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12 Great Websites For Movie Buffs

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Nothing is better than settling down for the evening with some fresh popped corn and a good movie to watch. It is both an individual and family pastime. For some, movies are more than that. These folks are aficionados devoted to anything film-related. They are not alone. There are websites dedicated to those movie buffs in the world who appreciate a good thing when they see it. Here are a few.

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REVIEWS -

It's sometimes best to know what you're getting into before you rent or download that movie. Getting the opinion of others who have reviewed them is one way to go.


MovieReviews - This website features no nonsense reviews by people who have an opinion about what they've watched. You can search for movies by category or just type in the one you want to know about. MovieReviews also offers trailers and movie news. Anyone can participate in rating and reviewing on this comprehensive site.

http://www.moviereviews.com/


RogerEbert - A well known name in movie reviewing, rogerebert.com lives up to its reputation. Commentary about favorite movies is concise and descriptive. Details of movie scenes and characters are discussed with honesty. Roger Ebert is a savvy critic with a keen eye on what in movies is provocative or mundane. Registration is free and well worth the effort.

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TRAILERS -

Trailer Addict - If you love watching high resolution movie trailers, this site is the place to go. They have a very large film database and are always adding more. If older movies are your thing, Trailer Addict has a section for that. Each month a trailer is chosen for a Trailer Award. The site is user-friendly and lots of fun for the movie buff.

http://www.traileraddict.com/


Hulu - Hulu movie trailers is a comprehensive site that not only includes the newest and most popular movie trailers but a wide range of documentary material as well. It is easy to get lost browsing here because the site is set up so well. You can search for trailers alphabetically, by popularity, by highest rating or release date. They also offer a widget for your own blog or website.

http://www.hulu.com/trailers


SOCIAL NETWORKS -

FilmAffinity - FilmAffinity has just about anything a movie buff could want in a website. It is a place for the like-minded to share. Members from all over the world are encouraged to rate movies. Your ratings are compared with those of other members and matches become Movie Soulmates. The site offers tours, trailers and discussion of movies as well as the Academy Awards and other film awards.

http://www.filmaffinity.com/en/main.html


Flixster - This is truly a social networking venue for movie lovers. Like Facebook, you can collect friends and shoot the breeze. There are sections to discuss and rate movies, meet people, and play games. You can search for friends and movies and share your opinion. Flixster has an ongoing blog and keeps up with current movie news. It is a fun and easy to negotiate site.

http://www.flixster.com/movies-in-theaters/


GAMES AND TRIVIA -

Triviala - Triviala offers all types of movie and film quizzes and trivia. Some of these quizzes focus on a particular movie like "The Godfather Quiz" or the "Madagascar Quiz". Others cover action heroes or leading men or classic movies or movie disasters. There's much to choose from and challenge yourself to here. Quizzes are rated by stars and you can make your own quiz. It's all free and there are opportunities to win prizes. It's a fun place.

http://www.triviala.com/


Filmwise - Filmwise features really unique visual quizzes as well as text quizzes. Its trademark is the Invisibles quiz where you are given a screenshot of a movie where all the characters are invisible and only their costumes are shown. Now that is cool. Filmwise is a comprehensive movie trivia website with movie quotes, forums, reviews and contests. It is well worth a visit.

http://www.filmwise.com/main/index.shtml


STREAMING -

Netflix - Netflix has been around awhile and no one can beat the amount of movie choices they have available. They have over 30 million streaming members around the world so their reputation is solid. For a low monthly fee, Netflix members can watch even the newest movies instantly by streaming to their computers, mobile devices and Blu-ray players. Members are encouraged to rate movies after watching. The website is user-friendly and you can't go wrong with a company who prides themselves on their customer service.

https://signup.netflix.com/


VUDU - VUDU is a one-stop site for everything movies. If it's out on DVD it's probably available to stream from VUDU. You can even watch the first few minutes of a movie for free. You can stream directly to your Blu-ray player, computer, iPad or HDTV. With VUDU, you can rent a movie for two dollars for two nights without a monthly subscription. Only here can you getb HDX quality movies which has stunning clarity and sharpness. This is one of the best movie sites.

