IMDb is a great resource for finding a movie, or a song on a soundtrack. It can be used to find many different things relating to movies, shows and video games. Take a look at our review of IMDb to see if this database is right for you.
You don’t need an account – Unlike most websites, IMDb doesn’t force you to make an account to access its content. That makes it faster to search from anywhere.
Read up on movies and shows before watching – A trailer on the TV doesn’t always give you the full story. IMDb gives you the full plotline (without spoilers) and allows you to quickly see the rating – or if you have a little more time, read critic and consumer reviews.
Largest database of movies and shows – With nearly 3 million titles, IMDb is the largest and most popular database of movies and shows. Whether the show only ran for a handful of episodes or the movie had a $5,000 budget, IMDb has it all.
Find movie times – Now IMDb goes even further! Find a theatre near you and look up movie times. Now it really all is in one place: movie trailers, plot info, reviews and movie times!
Sometimes lacking info – IMDb can’t possibly keep up with it all. Sometimes, a little known actor and actress may have nothing more than their filmography. They may be missing a picture or a bio – but it’s hard to get information when none is available online.
Hard to navigate the forums for pleasant conversation – IMDb has forums where you can speak on a specific topic, but sometimes there are cyber-bullies spammers trying to redirect traffic to their websites (since IMDb can be anonymous). It’s best to take the forums with a grain of salt, as they are not the main part of IMDb.
The Bottom Line: 9.5 out of 10
There are few cons to using IMDb. You don’t need an account (unless you want to make a review), it's easy to navigate, and it’s completely free to use. The cons are only cons if you happen to be looking for lesser known actors/actresses or movies/shows and if you regularly use their forums. IMDb is a great resource for any moviegoer.