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How Do I Use IMDB® Movies Database

February 06, 2013  |  Difficulty: Easy

 information on IMDB®

IMDB® is one of the most popular movie databases available on the Internet. If you want to know something about a movie, you can use this free online database that is available to everyone. The website allows visitors to share information about the movies, actors, directors and other insights they may have about the film.

With over 100 million unique users each month and a rapidly growing mobile presence, IMDB® continues to be one of the most popular destinations for entertainment information. Getting information from IMDB® is quite simple.  You can use the help menu or use the search bar to try and find what you are looking for. The steps below describe how to get to the right information through the use of an example search.

Getting Movie Information from IMDB®:

  1. Launch your Internet browser and go to the IMDB® homepage.
  2. You can try to find out information using the category menu below the search box or just use the search box itself to find specific information.
  3. Click to place your cursor in the search box and type the phrase you are looking for (e.g., a particular actor) and press enter.
  4. Now you can see all the results found in the database relating to your phrase. Click on the result you want to continue with (e.g., for the actor’s name, click on the name in the “Popular Names” section).
  5. Now you can browse all the information about the actor, hundreds of photos, movies he played in, etc. If you click on any of his movie titles (or if you were looking for movie and clicked on it in a result list), you will see detailed information about the film. This may include its ranking, user reviews, list of cast members and more. You can even write your own review.
  6. On the right side of the interface for IMDB®, you can see sharing buttons for social networks and a direct link to shop on Amazon®, in case you want to purchase the movie online.

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