http://www.vudu.com/


GENERAL -

Internet Movie Database - IMDB is well known as a movie lovers' reference guide. What they lack in fancy website design, they make up for in content and a wealth of information. You can watch trailers, look up film release dates, learn about the cast and crew of the movies and read movie news. It is also a great place to search for films by your favorite actor or director or by genre. If you've never checked out the Internet Movie Database, you are in for a pleasant surprise.

http://www.imdb.com/


Twitch - Twitch is a very cool movie website. It has a modern flavor and attitude and is very organized. Twitch features everything from movie news to discussion forums. It has a section devoted to film festivals around the world and is sophisticated in that approach. You can get information at Twitch that you won't see on other movie sites. They have an active community, reviews and contests. Be sure to visit their interview category and the Twitch-o-Meter.

http://twitchfilm.net/














Comments

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on May 03, 2018:

Love the list, bravo.

Wen Rol on November 26, 2012:

Another movie social site to check out is Filmbuffet.com. The site is for movie fans to keep track of movies seen and the films they want to see, rate and review films and participate in movie discussions.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 06, 2011:

Thanks all.

livelovelaugh5 on December 05, 2011:

Excellent list. Will definitey check out each one.

dawnowens from Jersey Girl on October 11, 2011:

Great hub for movie buffs like me! I'm always going to Roger Ebert's site to check out his reviews of a movie either before or after I see a new movie. He's one of the only reviewers I trust & agree with most of the time. Love the Inception trailer; that movie was terrific. Again, great hub!

Watch movies Online Free on February 25, 2011:

thanks for sharing such good sites of movies

thanks again dude:)

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on October 03, 2010:

Andromida - Thank you so much.

syras mamun on October 03, 2010:

I have checked out the site "moviereviews"-its cool. I've been looking a site that recommends all the great movies about the World War II, if you have one such please let me know.I've tweeted this hubs.thank you so much :)

hubpageswriter on September 28, 2010:

Love Hulu site.:) Great list there.

William F Torpey from South Valley Stream, N.Y. on September 22, 2010:

"Citizen Kane" was one of the great old movies, suziecat7, but I loved most of the pre-1960 movies. "Gunga Din' was my biggest favorite (not counting all the great Bing Crosby movies), but I would take up half this page if I listed just the best of the best old movies. Rosebud.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on September 19, 2010:

Epi - thanks for your kind words.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on September 19, 2010:

William - When I was in college I wrote a paper about Citizen Kane and it remains one of my favorite old movies. Thanks for commenting.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on September 19, 2010:

Fundamentallife - Thanks for the follow and for taking the tme to read my Hub.

epigramman on September 19, 2010:

..invaluable source of information for cinema buffs - to tell you the truth I am a buff of your hubs - is that a

'hub buff' ????? yes I think so!

William F Torpey from South Valley Stream, N.Y. on September 17, 2010:

I love to watch the old movies so this site is particularly useful to me. Thanks.

fundamentallife on September 15, 2010:

Amazing information on this article Suzie, thanks for sharing these great pages - particularly the free downloads website.

I am now following you with interest.

Rated up and awesomed!

AJ..

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on September 02, 2010:

Habee - You're right - we get caught up in the whole picture and miss some interesting things sometimes.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on September 02, 2010:

The one with the free movie downloads? Free? How cool is that. I love movies but am dreadfully cheap. I must check this out.

Holle Abee from Georgia on August 24, 2010:

Too cool! I also like to go on Youtube and see mistakes in movies. It's amazing what we miss as we watch films!

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on August 14, 2010:

James - there's a lot of crap out there. Thanks for reading.

James A Watkins from Chicago on August 14, 2010:

Thank you for this information and these links. I am quite the film buff and I appreciate a good site that helps sort the wheat from the chaff.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on August 02, 2010:

BAFTA - I'm going to check out your website. Thanks for stopping by.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on August 02, 2010:

KoffeeKlatch - thanks.

Lahoriamplifier - I think so too - It's very interesting stuff.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on August 02, 2010:

Zurich - IMDB is pretty awesome, I agree.

Troy - I'll check out your link. Thanks.

BAFTA on August 02, 2010:

Great websites! Any film buffs out there should also be aware of www.bafta.org The British Academy of Film and Television Arts website. It's a treasure trove of information, images and video content from film directors, producers, actors and more.

lahoriamplifier from Lahore on July 30, 2010:

Great information

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on July 30, 2010:

Great information. Bookmarked and rated awesome.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on July 30, 2010:

Great information. Bookmarked and rated awesome.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 30, 2010:

Zurich - I'll have to check the games out. Thanks.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 30, 2010:

Nicks - Glad you found this Hub helpful. Thanks for reading.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 30, 2010:

Alphonsians - I'll try! Thanks.

