Best WordPress Movie Themes (Compared)

Best WordPress Movie Themes (Compared)
Best WordPress Movie Themes (Compared)

Whether you want to create an online movie database, share movie reviews, or post the latest news, these WordPress themes have everything you need.

Since the following themes all include preset demo sites, you can quickly launch a fully functional movie website. In addition to replacing the demo content with text, images, videos and other media, you can also tweak the theme options with customization tools to make it look full of individual style and exactly what the reader expects.

For any type of movie website you wish to create, there is a good choice here.

1. AmyMovie

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Two preset homepage layouts give you several options for the most important pages that not only look clean and stylish, but also have enough variation to ensure that AmyMovie caters to a wide audience. Depending on the page design you choose, visitors can be welcomed with a static image header or a full-width slider (used to promote the latest selection of movies on the site).

In addition to 2 homepage layouts, this theme offers 7 categories of page designs in order to let you use multiple options to display movies in different grid formats. There are also many other content templates for important pages, such as About Us, Contact Form, Blog Posts, etc.

To help visitors find a favorite movie or movie theater, AmyMovie has a built-in showtime template. With this page, your visitors can check the checkbox and use the date picker to search for content of interest.

After importing the preset demos into your website, you can change the color palette through the theme settings and also create custom color skins. For even more customization options, the theme also includes the premium WPBakery Page Editor (formerly known as Visual Composer) that allows you to design unique interfaces through drag-and-drop operations without having to write any code. The premium Slider Revolution plugin is also included to ensure that you are allowed to create interactive animated slideshows for your movie website.

2. Moview

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Whether you're creating a movie review blog or a movie database, Moview has the features and pre-defined templates to do so, and you can even import listings from popular movie review sites to start your own catalog.

Since this theme is designed to integrate with many popular third-party plugins, you can add free bbPress plugins to launch forum modules or sell products on your site using the most popular WooCommerce e-commerce plugin, BuddyPress plugins can also be used to add social networking features to your site to help you create an active online movie community.

While Moview offers a nice library of templates and layouts for all the different parts of the site, you can also create creative custom designs from scratch using the included WPBakery Page Builder plugin, or you can use the starter template library in the plugin package. The theme allows you to tweak various elements of your website, including fonts, colors, presentation properties, and more.

3. MagPlus

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MagPlus features more than 40 designs for creating general-purpose news magazine sites, as well as movie-centric sites.

In the library of preset demo templates, you'll find a variety of movie-specific designs and many other options that work equally well for movie websites. Some useful demos include movie reviews, news, catalogs and blogs, and whichever demo you choose, you can launch a unique movie website.

Since MagPlus features over 25 different post layouts, you can make sure your content stays fresh with a variety of options. Other creative options include 12 header layouts, 26 slider designs, 20 proprietary widgets, 10 footer structures, plus, since this theme includes a powerful drag-and-drop page editor, you'll also have access to over 80 advanced modules for creating unique content designs.

Other useful features include a built-in caching tool (for shorter load times), a large menu tool (for enhanced navigation areas), ad placements (which can help you profit from your site), and more, and MagPlus also offers full e-commerce support if you wish to sell products and services and generate digital files.

4. JNews

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Over 120 homepage layouts are included, so you can easily find a design that matches a specific project, and not only that, JNews has a built-in drag-and-drop page editor in order to make it easy to implement any design you can think of. A proprietary header editor is also included, giving you complete control over this important area of your website through an intuitive interface.

When setting up your site and publishing content, you can choose from a range of beautiful templates, as well as display ads in galleries to increase revenue and enable social media logins for optional community areas of the site, including the Facebook commenting feature. jNews fully supports multilingual plugins, enabling you to publish your site and content in multiple languages, in addition to infinite scrolling of lists, delayed loading of images, article view counts are all features that can be enabled on a movie site.

Another reason for choosing this theme is its ability to automatically load the next post, thus ensuring that visitors can seamlessly browse through more content without waiting. Other useful features include adding email subscription forms, enabling push notifications, social share/follow buttons, and more.

