Since there are so many movies available today, it can be quite confusing which one to watch. Thankfully, there are apps to help you know which ones to check out first. Online you have great websites that browse through the best movies to watch online, like The Vore, Ranker and more sites like that. But what kind of apps are out there for iPhone or Android phones?
Created by Col Needham in 1990, the Internet Movie Database or IMDb is the largest movie and TV show database in the world. It has 5.3 million titles (and still growing) and 9.3 million personalities in its database, with more than 80 million registered users. The website was so popular that an app was released in 2010. It has over 100 million downloads. The synopsis of movies and TV shows are shared on IMDb, as well as viewer ratings. Trailers and sneak previews are usually available for viewing. For registered users, they can create a Watchlist, a list of movies they want to see, and they can receive notifications for the latest trailers and showtimes. The IMDb App is available via Google Play store.
CineTrak lets you discover the best movies and TV shows to watch. You can build and manage your watchlist and choose what you want to watch by viewing trailers. Not only that, you can check out the calendar and see what’s coming to movie theaters and when new episodes will be released. Reminders can be set to alert you when movies or shows in your watchlist are coming. If you have friends that use the app, you can check out their watchlists, ratings, and history. You can customize your search through the different filters on the app. The app has over 100,000 downloads and is free to download. In-app purchases are also available. If you go by genre, and want to know what is available online you can also go to scifi.watch for science fiction movie lovers, or horrornchill.com for horror recommendations to watch online.
Moviebase has a very nice UX. Opening the app, you immediately see the trending movies. You can go straight to the trailers section and choose whether you want to watch movie or episode trailers. All of these are customizable, of course. When you click on a movie or show, you can easily view comments, ratings, and release dates. Once you like what you see, add it to your reminders list so you will get an alert once the movie or episode becomes available in theaters or on TV. You can even connect and sync the app to Trakt.TV. This app is free to download and purchases can be done in the app.
Free to download, with in-app purchases, MoviesFad allows you to select the movies and shows you want to watch and put them in your custom list. Read and add reviews and ratings to movies and shows. You can easily filter all the movies and shows in the app according to genre, actors, director, etc. and mark the movies in your list as watched. If you have an IMDb or Trakt.TV account, you can connect MoviesFad to your account. You even gets stats based on your watching habits.
You have have web-based movie recommendation engines like Flavorazor that search for similar movies to the ones you love, in case you don’t want to be stuck to your phone.