Five Awesome Mobile Apps for Movie Lovers

1. Scene it? Series for iPhone and iPad

The Scene it? series [iTunes link] of apps for iPhone and iPad are really fantastic. The apps feature tons of high-quality movie clips, are available in a variety of different categories and — at $1.99 for iPhone and $4.99 for iPad — are pretty inexpensive.

2. Movies/Movies HD – iPhone and iPad, Movie Collection for Android

Movies for iPhone [iTunes link] is $3.99 and it is as a great way to view your movie collection, plus it can use the iPhone camera to scan the UPC code from your DVD or Blu-ray discs. This will remind many Mac users of the fantastic Delicious Library app. You can even import your existing databases from movie collecting apps like Delicious Library, Collectorz or DVD Profiler.

At $4.99, Movies HD [iTunes link] is the iPad version of the app, which brings the feature set to a bigger device (sans UPC scanning, of course, due to the iPad’s lack of a camera) and makes it easy to add details or search your collection.

For Android owners, the $1.99 Movie Collection doesn’t have all the bells and whistles or database support types, but it’s a good start for movie collectors on the go.

3. IMDb – Android, iPhone, iPad

Last December, IMDb finally managed to release an official mobile app for iPhone, making the mobile browsing experience of finding “who was the guy in this episode of CSI: Miami” a little less painful.

When the iPad was released, IMDb made its iOS app universal [iTunes link], taking advantage of the new screen real estate on the iPad. This summer, IMDb for Android was released, completing the trifecta, so to speak.

The mobile apps offer a superior browsing experience while on a mobile device and also make it easy to get information about showtimes for movies or TV shows.

4.  iPhlix for iPhone, iPhlix HD for iPad, NetQ or PhoneFlicks for Android

iPhlix [iTunes link] is just the most consistent app for Netflix queue management. Iit makes it easy to manage your discs or Instant Queue, while also letting you rate movies, see new releases and more.

The iPad version is $4.99 and really takes advantage of the larger screen size by making it easier to rate movies, view rating and add various films to your queue.

On the Android side, again, there are lots of options. PhoneFlicks (free) is pretty similar to its iOS counterpart and isn’t a bad app for basic management. NetQ is $0.99 for the ad-free version and it also lets you search Youtube for a movie trailer, which is a nice touch.

5. Redbox for iPhone, RedBoxer for Android

The official iPhone app [iTunes link] is free and actually quite awesome. You can see which movies are available in your area and where, and you can reserve a movie and access maps to nearby Redbox locations near you.

RedBoxer for Android is $1.99 but it lets you bookmark movies, locate kiosks on Google Maps and reserve movies from the app.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

2 Responses to Five Awesome Mobile Apps for Movie Lovers

  1. Tim Lyons says:

    You are missing perhaps the best one: WhatsNext Movies
    WhatsNext Movies allows you to create your own movie lists, search by movie or by actor, post movie info to Facebook and watch trailers for many movies all in a handy format!

  2. Dave says:

    Great list. Don’t forget Kids-in-Mind. Before getting stuck with a movie that you’re unsure of the content (sex, nudity, violence, and profanity), check out the Kids in Mind review. There’s a Kids in Mind website and an iPhone app.


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