Most Valuable Movies on Letterboxd

As I mentioned in my previous post, Letterboxd Pro is a great way to keep track of progress against famous movie lists like the AFI 100. I want to make the maximum progress on these lists in the minimum amount of time. To help me on this quest, I just created a list of the most valuable movies on Letterboxd .

Each of the movies on my list shows up in at least five of the nine “best movie” lists shown on Letterboxd Pro Stats page. The first few movies (“Star Wars”, for example) show up on eight of the nine lists. I’ve sorted this list so that the movies on the most lists appear first. If you start at the top and work down, you are guaranteed to boost you movie-watching stats in no time!

Here are the first fifteen movies on the list. These are the 15 most valuable movies on Letterboxd. Each shows up on at least six of the nine Letterboxd Pro movie lists.

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Tracking Movies With Letterboxd Pro

I’ve figured out that the real power of is tracking movies with Letterboxd Pro. Let me explain.

When I first visited Letterboxd, I was a little confused on what the site was good for. I can look up movies, review them, other people can like my reviews, I can like other people’s reviews. That’s all interesting, but doesn’t IMDb offer the same thing?

I paid $20 for a Letterboxd Pro account and that changed the game for me. The main thing you get for your pro membership is a personal statistics screen. I’ve been waiting all my movie marathoning life for a slick stats screen like this.

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Creating Movie Marathon Lists in Letterboxd

Letterboxd is a fun new site for creating movie lists and sharing them with others. It provides a fast way to create a movie marathon list and write up all your notes and super-deep thoughts on the movie in a review/diary format.

Let me show you what I mean. I just created a bunch of lists this week. You can find all my lists on Letterboxd here.

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Introducing Movie Marathon Find Beta!

I  have created another tool for your movie marathon toolboxMovie Marathon Find! My previous android app, Movie Marathon Time is geared towards creating your own movie marathon schedule at home. Movie Marathon Find, an application for Windows, Mac, and Linux, is focused on creating an optimal movie marathon schedule from a list of fixed movie showings. You would use Movie Marathon Find to create a perfect schedule for you at a movie theater, a film festival, or a convention.

Creating an optimal schedule is hard for humans. The area of mathematics that covers this is Combinatorics, specifically the study of permutations. This area of math tells us that the theoretical maximum number of schedules you can create from a list of movies is N factorial (N!). The list of possible movie schedules grows pretty fast with factorials. For example:

  1. 1! = 1
  2. 2! = 2
  3. 3! = 6
  4. 4! = 24
  5. 5 ! = 120
  6. 6! = 720
  7. 10! = 3,628,800
  8. 15! = 1.3E12 (that’s a number with 12 zeros after it!)

I don’t care what your weekend plans are, no human can (or should) bother searching through that space to find a perfect movie marathon!

Movie Marathon Find searches through this space for you, and can do so about 1 second. Computers are great at this sort of task!

V0.1 beta is my first working version of this app. The user interface isn’t too pretty, but it works! Download a copy from the Movie Marathon Find page. Send me your feedback for the next version, and let me know if you use it for your next movie marathon!

Movie Marathon Time v1.0 Now Available!

Movie Marathon Time, Version 1.0 is now available for Android at the Google Play store! Movie Marathon Time is an app that helps you plan the perfect movie marathon. You can create a movie marathon schedule in minutes by downloading movie data, arranging your schedule with some quick drag-and-drops, and adding breaktimes either automatically or manually.

If you’d like to see how it works, check out the introduction video below.

Download a copy and try it out! If you like it, please leave a review in the Google Play Store. If you really like the app, you can support future development by purchasing a copy of my movie marathon book or by clicking the ads on this website

I’d love to hear from you what features you like and what new features you’d like to see. While you are at it, send me your movie marathon creations and I’ll share them on this website!

Comment below or send me your feedback directly using the contact me page!

One more thing you should know: all movie data in this app is made available courtesy of Pay them a visit and support their work of creating an open, community-based database of movie data!