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IMDb

IMDb
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IMDb homepage as of March 2021
Type of site
Online database for movies, television, and video games
Available inEnglish
OwnerAmazon
SubsidiariesBox Office Mojo
URLwww.imdb.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional registration; registered members can write reviews, edit the site, vote on ratings
LaunchedOctober 17, 1990 (1990-10-17)
Current statusActive

IMDb (an acronym for Internet Movie Database)[1] is an online database of information related to films, television programs, home videos, video games, and streaming content online – including cast, production crew and personal biographies, plot summaries, trivia, ratings, and fan and critical reviews. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February 2017. Originally a fan-operated website, the database is now owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.

As of December 2020, IMDb has approximately 7.5 million titles (including episodes) and 10.4 million personalities in its database,[2] as well as 83 million registered users.

IMDb began as a movie database on the Usenet group "rec.arts.movies" in 1990 and moved to the web in 1993.

  1. ^ "IMDb | History, Features, & Facts". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference stats was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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