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I love everything about movies. The craft that goes into them, the stories they tell, and the experience of sitting in a chair and focusing on a singular piece of art. I enjoy watching films, thinking about them, talking about them and occasionally writing about them. For some reason, there’s a portion of my brain that obsessively categorizes and collects the experiences I’ve had watching films.

Over the last couple of years I have tried to catalogue these experiences, using Letterboxd to sift through thousands of films in an attempt to build a database; a more complete picture of my personal history with film. That said, there’s probably still quite a lot unaccounted for.

Since 2013 I have been providing more granular data to this catalogue in the form of ratings, tags and reviews. The end result is a sizeable chunk of rather useless information. So if you’re interested in what my life in film looks like, so far, here it is.

Data last updated March 23, 2015.

The Big Picture

Films Watched 2,539


Films Logged 307

Films that have logged attributes (watch date, tags, etc.).


Films Reviewed 193


Time Spent Watching 186 days, 11 hours and 46 minutes


How many times I could have just watched
“The Godfather: Part II” instead of everything else 1,343


New Releases

Watched within 30 days of release.

15.64%

Average Rating

I’m totally fair, you guys.

6


Films Watched by Day of Week

S
16.9%
M
7.2%
T
10.4%
W
10.1%
T
13%
F
17.6%
S
24.8%

Films Watched In Last 365 Days 0


  • # of Films

Films Watched by Year of Release

I was born in 1983, in case you were wondering.

1922
1969
2015

Location

Where do I watch?

Format

What do I watch?

Notes: Only formats I’ve viewed 3 or more times make the cut. And “Digital” refers to a totally legit, absolutely legal download and is not at all a code-word for illegally torrented files.

Fellow Watchers

Who do I watch with?

Ratings Breakdown

How harsh am I? Not very.

My Highest Rated Films

12 Years a Slave
10
Drive
10
Her
10
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
10
The Royal Tenenbaums
10
Whiplash
10
2001: A Space Odyssey
9
A Prophet
9
Before Sunset
9
Best in Show
9
See more films I love?

My Lowest Rated Films

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
1
American Reunion
1
Antichrist
1
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
1
Batman & Robin
1
Battlefield Earth
1
Battleship
1
Catwoman
1
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure
1
Daredevil
1
See more films I hate?

My Most Controversial Ratings

Greatest disparity between my ratings and averaged user-voted score.

Films I Liked

Big Fan
5.3
9
The American
5.6
9
Drive
7
10
The Royal Tenenbaums
7.2
10
The Cabin in the Woods
6.3
9
Best in Show
6.4
9
Looper
6.4
9
Capote
6.6
9
Collateral
6.6
9
Upstream Color
6.7
9

Films That Sucked

Antichrist
6.8
1
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure
6.3
1
Planet Terror
6.3
1
Young Frankenstein
7.3
2
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
6.2
1
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
6.2
1
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
6.2
1
Friends with Benefits
6.1
1
American Reunion
5.9
1
The Hot Chick
5.8
1

