I’ve used TVShow Time! (now called TV Time) for over a year and it’s been a great resource to keep track of show’s I’m watching and shows I want to watch. I always wished there was a similar tool out there for Movies. When I reached out to the developers at TV Time I was told it had been “discussed”.
Without a useful app I resorted to keeping a list in Evernote that I would try to keep updated and accurate. The problem with this list was the lack of social integration and reviews/ratings by others. Then I found Letterboxd.
Letterboxd is about as close to TV Time for movies as it gets. It has a huge database of movies you can add to your “Watch” or “Watched” lists as well as thousands of users form around the world sharing reviews and opinions.
And like TV Time it will tell you WHERE to find your movies online through integration with a service called GoWatchIt. All you need to do is create an account and tell it which streaming services you have access to.
Let’s say I want to watch the 1963 classic “The Great Escape”. All I need to do it look it up and check the Watch area in the movie description. I see that I can rent it from iTunes for $3.99 or Amazon for $2.99. There are also options to purchase it through the various streaming services as well.
After adding my movie list into Letterboxd and clicking around to discover all the options I was happy to drop $19 for a year of their Pro subscription which adds filtering and complicated query functions to get the best out of the site. It has an iOS companion app as well as an app for the
If you love movies and want a great way to keep track of the ones you see, own, or rent, you should give Letterboxd a try. Let me know in the comments if you use Letterboxd or if you prefer another service. I’m curious to see what else is out there I might have missed!