Year in Review 2023

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2023 in Review

We opened the door, clasped the hand and followed the heron to face our past lives. We formed fight clubs and feasted on franchise delights. We concentrated our zone of interest on the intricate web of humanity in all its brutality and beauty.

We hoped to fall in love like in movies, but theory will only take us so far. So we jumped furiously into the world, dancing in theater aisles, marching on picket lines and taking people as we found them.

Through it all, we were Kenough.

Please enjoy our twelfth annual retrospective. (Your personalized summary is here!)

Title illustration by Julie Olivi.

Highest Rated

Based on more than 341 million ratings cast by our members in 2023, these are the highest-rated films overall, by genre, and in other categories.

And our highest-rated film is… 🥁

Results as of 1 January 2024.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

1 Spider-Man: Across the Spider‑Verse

“There’s been so much sequel syndrome in the last decade, especially in the sphere of superhero movies, but Across the Spider-Verse succeeds not because it throws in hundreds of Easter eggs to appease its audience—but because it continues to care more about the story, the characters, and the world(s) they occupy. The love is in the details. Every frame and every pixel.” CinemaJoe CinemaJoe

Average weighted rating: 4.5

Poor Things

2 Poor Things

“Furious jumping, bold adventures, fancy philosophers, oysters & champagne… So invigorating, so true, it’s that placing-the-final-puzzle-piece sensation, except the puzzle’s the universe and that final piece is you.” Amy Hensarling Amy Hensarling

Average weighted rating: 4.1


3 Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer is the enveloping culmination of Nolan’s prolific career into something so sharp and bright. Previous films collapse into ash beside it. Where the hell do we go from here? It’s time to take in the sheets, Nolan.” claira curtis claira curtis

Average weighted rating: 4.2

Highest Rated Overall—Next Ten

  1. Past Lives
  2. The Holdovers
  3. Monster
  4. Godzilla Minus One
  5. Anatomy of a Fall
  6. Killers of the Flower Moon
  7. Perfect Days
  8. The Iron Claw
  9. Riceboy Sleeps
  10. The Zone of Interest

Results as of 1 January 2024.

Video Message

A Web of Thanks

The cast and crew of Across the Spider-Verse react to being number one!


Genre winners

Over to you, Gojira!

Gojira announcement animation

Animation by Cressa Maeve Áine.

  1. Godzilla Minus One
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  3. John Wick: Chapter 4
  4. Jigarthanda DoubleX
  5. Viduthalai: Part I
  6. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  7. Sun and Concrete
  8. Io Capitano
  9. The Animal Kingdom
  10. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Godzilla Minus One

“Listen, I’m a fan of big CGI characters demolishing cities and beating the hell out of each other, give me all that slop, but this movie is a treasure underneath all that rubble of mediocre Godzilla movies and should be seen by as many people as possible.”  Mark R Mark R

Average weighted rating: 4.2

  1. Poor Things
  2. The Holdovers
  3. There’s Still Tomorrow
  4. Barbie
  5. Bottoms
  6. Rye Lane
  7. Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World
  8. Fallen Leaves
  9. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
  10. Yannick

Poor Things

“Emma Stone relishes every second to the fullest. With a strong and daring sense of humor and compassion, she completely destroys our understanding and challenges our perception of Bella Baxter in each moment. It’s a truly transcendent, once-in-a-lifetime performance.”  Dylan Dylan

Average weighted rating: 4.1

  1. Oppenheimer
  2. Monster
  3. Anatomy of a Fall
  4. Killers of the Flower Moon
  5. Perfect Days
  6. The Iron Claw
  7. Riceboy Sleeps
  8. The Zone of Interest
  9. Society of the Snow
  10. 12th Fail


“Imagine if Nolan took the writing/editing urgency of The Social Network and fused it with a beautiful but harsh invasion of visuals à la Terrence Malick. The result is Oppenheimer... a thunderous epic about politics, loss of empathy, and impending doom.”  ashuubeam ashuubeam

Average weighted rating: 4.2

  1. Poor Things
  2. All of Us Strangers
  3. Barbie
  4. La Chimera
  5. Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam
  6. Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  7. The Civil Dead
  8. Dream Scenario
  9. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  10. Beau Is Afraid

Poor Things

“Yorgos Lanthimos’s feminist bildungsroman is glorious in all its absurdity and fairy-tale logic. Know thyself has a brand new meaning … Robbie Ryan’s cinematography is divine. The fish-eye lenses, the hyper saturation, just everything.”  Nadine Whitney Nadine Whitney

Average weighted rating: 4.1

  1. Talk to Me
  2. When Evil Lurks
  3. Infested
  4. Sleep
  5. Romancham
  6. Scream VI
  7. Vincent Must Die
  8. Birth/Rebirth
  9. The Passenger
  10. Huesera: The Bone Woman

Talk to Me

“Somehow two dudes who ran a horror-comedy YouTube channel churned out a tense, atmospheric mindfuck masterpiece, joining Jordan Peele and Zach Cregger as career comedians who apparently have the souls of demons.”  Matt! Matt!

