Most people like movies well enough, but you’re a huge movie lover. You can quote hundreds of lines and still love the culture of going to a movie theater.
Or maybe you just enjoy relaxing with a movie on Netflix between work, studies, and everything else. Either way, this list has something for you. Let’s look at some apps that every casual and passionate movie fan needs.
Just as the main website, IMDb’s app is perfect for discovering new movies, as well as all sorts of news and information from the entertainment industry. You can use the app as a mobile-friendly extension of the website to discover something great to watch.
With the generous amount of reviews, trailers, and celebrity information for each movie, you are bound to find something that fits your preferences. You also have an option of creating an account that you can use to rate the movies you’ve watched, plus follow actors and directors to receive updates on their recent films.
Although IMDb has its own movie ratings and reviews, movie lovers still turn to Rotten Tomatoes for reassurance. How many times have you visited this website when wondering if a movie is worth watching?
While Flixster offers a variety of functions, from checking the relevant movie news to buying tickets, its most interesting feature is the partnership with Rotten Tomatoes. You can track the movies you’d like to see as well as the ones you have reviewed and get a quick access to the film’s RT score.
The content of the app is sorted by most recent, making the platform straightforward when it comes to searching for the hottest releases.
Now you can truly watch Netflix anywhere, anytime. If you’re a big fan of the platform, you need the Netflix app to watch it on your smartphone.
Unless you’re new to the Netflix world, you won’t find any new features that you aren’t already using. However, the app is a nice mobile-friendly extension of Netflix and is easy to use. Having your favorite movies and shows on hand can change your commute forever. Just make sure you have the right data plan for streaming or enough space to download for offline viewing.
Even if you don’t want to watch on the go, you can still save time and add shows and movies to your queue by browsing through Netflix recommendations on the road or during your breaks.
Flipps is a great free movie streaming site, available right on your phone. Even though it’s less popular than Netflix, it offers a range of useful functions to any movie enthusiast.
With this app, you can watch your favorite movies, music videos, and entertainment news anywhere. You can even connect your smartphone or tablet to a TV to enjoy Flipps on the big screen. After connecting, you can also use your phone as a remote to adjust volume and playback.
Download: Flipps for iOS [No longer available] |Android (Free) [No longer available]
Are you a fan of classics looking for new ways to watch timely classic movies online? Then FilmStruck is your stop. This giant classic film vault has all kinds of iconic films from Hollywood to independent. Its catalog is updated weekly with new titles and new classic masterpieces.
The only downside here is the fact that it all doesn’t come free. After a 14-day trial, you’ll need to choose one of the two monthly subscription packages that start at $7.
Some of the app’s handy features include creating your own watchlist, tracking which movies are becoming available and which ones are leaving the platform, as well as personalized film recommendations based on your viewing history. In addition to films, you’ll also find restored director’s cuts and filmmaker commentary on your favorite iconic movies.
Download: FilmStruck for iOS | Android (Free trial, subscription required) [No Longer Available]
Fandango is the most popular app for finding and purchasing movie tickets on your smartphone. With this app, you can easily and quickly find movie times near you and purchase tickets. The app even provides directions to the theater. And if you have to cancel, you can return or exchange your tickets for a refund or Fandango credit
Like Flixster, Fandango shows Rotten Tomatoes reviews when you browse your movies. You can also watch trailers, browse movie photos, and enjoy interviews with your favorite actors on the app.
If you haven’t heard of RunPee before, it will change your life. RunPee is an app that tells you the best time to take a bathroom break during a movie, and summarizes what happened when you were gone.
It also tells you what you missed if you arrive at the theater a few minutes late. We’ve all been in a situation when RunPee could have saved the day.
Plus, RunPee alerts you about any post-credits scenes and whether or not they’re worth staying for.
8. Guess The Movie
There’s a great deal of trivia apps out there. How do you feel about testing your knowledge of movies with Guess The Movie?
The app has 20 levels of fun minimalist posters where you must guess the movie based on what you see. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll get a famous face or a logo you can recognize. Or maybe you’ll get a more obscure film that strains your brain.
Either way, with hundreds of puzzles and tasks, this quiz is a great way to kill some time and also challenge your memory. You might even discover new movies to watch when you come across a task you can’t complete.
Get the Most Out of Your Love for Movies
You could spend a lifetime watching movies and not finish them all. But even if you feel like you’ve watched every great movie around, there are always new genres to discover, director’s cuts to enjoy, movie reviews to browse, and quizzes to play. These apps help you get the best of them.
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