2012 The Year in Review

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

  • 1,171,052 Diary entries
  • 295,072 Reviews
  • 22,994 Lists
  • 152,684 Comments

This year we recorded 2,108,765 hours spent watching films

9,393 of which were the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Highest rated films

Lowest rated films

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

— @5starr

Genre Breakdown

Drama
Thriller
Action
Comedy
Foreign
Adventure
Sci-Fi
Horror
Crime
Romance
Fantasy
Indie
Mystery
Family
Animation
Documentary
Other

Genre Breakdown

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

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

— @labuzamovies

But…

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

— @jamiehuggett

(Awwwww!)

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

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

Popular favorable reviews

Popular unfavorable reviews

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

Highest rated documentary

Lee Howard

“Bart Layton’s masterful direction juxtaposes real-life interviews
with cinematic dramatisations to unnerving effect.”

Highest rated animated film

Highest rated horror film

Highest rated sci-fi film

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!

Published December 23. See the full lists for each category and read the associated news post.