For all the movie lovers out there, finding out which movies are worth a watch and which aren’t is one of the most important parts of their hobby. If you don’t have an idea ahead of time about how good a movie is, you can end up wasting a lot of your time on uninteresting, poorly directed rubbish. There are a number of services and locations where you can read reviews, discover more information on plots, and find out the opinions of the general viewers, and these are really the best methods to find out more information about the latest movies.

There are a number of locations where you can find out relevant information on new movie releases. Some of the more well known include IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

IMDB is a website which is very useful for discovering movies which you may never have heard of before, allowing users to find every movie with specific actors or directors, or even every movie released on a specific year, or by genre. They also provide a lot of information about yet to be released films, so you can immediately begin to form an opinion about whether or not a film is worth a watch or not.

IMDB has a massive user base, and with a lot of the box office released films you’ll see a number of different forum threads on each film. These can provide you with some insight into the movie, although you’ll find that the best representation of user views is the rating the films have achieved. This rating is made by users rating a film from 1-10, with the movie Shawshank Redemption leading currently, with a rating of 9.2, closely followed by The Godfather, with a similar rating also on 9.2.

Rotten Tomatoes is quite different to IMDB, but it also has its value to users and movie goers. The major difference between the two is that while IMDB forms its rating based upon its general user base, RT bases its rating off of the views of select Critics. This is in many ways similar to how we would usually have learned about how good a movie was before the internet entered the picture, and if your opinions match up quite well to the views of critics it can be a good barometer of how good a film is.