Average weighted rating: 3.6

  1. Past Lives
  2. All of Us Strangers
  3. Rye Lane
  4. The Taste of Things
  5. Fallen Leaves
  6. Soulmate
  7. The Blue Caftan
  8. Slow
  9. Falling in Love Like in Movies
  10. The Nature of Love

Past Lives

“A nuanced, melancholic tapestry woven from the soft threads of memory, immigration and unspoken desires. It’s a film that whispers rather than shouts, yet its resonance lingers long.”  Alexander Alexander

Average weighted rating: 4.2

  1. Poor Things
  2. Godzilla Minus One
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  4. The Animal Kingdom
  5. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  6. They Cloned Tyrone
  7. Shin Kamen Rider
  8. Asteroid City
  9. Concrete Utopia
  10. The Artifice Girl

Poor Things

Poor Things surgically reveals the depths of the human psyche—it is a perfect reimagining of Frankenstein for the postmodern age. Set piece after set piece, I’d probably go outside more if the sky actually looked like it did in this movie.”  luc 🦦 luc 🦦

Average weighted rating: 4.1


Women Directors

Among those who helmed our 50 highest-rated films, fourteen women were in the director’s chair. This is a significant jump from just eight last year, and is close to our 2020 high of sixteen women directors.

Spotlighting the artists whose work appears in this retrospective is necessary and strategic, and one of the ways in which we celebrate underrepresented filmmakers. We’ll keep doing it until we don’t have to.

  1. Past Lives
  2. Anatomy of a Fall
  3. There’s Still Tomorrow
  4. All Your Faces
  5. Barbie
  6. Trenque Lauquen
  7. La Chimera
  8. Bottoms
  9. The Peasants
  10. Rye Lane

Past Lives

“Deeply human. At times it doesn’t even feel like a movie, but two lives playing before your very eyes. The contrasts of what we want, and what we’re given. Another reminder of the hurts of life, and in that how we can find beauty.”  Caleb Fletcher Caleb Fletcher

Average weighted rating: 4.2

  1. Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles
  2. Beyond Utopia
  3. How to Save a Dead Friend
  4. The Stroll
  5. Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
  6. Four Daughters
  7. The Eternal Memory
  8. Apolonia, Apolonia
  9. Kokomo City
  10. De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles

“It felt like a warm hug to hear their story and see how they persevered thru so many chronic health problems, mental and physical!! Really warms my heart to see a group of just decent people who want nothing more than to spread love. 😇”  Miles Memory Miles Memory

Average weighted rating: 4.0

World of Cinema

In the words of the great traveler Bella Baxter, there is a world to enjoy, traverse, circumnavigate.

This year, we do away with the International Feature category and widen the map with six new regional sections to spotlight more of your highest-rated from around the world. Plus: a special focus on Canada, which had a particularly excellent year in film. (We’re excited to single out more countries in the future.) 

Explore more highest-rated films of the world in Rahat Ahmed’s country round‑ups.

  1. The Blue Caftan
  2. Goodbye Julia
  3. Voy! Voy! Voy!
  4. Houria
  5. Mami Wata
  6. Omen
  7. The Last Queen
  8. The Damned Don't Cry
  9. Hounds
  10. All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White

The Blue Caftan

“A very tender and warm story about love and tiny forms of rebellion against the norm. I absolutely adored the actors and the intimate way they were filmed. This movie is very sensory; you can feel the fabric and skin. I love the kindness that just seeps through Maryam Touzani’s work.”  JacolineMaes JacolineMaes

Average weighted rating: 3.8

  1. Monster
  2. Godzilla Minus One
  3. Perfect Days
  4. The Boy and the Heron
  5. 12th Fail
  6. Blue Giant
  7. Jigarthanda DoubleX
  8. Chithha
  9. Viduthalai: Part I
  10. Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam


