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Poll: 25 Memorable Moments of IMDb from the Last 25 Years

This poll is in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of IMDb on October 17, 2015.

IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site ( is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile audience of more than 200 million unique monthly visitors. IMDb offers a searchable database of more than 180 million data items including more than 3 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 6 million cast and crew members.

These are 25 memorable moments of IMDb since its foundation on 17th October 1990. Which of these do you consider as the most memorable?

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    Col Needham

    17 Oct 1990: Col Needham (founder and CEO of IMDb), posts a set of shell scripts to the USENET group rec.arts.movies creating a searchable database of filmography data, thus publicly launching IMDb in its earliest form.
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    Col Needham, president and CEO of IMDb

    07 Mar 1997: IMDb wins the Webby Award in the Film category at the first annual Webby Awards.
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    Jeff Bezos

    24 Apr 1998: IMDb officially becomes an company.
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    Col Needham

    07 May 1999: The IMDb Message boards launch.
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    Col Needham

    05 Dec 2001: IMDbPro launches.
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    Col Needham

    09 Sep 2003: IMDb surpasses 1,000,000 registered users.
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    Paul Mezey, Col Needham, and Amanda Nevill

    30 May 2006: IMDb Resume launches.
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    Col Needham and Lucy Walker

    17 Jan 2008: IMDb acquires Withoutabox.
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    Paul Mezey and Col Needham

    07 July 2008: IMDb acquires Box Office Mojo.
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    Steve Jobs

    07 Dec 2009: The IMDb “Movies & TV” app for iPhone/iPod goes live in the Apple App Store.
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    Taika Waititi, Col Needham, and Dina Rosenmeier

    30 July 2010: IMDb launches Android app and announces “IMDb Everywhere” initiative.
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    James Franco and Col Needham at an event for The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015)

    Aug 2010: IMDb’s mobile website ( launches.
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    Amy Landecker and Col Needham

    10 Dec 2010: Apple selects IMDb’s “Movies & TV” app as one of the 10 best free apps of 2010.

    14 Dec 2010: MacWorld names IMDb’s “Movies & TV” app the #1 reference app of the year.

    18 Dec 2010: Mobile World Congress names IMDb’s “Movies & TV” app the #1 Entertainment app of the year.

    27 Jan 2011: Time Magazine selects IMDb’s “Movies & TV” app as one of the 50 best iPhone Apps of 2011.

    15 Feb 2011: The Wall Street Journal selects IMDb’s “Movies & TV” app as 1 of 10 apps “that will change your life.”

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    #140Characters: A Documentary About Twitter (2011)

    31 May 2011: Twitter launches Follow Button; IMDb is the featured launch partner.
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    Col Needham

    11 Jan 2012: Col Needham, IMDb’s Founder and CEO, is included on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Digital Power 50 list. Other industry leaders who also ranked on the 2012 list include’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
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    Paul Haggis, Col Needham, and Olivia Wilde

    09 Sept 2013: Actress Olivia Wilde receives IMDb’s first-ever “STARmeter Award” at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.
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    Melanie McFarland

    23 Sept 2013: Melanie McFarland, IMDb’s TV Editor, ties for first place in’s annual critics Emmy Awards poll.
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    26 Sept 2013: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is IMDb’s first-ever guest editor.
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    Tim Daly, Robin Bronk, Col Needham, and Jay Cohen

    06 May 2014: Col Needham joins the board of Into Film.
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    Jason Blum, Janet Pierson, and Col Needham

    05 Sept 2014: The Creative Coalition honors Col Needham for his work in independent film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
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    Jennifer Connelly and Col Needham at an event for The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015)

    18 Dec 2014: The Sundance Institute announces that Col Needham, Founder and CEO of IMDb, has been selected as a 2015 Sundance Film Festival juror in the World Cinema Dramatic category.
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    James Franco, Col Needham, and Emily Glassman at an event for The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015)

    23 Jan 2015: The IMDb & Amazon Instant Video Studio opens at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
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    IMDb Managing Editor, Keith Simanton

    Feb 2015: Keith Simanton, IMDb’s Senior Film Editor, ties for first place in’s annual critics Oscar poll.
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    Col Needham, Natasha Bishop, and Keith Simanton

    April 2015: Total Film ranks IMDb #35 on its annual Future 100 List which chronicles "the most important people, films and trends shaping cinema."
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    Col Needham at an event for IMDb on the Scene (2015)

    17 Oct 2015: IMDb celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

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