Best movie review websites that are not IMDb or Rotten Tomato | 9Lives
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Finding the best movie review websites to help you decide whether or not to watch a movie can be pretty daunting. There are so many sites available and knowing which one to trust isn’t always easy.

I’ve put together a list of sites that have the best movie reviews based on their particular category:

The Movie DB

The Movie DB is a 100% user-curated website. It’s basically IMDb’s less cluttered cousin. Here you can check out the user score for a particular movie, read various discussions where people chat about the movie and leave their reviews, and also find similar movies to watch.

Another great thing about this website is that it allows you to create a profile, login and and create various lists like a “favourite movies” list or a must-watch list. Once you’ve logged in you can also review movies you’ve watched.

Best if: you who want to read movie reviews based on the average Joe’s opinion.


Taste is a website which generates movie recommendations based on your taste. It’s a fun and easy way to find a movie to watch. It also has stats like five-star user ratings, rating consensus, rewatchability, popularity, and more! The reviews are personalised and very honest. People can also leave their reactions in the comments below. This one is definitely worth checking out!

Best if: you want to easily find a movie you’re most likely to enjoy watching.


Easily view the metascore for a movie based on critics’ reviews from USA Today, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal and more on Metacritic. It’s also great if you’re interested in finding out whether a movie has had generally favourable or unfavourable reviews.

The written reviews are pretty good since the people writing them really know what they are talking about. This makes it a trustworthy option if you’re serious about getting an accurate rating and review for a movie. If you’re not that interested in a professional’s opinion, they also have user reviews, which you can easily compare with the critics’ reviews.

Best if: you’re looking for a site that makes use of aggregate critic reviews.

Which website do you use to find movie reviews? Let us know in the comments below:


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