How the Year in Review is calculated:
Results are based on the Letterboxd community’s combined ratings as of January 1, 2023. Eligible films are those that had a first national release in any country between January 1 and December 31 2022, and received a minimum of 2,000 ratings following release (minimum ratings requirements differ in some categories with lower overall viewership numbers).
Films that had direct-to-streaming releases, TV movies, and films with limited theatrical are included, while films with film festival screenings but no national release yet are not (they are included in the Year in Review relevant to the year in which they receive a national release).
The main narrative and documentary categories exclude short films, TV shows and specials, filmed concerts and stage shows, visual albums and straight-to-video films; where appropriate, they have their own categories.
As on the platform, Letterboxd differentiates between popular films (a measure of the activity a film receives regardless of rating) and highly rated films (computed from a weighted average of all ratings cast by members during the period).