“Hey @letterboxd,” our pals Whitlock and Pope tweeted, “any chance of a ‘no consensus!’ rundown of ‘broadest distributions’ of scores?” In other words, they were asking, what’s the most divisive film on Letterboxd? The movie that we can’t agree on; the histogram equivalent of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Honestly, it doesn’t take much to talk us into mining our own data. It’s one of the few things we at Letterboxd HQ enjoy more than cake.
We tackled the task from two different angles. First, we calculated the 100 most divisive films rated by at least 500 Letterboxd members, because we knew this would mean that a good number of obscure and weird films would make the list. (We compute divisiveness by calculating the standard deviation from all member ratings cast for a film.)