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10 Mobile Apps for Film Buffs


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Film buffs know those initials anywhere.
Film buffs know those initials anywhere.
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Cost: free

Devices: available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7

Since it quietly came onto the movie scene as a USENET group on Oct. 17, 1990, IMDb has become the go-to resource for anyone wanting to know anything about movies. How could self-respecting film buffs not carry the app version of this venerable Web site in their pockets and purses?

The database grants you access to more than 1.5 million searchable movie and TV titles and more than 3.2 million celebrities, actors, directors and crew members, along with trivia, soundtracks, locations and other interesting tidbits. More than a pocket-sized Web site distillation, this app includes functions for rating movies, setting up watch lists, watching trailers, reading news, finding theaters and showtimes, and buying tickets through movietickets.com.