Reviews

My Most Recent Reviews

Title Year Watch Date Rating & Review
Nightcrawler 2014 2015-03-07 8Full Review
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015 2015-03-03 7Full Review
Still Alice 2014 2015-02-28 6Full Review
John Wick 2014 2015-01-25 6Full Review
Foxcatcher 2014 2015-01-24 9Full Review
Whiplash 2014 2015-01-23 10Full Review
American Sniper 2014 2015-01-21 5Full Review
The Babadook 2014 2015-01-16 8Full Review
The Imitation Game 2014 2015-01-07 7Full Review
The Theory of Everything 2014 2015-01-04 5Full Review
Gone Girl 2014 2015-01-03 8Full Review
Only Lovers Left Alive 2013 2014-12-29 5Full Review
Jingle All the Way 1996 2014-12-24 3Full Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014 2014-12-06 6Full Review
Birdman 2014 2014-12-04 9Full Review
Interstellar 2014 2014-11-12 9Full Review
Big Hero 6 2014 2014-11-09 7Full Review
Locke 2013 2014-11-08 6Full Review
Blue Ruin 2013 2014-11-06 8Full Review
Coherence 2013 2014-10-28 7Full Review
Starred Up 2013 2014-10-27 9Full Review
Chef 2014 2014-10-25 8Full Review
Blue Jasmine 2013 2014-10-24 6Full Review
The Purge: Anarchy 2014 2014-10-23 4Full Review
The Signal 2014 2014-10-21 4Full Review
Gone Girl 2014 2014-10-16 8Full Review
The Drop 2014 2014-10-02 7Full Review
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014 2014-09-27 6Full Review
Are You Here 2013 2014-09-12 4Full Review
Boyhood 2014 2014-08-22 9Full Review
Sound of My Voice 2011 2014-08-19 7Full Review
Dead Poets Society 1989 2014-08-16 6Full Review
Under the Skin 2013 2014-08-14 8Full Review
Dear Mr. Watterson 2013 2014-08-14 5Full Review
Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 2014-08-08 8Full Review
The Heat 2013 2014-08-03 5Full Review
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 2014-07-23 8Full Review
The Way Way Back 2013 2014-07-19 8Full Review
Noah 2014 2014-07-16 7Full Review
Runner Runner 2013 2014-07-14 4Full Review
The Raid 2 2014 2014-07-14 6Full Review
John Hodgman: RAGNAROK 2013 2014-07-13 5Full Review
22 Jump Street 2014 2014-07-11 6Full Review
Chef 2014 2014-07-10 8Full Review
The Lego Movie 2014 2014-06-28 8Full Review
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 2014-06-26 8Full Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 2014-06-20 7Full Review
Stoker 2013 2014-06-03 7Full Review
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 2014-05-30 6Full Review
Finding Vivian Maier 2014 2014-05-29 7Full Review
It's a Disaster 2012 2014-05-29 7Full Review
Frozen 2013 2014-05-25 7Full Review
Inside Man 2006 2014-05-17 7Full Review
Oculus 2013 2014-05-14 7Full Review
Neighbors 2014 2014-05-09 6Full Review
Timecrimes 2008 2014-05-06 8Full Review
In Your Eyes 2014 2014-05-05 4Full Review
The Summit 2012 2014-04-27 5Full Review
The Hunt 2012 2014-04-26 7Full Review
47 Ronin 2013 2014-04-17 3Full Review
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 2014-04-05 7Full Review
The Lego Movie 2014 2014-03-22 8Full Review
Nebraska 2013 2014-03-21 8Full Review
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 2014-03-20 9Full Review
The Book Thief 2013 2014-03-15 6Full Review
Non-Stop 2014 2014-03-13 6Full Review
Prince Avalanche 2013 2014-03-07 6Full Review
Tim's Vermeer 2013 2014-02-27 8Full Review
