The internet movie database (imdb) is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games. this includes actors, production crew personnel, and fictional characters featured in these three visual entertainment media. it is one of the most popular online entertainment destinations, with over 100 million unique users each month and a solid and rapidly growing mobile presence. imdb was launched on october 17, 1990, and in 1998 was acquired by amazon. com.