High Risers: The 50 Biggest Ratings Rises in Letterboxd History

The 50 feature films that have experienced the biggest upward gradient in their average ratings for each year over the course of Letterboxd history (as at November 2021). This list is sorted by highest gradient rise, not highest average rating.

To be included, films had to have at least six years of activity, with at least 100 ratings for each of those six years. Read Dominic Corry’s analysis of the five sub-genres these films fall into—and how critical reception changes as audiences broaden—in his Journal essay for our 10th birthday.

  • Bones

    1

  • Bratz

    2

  • Jennifer's Body

    3

  • Mamma Mia!

    4

  • Hannah Montana: The Movie

    5

  • D.E.B.S.

    6

  • Scooby-Doo

    7

  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    8

  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

    9

  • High School Musical 2

    10

  • Elis

    11

  • Aquamarine

    12

  • Collateral Beauty

    13

  • White Chicks

    14

  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

    15

  • Another Cinderella Story

    16

  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    17

  • Uptown Girls

    18

  • The Cheetah Girls 2

    19

  • Crossroads

    20

  • Josie and the Pussycats

    21

  • High School Musical

    22

  • Twitches

    23

  • Legally Blonde

    24

  • Twilight

    25

  • Mac & Devin Go to High School

    26

  • Love, Rosie

    27

  • The Cheetah Girls

    28

  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    29

  • LOL

    30

  • Olga

    31

  • Like Mike

    32

  • 13 Going on 30

    33

  • The Princess Diaries

    34

  • Wild Child

    35

  • Tales from the Hood

    36

  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    37

  • Spice World

    38

  • Sugar & Spice

    39

  • The Country Bears

    40

  • Clifford

    41

  • Lisbela and the Prisoner

    42

  • Deep Cover

    43

  • New York Minute

    44

  • Just My Luck

    45

  • A Cinderella Story

    46

  • Maid in Manhattan

    47

  • Minutemen

    48

  • Belly

    49

  • Lemonade Mouth

    50