IMDb (an acronym for Internet Movie Database) 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.
Type of site
|Online database for movies, television, and video games|
|Subsidiaries||Box Office Mojo|
|Registration||Optional registration; registered members can write reviews, edit the site, vote on ratings|
|Launched||October 17, 1990|
As of June 2021[update], IMDb has approximately 8 million titles (including episodes) and 10.4 million personalities in its database, 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.