TroyM on July 30, 2010:

I like movietickets.com. Neat resources here, though, thanks!

Zurich11 on July 30, 2010:

Great list of sites. I use IMDB whenever I want to play a quick game of 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon. It makes it pretty easy to find connections between actors.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 30, 2010:

knell - IMDB is great and I refer to it often. Thanks for commenting.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 30, 2010:

Loria - Thanks for stopping by, my friend.

nicks on July 30, 2010:

Very helpful - there are few things more disappointing than sitting down to watch a poor film. Anything that prevents this is helpful.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 28, 2010:

Drchrischasse - Nice to see you here - glad you liked.

alphonsians93 from Cebu Philippines on July 28, 2010:

this is one great hub i like it! I would suggest you give us more of this hubs...because it is not only informative it is also cool!!

http://www.worldwar42.blogspot.com

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 27, 2010:

Nancy - I also can't wait to see Inception. Thanks for stopping by.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 27, 2010:

zzron - you are welcome.

knell63 from Umbria, Italy on July 27, 2010:

I find IMDB is a god send, its saved my sanity on many an occasion when watching a film. I will have to try out some of the others now too.

loriamoore on July 27, 2010:

My husband is a movie addict; I'll share this list with him.

Cristopher Chasse from Boston on July 27, 2010:

You know me, i love this stuff

Nancy's Niche on July 25, 2010:

Thanks for all of these great links! I am going to see Inception tomorrow and looking forward to the movie.

zzron from Houston, TX. on July 25, 2010:

Awesome info thanks for this.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 24, 2010:

I scribble. Some good movie sites out there - it's east to get lost in them.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 24, 2010:

Shawn - you are welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read my Hub.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 24, 2010:

Seakay - there's nothing like a good movie. Thanks for stopping by.

i scribble on July 24, 2010:

I love good movies. I will definitely bookmark this, & hopefully get around to checking out some of these sites. I rely heavily on Roger Ebert to guide me to what's good. He is great, but you've shown me it's time to expand my movie site horizons!

Shawn Scarborough from The Lone Star State on July 24, 2010:

This is an awesome hub! I love movies but had not heard of most of these websites before. Thanks for sharing them. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

Seakay from Florida on July 24, 2010:

Very thorough "critique", suziecat! I love movies. My first job, at 16, was in a movie theater. Best job I ever had! Apparently I passed that on to my daughter as she has family movie night now with her own family!

Thanks for the write! I need to bookmark this.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 23, 2010:

MSN - You're welcome.

Prasetio- Thank you, as always, for visiting my Hub.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on July 22, 2010:

Good information from you. It open my eyes about all these websites. Thank you very much. It really worth, my friend. Vote this UP.

Prasetio

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 21, 2010:

UP - You are welcome.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 21, 2010:

Mentalist - I can't wait to see Inception. Of course, I watch the cheeay sci-fi movies too. Thanks for commenting.

carolina muscle from Charlotte, North Carolina on July 20, 2010:

Cool !!! Thanks for the info!!

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on July 19, 2010:

Great information - I love old movies but especially like to watch an 'old version' of a new one and see how they compare! Thanks for the wonderful contribution to my places to go to find them.

ultimatepotential from India on July 19, 2010:

Awesome Information here mate. Thanks!

Mentalist acer from A Voice in your Mind! on July 19, 2010:

Inception is one of the rare sci-fi type movies that's getting decent reviews...I know definitly when these types of movies get good reviews I get motivated to see the film;)Thanks Suziecat for the reaserch....

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 19, 2010:

You cannot be an Amazon affiliate if you live in NC (and NY, I think) due to some tax situation. It stinks. Anyway - thanks for commenting.

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on July 19, 2010:

This is good information. Just curious-what is the relation or lack thereof with Amazon.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 18, 2010:

Hi Ixxy - I live in NC so no Amazon for me. Thanks for stopping by.

lxxy from Beneath, Between, Beyond on July 18, 2010:

Great stuff! I'd actually recommend maybe some more pictures of movies, or perhaps an amazon capsule with some games etc...but hey, this is a great article, regardless!