of at least 7, searching for all movies done by a celebrity whose zodiac sign is Aquarius, collaboration movies, by language or by genre and other several advanced search options. This would not only enable a user to look for movies but also look for possible statistical data that they would help them decide the quality of movies. One good thing about the site is that if also provides a list of free movies and their list is not limited only to American movies but as well as local movies from different countries.
With regards to the completeness of the information provided, it can be rated from 9 out of 10 since not all movies or tv shows available have the complete synopsis or plot. However, this site is still helpful to the movie goers as it proves to be a big help in helping them decide the quality of movie they have. In addition to the ordinary users, film makers also benefit from this database because the information they can get from the site like the ratings or number of views for a specific movie would help them decide what movies they need to do or how to improve their craft.