IMDb.com FAQ

  1. How is m.imdb.com different than the desktop version of IMDb.com?

    IMDb's mobile optimized website gives you access to movie and TV title pages as well celebrity and industry professional pages. We offer our most popular data including: quotes, trivia, plot summaries, synopsis, birth dates and celebrity mini-bios. You also have quick access to showtimes, trailers, photos, TV network schedules, TV show recaps, box office results, IMDb Top 250 movies of all time, MOVIEmeter (most searched titles on IMDb) and STARmeter (most searched celebrities on IMDb).

  2. What are the device and browser requirements?

    The m.imdb.com mobile site will work on any mobile device with a web browser. For an optimal experience, we recommend:

    iPhone: use your Safari browser

    Android: use your native WebKit browser

    Kindle: use your WebKit browser

  3. Is the IMDb mobile website available internationally?

    Yes, m.imdb.com is currently available worldwide in English, with other languages coming soon.

  4. Can I log in and rate movies on the mobile site?

    Yes, you can.

  5. How do I specify my favorite theaters when using IMDb showtimes?

    By default, your location will be automatically determined when you navigate to the showtimes page, if your device is GPS enabled. The search radius for theaters near you is about 10 miles. If you don't see your favorite theater, you can provide your home zip code manually or a zip code in which your favorite theaters reside. To provide a zip code manually:

    1. Navigate to m.imdb.com in your mobile browser
    2. Make sure you are on the home screen by clicking the "IMDb" logo in the upper left hand part of the screen.
    3. On the home screen, click the "View Showtimes" button.
    4. Click the "Set location" field.
    5. Enter your zip code. Make sure the current location option is switched to "off."
    6. Click "Show Movies"
  6. What do I need to do if my data doesn't appear to change over several days?

    IMDb's mobile site saves your most recent page visits on the device for approximately one hour to allow fast loading (such as when accessing "Coming Soon" and "MovieMeter" lists). If you believe data is stale you can force a refresh by refreshing the page from your mobile browser's navigation options.

  7. Is there an IMDb application for my mobile platform?

    IMDb has developed applications for iPhone and Android in each platform's app store.

  8. Can I change my default experience to always be the desktop version of IMDb?

    No, you may not do so at this time from within a mobile browser. You can switch to the desktop version of IMDb in the footer of each page.

  9. Where can I get help with signin or registration related problems?

    Please see our registration help section.

  10. Third Party Software Attribution

    IMDb's Mobile Website Application includes Hammer.JS - v1.0.5dev - 2013-04-03, Copyright (c) 2013 Jorik Tangelder <j.tangelder@gmail.com>, which is subject to the terms and conditions of the MIT license that states as follows:

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.