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Type of site
Entertainment news, movie reviews and releases, forums, and videos.[1]
OwnerValnet Inc.
RegistrationOptional, registration needed for some services
Current statusActive

MovieWeb is an entertainment news website and video brand.


MovieWeb reports on entertainment news through their long-running website and related social media and video platforms. The site also maintains a searchable database of films.[2][3][4]


MovieWeb first launched in 1995; by 1997 it was reported to be in operation supported by a 4-person team publishing movie information that, while not 'slick', had a 'certain charm'.[1][5][6] Previously, MovieWeb was owned by WatchR Media, Inc., a privately held Las Vegas company.[7] In 2021 it was estimated the Movieweb website had 8 million unique visits for the month of July. Movieweb has been owned and operated by online publisher Valnet Inc since September 2021 upon completion of the acquisition from WatchR.[8]


In August 2000, MovieWeb announced a collaboration with video rental chain Video Update and video retail software provider Unique Business Systems Inc.[9]

MovieWeb acts as a distribution partner of Hulu.[10] MovieWeb also produces video content for[11]


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  2. ^ Huffstutter, P.J. (21 December 1998). "An Online Fix for Movie Fans". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  3. ^ Vice, Jeff (11 April 1998). "Movie review sites abound on the Web". Deseret News. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  4. ^ Dresner, Denise (1999). Bennett, Graham (ed.). Directory of Web Sites. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. p. 239. ISBN 9781579581794.
  5. ^ "". LinkedIn. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  6. ^ Harris, Krissy (29 July 1997). "Discovery Channel Online". Los Angeles Times.
  7. ^ "Watchr Media". Watchr Media. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Acquisition of and by Valnet Inc". Business Wire. 10 September 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  9. ^ ", Video Update and Unique Business Systems Join to Launch the MovieWeb Video Retail Network". Business Wire. 29 August 2000. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Distribution Partners". Hulu. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  11. ^ "MovieWeb 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018". IMDb. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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