How to Find a Movie’s Name From Vague Details About It

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Most people enjoy watching movies, but there are so many out there that it can be hard to remember all of them clearly. With ways to rent movies for free online and new movies coming out all the time, your internal movie database probably grows by the hundreds every year.

If you’ve ever failed to recall a movie’s name but remember plot details or actor names, a new engine called Valossa at is here to help. You can give it details about a specific film and it will try to match your query with a movie, or type a description like “adventure movies about pirates” to get a list of similar movies.

Typing a genre will search by that genre (so above, the default tab is Adventure Movies) but you can also switch to General Matches or Traditional Search, which presumably emulates Google functionality by just matching keywords.

I tested a few queries and the results were pretty good. “Heath Ledger Villain” turned up The Dark Knight as I expected, and “adventure movies about pirates” had the first Pirates of the Caribbean in the first few results. However, when I tried “man loses his bike” hoping to find Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, it was nowhere to be found.

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As more people use the service and more movies are added, it will get even better. Try it next time a movie is on the tip of your tongue but you just can’t remember it!

Need some movies to add to your repertoire? Check out the best worst movies on Netflix.

What queries did you try? Did you find any interesting results in your searches? Tell us what you think of this engine below!

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