Originally founded in 1998, the website IMDb (Internet Movie Database) is one of the most popular and well-known resources on the internet for information about movies. The site provides detailed information on almost every movie and television show ever created, including cast and crew lists, plot summaries, ratings, and reviews from both professional critics and everyday users.
IMDb also offers a variety of features to its users, including the ability to create personal profiles with lists of their favorite movies and TV shows, participate in online discussions with other movie fans, and contribute information about movies and TV shows themselves.
IMDb has undergone a number of changes over the years. In 2001, it was acquired by Amazon.com, which has since used IMDb as a key part of its Amazon Prime subscription service.
In 2016, Amazon announced that it would be splitting IMDb into two separate websites: IMDb.com (which would continue to offer all of the same information and features as the current website) and IMDbPro (a paid subscription service that would offer more in-depth information on movies and TV shows for industry professionals).