Movie reviews and information about various Hong Kong films are some features included in the Hong Kong Movie Database. The website allows users to search the database by a movie title or using a person’s name involved with a film. When searching by name, the website shows a list of films the person has either acted in or directed. When viewing a movie title, it shows the film’s release date and its cast.
In 1995, Ryan Law created the website to provide a repository for information about films originating from Hong Kong. Originally, the website included data on over 6,000 films and reviews from a database hosted at egret0.stanford.edu. The website has since expanded its content to more than 13,000 films and 36,000 people. The database has also expanded to include many films from Taiwan and Mainland China. As of 2015, the website is available in both English and Chinese.
The Hong Kong Movie Database allows any registered member to submit a movie review and upload topics to its forums. Cast and crew information is only allowed to be uploaded by an authorized editor. The website's editorial team specializes in Hong Kong cinema, so the information provided is highly accurate.