4 Apps Every Movie Lover Needs

Believe it or not, your phone has actually become an essential gadget when you’re a movie buff. Whether you fancy yourself a movie critic or identify as more of a casual watcher, there are several apps that don’t discriminate. Watch full-length titles, check out ratings, view filmographies, and even find out the best time to go to the bathroom during a movie with these four apps.


Never again will you have to ponder for hours where else you’ve seen a certain actor or actress; IMDb, or Internet Movie Database, has all the information you could ever want about movie and TV titles, actors, directors, and more. Watch trailers, create lists, rate movies, and enjoy trivia tidbits with this app. With over 3.8 million searchable titles and 7.4 million actor, director, and crew profiles, this app will ensure you never lose another argument over what year a movie came out or where an actress got her start. This app is free for both iOS and Android users.

Movies by Flixster

Movies by Flixster is the mobile version of a social networking site that allows you to interact with other users and share your own ratings and reviews, all while gaining access to other perks like trailers and Rotten Tomatoes ratings. Find out if that new blockbuster is actually worth your time by viewing its “Freshness” rating and reading reviews from both critics and users.

Movies by Flixster is a great go-to for finding theaters and movie times as well. You can even buy tickets through movietickets.com, making this a perfect one-stop shop for your next trip to the theater. Find this app for free in the Google Play Store or the App Store.


The Netflix app on your phone works the same way as the one on your TV, albeit on a much smaller screen. Stream your favorite movies and TV shows wherever you are — just make sure you’re on Wi-Fi, so you don’t use up all your data binge-watching any of the shows in Netflix’s extensive catalog. Android and iOS users can enjoy this app for free, with a paid Netflix subscription, of course.


If you’re the type of movie buff who can’t miss out on seeing a film as soon as it hits theaters, RunPee is a great app to have on hand. Imagine you’re in the middle of a three-hour epic, but you’re about to burst from the large Coke you just gulped down; check the app to find out when you can run to the bathroom without missing any important scenes. RunPee will even tell you how long the slow parts will last and what you’ll be missing. Get this app for free on Android and iOS devices.

Research actors, find ratings, watch similar titles, and never miss an important scene the next time you take a trip to the theater. No matter the genres you’re into or how serious of a fan you are, these four apps will help you get the most out of your next movie experience.

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