A new tool for finding the right movie
The latest feature on Popcorn Diary is designed to give you quick, top-line overviews. We’re often looking for a movie that fits a specific criteria… say, we want to see something upbeat. Or maybe we’re looking for something with social significance… Popcorn Profiles help narrow your search.
Now Popcorn Profiles describes films based on several (almost) objective and useful criteria. We attempt to choose the descriptions that best fit each film… even though some films can’t be easily defined.
So a movie profile might look like this:
Primary Audience: Grown-ups
Gender Appeal: Chic flick
Distribution: Mainstream wide release
Tempo: Cruses comfortably
Visual Style: Nicely varnished realism
Character Development: Engaging
Language: True to life
Social Significance: Pure entertainment
(This is a profile for It's Complicated, with Meryl Streep.)
You can even search Popcorn Diary for movies with specific qualities.
Say you prefer films that are informative or intellectual. By putting “informative” or “intellectual,” in the search bar, you’ll get a list of all films on the site that match the profile you’re looking for. The list below will help you find the words we use.
Here’s a list of the profiles and our most common descriptions:
Young adults (18-35)
Grown-ups (over 35)
Gender: (recently updated)
Mainstream wide release
Mainstream limited release
TV & direct to video
Neutral | Neither upbeat nor somber | Both upbeat and somber
Pure adrenalin rush (100 mph)
Zips right along (70 mph)
Cruses comfortably (55 mph)
In no hurry (35 mph)
Slow moving (15 mph)
Nicely varnished realism
Not that kind of film
Rude & crude
True to life
Deep and/or intellectual