How to Find the Perfect Movie to Download and Watch?

Okay, So you’ve decided you want to try this new “movie downloading” concept everybody’s been talking about. You might already know exactly what movie you want to download. You might have a long list of movies that you prepared for the day you’d start downloading movies. You might have a friend with a really good taste that would know exactly what to recommend. But then again, you might just know that you want to watch a good movie and have no idea what you want it to be.

If that’s the case, what would probably happen is you would log on to your favorite movie downloading site and start browsing through the long list of options. Should it be a Comedy? A Drama? a Thriller? There are so many options and so many titles that seem tempting but would probably confuse you more than anything else.

This is a good reason to use all the useful information the internet has to offer. The internet is full of great movie sites, review sites, blockbuster charts and so on. All of which can help you make the best out of your movie downloading experience. With this quick guide to the best information resources online, you should be able to go off and find the perfect movie for you, and even have quite some fun while you’re searching.

So where should you start?

  • The first site you’d want to go to is the Internet Movie Database – http://www.imdb.com. This site has it all. On the first page you can already get a quick idea about the different current blockbusters, as well as new movies out and new DVDs. The next step is searching for specific movies. You can simply run a search about one of the titles you found while searching your movie downloads site. Once you get to the movie’s page you can read a summery of the movie, read a couple of reviews, check out the cast and crew and take a look at the user rating meter. This page would usually have anything you might need to know about any movie.
  • Still on http://www.imdb.com another option is running a search on a movie that you’ve already seen and liked. IMDB offers a great service of recommendations for other movies you might like according to the movie you searched. Just run a search, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check out those recommendations, each recommendation links you to the page of the selected movie, where you can again find all the information you need about it.
  • Another good site is http://www.rottentomatoes.com, where you would again find all the basic information about the movie you searched but also find many useful reviews about it, each from a different source and a different critic. There are other good sites that link you to various movie reviews, such as the Movie Review Query Engine http://www.mrqe.com.
  • If all of that doesn’t work, you can always take a look at the discussion boards the aforementioned sites have to offer and see what movies all the movie downloading experts are talking about.

And so, with a few good tools, and just a little practice, not only can you find any movie you might want in the movie downloading sites, but you can also find and be exposed to so many other movies that you probably wouldn’t have even found in your local video store.

Are Movie Download Websites Legal?

Movie download websites are on a massive growth trajectory.

The rapid spread of broadband access in the home, combined with the acceptance by the big Hollywood studios that the internet is a huge channel for movie distribution, has finally resulted in the growth of legal movie download websites. This access is provided with the blessing of studios like 20th Century Fox, Disney, Miramax, MGM, Warner Bros and Paramount just to name a few. With this sort of support there is likely to be massive growth in the movie download trend.

How does it work?

Simple really! You sign up at reputable website that covers the movies that are of your taste, download your choice and enjoy on your home cinema system.

Most movie download websites also provide you with the ability to burn the movie onto CD or DVD and add it to your permanent library of movies. The one key thing you’ll need to ensure is, that your DVD player reads a format called DivX. Most downloaded movies comply with this compression format which retains both the quality of the image and audio while providing a huge reduction in file size. Depending on the speed of your broadband connection you should be able to pull a movie through within 2 to 8 hours.

The big studios know, that pricing has to be competitive with the equivalent product available for example as a DVD or a music CD. This has clearly been taken on by the industry and in most cases the price of a downloaded movie is slightly less than the equivalent DVD from your local store. One of the big advantages of this model of doing business is the elimination of the need to visit or have DVDs posted to you from stores in order to enjoy a movie. Now you can simply download (make sure you have enough space on your computer hard-drive) burn to disc and enjoy the movie.

This trend is destined to grow and as it does so will squeeze out the illegal peer to peer movie sharing sites. These sites do not support, nor have the support of any of the studios and in reality do little to progress the legitimate sites that provide high quality, rapid access to a massive range of titles.

The next time you want to watch a movie, go and download it from one of the legal movie download websites.

Movie & Game Rentals vs Downloading

With the emergence of online movie rentals, such as Netflix, Blockbuster Online, and others, getting your cinematic and gaming entertainment has never been easier – or has it? Thanks again to the internet, there is a faster and perhaps cheaper alternative to renting your movies and games online. With movie and game downloads, you’re small one-time subscription fees quickly pay for themselves when you start watching movies and playing games for free. For about the cost of a single month of movie and game rentals from Netflix or Gameznflix, you can download movies and games – forever!

Let’s not discount the value of online movie and game rentals. Companies such as Netflix and Gameznflix haven’t become as successful as they have by being useless. Online movie and game rentals are very convenient and cost a lot less than renting at the local video store. In fact, for the price of a single movie or game, you can easily rent 10-12 movies and games. Though it takes a bit longer to really go through a game well, it only takes about 2 hours to watch a movie. So, take into account that it’ll take 1-2 days to get your movies/games and about 1-2 days to return them, you can realistically rent about 3-4 movies per week, if you have a simple 2-out plan. If you have the premium plans, which usually go for about $15-$18/month, you can rent a lot more.

For movie and game downloads, you’re going to be required to pay about $35 – $40 for a one-time subscription fee to be able to download forever. No limits, no restrictions at all. Download as much as you like, as often as you like. 24/7/365. What’s the catch? There is no catch. You pay once, and download forever.