IMDb Statistics and Facts (2021) | By the Numbers

Here are a few of the most interesting IMDb statistics and facts I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

IMDbIMDb Statistics and Facts (Internet Movie Database) is the perfect example of how a good idea can snowball into a powerhouse. It began as a fun group project way back in 1990 and has grown into the go-to spot for movie-lovers and information seekers.

With 27 years of database and audience building, once can imagine that there is much to measure about IMDb. I recently sat down to see what I could learn about IMDb.

IMDb Facts

IMDb started in 1990 as a hobby project by an international group of movie and TV fans. IMDb is now the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. We offer a searchable database of more than 185 million data items including more than 3.5 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and 7 million cast and crew members. (source)

IMDb Statistics

How many people use IMDB?

250 million unique monthly visitors

Last updated 2/22/18

Number of items listed on IMDB:

250 million

Last updated 2/22/18

Number of movies and TV shows listed on IMDB:

4 million movies & TV shows

Last updated 2/22/18

Number of cast and crew members listed on IMDB:

8 million

Last updated 2/22/18

Number of downloads of the IMDB app:

150 million

Last updated 12/19/17

IMDB’s top movie of 2016:

Suicide Squad

IMDB’s top movie of 2017:


IMDB’s top TV show of 2017:

Game of Thrones

Number of movie and TV titles added to IMDB in 2017:


Number of cast and crew names added to IMDB in 2017:


Number of images on IMDB:

6.8 million

Last updated 1/1/18

Number of videos on IMDB:

3.4 million

Last updated 1/1/18

Number of reviews on IMDB:

3.5 million

Last updated 1/1/18

Number of IMDB pages for Indian films, shows or people:


Last updated 12/17/18

Please note that some of these IMDb stats are easier to find than others. A few of these IMDb facts come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%