Over 20 Years on IMDB, Gavin6942 is now on Letterboxd
I’ve been using IMDB since June 2001, and have rated 8,565 films with 6,335 of those ratings including written reviews. That’s a lot of ratings, and even though many of my movie nerd friends were moving over to Letterboxd, I chose not to as I didn’t want to manually move it all – or worse, have to start fresh. My technologically savvy sister looked into it for me, and found out that it was not as manual as I’d thought. IMDB has an export feature, and Letterboxed has an import feature that allowed me to move them with ease. I’m now on Letterboxd (Gavin6942)!
One thing to note: Letterboxd uses a 5-star rating scale whereas IMDB uses a 10-star rating scale. When importing, Letterboxd automatically converts the ratings properly. For example, if I gave a title 5 out of 10 stars on IMDB, Letterboxd converted the rating to 2.5 stars out of 5.
For others who are interested in moving over, here’s the info on how to export your IMDB ratings, and import them into Letterboxd It was really easy, and no, this is not a sponsored post.
A Few Drawbacks
Unfortunately, written reviews can’t be migrated via import/export as IMDB does not give the option to export reviews. I’m not moving 6,335 reviews manually, so they’ll just continue to live on IMDB with some on this website. All future reviews will be posted on Letterboxd instead of IMDB.
Additionally, approximately 1,000 of my 8,565 ratings could be imported. This was due to the inability of the importer to find the title, or the title wasn’t considered a movie. An example of this is my 9 star rating for the music video “Thriller”. The importer did allow me to verify title accuracy, and find titles manually that couldn’t be found, but I didn’t want to do this for 1,000 titles. I’ll add them in manually as I notice they’re missing.
Gavin’s Movie Rating Stats & Info
Since I have the export of all of my ratings, here are some stats and info that I’ve chosen at random to share:
|Movie with the oldest release date rated/reviewed||Jeffries-Johnson World’s Championship Boxing Contest, Held at Reno, Nevada, July 4, 1910 (1910)||7/10||01/23/2016|
|Movie with the newest release date rated||The King’s Man (2021)||7/10||12/27/2021|
|First movie rated 10/10||Adaptation (2002)||10/10||9/5/2005|
|First movie rated 1/10||The Legend of Bigfoot (1975)||1/10||2/20/2007|
|Movie I’ve reviewed that has the least number of user ratings||Bite Size (2009) |
[only has 8 ratings and no other reviews]
|Movie I’ve reviewed that has the highest number of user ratings||The Shawshank Redemption (1994)|
[2,543,730 user ratings]