Windows 8 Movies App Free: Film Closet

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Film Closet, is a free Windows 8 movies app. It is a good lightweight Windows 8 app that gives you all the information related to movies. You can view information of all the movies that are currently running in theaters, movies that are popular, top rated movies, and movies that are going to be released soon. The app has a good database of movies, and is updated continuously in order to give you the information with the latests from Hollywood. You can view the movie’s Overview (story line), Release date, Genre, Runtime, Production company, Budget, complete Cast And Crew etc. You can also watch the trailers of a movies and view the backdrops and posters of the movie. Plus a really cool feature included in this Windows 8 movies app, is it also shows a list of related movies. And finally you can add a movie to your Favorites and Watch list or pin it to Start screen.

Film Closet - main screen

Get movies info using this Windows 8 movies app:

Film closet, is surely a good and handy Windows 8 movies app for all (specially for people like me, I’m a big time movie goer). The main point of attraction of this Windows 8 movies app is it’s interface. It has a well made user interface, with amazing posters from the movies as the background. And a cool thing about the background is, it automatically changes, to the poster from the movie which you are currently viewing in the app.

Film Closet - watchlist and favorites

The app directly take you to the Main Screen, on launching it. Showing different movies, arranged in tiles of different sizes. All of these movies are grouped in different labels: Now Playing, Upcoming, Top Rated, Popular, Genre, Watchlist and Favorites. The app is quite interactive. When you take your mouse over a movie’s tile in the main screen, then the movie’s title and rating and release date slowly slides up from the bottom. That looks pretty nice. Simply click on the movie and you’ll get that movie opened in next screen showing all of it’s details mentioned above.

Film Closet - movie information

Clicking on the trailers, or photos and posters opens them in YouTube and your web browser, respectively. A good thing is you don’t have to manually search for the trailers or posters, the app brings every thing for you within the app. All you have to do is click on desired and watch or save them from the web browser. But, opening photos or videos in a browser instead of opening them in the app, can bother some. So, opening stuff in the app should be included. However the snaps from the movie and the posters are pretty staggering. These are high-definition photos that you can use them as wallpaper.

And if you liked a movie or want to add it to your watch list, then, you can do this by simply right clicking on that movie’s screen and clicking on Add buttons. You can also pin that movie by clicking on Pin button.

Film Closet - actor

Besides, reading the information about movies you can also, read about your favorite actors and the movies, they acted. Simply use the Windows 8 Search Charm (Win + Q) with in the app and search for your favorite actor. And once you found your actor, simply click on actor and you’ll get all his/her information. The search charm works pretty well, and gives relevant results. You can also search for a movie using the Search Charm.

Film Closet - search

Key features of this Windows 8 movies app:

  • Gets all the information of latest to classic Hollywood movies.
  • Great looking UI.
  • Get good poster of movies.
  • Search for actors to see their profile and movies they acted.
  • Shows related movies.

You might also like checking these free Windows 8 movies app: IMDB App and Flixster App.

Follows a screenshot showing using the Share Charm in the app:

Film Closet - share

Final note:

Film Closet, is good Windows 8 movies app, though it opens photos and trailers in web browser, still it gives enough information. It has got a really good UI, and works well without any lags. Also, it gives the information of the latest movies and the movies that you want to view and are going to be released soon. The interlinking between movies and actors, is what that’ll keep you glued to the app. Get this Windows 8 movies app from the Entertainment Category form Windows Store, or click here.

Don’t forget to check this free Windows 8 App to watch movies online free.

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Works With: Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Free/Paid: Free