Letterboxd is a web-application build specifically for people who are obsessed with film. Part social network, part private diary, Letterboxd has created a way for people to keep detailed logs of all the films they’ve watched over the course of their lifetimes.
Letterboxd is clearly for people who watch a lot of films. To create an account, you must fill in a memorable line from a popular movie (or use ReCaptcha instead, if you don’t know the line). Start populating your diary by adding the name of a film you’ve recently seen. You can specify the date you saw it, write up a short review, rate the movie on a 0 to 5 scale, and tag it with keywords related to the plot or who you were with when you saw the film. Once you’ve added enough films to your diary, you can start organizing them into categories (like genre or lead actor). Get ideas for which movies you’d like to see next by “following” other users and keeping track of the films they’re watching or discussing, and then adding those films to a “watchlist” of movies you’re planning on seeing in the future.
When you upgrade from a free plan to a Pro account, you can integrate Letterboxd with your Netflix queue, and import data from IMDb into your Letterboxd account. Pro users also get access to a “Year In Review” stats page, where they can see just how many hours they spent watching films, along with how many films they watched each week or month in the previous year.
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