Skip to main content

Which movie should you watch next? Try FilmGator

I’m a sucker for movie review sites, particularly the ones that let me find new movies to watch. I use IMDB, Jinni, Clerkdogs, Nanocrowd and the recently reviewed HelloMovies every once in a while to search movies. Today I tried a new site called FilmGator.

The purpose of FilmGator has the site’s FAQ explains “is to provide movie ratings and reviews fast and to let users keep track of their own movie top list and movie watching history. On FilmGator anyone can write reviews and rate movies, not just movie critics.”


FilmGator mainly serves two purposes - 1) keep track of movies you watched by timeline and 2) find new movies to watch either by searching or by getting recommendation based on your ratings. FilmGator also includes a few socializing features like the ability to share your favorite movies list on Facebook and Bebo. Like any social networking site, all registered users has a profile where you can find out what movies the user has watched, rated or reviewed. Users can also follow each other and subscribe to individual feeds.

To find movies FilmGator offers a browser where users can skim through lists of movies categorized into different genres and arranged according to rating. Like HelloMovies, FilmGator lets you browse movies released during a particular period of time with finer control on start and end year of the period. This works exceptionally great as it let me discover several new movies I never heard of.


However, I was disappointed to find that majority of the movies had no reviews. Not even a brief summary of the plot! Thankfully, they have a link to the IMDB page of the movie. I ended up searching for movies on FilmGator and reading the review and plot on IMDB.

The recommendation engine too is still immature. User participation is poor - most of the movies are rated by less than 10 users which skews the movie ratings terribly. Their collection is quite exhaustive though, and easy to browse through.

It’s still early to say anything, but right now FilmGator leaves a lot to be desired.


  1. On FilmGator anyone can write reviews and rate movies, not just movie critics.”watch tv-shows


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

How to Record CPU and Memory Usage Over Time in Windows?

Whenever the computer is lagging or some application is taking too long to respond, we usually fire up task manager and look under the Performance tab or under Processes to check on processor utilization or the amount of free memory available. The task manager is ideal for real-time analysis of CPU and memory utilization. It even displays a short history of CPU utilization in the form of a graph. You get a small time-window, about 30 seconds or so, depending on how large the viewing area is.

How to Schedule Changes to Your Facebook Page Cover Photo

Facebook’s current layout, the so called Timeline, features a prominent, large cover photo that some people are using in a lot of different creative ways. Timeline is also available for Facebook Pages that people can use to promote their website or business or event. Although you can change the cover photo as often as you like, it’s meant to be static – something which you design and leave it for at least a few weeks or months like a redesigned website. However, there are times when you may want to change the cover photo frequently and periodically to match event dates or some special promotion that you are running or plan to run. So, here is how you can do that.

69 alternatives to the default Facebook profile picture

If you have changed the default Facebook profile picture and uploaded your own, it’s fine. But if not, then why not replace that boring picture of the guy with a wisp of hair sticking out of his head with something different and funny?