Monster is one of the kindest films I have ever seen. Tears, chills, joy; they’re so integral to every part of this journey. To understand how to live with people you need to feel what they feel, know what they know, listen to what they say and say what you feel.”  Hayden Hayden

Average weighted rating: 4.3

  1. Poor Things
  2. Anatomy of a Fall
  3. The Zone of Interest
  4. All of Us Strangers
  5. There’s Still Tomorrow
  6. Society of the Snow
  7. All Your Faces
  8. Close Your Eyes
  9. La Chimera
  10. About Dry Grasses

Poor Things

“A beautiful and bizarre story of self-discovery and liberation. Yorgos Lanthimos creates such a delightfully abstract, immersive world in which you can lose yourself and come out on the other side with a better understanding of your own humanity.”  Adriana Vergara Adriana Vergara

Average weighted rating: 4.1

  1. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  2. Oppenheimer
  3. Past Lives
  4. The Holdovers
  5. Killers of the Flower Moon
  6. The Iron Claw
  7. Riceboy Sleeps
  8. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  9. Nimona
  10. Barbie

Spider-Man: Across the Spider‑Verse

“It’s really refreshing to see a film that’s mostly sequel set-up actually use that to its advantage. It takes its time with quieter moments of true emotional stakes, abandoning most traditional blockbuster pacing for something more careful, deliberate, and just as daring as the animation itself.”  ash ash

Average weighted rating: 4.5

  1. Of an Age
  2. Shayda
  3. Talk to Me
  4. Uproar
  5. Red, White & Brass
  6. Sweet As
  7. Loop Track
  8. Monolith
  9. Blaze
  10. Limbo

Of an Age

“An unassuming meet-cute that transforms into an emotional Wong Kar-wai-adjacent road movie of a hopelessly romantic love. There’s a moment (a few, really) when time stops but also everything clicks, for the characters and for the audience. It’s a beautiful, powerful feeling to be able to convey such passion on film.”  Nick Nick

Average weighted rating: 3.7

  1. Trenque Lauquen
  2. Simón
  3. Our Dream: A Rio De Janeiro Funk Story
  4. When Evil Lurks
  5. Toll
  6. The Hijacking of Flight 375
  7. The Settlers
  8. Mussum, o Filmis
  9. The Delinquents
  10. About Thirty

Trenque Lauquen

“The intersection between La Flor and Twin Peaks, with some enchanting mysteries. A film composed of archives, letters, radio clips and specimens, each a landscape in itself, with its own secrets and flowers, and each investigator disappears into its landscape of time.”  twy twy

Average weighted rating: 4.0

  1. Riceboy Sleeps
  2. Red Rooms
  3. Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  4. BlackBerry
  5. The Nature of Love
  6. I Like Movies
  7. Brother
  8. The Maiden
  9. You Can Live Forever
  10. Solo

Spotlight on Canada

Riceboy Sleeps

A focus on Canada’s standout year in film.


Category Winners

From stunning directorial debuts to the comedy specials that crushed, an extraordinary year in animation and the best of the year’s short films, we have more winners.

This year, we’ve given music docs and concert films their own spotlight, so that each category dances to its own beat. A decade on, we also take a look at how you rate the top films of 2013, today.

Explore our official all-time top lists for animation, documentaries and miniseries.

  1. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  2. The Boy and the Heron
  3. Blue Giant
  4. Nimona
  5. The Peasants
  6. Mars Express
  7. Robot Dreams
  8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  9. No Dogs or Italians Allowed
  10. Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine

Spider-Man: Across the Spider‑Verse

“Dear. God. I’m almost lost for words. You have a 2D-style Renaissance-era Vulture fighting a 3D-style Gwen Stacy and it’s like watching art being reborn on screen before our very eyes.”  AngierCorleone AngierCorleone

Average weighted rating: 4.5

  1. 20 Days in Mariupol
  2. STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie
  3. Beyond Utopia
  4. How to Save a Dead Friend
  5. Menus-Plaisirs - Les Troisgros
  6. The Stroll
  7. Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
  8. Four Daughters
  9. The Eternal Memory
  10. Pictures of Ghosts

20 Days in Mariupol

20 Days in Mariupol is a gut-wrenching, devastating thing to watch; yet the act of watching the terrors that Russia has inflicted on Ukraine doesn’t hold a candle to how the victims have had (and at the time of writing, continue) to endure this.”  JB JB

