September 29, 2014
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Here at ProgrammableWeb, we're huge advocates of API mash-ups and the hackathons which often encourage their development. Earlier this month at Hack the Midwest, the "Best in Show" award went to Qup (pronounced "kyoo-up"), a web application which combines Netflix, Rotten Tomatoes, and e-mail into a handy notification service for movie buffs.
The Movies category on the ProgrammableWeb directory contains APIs for recommendations, social activities, fan art, data retrieval, subtitles, streaming services and much more. This article focuses on 52 movies APIs that are included in the ProgrammableWeb directory for developer integration.