Trouble with the Curve 2012 2014-02-15 5Full Review
Bully 2011 2014-02-14 6Full Review
RoboCop 2014 2014-02-13 7Full Review
Room 237 2012 2014-02-11 4Full Review
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 2013 2014-02-09 8Full Review
Thor: The Dark World 2013 2014-02-09 5Full Review
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 2012 2014-02-08 6Full Review
Step Brothers 2008 2014-02-07 8Full Review
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 2014-02-01 6Full Review
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 2014-01-31 7Full Review
Ender's Game 2013 2014-01-29 4Full Review
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 2014-01-24 9Full Review
The Spectacular Now 2013 2014-01-24 8Full Review
August: Osage County 2013 2014-01-23 7Full Review
Short Term 12 2013 2014-01-19 9Full Review
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 2014-01-18 8Full Review
Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013 2014-01-17 6Full Review
Rush 2013 2014-01-17 7Full Review
Her 2013 2014-01-16 10Full Review
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa 2013 2014-01-12 5Full Review
Dallas Buyers Club 2013 2014-01-12 8Full Review
12 Years a Slave 2013 2014-01-11 10Full Review
Ain't Them Bodies Saints 2013 2014-01-09 8Full Review
American Hustle 2013 2014-01-05 7Full Review
My Neighbor Totoro 1988 2014-01-03 9Full Review
Dogtooth 2009 2014-01-02 8Full Review
Saving Mr. Banks 2013 2014-01-01 7Full Review
The Act of Killing 2012 2013-12-29 9Full Review
Clear History 2013 2013-12-29 6Full Review
Gravity 2013 2013-12-29 9Full Review
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure 2003 2013-12-27 1Full Review
Frozen 2013 2013-12-24 7Full Review
Jingle All the Way 1996 2013-12-23 3Full Review
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 2013-12-22 7Full Review
Love Actually 2003 2013-12-15 5Full Review
A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965 2013-12-14 7Full Review
District 9 2009 2013-12-11 8Full Review
Open Grave 2013 2013-12-09 6Full Review
All Is Bright 2013 2013-12-08 4Full Review
RED 2 2013 2013-12-05 3Full Review
Despicable Me 2 2013 2013-12-01 6Full Review
Pacific Rim 2013 2013-11-30 8Full Review
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 2013-11-30 8Full Review
[REC] 2007 2013-11-30 8Full Review
Cronos 1993 2013-11-28 6Full Review
Monsters University 2013 2013-11-23 7Full Review
Aningaaq 2013 2013-11-20 6Full Review
Prisoners 2013 2013-11-15 9Full Review
The Wolverine 2013 2013-11-12 6Full Review
Don't Look Now 1973 2013-11-11 6Full Review
About Time 2013 2013-11-10 6Full Review
Eyes Without a Face 1960 2013-11-08 9Full Review
Captain Phillips 2013 2013-11-06 6Full Review
2 Guns 2013 2013-11-04 4Full Review
Enough Said 2013 2013-11-03 7Full Review
A Hijacking 2012 2013-11-02 8Full Review
The Devil's Backbone 2001 2013-10-30 8Full Review
Breathe In 2013 2013-10-27 6Full Review
The Orphanage 2007 2013-10-27 7Full Review
The Blue Umbrella 2013 2013-10-27 6Full Review
Mud 2012 2013-10-26 8Full Review
The Way Way Back 2013 2013-10-25 8Full Review
Carn 2013 2013-10-23 7Full Review
Rosemary's Baby 1968 2013-10-23 7Full Review
Lake Mungo 2008 2013-10-22 7Full Review
Gravity 2013 2013-10-20 9Full Review
