In the past couple of months, we have seen quite a few highly attractive, informative and customizable movie discovery apps for Android arrive in the Play Store. First it was Movie Twist, then came Movie App HD, and today we have come across yet another promising movie exploration tool in the form of MovieBase, which seems as gorgeous and information-rich as its counterparts, to say the least. Retrieving all its movie-related details from the widely acknowledged services of themoviedb.org, MovieBase offers a wealth of information on your favorite, past, upcoming and top films as well as famous celebrities from all across the globe. Through a simply designed Holo UI, the app lets you browse movies by genre, rating, popularity, currently playing and release time. For each movie, you get to see relevant information about the actors, crew members, production companies, involved locations, budgets, revenues, move websites, status, genre, release dates, taglines, movie plots, full descriptions and what not. More to follow.
MovieBase lets you download high quality movie posters and backdrop photos for your favorite movies & artists, and also offers high definition movie trailer streaming. Can’t find your favorite movie title or artist listed in the app? You can use the app’s native search tool to instantly look for them. As of now, MovieBase is available in English and German languages.
By default, the app’s home screen lists the titles currently most popular among fans. However, using the dedicated left sidebar, you can switch to the top rated, now playing or upcoming movies list. You can also check out and search for the list of popular celebrities, and head over to the app’s genres section to discover movies by type/category. MovieBase also supports integration with Google Play Movies to help you easily purchase your favorite movie titles online.
Alongside each movie title, you get to see its ranking, vote count, release date and backdrop photo. Tapping a title takes you to another screen that lists more detailed information pertaining to the movie. Swiping sideways, you can check out the entire cast, crew members list and other movies similar to the one currently selected. For each artist, director and crew member, you can check their detailed biographies as well as other movies they’ve starred in or worked on.
MovieBase is available in the Play Store a feature-limited free app. However, upgrading to the Pro version of the app for $0.99 will grant you access to all the locked features including the option to rate movies, add movies to your favorites list & watchlist, and browse all your personalized movie content.
The app requires Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher to run, and can be downloaded via the Play Store link provided below.