Average weighted rating: 4.2

  1. Past Lives
  2. There’s Still Tomorrow
  3. Rye Lane
  4. Femme
  5. Mars Express
  6. Blue Jean
  7. Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  8. Scrapper
  9. Theater Camp
  10. A Thousand and One

Past Lives

“Celine Song handles the material with so much delicacy and precision. I really hope we see more from the acclaimed playwright-turned-filmmaker as a result as Song has a strong cinematic voice that I can totally get behind.”  RashaadHarris RashaadHarris

Average weighted rating: 4.2

  1. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
  2. 4: Clean Island
  3. Godzilla Fest 4: Operation Jet Jaguar
  4. Girl Blunt
  5. Poison
  6. The Swan
  7. Godzilla vs. Megalon
  8. When You Left Me on That Boulevard
  9. The Daughters of Fire
  10. Eye Two Times Mouth

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

“Simply delightful. A feast for the eyes and a masterclass in practical set design. I couldn’t think of a better way to bring the stories of Roald Dahl to life than through a series of shorts from Wes Anderson.”  Tyler Whitmore Tyler Whitmore

Average weighted rating: 3.8

  1. Once Upon a Studio
  2. Donks
  3. The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story
  4. Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie
  5. The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse: Steamboat Silly
  6. Mog's Christmas
  7. 27
  8. The Trident
  9. Mickey and Friends: Trick or Treats
  10. Carl's Date

Once Upon a Studio

“The best piece of media Disney has made in over a decade. Seeing all these characters together is a childhood dream come true and was the closest I’ll ever get to feeling like a little kid again. Walt would be proud.”  John Pero John Pero

Average weighted rating: 4.1

  1. Scavengers Reign
  2. PLUTO
  3. Moving
  4. Twinkling Watermelon
  5. BEEF
  6. A Small Light
  7. Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
  8. This World Can't Tear Me Down
  9. Fellow Travelers
  10. Daily Dose of Sunshine

Scavengers Reign

“A refreshing new take on Moebius’ art style / 80s Heavy Metal comics. Gripping, beautiful, tense [with] comic moments to breathe and scenic moments to awe. Another piece of media to scream ‘I love original sci-fi’ into the void.”  BCA22 BCA22

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. The History of the Minnesota Vikings
  2. Chimp Empire
  3. SmartLess: On the Road
  4. Beckham
  5. Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All
  6. Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story
  7. Bill Russell: Legend
  8. Telemarketers
  9. The Romantics
  10. Life on Our Planet

The History of the Minnesota Vikings

“Where this succeeds is in defining the team’s identity [with] the Vikings as the tragic heroes of American sport; the most consistently not-bad team of the Super Bowl era and by extension the most consistently heartbreaking team you can root for.”  timberwolves fan timberwolves fan

Average weighted rating: 4.3

  1. Joe Pera: Slow & Steady
  2. Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool
  3. Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs
  4. John Early: Now More Than Ever
  5. John Mulaney: Baby J
  6. Louis C.K. at The Dolby
  7. Nick Mullen: The Year of the Dragon
  8. Nate Bargatze: Hello World
  9. Deniz Göktaş: Selam Selam
  10. Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark

Joe Pera: Slow & Steady

“Joe Pera has managed to create one of the most defined and uniquely funny characters in the post-Pee-wee Herman comedy landscape. So many artists shoot for this ‘midwest cornball’ mixed with sincerity/irony but he’s the only one with the dedication to actually make it work.”  FunkeeKatt FunkeeKatt

Average weighted rating: 4.1

  1. Attack on Titan The Final Chapters: Special 2
  2. Attack on Titan The Final Chapters: Special 1
  3. The Owl House: Watching and Dreaming
  4. The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart
  5. The Owl House: For The Future
  6. Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder
  7. Doctor Who: The Giggle
  8. Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar
  9. Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special
  10. Invincible: Atom Eve

Attack on Titan The Final Chapters: Special 2

“One of those once-in-a-blue-moon shows that, once it’s over, a little bittersweet hole sits in your heart, and you know not much will ever compare to a first-time watch ever again. Yet, at the same time, you’re so grateful to have gotten such an amazing story—start to finish.”  Alexa Alexa

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. SUGA: Road to D-DAY
  2. j-hope IN THE BOX
  4. Louis Tomlinson: All of Those Voices
  5. Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles
  6. Miley Cyrus - Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)
  7. Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed
  8. The Elephant 6 Recording Co.
  9. Wham!
  10. Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming with Dave Letterman

