The other day, I wondered, “There should be a goodreads for movies.” You know, a niche site that lets you catalog and discover movies. It would also have a social media like aspect. I didn’t think IMDb was the right thing. So I searched…and found it!
The site, called Letterboxd, is exactly what I was lookin’ for; I joined quickly!
Its look and feel are designed nicely, a dark background with elegant lines and fonts. Things are neatly organized. The interface is nicer than goodreads.
You create your own profile with a Bio, which other members of the site may follow. Then you start adding movies you’ve seen or want to see.
With all the movies you’ve seen, you can take several actions:
Of course, you can add movies you haven’t seen to your Watchlist. Speaking of, you can create your own custom lists too.
There are reviews of movies by other people on the site. And you can find folks who have similar movie tastes as yourself and connect with them by clicking, “Follow.”
I’m still new to Letterboxd and have only started building my movie catalog. But so far it’s cool.
There are cinephiles or movie buffs there, people who are really into the art of cinema and theater. This makes me feel a bit like an outsider since I’m more like the guy who just wants a good popcorn flick most of the time. Think Blockbuster. Oh well.
If you’re looking for the “goodreads for movies,” Letterboxd is it!
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