Thought it launched months earlier, Flixster started experiencing phenomenal growth in 2007, and really took off when it released its "Movies" application on Facebook, which remains one of that platform's most popular apps.
Flixster is a full-featured social network for movie lovers offering film info, reviews, movie trailers, and other media, as well as general social networking features like profiles, comment walls, and friending.
sequel has already made over $350 million at the US box office — good for a spot in the top 15 highest grossing films of all time.
But if you want your movie experience to extend beyond the theater, where should you turn?
For movie lovers, the social web is the place to be. Though not the most attractive site by any stretch of the imagination, the The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has been the go-to site for movies since shortly after it was launched in 1990.
Here is a list of the top 10 best social networks for film buffs to hang out, discuss movies, get information about that latest films and upcoming releases, and meet other cinephiles. Owned by Amazon since 1998, IMDb is easily the most complete film and television reference on the Internet, and also one of the most vibrant social gathering places for film fans.
Film Crave is a fun movie rating and review social site that rewards users for participation using a points system.
The site gives users points for rating movies, adding reviews, making lists, or writing plot summaries.
The points are really just for posterity, but for film buffs who like to contribute to crowdsourced information projects, it adds some all-in-good-fun appeal to Film Crave.
IMBd offers an extensive network of message boards, which though technologically dated, are extremely comprehensive content-wise.
Every film, television show, actor, actress, director, producer, and other named page on IMDb has its own message board.
According to Big-Boards.com, the message boards at IMBd sport a whopping 13 million posts, and over 4 million members, making it one of the biggest discussion communities on the Internet.
In addition to message boards, IMDb offers cast and crew listings for the most comprehensive list of films and television shows you'll ever find, trivia, quotes, reviews, ratings, goofs, box office data, trailers, photos, news, show times, plot descriptions, filming locations, and more.