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What is IMDb?

IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, designed to help fans explore the world of movies and shows and decide what to watch.

Our searchable database includes millions of movies, TV and entertainment programs and cast and crew members. We help you jog your memory about a movie, show, or person on the tip of your tongue, find the best movie or show to watch next, and empower you to share your entertainment knowledge and opinions with the world’s largest community of fans.

For fans deciding what to watch and where to watch it, we offer local movie showtimes, ticketing, trailerscritic and user reviews, personalized recommendations, photo galleries, entertainment news, quotes, trivia, box-office data, editorial feature sections and a universal Watchlist. To learn more about watching Trailers, Clips, Featurettes, and IMDb Originals, please see the IMDb Video FAQs.

IMDb creates new original video content each week including: The IMDb Show, IMDbrief, and Casting Calls amongst other interviews and daily topical videos. You can find new videos highlighted every day on the IMDb homepage via your desktop computer or IMDb app.

Certain titles in our database may be available to stream for free with ads for US customers with an IMDb account via IMDb TV. Visit the IMDb TV FAQ for more information.

IMDb launched online in 1990 and has been a subsidiary of Amazon.com since 1998.

You can read more about IMDb in our Press Room.

To create your IMDb account, please go to the Registration page.


To learn more about our services for entertainment industry professionals, please visit What is IMDbPro?

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