SUGA: Road to D‑DAY

“What a privilege it is to be allowed to see a sparkle of an artist’s daily life like this; their work ethic, their thoughts and feelings, their most vulnerable moments. Yoongi, your music drives the world. It really does.”  bruna bruna

Average weighted rating: 4.4

  1. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
  2. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
  3. BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas
  4. The Weeknd: Live at SoFi Stadium
  7. IU CONCERT : The Golden Hour
  8. Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas
  9. Imagine Dragons: Live in Vegas
  10. Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

“Canvas, love letter, documentation of process, archiving of performance, behind the scenes look, testament to artistry, blooper reel, distillation of time, place, feeling... Captivating proof of a once in a lifetime monument.”  Kyle Turner Kyle Turner

Average weighted rating: 4.6

  1. Prisoners
  2. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  3. Short Term 12
  4. 12 Years a Slave
  5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion
  6. Like Father, Like Son
  7. Hope
  8. Before Midnight
  9. The Great Beauty
  10. A Story of Yonosuke

Flashback to 2013


A decade on, here’s how the top films of 2013 rank now.



Just keep telling the story: that’s what our team does all year round. Let’s take a moment to celebrate our mosts…

Our most read Journal story saw Greta Gerwig guiding us through her Barbie watchlist. You poor things also enjoyed our most watched YouTube video, most listened-to Letterboxd Show episode, most seen Magic Hour conversation (Mad Max meets Talk to Me), TikTok trailer drop (all love for maestro Miyazaki), IG reel (hi to Cillian’s kids) and our most liked tweet on X.

And now, back to your seats. 🍿

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The Year in Numbers


Films Marked Watched




Diary Entries







More Numbers

During 2023 we logged 278,182,370 hours watching films

And we wrote 2,190,528,113 words about them

Of all films watched, 19.9% were 2023 releases

Letterboxd member Martin Scorsese gained 311,996 new followers


Reviews We Loved


All of Us Teachers

The professors of your dreams and your nightmares.

  1. The Holdovers
  2. Radical
  3. Dream Scenario
  4. About Dry Grasses
  5. Blue Jean
  6. Andragogy
  7. The Teacher Who Promised the Sea
  8. The Lesson
  9. Theater Camp
  10. The Teachers’ Lounge


Girls, Independent

The femininomenon of reshaping your isolation into liberation.

  1. The Starling Girl
  2. Scrapper
  3. 20,000 Species of Bees
  4. Priscilla
  5. The Peasants
  6. Poor Things
  7. Past Lives
  8. Barbie
  9. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
  10. Earth Mama
Dying to Dance


Dying to Dance

Disco down to our dance montage for 2023.


Title Trends

A How-to Guide for Cinephiles

(Read the titles for a bleak story.)

  1. How to Fall in Love by Christmas
  2. How to Have Sex
  3. How to Create a Sex Scandal
  4. How to Deal with a Heartbreak
  5. How to Become a Cult Leader
  6. How to Blow Up a Pipeline

Poster Trends

Blood and Bone

Snow-white titles stabbed and spattered with artery-red.

  1. Creed III
  2. Cocaine Bear
  3. The Equalizer 3
  4. Scream VI
  5. Insidious: The Red Door
  6. Pet Sematary: Bloodlines

Poster Trends

Talk to the Hand

’Cause the face is looking through the year’s poster trends.

  1. Talk to Me
  2. All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
  3. Bad Behaviour
  4. BEEF
  5. Elemental
  6. Second Tour
  7. Louis Tomlinson: All of Those Voices
  8. The Blackening
  9. We Have a Ghost
  10. Flamin' Hot

Poster Trends

We Do Like Sand

Especially when it’s everywhere on a film poster.

  1. Banel & Adama
  2. The Point Men
  3. The Outwaters
  4. Asteroid City
  5. Nayola
  6. Io Capitano
  7. Zoey 102
  8. Homecoming
  9. Jethica
  10. The Mission

Poster Trends

One-Sheet Wonders

The Letterboxd crew’s favorite 2023 film posters.

  1. A Haunting in Venice
  2. Rotting in the Sun
  3. The Killer
  4. Fingernails
  5. Poor Things
  6. El Conde
  7. A Thousand and One
  8. Tiger Stripes
  9. They Cloned Tyrone
  10. American Fiction

Poster Trends

The Change-Up

The ten most customized 2023 films by our Patrons.

