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IMDb (an acronym for Internet Movie Database)[2] is an online database of information related to films, television series, podcasts, home videos, video games, and streaming content online – including cast, production crew and personal biographies, plot summaries, trivia, ratings, and fan and critical reviews. IMDb began as a fan-operated movie database on the Usenet group "rec.arts.movies" in 1990, and moved to the Web in 1993. Since 1998, it has been owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.

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IMDb
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Logo used since 2016
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Homepage as of March 2021
Type of site
Database
Available inEnglish
OwnerAmazon
Founder(s)Col Needham
SubsidiariesBox Office Mojo
URLimdb.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched1990; 34 years ago (1990)
Current statusActive
Content license
Proprietary[1]
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The site's message boards were disabled in February 2017. As of 2019, IMDb was the 52nd most visited website on the Internet, as ranked by Alexa.[3] As of March 2022, the database contained some 10.1 million titles (including television episodes), 11.5 million person records, and 83 million registered users.[4]

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