Stories We Tell 2012 2013-10-19 7Full Review
The Heat 2013 2013-10-19 5Full Review
Jack Reacher 2012 2013-10-08 6Full Review
The Internship 2013 2013-10-01 4Full Review
Young Frankenstein 1974 2013-10-01 2Full Review
Blackfish 2013 2013-09-29 5Full Review
The Kings of Summer 2013 2013-09-29 8Full Review
World War Z 2013 2013-09-27 8Full Review
Scary Movie 5 2013 2013-09-27 1Full Review
Jobs 2013 2013-09-24 5Full Review
This Is the End 2013 2013-09-23 8Full Review
We're the Millers 2013 2013-09-22 5Full Review
Blue Caprice 2013 2013-09-21 7Full Review
The Company You Keep 2012 2013-09-19 6Full Review
The Bling Ring 2013 2013-09-14 5Full Review
Pain & Gain 2013 2013-09-11 7Full Review
Hummingbird 2013 2013-09-04 6Full Review
The World's End 2013 2013-09-04 8Full Review
License to Wed 2007 2013-08-31 1Full Review
Elysium 2013 2013-08-21 7Full Review
Kon-Tiki 2012 2013-08-20 8Full Review
Iron Man 3 2013 2013-08-13 8Full Review
Trance 2013 2013-08-09 7Full Review
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 2013-08-09 8Full Review
The Purge 2013 2013-08-07 4Full Review
Before Midnight 2013 2013-08-05 8Full Review
The Conjuring 2013 2013-07-31 7Full Review
Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011 2013-07-30 8Full Review
The Loved Ones 2009 2013-07-25 8Full Review
The Colony 2013 2013-07-24 3Full Review
G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 2013-07-23 1Full Review
Before Sunset 2004 2013-07-19 9Full Review
Before Sunrise 1995 2013-07-18 8Full Review
Fast & Furious 6 2013 2013-07-17 4Full Review
Pacific Rim 2013 2013-07-16 8Full Review
Now You See Me 2013 2013-07-13 5Full Review
Spring Breakers 2012 2013-07-08 7Full Review
The Lone Ranger 2013 2013-07-07 5Full Review
42 2013 2013-07-05 3Full Review
Man of Steel 2013 2013-07-01 5Full Review
The East 2013 2013-06-25 7Full Review
World War Z 2013 2013-06-23 8Full Review
Admission 2013 2013-06-21 5Full Review
Dead Man Down 2013 2013-06-20 6Full Review
This Is the End 2013 2013-06-18 8Full Review
David Bowie - Five Years 2013 2013-06-14 5Full Review
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2001 2013-06-08 6Full Review
Warm Bodies 2013 2013-05-31 7Full Review
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 2013-05-28 6Full Review
Parker 2013 2013-05-21 4Full Review
Maniac 2012 2013-05-18 6Full Review
Upstream Color 2013 2013-05-14 9Full Review
Iron Man 3 2013 2013-05-09 8Full Review
Mama 2013 2013-05-06 4Full Review
Oblivion 2013 2013-04-18 8Full Review
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 2013-03-06 9Full Review
Holy Motors 2012 2013-03-01 7Full Review
Sound City 2013 2013-02-20 8Full Review
End of Watch 2012 2013-02-20 8Full Review
ParaNorman 2012 2013-02-19 8Full Review
Reggie Watts: Why Shit So Crazy? 2010 2013-02-18 6Full Review
Man on a Ledge 2012 2013-02-16 6Full Review
Hide Away 2012 2013-02-16 3Full Review
Lincoln 2012 2013-02-14 8Full Review
The Impossible 2012 2013-02-13 6Full Review
Side Effects 2013 2013-02-09 8Full Review
Jack Reacher 2012 2013-02-07 6Full Review
Looper 2012 9Full Review
The Abyss 1989 9Full Review
Total Recall 2012 4Full Review
Drinking Buddies 2013 8Full Review
Olympus Has Fallen 2013 3Full Review
See all of my reviews on Letterboxd

