The Internet Movie Database has announced that US users can now watch over 6000 full-length feature films and TV episodes for free on IMDb.com.

"IMDb's mission has always been to be the world's most comprehensive, user-friendly destination for all movie, TV and celebrity-related information, products and services", said Col Needham, founder and managing director of IMDb.com.

"We're excited to offer our users a simple online experience to watch full-length movies and TV episodes for free. Our goal is to show our users every movie and TV show on the Internet for free on IMDb.com."

With IMDb's new free video viewing service, viewers can watch shows like "24", "Family Guy" and "Heroes" alongside such oldies as "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Bewitched".

Films available include "Fever Pitch", "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" and "Raising Arizona".

Some first episodes of new series will also get an IMDb.com debut before they air on US TV, these include "Knight Rider" and "30 Rock".