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Online Movie Ranking Community

Published 02/08/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for? is a social media movie rating site with a new system of rating movies. Users rate movies by continually comparing two movies with each other. The algorithms used by the site, over time, determine the user's favorite movies of all time, plus add the user's ratings to the all-time ratings on the site. The more time the user spends comparing movies, the more accurate the list becomes. The comparison process works by presenting the user with two movies to compare. If the user has seen both of them, they pick the one they preferred. If they haven't seen one of them, they click the “Haven't seen it” button for that movie and are presented with another movie until one is found that they have seen. There is also a “Haven't seen either button”, which causes the site to present the user with two different movies to compare. Users can view their all-time favorites list, view a list of all-time favorites according to the site's users, or filter movies by various categories. The filter capability, for example, allows the user to filter all the movies on the site by “The best science fiction movies of 1977”. This is accomplished using the filters named Filter by decade/year, Filter by Genre. Other filters include Filter by actor, Filter by director and Filter by ranking. The site also features a Discussion board, where the ins and outs of two movies are compared by users. The site also features Users and Friends. A user can view or search a list of users and send them an invitation to be a friend. The movie database of the site can also be searched by keyword using a convenient search box that is shown on all pages of the site.

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What is the history and popularity of the app? was founded in September 2007 by Jeremy Thompson and Nathan Chase. Jeremy is currently Programmer and Nathan is Designer.

What are the differences to other apps?

Competition to comes from sites such as Rotten Tomatoes and The Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Rotten Tomatoes rates movies by a percentage of positive reviews given. IMDB rates movies on a basis of 1 to 10 stars. The site has introduced an new method for rating by comparing movies 2 at a time that works surprisingly well. All three of thee site are free and advertising supported.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

There is a large amount of information shown on some pages, but the pages do not seem overly busy. The site is very responsive, and page loads happen quickly. The site search is also very responsive. There is a slight delay when rating movies, while the site comes up with the next choice or the next two choices. Navigation is intuitive, and the site is very easy to use. Advertising is displayed on the site, but it is relatively unobtrusive.

How does the registration process work?

Registration to the site is free and is required to use most of the features on the site. The registration process asks for username, password and email address. Validation of the email address is not required.

What does it cost to use the application?

No premium membership to the site is offered.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The site is recommended to movie lovers everywhere. The site offers a unique approach to rating movies that works quite well in practice. The site makes an excellent place for finding new movies to watch, and the social networking features add to the fun.

  • Social media movie rating site with a new approach to rating movies
  • Users rate movies by comparing two movies at a time
  • Over time, the site builds a very accurate list of the user's all-time favorite movies
  • Users can also view the site's all-time favorites list as rated by users
  • Users can browse the database using a number of filter criteria
  • The movie database can also be searched by keyword
  • Site features Users, Friends, Discussions

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