Genres

Most Watched

  1. Comedy1016
  2. Drama1005
  3. Action796
  4. Thriller790
  5. Adventure530

My Highest-Rated

  1. History6.71
  2. Documentary6.56
  3. Drama6.53
  4. War6.37
  5. Animation6.32

My Lowest-Rated

  1. Western5.4
  2. Action5.46
  3. Science Fiction5.57
  4. Fantasy5.58
  5. Adventure5.6

Directors

Best Track Records

  1. Wes Anderson 98.4
  2. The Coen Brothers 98.22
  3. Terrence Malick 48
  4. Christopher Nolan 98
  5. Alfonso Cuarón 47.8
  6. Brad Bird 47.8
  7. Kathryn Bigelow 47.75
  8. Edgar Wright 57.6
  9. Spike Jonze 47.5
  10. Francis Ford Coppola 47.5

Worst Track Records

  1. Paul W.S. Anderson 43
  2. Brett Ratner 43.75
  3. David Gordon Green 44
  4. Joe Johnston 64
  5. George Lucas 44
  6. Joel Schumacher 54.2
  7. Stephen Sommers 44.25
  8. Barry Sonnenfeld 44.5
  9. Michael Bay 94.56
  10. Louis Leterrier 44.75

Most Watched

  1. Steven Spielberg 196.32
  2. Steven Soderbergh 136.23
  3. Tim Burton 115.64
  4. David Fincher 106.91
  5. Martin Scorsese 106.6
  6. Ridley Scott 107
  7. Robert Zemeckis 106.3
  8. Christopher Nolan 98
  9. Michael Bay 94.56
  10. Quentin Tarantino 96.11
Note: A “Track Record” requires a director to have 3 or more films which I have rated (enough data to build a roughly accurate score). Not surprisingly, these track records are pretty spot-on.

Actors

Favourite Stars

Based on their films’ ratings.

  1. Paul Dano58.6
  2. Carey Mulligan48.5
  3. Rooney Mara58.4
  4. Marisa Tomei48
  5. John Hawkes48
  6. Julie Delpy48
  7. Philip Seymour Hoffman67.83
  8. Michael Caine97.67
  9. Luke Wilson57.6
  10. Nick Frost57.6

Most Watched Actors

Quantity, not necessarily quality.

  1. Samuel L. Jackson46
  2. Bruce Willis44
  3. Morgan Freeman37
  4. Will Ferrell36
  5. Matt Damon35
  6. Robert De Niro35
  7. Brad Pitt34
  8. Ben Stiller34
  9. Robin Williams33
  10. Owen Wilson33

Most Watched Stars

Listed in top four cast positions.

  1. Bruce Willis35
  2. Brad Pitt31
  3. Robert De Niro31
  4. Denzel Washington28
  5. Tom Hanks27
  6. Tom Cruise27
  7. Johnny Depp27
  8. Robin Williams27
  9. Ben Stiller26
  10. Samuel L. Jackson26
Note: “Favourite Stars” relies entirely on ratings for the films featuring these actors, and not the actors’ individual performances (I know, it’s kind of bullshit). My criteria for that list requires an actor to have been in three or more films that I have rated, and also be in the top 4 cast positions for those films. For me, it’s a pretty surprising list (Paul Dano?), but is also rather revealing.

Fun With Data!

Below is a set of visual experiments I decided to undertake based on some of the patterns that emerged when I began sorting and filtering all of this information. Data doesn’t always need to be serious.

Was it worth it?

A comparison of my average rating compared to a film’s budget.

$7,000
$150 Million
$300 Million
Short answer: Nope. That ‘best fit’ line is actually a slope. And it’s sloping downwards, currently.

That’s a Rap!

Should rappers really be actors?

All in the Family

Who’s the best Coppola?

Paxton/Pullman

Films I’ve seen featuring either Bill.

19/23

Everyone has Quaids!

Films I’ve seen starring either Randy or Dennis.

14/17

Longwindedness

A comparison of my review lengths to runtimes.

5 Minutes
93 Minutes
180 Minutes
Note: I had no idea that the two would even be correlated until after I spent hours making this graph. I’m glad that worked out.

Zero Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Number of Kevin Bacon’s films I’ve seen.

20/74

Hoffman-Off

Which Hoffman do I like more?

25/21

Sibling Rivalry!

Which Wilson brother is better?

17/33

Poster Spectrum

What colors are more common in movie poster design?

Poster Spectrum
Note: This grid takes poster artwork for every single film I’ve catalogued and reduces it to its average hue (ignoring saturation and value). I guess green doesn’t put a lot of butts in seats, or at least not mine.

Fin.

Credits

“Seen it.” is a project by Scott Wise. All content is © unless provided by TMDB.

For more of my projects and ideas, check out Wise Idea.

Technical Details

This project is merging my own data from Letterboxd with TMDB’s through their API.

A combination of PHP, jQuery, and a heavily augmented ChartJS plugin handle everything else.