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Forgot the name of a movie? Describe it and this scary accurate site will find it

What movie is this where all the old actors from old action movies get together in one movie and blow up loads of stuff? In which one does Brad Pitt play Death? And remember the movie where Tom Hanks’ best friend is a volleyball? Wait, what was that movie where this girl was terminally ill but got married anyway? What’s the name of the Tom Holland/Mark Wahlberg film that came out recently?

It can be beyond annoying when you have the name of a movie on the tip of your tongue but just can’t get it out. However, there is a website that can take the things you remember about the movie and use them to find the name you’re thinking of.

It’s scary accurate and one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. How do you come up with the name of a movie?

Find any movie with What Is My Movie, even if you forgot the name

A page simply named “What’s My Movie?” was created to showcase next-level fuzzy search and deep search technologies. It was developed by Finnish startup Valossa, a company founded by computer science researchers and engineers from the University of Oulu, Finland.

“We strive to create a new, descriptive way of searching video content,” the team said on its website. “Our technology understands the content of video files itself. From text to pattern recognition, we reach into data that was not searchable in the past.”

The website continues: “Whatismymovie.com was developed by Valossa’s tech team, which has its roots in computer science and engineering research conducted at the University of Oulu. We have an extensive research background in automatic content detection and video data analysis. The demonstrations on this page were developed for research purposes and proof-of-concept for industry. Deep content technology has also been tested with TV content broadcasters.”

What my movie is is crazy scary-exactly

Find a movie by describing it

The group’s “deep content” technology analyzes video content in a way that traditional search engines cannot, and uses this data to deliver impressive matches, even when the search terms are very vague.

I had a lot of fun testing the website’s technology. Impressively I haven’t made it yet.

Because Valossa’s technology goes deep into the video content itself, you can even use quotation marks to find the movie you’re looking for.

How do I find the name of a movie based on a scene?

Another great feature is that you can even describe elements of a specific scene and the results are always straight to the point.

It’s an extremely useful site. It also happens to be an impressive showcase for Valossa’s technology. You can check it right here. can you beat it

Various search options to name the movie you have in mind

You can make your search even more detailed as you progress. If you only remember actors, you can search for “actor-based matches”. For those who can remember a handful of words from the title, the “title-based matches” are great. For example, if you type A River in the search bar, you will get A river flows through it, Where the river flows black, All rivers runand more options.

There are also “director-based matches,” “general matches,” and “traditional search” you can opt for to better narrow your guesses. You can also search using your Amazon Alexa device. Activating this ability is easy. If you enable the Valossa Movie Finder skill, you can ask Alexa your movie-related questions to better find your answers. This is great for anyone who uses the Echo frequently.

This article was originally published on March 18, 2016 and has been updated.

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