10 Best Social Sites for Movie Lovers on the Web

Friday, February 10, 2012

If you want your movie experience to extend beyond the theater, where should you turn? For movie lovers, the social web is the place to be. Nowadays you will find plenty of social networks for film buffs to hang out, discuss movies, get information about that latest films and upcoming releases, and meet other cinephiles. Where do you go for your movie fix on the web?

Compiled below is a list of the 10 best social sites for movie lovers adapted from Mashable.

IMDb or International movie database has been the go-to site for movies since shortly after it was launched in 1990. Owned by Amazon, IMDb is easily the most complete film and television reference on the Internet.

Flixster started experiencing phenomenal growth in 2007, and really took off when it released its “Movies” application on Facebook, which remains one of that platform’s most popular apps.

FilmCrave is a fun movie rating and review social site that rewards users for participation using a points system. The site also has discussion forums, movie polls, and trailers.

Criticker makes it painfully easy to rate film. It gives you a list of movies and for the ones you’ve seen you enter a number between 0 and 100. Once you’ve rated enough films, the site starts to suggest films you might like through a probability score index.

The idea behind Flickchart is to tap into the crowd to collaboratively assemble the most comprehensive ranking of films ever made. Flickchart’s method of deriving those rankings is a little unusual, but extremely simple and very addicting.
I Heart Movies

I Heart Movies is a movie information site that’s essentially trying to take on IMDb by combining detailed movie information with ratings, recommendations, and reviews.

Spout isn’t the most polished film information site and social network on this list, but it is very complete. the site provides plenty of ways for users to interact, including rating and reviewing films, discussion groups, film news, and trailers.

While most people associate Netflix with its DVD-by-mail rental service, its Movie Fans social network is worth joining for users of the service. Powered by Ning, the site isn’t the most full-featured social network.
The Auteurs

The Auteurs is a social network for people who love film. You’ll find a community of people reviewing and discussing foreign films and dissecting the cinematography of scenes in classic cinema.
Box Office Mojo

If the business of movies is your game, then IMDb-owned BoxOfficeMojo is your place. BoxOfficeMojo tracks how much films earn at the US and worldwide box office on a daily, weekly, and weekend basis.


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