  1. Killers of the Flower Moon
  2. Oppenheimer
  3. Scream VI
  4. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  5. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  6. The Creator
  7. May December
  8. John Wick: Chapter 4
  9. Knock at the Cabin
  10. Infinity Pool

In Memoriam

A video tribute to those we lost in 2023.

The Mosts

And finally, the films, actors and directors that claimed your attention in 2023, and those whose work you are most anticipating in 2024.

This year, we debut a new category highlighting the films where your hearts beat strongest. And another (far-too-slow) debut: this is the first time a woman has entered our most watched directors list. Hi Greta!

Results as of 1 January 2024.

  1. Barbie
  2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  3. Red, White & Royal Blue
  4. Oppenheimer
  5. Bottoms
  6. Scream VI
  7. La La Land
  8. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  9. Scream
  10. Top Gun: Maverick


“1,000,000× better the second time around, i’m so not okay right now. womanhood is just so beautiful and raw and the sense of empowerment i felt rewatching makes me so happy, i’m definitely gonna be rewatching this over and over again 🎀🪷🪽👛🪩”  ꒰ 𝜗𝜚 ◞ 。𝓐ubs ! ꒰ 𝜗𝜚 ◞ 。𝓐ubs !

Average weighted rating: 3.9

  1. Falling in Love Like in Movies
  2. Three of Us
  3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  4. 12th Fail
  5. Godzilla Minus One
  6. Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam
  7. Jigarthanda DoubleX
  8. Our Dream: A Rio De Janeiro Funk Story
  9. Sapta Sagaradaache Ello – Side A
  10. Chithha

Falling in Love Like in Movies

“In many ways a love letter to cinema, to rom-coms and to the creative process of writing stories itself. This film was definitely a breath of fresh air that might have just restored my faith in Indonesian cinema.”  brundlefly brundlefly

Average weighted rating: 4.0

  1. Five Nights at Freddy's
  2. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
  3. Meg 2: The Trench
  4. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
  5. The Flash
  6. Fast X
  7. Cocaine Bear
  8. Beautiful Disaster
  9. The Nun II
  10. Choose Love

Five Nights at Freddy's

“I felt like I was at a concert with the amount of people taking flash photography the entire movie. The. Entire. Movie. At the end people gathered in a circle and danced and it was the most bizarre thing I’ve ever witnessed. Anyways movie was mid.”  Gio Gio

Average weighted rating: 2.6

  1. Nefarious
  2. My Fault
  3. The Outwaters
  4. Skinamarink
  5. Animal
  6. Teen Wolf: The Movie
  7. Perfect Addiction
  8. Slotherhouse
  9. ¡Que viva México!
  10. Five Nights at Freddy's


“If for nothing else, credit is due to Nefarious for being a different kind of demonic-possession film. We don’t get the inverted crosses, the projectile vomit, the bendy bodies… But we also get a Trojan Horse horror show that has annoyed people for being tricked into seeing it.”  Joel Hilke Joel Hilke

Average weighted rating: 2.6

  1. Dune: Part Two
  2. Nosferatu
  3. Mickey 17
  4. Deadpool & Wolverine
  5. Challengers
  6. Joker: Folie à Deux
  7. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
  8. Drive-Away Dolls
  9. Wicked
  10. Argylle

Most Anticipated in 2024

Dune: Part Two

See the full list for 2024 and beyond…

  1. I Saw the TV Glow
  2. Paddington in Peru
  3. Love Lies Bleeding
  4. Handling the Undead
  5. Memoir of a Snail
  6. Cuckoo
  7. Gladiator II
  8. The Outrun
  9. Twisters
  10. Girls State

Crew Picks for 2024

I Saw the TV Glow

See the full list of our most anticipated films for 2024...

  1. Simón
  2. River
  3. Samsara
  4. Goodbye Julia
  5. Chicken for Linda!
  6. Guardians of the Formula
  7. Voy! Voy! Voy!
  8. Shayda
  9. The Teacher Who Promised the Sea
  10. Explanation for Everything

Ones to Watch The highest-rated films that were below our minimum ratings threshold on January 1.


“Thank you very much and keep going to the movies!”

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse writer and producer Phil Lord, setting our intention for 2024. Thanks for all the stars and hearts. See you at the pictures. 🎥

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Our thanks to NEON for supporting this 2023 retrospective.


Lights, Camera, Letterboxd!

Filmmakers we met during 2023 share their love.