7 apps that every movie fanatic needs to have on their iPhone or iPad

Whether you occasionally re-watch the extended version of The Lord of the Rings, know Hitchcock's filmography by heart, or can't live a day without trawling the web for new movie trailers, you need to face the reality - you are a movie fanatic. If the latter are all true, then going to the cinema is certainly one of your favorite free-time activities, not to mention your enormous library of flicks that resemble a well-stocked pharmacy. 

Some may argue that the seventh art is in decline due to the relative lack of ideas and Hollywood's oversaturation with franchise reboots and spin-offs. While this might be true to certain extent, cinema is not an ephemeral art - regardless whether you simply can't live without visiting your local theater at least once a week or love scouring through Netflix in your bed, you can always take a taste of your undying passion for cinema.

That said, it's quite certain that if you are an avid movie fanatic, you already have a host of apps on your iPhone or iPad that further fuel your movie addiction. We've rounded up some of the essential ones for all those who swear by Spielberg's and Tarantino's name.


Download (free)

Undoubtedly, the true and only Bible of all movie fans, arguably the best and fullest movie database the world has ever seen. Apart from sporting data for almost each and every movie ever made, IMDb is also the best source for data concerning your favorite actors. It's also one of the best hubs for new movie & TV shows trailers, as well as comprehensive user reviews. 

Movies by Flixster

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Apart from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes is another pretty popular movie database that hosts user-based reviews and ratings. Why are we telling you that? Well, Movies by Flixster will provide you with the Rotten Tomatoes' score for each and every movie. The app also comes with a slew of additional features - you can browse the top box office movies and the ones that are opening soon, book tickets, watch high-quality trailers, etc.

That Movie With

Download (free)

Ever found yourself in a situation where you remember what actors took part in a given movie, yet its name eludes you? Well, you can use That Movie With for the purpose. The app requires you to input the names of two actors and it will present you with a list of their collaborations (if any).  For instance, we never knew that Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake took part in one and the same movie.

Fandango Movies – Times & Tickets

Download (free)

After soaking up all the info for a particular movie, what else remains? Well, booking a ticket for the premiere, of course! Thanks to Fandango Movies, you can easily pre-order your tickets for the upcoming flick. 


Download (free)

So, after you've booked your tickets with Fandango and arrived in the theater, munching on popcorn and soda. Unfortunately, one can't fight with nature, so whenever your bladder calls, you'd better answer. RunPee gives you heads up on what's the perfect time to go out to the bathroom for each and every movie in its database without losing much of the plot or missing the action sequence everyone's been talking about.


Download (free)

If you are not of the cinema-going type, then staying at home is also a prerequisite for a great movie experience. Thanks to Netflix, you can literally lose yourself in a vast database of movies and TV shows, making full use of Netflix's subscription service. Need we say more?


Download ($2.99)

Who doesn't love a good, brainstorming trivia session? If these are your cup of tea and you take cinema seriously, then MovieCat needs to be on your iPhone. 



1. gaming64 unregistered

7. Is a strike to your credit card. I can get Icon Pop Quiz for free on the App Store.

2. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Now... "Apps that every movie fanatic should have on their ANDROID"... - uTorrent - SubLoader - MX Player couple that with an MHL adapter and you are good to go.

4. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

does every article have to be filled with android fans saying "hey, me too, me too!"?

6. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If you read carefully I wasn't being too serious... But in reality this article should have been targeted for both OSes since most of those apps ar common

5. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012


3. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i recommend everyone install moviebox as well.

7. megaSUNNY

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

No way dumbo

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