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Finally, a Website That Finds Movies Based on Your Hazy Descriptions

Finally, a Website That Finds Movies Based on Your Hazy Descriptions: By hashi photo (hashi photo) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By hashi photo (hashi photo) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

We’ve all been there: shouting at Google and pounding our heads for that one movie, with the thing, and that one guy was in it, and he had to go and get to that place. What in the name of christ was it called?

It’s one of the most frustrating feelings in the world, having something on the tip of your brain but just out of reach, and that’s why the geniuses at a Finnish technology team based at the University of Oulu have created WhatIsMyMovie.com, the internet’s “first descriptive movie search engine.”

WhatisMyMovie.com

WhatisMyMovie.com

The site is driven by an engine that uses “natural, verbose and flexible querying” language to get more specific than any other site while searching through more than 45,000 film titles to find that one particular one you were just thinking about. The company behind the site, Valossa, has just received a $650,000 investment that should allow the site to expand their library of searchable titles even further—possibly incorporating foreign films and television shows.

So remember, next time you’re trawling your Netflix queue to find "that movie with those dudes who were friends and beat up lots of people,” you’ll want to head to WhatisMyMovie.com of giving up and watching Spaceballs again.

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