IMDb Message Boards

Last updated: May 1, 2016 - 12:42pm EDT

IMDb Message Boards are a good way to connect with the rest of the IMDb community. To look at what others have to say on the boards, you don’t need an account, but if you want to contribute, you’ll need to be registered and logged in to your account. 

How to Use IMDb Message Boards

To access the message boards, select the News & Community drop down menu from underneath the search bar, and select Message Boards

This is the message board homepage. You’ll be able to browse different topics and get any message notifications (if someone replies to you) by going here. 

Click on the yellow circles () below to learn the how to use the different features on the message board homepage:


Jump to (topics)

Here are the topics that are listed more in depth below. Instead of scrolling to find the topic, click on the name here and let your computer scroll for you.


Trivia! Trivia! (current topic)

Here is an example of one of the 12 topics that IMDb has for discussion.



Each topic is then separated into many subtopics that include threads (conversations) started and commented on by members of the IMDb community.


Your profile summary

Shows your username and how many messages you have. You can also see your friends and edit your preferences here.


Number of threads

Shows how many threads (conversations) are within this subtopic.


Last post time

The last time someone added something to this subtopic.

Once you find a topic you’d like to read about or contribute to, click one of the subtopics. In this example, we’ve jumped to Film Talk and selected the Film General subtopic. 

Here are a bunch of threads (conversations) that you can scroll through and contribute to. To add your own thread, select Start New Topic at the top.

Simply enter the subject you’re topic is about, and then write a message. When you’re done, click Preview to see how your post will look, and when you’re fully satisfied, click Post. Then just sit back and wait for the discussion to begin! 

To reply to a post, click the title of the post and select Reply in the top right corner of the post. To see previous replies to a post, click on the reply you’d like to see, such as the one at the bottom of the example screenshot below – they will be minimized otherwise. 

And that's a quick tour of how to navigate and use IMDb's message boards!


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