Recommended Sites in Film and Video

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All Movie Guide
Comprehensive coverage of over 220,000 movies and over 1.5 million cast and production credits (updated weekly) with overviews, reviews, cast lists and biographies, and production credits. Includes non-fiction and special interest videos.

Chronology of Animation
Chronological and geographical history of artistic/entertainment animation around the world.

Common Sense Media
A non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides information and helpful tools (including reviews of movies, TV shows, music, video games, books, and websites) so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

Episode Guide
Episode lists for over 3,700 television shows with titles and airdates and a link to the page for that episode at

Internet Movie Database
Extensive, detailed coverage of almost 2 million movies as well as trivia, filming locations, and links to reviews and fan sites.

Jinni is a Taste Engine that looks at film through the lens of what makes you love or hate anything you watch. With a Taste Engine, you don't search by what you're looking for, but by what you like. A Jinni search takes you inside plot, mood, style and more — for searches that reflect how we think and talk about movies.

MPAA Film Ratings
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) website provides detailed information about movie ratings including what the ratings mean and how they work. The website also maintains a searchable database allowing the retrieval of ratings information on all films rated since 1968.

The Nanocrowd recommendation engine is based on algorithms that interpret comments that average people have written about movies. No editors. No movie critics. The site analyzes millions of viewer comments from all over the Internet to gain insights into what movies are really about and what people think of them and provides recommendations on this information.

New York Times Movie Reviews
Browse or search 28,000 free New York Times movie reviews of all films reviewed since 1960, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners and the New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.

Parent Previews
Provides information both in print and online that is aimed at helping parents worldwide find great movies for their children and better understand media in general.

Plugged In Online
Designed to give families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Through reviews, articles and discussions, the website offers detailed information about what's really in popular movies, TV shows, music, and video games.

Tribeca Film Institute
Discover and buy hard-to-find independent, educational and experimental films, for home and institutional use.