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5 Reasons Why You Should Make a Letterboxd Account!

Written by Isabella Chirico. Published: June 13 2021


For all you film buffs out there – can you think of anything better than a social media designed for people who love to watch movies? Look no further than Letterboxd! This social network is a haven for people who love to watch movies, write about movies, and talk about movies. If this sounds like you, here are five reasons why we think you should try it out!


1. It’s a diary for all the movies you’ve watched.

Letterboxd allows you the digital space to log what movies you watch, what you rate them, and what your opinions are. Over time, this becomes a diary of cinematic experiences. The best part about this is that it allows you to be expressive about your thoughts and taste in film. So go ahead, write all about that rom-com you loved or that mystery that really wasn’t even a very good mystery! On Letterboxd, there’s never any shame in watching too many movies, or writing how you really feel about it.



2. You can see what movies your friends are watching.

On Letterboxd, you can see what movies, ratings, and reviews your friends have logged too. You can also see the movies they’ve added to their watchlist. If you have the same movie in your watchlist, why not watch it together?! Or maybe you loved a movie that they didn’t like as much -- talk about it! It’s exciting to learn what movies your friends love, or don’t love.



3. It’s fun getting lost in all the movie reviews.

After watching a movie, it’s always entertaining to scroll through the reviews from other members on Letterboxd and see what everyone else thinks. Some reviews point out parts of the movie that never even crossed your mind. Some of them may express different opinions of the movie. And some of them are just super funny.




4. You can discover new movies & add them to your watchlist.

The possibilities of film exploration are endless with Letterboxd! There are so many lists you can scan through, like seeing what the most popular movies are, the highest rated, and movies by country, year, genre, or language. Or maybe you love a specific actor or director? Letterboxd shows you all their movies and lets you add them to your watchlist. So go ahead, make that “Timothée Chalamet Movies” list already and get watching.



5. You become a self-proclaimed film critic!

Letterboxd makes you feel like a real film critic, and that’s definitely something to brag about. Go grab that popcorn, start that movie, and get ready to Letterboxd.