5. Blockter

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This is a movie and TV show database theme with 3 homepage designs. With the included movie library plugin, you can easily populate movie and TV sites with various data sources, which not only speeds up the import process, but also gives you better control over how the data is displayed.

There are two main layout options to choose from: list style and grid layout. For both modes, sidebars are optional to allow you to promote other content on either side of the movie or TV site, or to display the list in an unobtrusive layout.

To make the movie site more interactive, you can enable comments and visitors can also log in to your site through their social media accounts and then leave feedback on the movie and TV show listings. In addition, Blockter is fully responsive, so the site renders perfectly on both smartphones and tablets.

Although full pre-defined templates are provided, you can also customize these layouts using the integrated WPBakery Page Builder tool, or create completely new homepages from scratch.

6. Filmax

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If you want to start a blog or magazine-style website that focuses on sharing great movie-related content, Filmax is probably the best choice.

With a rich library of pre-built templates, you can choose the right page layout for your website content every time you publish a movie review or news story. If you find that you don't have the right template for an article, then you can use the customization options to create a completely new design. However, with the ability to select and import a large number of site layouts with just a few clicks of a button, you should never be short of suitable options.

The header area can be easily adjusted and with advanced editing tools you can design the perfect navigation content to ensure that visitors find the right content in the shortest amount of time. The footer area is equally flexible, allowing you to organize relevant content in a way that is appropriate for a particular project.

With powerful custom widgets, Filmax makes it easy to make your website look professionally educated. With the slider tool, you'll be able to show movie posters and covers in rotating and slideshow formats, as well as display the latest articles in an easy-to-touch scrolling slider.

7. Vodi

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Whether you want to publish video content on your website in a familiar format (Netflix mode) or create a content platform where others can submit videos (YouTube mode), Vodi can help you do it. Since this theme comes with a preset selection of video demo sites, you can quickly launch a video streaming (or other similar) site based on it.

Vodi takes care of adding all the necessary layouts and templates, and the development team also provides a plugin to handle the video publishing features that may be needed. When setting up the site, you can choose from the available header and footer layouts to make the site look more appropriate for your audience. Other optional features include the ability to create playlists, display video art in an attractive format, support for user uploaded videos, and more.

To customize the included layout and templates, you can do so using the default WordPress editor, this theme comes with the latest version of Gutenberg with 47 blocks, so you can easily drag and drop a series of pre-defined elements and content areas into posts and pages.

8. Formota

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The 12 home page layouts in the theme pack cover a range of film-related projects, including studios, film festivals, promoting individual film releases, and more. While the preset presentations are unique in design and appearance, they do share some common features such as large full-width image areas perfect for sharing movies, striking still images, interesting page layouts, and sliders for adding animated presentations.

As you would expect from a popular movie theme, Formota offers powerful support for movie websites, allowing you to easily add various elements to your pages, such as movie trailers and clips, logo rotations for displaying awards won, testimonial sliders for posting reviews of your work, image summaries for sharing stills, and more. To add blog content to your website, this theme also offers 4 different post styles and some other template layouts.

You can even use Formota and the supported WooCommerce plugin to sell physical and digital products on the site, so if you wish to sell movies or other peripheral items online, both can use this versatile theme.

9. Sequex

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With perfect support for the TMDB API, you can import large amounts of movie data into your WordPress site with just a few clicks of a button and then easily edit it in order to quickly populate it with user-friendly content. After importing the data, the useful features don't stop there. With Sequex, you have great control over how the data is displayed and users can easily search the database to find exactly what they need.

Of course, this theme is not limited to importing existing data, you can also publish unique movie news, reviews and other content, all of which are easy to do, with different page templates and layout styles to ensure that every post looks good. Moreover, since Sequex is built around the SiteOrigin Page Builder plugin, you can easily create custom content designs using this tool.

This theme allows you to enable interactive features on your website, and then visitors will be able to log in using their social media accounts to leave feedback and comments on the site. This helps allow you to build a loyal fan base that will keep coming back. Finally, for newcomers to WordPress, demo content and video tutorials are good options to get started.

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The only question is, which side are you going to pick?

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