Best Movies App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Knolly, Jul 19, 2008.


What is the best movies app in the app store?

  1. Showtimes

    16 vote(s)

    14 vote(s)
  3. BoxOffice

    33 vote(s)
  1. Knolly macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    See topic. AT&T still haven't come through with my iPhone but I'm curious enough about the different opinions on these.
  2. ScottSFA macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2008
    Box Office gets my vote, haven't tried Showtimes though.
  3. Dipdip macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
  4. ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Here's a temp measure until Canadians get a good movie show times app:

    Save that to your home screen as a web app. Works great for now.
  5. KittyToy macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2007
  6. knoxtown macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2007
  7. noisebleed macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
  8. jakeacc macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    More efficient than yet another message board poll would be to going to the App Store and reading the rating and reviews of each of these Apps.
  9. Knolly thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    They all have a mix of good and bad reviews, which is why I decided to come here and see what everyone thought was the best.

    Reading pros and cons of three programs isn't the same as comparing them.
  10. ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    That's not a webapp. It's a regular website. There are plenty of other better Canadian specific showtime sites (i.e. if you're going the full webpage route.

    The one I mentioned above is a webapp, the next best thing to a native iPhone app.
  11. ihateallex macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Showtimes is the Best Movie App

    Maybe I'm missing something here, but I believe Showtimes is the best app.

    Now Playing lost my respect with its shady business tactics (link) But the main reason is you can't watch trailers on Now Playing.

    Then there's Movies, which is awesome. I really like Movies and its navigation. Plus Flixster is a big company, but that isn't always good. For instance, Movies struggles when it tries to find smaller theaters in medium-to-smaller cities and towns. There is also the hassle of having to enter your location. And then you have to know zip codes! When I'm outside my own zip code, I have no idea what zip code I'm in. No one does. And another thing, I get random HTML codes every now and then when I use Movies. It's annoying. (Article: Movies vs. Showtimes)

    Then there's Showtimes, that finds your location automatically. There's trailers, movie posters, and the ability to buy tickets right from the app. Navigation is good, and it's very user friendly. Another sweet thing about Showtimes is when you go to find movie times, the times that are already past for the day disappear. So you don't have useless movie times cluttering the page. I love it. And the best part about all this is it's free!

    Showtimes is the best movie app
  12. iSaga macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    Do any of these apps have support outside of the US?
  13. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    This thread was started in July. What happened to Box Office?
    I have tried Movies, and Showtimes. I prefer Showtimes.
  14. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Box office was renamed to Now Playing. I think it's the best out of all three.
  15. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    Showtimes is good ... except I can't order tickets from it. With, I can. Therefore it's Movies.
  16. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    One Tap is $1.99 but has the superior interface.
  17. Justinerator macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2007
    Redondo Beach, CA
    I've had boxoffice from the beginning, but I've also had the other two - and I can honestly say now playing (boxoffice) is still waaaay superior.
  18. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Nov 9, 2007
    Troy, MT
    Have to vote for use to be NowPlaying (Box Office) until it was removed. When it came back up it no longer showed any of my 3 local theaters. I have to use what works and right now Movies fits the bill and shows ALL of my local theaters.

    Movies does and has everything I need it to do with trailers and reviews and what is coming in the future. Kickscreen shows me what is coming way down the road. It shows new/old DVD releases and gives all the other necessary info to determine if I am going to the movies or not.

    I buy my tickets at the theater and if it is a very popular movie, I have fandango web app ( ) that takes care of that need. Only used it once so its not a loss not having it available.

    You are missing OneTap in your survey. If you search iTunes with "Movies" and then look in Apps...the first four are your listed 3 and OneTap, which I have also used but now seems to be lagging real bad and has frozen twice since todays update.
  19. Amt macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
    Movies application is the best. Ordering tickets and it's free.

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