2012 The Year in Review

Wow, what a year! During 2012 our dedicated community logged…

  • 841,748 Diary entries
  • 297,513 Reviews
  • 23,445 Lists

This year we recorded 1,511,852 hours spent watching films

6,829 of which were the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

  • The Intouchables
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Amour
  • The Avengers
  • Argo
  • The Hunt
  • The Master
  • Skyfall
  • Looper
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Holy Motors
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Turin Horse
  • The Raid
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Boy
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Life of Pi

Lowest rated film

The Devil Inside

Directed by William Brent Bell

I think I need a @letterboxd account to tell everyone how appalling the movie we just watched is.

— @5starr
  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Foreign
  • Adventure
  • Sci-Fi
  • Horror
  • Crime
  • Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Indie
  • Mystery
  • Family
  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Other
78% Good, 22% Bad

% Good vs. Bad Ratings

25% released in 2012, 75% released earlier

Release date of films watched

19% Rewatches, 81% First time

Rewatches vs. First-time views

Site usage graph

Site usage

1,601 Most diary entries by one person

why has no one asked me out through letterboxd yet. this is the worst dating site ever.

— @labuzamovies


Thanks to @letterboxd I never would have met the beautiful and amazing @kathrynmoir :)

— @jamiehuggett


This year we wrote almost 20,000,000 words about films

And hey, only 7,780 of those were variations of the F-bomb!

Sorry every other website, but @letterboxd is the best thing to ever happen to the internet.

— @lilyvanilli

For those who doubt the usefulness of lists on Letterboxd, let’s put it this way: I’m using it to compile a list of films with dead cats in them.

— @robbiereviews
  • The Imposter
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Samsara
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
  • The Invisible War
  • Side by Side
  • Marley
  • Shut Up and Play the Hits

Highest rated animated film

Wreck-it Ralph

Directed by Rich Moore

Highest rated horror film

The Cabin in
the Woods

Directed by Drew Goddard

Highest rated sci-fi film


Directed by Rian Johnson

Why has no one made something like @letterboxd for liquor cabinets?

— @rmi

Oliver Stone spends his mornings trolling Letterboxd but has to wait for the intern to show up because he can’t log in.

— @josephkickass

Thank you.

This year has been made great by the incredible people using Letterboxd. We love you all, and look forward to another great year in film for 2013. Happy watching!