Take your first step into a larger world…

or to get started. We’re your home for logging, rating and reviewing films, your watchlist of titles to see, your source for lists and inspiration, a cast and crew database and an activity stream of passionate film criticism, discussion and discovery.

How Letterboxd works

Poster overlays

Tell us what you’ve seen

Get your Letterboxd underway by visiting our Popular section and marking a few films you’ve seen. Click the ‘eye’ on any poster to tell us you’ve watched a film (and the ‘heart’ too, if you liked it). We add these films to your Films tab and then we’re able to show you reviews with spoilers (we usually hide them) and other cool stuff. If you’re Pro we also compute stats based on all your watched films.

Member’s films

Browse your watched films

Now that you’ve added some films, you can find them in the Films tab of your profile. As you add more content, your profile starts to reflect your taste. You can also browse the films of other members, or the community, with Hide watched films activated to find more great films to watch.

If you’ve previously saved film-related activity at IMDb or another service, we can help you import this, too.

Member’s films

Save films to watch later

One of our most-loved features, the Watchlist, lets you keep a list of films you want to see. Start in Most Anticipated and mark a few films you want to see—use the ‘clock’ on a film or review page, or open the options menu on any poster (shown opposite). If you subsequently log or mark a film as watched, we’ll move it from your Watchlist to your Films (and add it to your Diary, if you provide a date—more on that below).

Member’s menu

Your account, profile and settings

Click your username (at the top of each page) for shortcuts to the main sections of your account. Your Profile, Films, Diary, Watchlist and other pages are here.

You can customize your name, location, website, bio and favorite films in Settings. We use your Twitter avatar if you connect your account, or a Gravatar matching the email on your profile.

Diary Entry screen

Log a film

Log a film to tell us you watched it on a particular date, and to attach a review, rating and tags. We put all films you log with a date into your Diary, a great reference for when it comes time to compile your year-end list.

You can rate films without logging them too, either on a film or review page, or from the ‘more options’ menu on a poster.

Try logging a film now…

Activity stream

Following and activity

The best way to find members to follow is by reading reviews of films you like, to identify the voices and opinions you dig. Our People page lists popular members.

As you follow more people, we create a personalized Activity stream full of reviews and recommendations from these members (and you’re bound to find new people to follow from the Likes included here). Use the Incoming tab to see who’s interacting with you, and upgrade to Pro to personalize the types of activity you see on each device.


Make and share lists

Lists are a great way to share a collection of related films, or to rank the films of your favorite genre, star, director or franchise. It’s fun to welcome suggestions for your lists from other members.

Start a list on your Lists tab, then add films on the ‘Edit’ screen (or from the ‘more options’ menu on a poster). The first time you make a list public, it’s shared with your followers.

Here’s what you’ll find in our main sections…

  • Homepage

    If you’re signed in, you’ll see a selection of popular films, reviews and lists from Letterboxd members. As you follow more people, we personalize this page to show what’s popular in your network.

  • Films

    This section shows which films our members are watching and reviewing the most. It’s also your starting point for browsing the whole database, by decade/year, genre, popularity, rating, streaming service and more.

  • Lists

    This section shows our most popular lists, and a selection of recently added content. From here you can create a list of your own, browse more popular lists, or browse by the tags applied to each by its creator.

  • People

    Here you’ll find others whose content is being enjoyed most by our community. Click through to see if you like their style, or locate your real-life Twitter and Facebook friends that also use Letterboxd.

More tips and tricks

  • Film actions

    Film actions

    On a film or review page, use these controls to tell us you’ve seen (and liked) the film, and how you rated it. Add it to your Watchlist if you plan to see it later. You can also log the film or add it to a list from here.

  • Tags

    Tagging films

    Adding tags as you log films lets you easily recall them based on any criteria. Tags can be used to encode how, where or with whom you saw a film, or to categorize films by your own genre or content taxonomy.

  • Numbered list

    Reordering lists

    To quickly move a film to another position when editing, show List Numbers, then click the number of the entry to move. Type a new position and hit Return. The film will instantly move to that position.

  • Upgrade to Pro

    Upgrade to Pro!

    Pro status unlocks several additional capabilities: an all-time Stats page and annual Year in Review pages for each year of activity. Filter your activity view, filter film lists by service availability, clone lists and more!

Import your films

Free to all members. Create your own CSV file, or import from another service. We support these IMDb exports:

  • Ratings
  • Check-ins
  • Lists
  • Watchlists

Discover more films

Here’s a selection of our highest rated narrative feature films. The complete list of 250 is maintained by the tireless Dave Vis. How many have you seen?

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Seven Samurai
  • Harakiri
  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Come and See
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • High and Low
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Spirited Away
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • GoodFellas
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Dark Knight
  • Stalker
  • Ikiru
  • Apocalypse Now