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Film Affinity
Type of site
Film, TV movie, and TV series database
Available inEnglish, Spanish
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Created byPablo Kurt Verdú Schumann and Daniel Nicolás
Launched2002; 22 years ago (2002)
Current statusActive

FilmAffinity is a movie recommendations website created in 2002 in Madrid, Spain, by the film critic Pablo Kurt Verdú Schumann and the programmer Daniel Nicolás.[1] In 2016, the site listed 125,000 movies and series and had 556,000 reviews written by its users.[2]

Registered users can rate movies, find recommended films based on their personal ratings, create any kind of movie lists and – in the Spanish version – write reviews. The site also includes information about contents of the main streaming services, such as Netflix, HBO, Movistar+, Filmin and Rakuten TV. This feature is currently[when?] limited to Netflix in the English version.

It has been noted that FilmAffinity users tend to rate films more severely than IMDb users, resulting in consistently lower average scores.[3]

The site has 3 million unique users in Spain, which accounts for 70% of its total traffic, and serves more than 47 million pages per month worldwide. Advertisements are the site's only income, totaling more than half a million dollars annually.[4]

International expansion[edit]

In 2016, the site launched adapted versions for the US, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, offering specific information about release dates for movies, local critics, box office and cinemas. A UK version was later added.[5]

The English version is more limited than the Spanish, not offering the chance for users to write reviews.


  1. ^ "About Us: Who Are We? Our History". FilmAffinity. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  2. ^ Blanco, José Manuel (2 September 2016). "El español que viajó a Canadá para montar FilmAffinity, el IMDB patrio". El Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  3. ^ Decarlini, Jorge (14 November 2016). "Filmaffinity Vs. IMDB; o España contra el cine". Vice (in Spanish).
  4. ^ "Filmaffinity: así crearon dos jóvenes el negocio detrás de la mayor base de datos de cine en español". El Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Filmaffinity, la web española de cine que planta cara a IMDb y Amazon". Sabemos Digital (in Spanish). 22 May 2016. Archived from the original on 30 May 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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