Are you a movie buff? Do you love going to the theaters to see the latest blockbuster? Whatever your movie passion is, we’ve got you covered. Our list of the best movie apps for the iPhone covers all kinds of movie loving desires including: reviews, buying tickets, finding show times, streaming movies, find out if movies have clips at the end of the credits, rent from Redbox and more. If you love movies or want to find out more information about a specific film then check out our list.
The best movie apps for the iPhone
3 Aug 2017, by Rick Rockwell
Film Obsession is an app that brings together movie fanatics to read reviews written by the members of the Detroit Film Critics Society. Articles posted are funny, honest, and will be thoroughly enjoyed by those of us who like to geek out over cinema. The app also gives you a chance to look for free movie screening coupons, and entertainment coupons. Each time new screenings are added, you will receive push notifications that ensure you don't miss out.
- Honest fan-based reviews
- Detroit Film Critics Society members
- Free movie screenings
- Entertainment coupons
- Push notifications for new screenings
Here we have an incredibly useful app which allows users to plan a movie night with their friends without the two most common problems. First, it allows you to decide which movie you'd like to go for without having to spend your previous time texting back and forth on group chats. Second, it makes payment straightforward so that you don't have to pay for everyone you've invited. Snacks can also be pre-ordered so you can skip lines at the concession stand. The app supports multiple payment options including Chase Pay, Apple Pay, Paypal, and more.
- Plan a movie outing with friends
- Pay for your own tickets
- Ticketing services
- Pre-order your snacks
- Multiple payment options
All hardcore movie buffs know the impatient feeling of sitting there after the movie is over, in the hopes of a hidden scene during or after the credits. Minutes tick by as you watch the credits roll, and people slowly exit the cinema. With the After Credits app, you can check beforehand if the movie you're watching has a scene after the credits. Simply search for your movie name and you will find out. If your movie doesn't appear in the app, you can submit an entry to help out others in the future. Currently, the app features info on more than 4000 movies, and growing.
- Be in-the-know about scenes after credits
- Includes info on 4000+ movies
- Scene spoilers
- Movie ratings
- User submissions
If you are a cinema buff, it's likely that you have ventured beyond the mainstream movies and enjoy watching documentaries, indie movies, and foreign films. Fandor is the ultimate source for such movies from around the world, bringing thousands of titles packaged into a single subscription. Users can rate and review movies, as well as receive recommendations from other users, adding to their queue at any time. Subscription can be accessed via Apple TV.
- Over 6000 titles
- Create playlists
- Rate and review
- Receive recommendations
- Compatible with Apple TV
Up next on the list is the official app of the IMDb, or, the Internet Movie Database, which is one of the most referenced resources when it comes to information on movies, TV, and actors. In addition to the usual search catalog of the world's movie collection, the app is further packed with handy features such as the ability to enable location detection and check showtimes for nearby cinemas. IMDb ratings are often referred to by the movie-going masses. Users can also rate and review movies they've seen, and submit movie lists for others to see. This is a free app.
- Database of over 4 million movies
- Check showtimes with geolocation
- Check ratings and reviews
- Create lists
- Free iPhone movie app
Renting DVDs and Blu-ray Discs is not commonplace anymore as it used to be. Redbox allows you to enjoy the charm of using discs, yet makes the process of renting them a lot easier. The app features a powerful search engine which allows users to look for movies by either the name, the date of release, or the genre. Users may also check out upcoming movies and set up email reminders through Redbox for newly available DVDs. The app can also find for you the nearest Redbox locations and guide you to them.
- Easier rental process
- Powerful search engine
- Movie trailers
- Email reminders
- Redbox locations
You can now access all the media from your Google Play movies and TV shows from the palm of your hands on your iOS device, or connect via Chromecast or Apple TV. This official Google app will let you also edit your wishlist and library, or download your favorite movies to your device so that you can easily access it offline from anywhere at any time. Signing up for Google Play Family Library gives you a chance to share movies, TV shows, and other media across devices for up to 5 family members.
- Watch Google Play media on iPhone or iPad
- Connect to HDTV via Chromecast or Apple TV
- Edit wishlist and library
- Download content for offline use
- Google Play Family Library
Here's another movie app which not only allows access to movies across platforms (such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and YouTube, but it also requires no accounts or sign up. One of the app's stronger features is that it comes with comprehensive lists that users can explore in order to find movies that they will love. News updates are done every few hours containing news, release dates, and more. The app is ad-free and does not even feature any ads.
- Comprehensive lists
- Search for movies across platforms
- Search by actor, director, or any other criteria
- Frequent updates with news, release dates, and more
- Free and ad-free
MovieLaLa is a social media app dedicated entirely to movie lovers who speak in an extroverted accent. Add your existing friends onto the app, or make new friends. Then, invite your in-app friends for a movie, or send a DM. Furthermore, you can even create meetups so that your friends bring their friends and you can all meet up over a movie. The app will also ensure that you are abreast of all the upcoming release dates, trailers, and celebrity news.
- Make movie-going friends
- Direct messaging and film invites
- Create meetups
- Stay abreast of Hollywood's latest
- Buy tickets
This app works for finding information for Regal Cinemas, Edwards, and United Artists theaters. Not only can you see which movies are currently playing, you can also get showtimes based on movie or based on a selected cinema. Like other apps, it also has the usual features of allowing you to watch trailers and get directions and review movies, cast, ratings, and so on. If you become a Regal Cinemas member, you will receive discounts on concessions, and be able to scan your club card for ease of use.
- Showtimes and tickets
- Locations for cinemas nearby
- Movie reviews and trailers
- Twitter integration
- Earn rewards