FilmAffinity

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FilmAffinity
Filmaffinity logo.gif
Type of site
Film, TV movie, and TV series database
Available in English, Spanish
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Created by Pablo Kurt Verdú Schumann & Daniel Nicolás
Website www.filmaffinity.com
Alexa rank Decrease292 2,095 (As of 22 July 2017)
Registration Optional
Launched 2002
Current status Active

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] As of 2016, the site listed 125,000 movies and series and had 556,000 critics made by it's 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. It also includes information about contents of the main streaming services, such as Netflix, HBO, Movistar+, Filmin and Rakuten TV. This feature is currently limited to Netflix in the English version.

The site has 3 million unique users in Spain, which accounts for 70% of it's whole traffic, and serves more than 47 million pages worldwide. Advertisements are their only income, summing up to more than half a million dollars annually.[3]

International expansion[edit]

In 2016 the site launched adapted versions for USA, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, offering specific information about release dates for movies, local critics, box office and cinemas, and a UK version was added later.[4]

The English version is currently more limited than the Spanish, not offering the chance to write user critics.

A German version of the website is expected to be released in the future.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us: Who Are We? Our History". FilmAffinity.com. 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. ^ "Filmaffinity: así crearon dos jóvenes el negocio detrás de la mayor base de datos de cine en español". El Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Filmaffinity, la web española de cine que planta cara a IMDb y Amazon". Sabemos Digital (in Spanish). 2016-05-22. Retrieved 2017-07-23. 

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