FilmAffinity

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.[2] As of 2016, the site listed 125,000 movies and series and had 556,000 reviews written by its users.[3]

FilmAffinity
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Type of site
Film, TV movie, and TV series database
Available inEnglish, Spanish
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Created byPablo Kurt Verdú Schumann and Daniel Nicolás
URLwww.filmaffinity.com
Alexa rankIncrease 2,563 (July 2020)[1]
RegistrationOptional
Launched2002
Current statusActive

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 limited to Netflix in the English version.

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

International expansionEdit

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.

A German version of the website is expected to be released in the future.[citation needed]

PopularityEdit

In the first half of 2020 the website filmaffinity.com was one of the most popular and reliable sources in Arabic and Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia.[6][7]

According to Alexa, the website filmaffinity.com is the 73rd most popular website in Spain.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "filmaffinity.com Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic - Alexa". alexa.com. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  2. ^ "About Us: Who Are We? Our History". FilmAffinity.com. FilmAffinity. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  3. ^ 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.
  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. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  6. ^ "filmaffinity.com as a source in references of Wikipedia - BestRef". bestref.net. Archived from the original on 23 July 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  7. ^ Lewoniewski, Włodzimierz; Węcel, Krzysztof; Abramowicz, Witold (13 May 2020). "Modeling Popularity and Reliability of Sources in Multilingual Wikipedia". Information. 11 (5). doi:10.3390/info11050263. Retrieved 23 July 2020.

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