IMDb Alternatives

    IMDb is described as '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' and is one of the leading apps in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to IMDb for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, iPhone, Android, iPad and Windows. The best alternative is The Movie Database , which is free. Other great apps like IMDb are Simkl (Freemium), Letterboxd (Freemium), Metacritic (Free) and Rotten Tomatoes (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. It's completely user driven by people like you. TMDb is currently used by millions of people every month and with our and powerful API, also used by many popular media centers like Moovida, XBMC, Plex, MythTV and MediaPortal.
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      The Movie Database vs IMDb opinions
      Almost everyone thinks The Movie Database is a great alternative to IMDb.
      hfel Same functionality, but not owned by Amazon and the developers and userbase are much closer.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      it provides free api to access all its data
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      D33pSh33p Just a better site. Not perfect, but better. IMDb today is a total disaster and they don't care for a second about user feedback. TMDb doesn't have dark mode, but I enabled it with an extension called Dark Reader. Other than that, it has some neat features that IMDb lacks. Only thing I miss is IMDb rating (which I'm familiar with).
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • VLC media player
      • Plex
      • Kodi
      Simkl is a TV, anime, and movie tracker that keeps a history of all the shows and movies you watch in one, central location. It’s a mobile app, a website, Google Chrome extension to keep track of everything you watch and integrates with many TV apps.
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      Simkl vs IMDb opinions
      Most users think Simkl is a great alternative to IMDb.
      Basically same functionality but a much nicer ui and more profile functions :D
      Positive comment about 6 years ago


    2. Letterboxd is a social site for sharing your taste in film, now in public beta. Use it as a diary to record your opinion about films as you watch them, or just to keep track of films you’ve seen some time in the past. Rate, review and tag films as you add them.
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      Almost everyone thinks Letterboxd is a great alternative to IMDb.
    3. Metacritic aggregates music, game, tv, and movie reviews from the leading critics. Only uses METASCORES, which let you know at a glance how each item was reviewed.
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      Most users think Metacritic is a great alternative to IMDb.
    4. Rotten Tomatoes and the Tomatometer score are the world’s most trusted recommendation resources for quality entertainment.
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      Rotten Tomatoes vs IMDb opinions
      Some users think Rotten Tomatoes is a great alternative to IMDb, some don't.
      its legit just like imdb very authentic and recognized by professionals all over the world.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


    5. Ratings, reviews, discussions, recommendations, lists for all media genres: music, movies, tv shows, books, video games, and podcasts. Like IMDb or Goodreads, but with more media types. Join ratehouse to consolidate your entertainment and art interests.
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      ratehouse vs IMDb opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ratehouse is a great alternative to IMDb.
      bobbobly has user discussion and more media types like music, tv, video games, books, and podcasts. Also looks much nicer and cleaner, better UI.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1 is the only website that I can find that has all the media types I need to track. Also has user discussions which IMDb regrettably removed.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    6. Reelgood shows you where to find the content you want on the services you need. Just pick out a couple of things-- movies you want to watch, TV shows you're watching-- and Reelgood handles the rest. Streaming made easier, with just a single tap.
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    7. MovieLens helps you find non-commercial, personalized movie recommendations. Rate movies to build a custom taste profile, then MovieLens recommends other movies for you to watch.
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    8. The TCI is a measure of the similarity between two people's taste in films. The lower the TCI, the greater the tendency to agree on which movies ruled and which sucked.
      Criticker vs IMDb opinions
      Most users think Criticker is a great alternative to IMDb.
      bingoboy Most accurate and independent movie recommendations.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      An open TV series database that can be modified by anybody, and accessed vi an XML API. The database schema ais open source under the GPL, and are available at Sourceforge.
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      Some users think is a great alternative to IMDb, some don't.
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