Best of 2016, So Far…

Usually, the ‘good movies’ which make the final best-of-the-year lists would not be coming out before September or October or what so called ‘Award Season.’ Meanwhile, the year’s most fun movies would only be unleashed during the summer time, which apparently starts with the end of the first semester.

Lucky, I have found and watched a handful of movies, which could make into a small, possibly best 15 of 2016 so far. For my complete and comprehensive movie diaries, you can check my Letterboxd, which helps counting all movies I’ve watched so far; as for this year, the counters only hits 64 movies.

So, here’s list of Best movies of 2016 so far (by June 30) presented in chronological order with one-word review. 

01. Deadpool

Dir: Tim Miller Watched: 11 February

Deadpool (2015) - Ryan Reynolds - Image via IMDb


02. Zootopia

Dir: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Watched: 17 February



03. The Lobster

Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos Watched: 9 March



04. 10 Cloverfield Lane

Dir: Dan Trachtenberg Watched: 6 April

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) - John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.


05. The Jungle Book

Dir: Jon Favreau Watched: 10 April

The Jungle Book (2016) - Neel Sethi, Bill Murray


06. Eye in the Sky

Dir: Gavin Hood Watched: 18 April

Eye in the Sky (2016) - Helen Mirren


07.Captain America: Civil War

Dir: Russo Brothers Watched: 27 April

Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Review


08. The VVitch

Dir: Robert Eggers Watched: 30 April

The Witch (2016) - Anya Taylor-Joy


09. Tale of Tales

Dir: Matteo Garrone Watched: 6 May

Tale of Tales (2016)


10. Midnight Special

Dir: Jeff Nichols Watched: 11 May

Midnight Special (2016): Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher


11. Hail, Caesar!

Dir: Coen Brothers Watched: 29 May

Hail, Caesar! (2016) - George Clooney


12. Hardcore Henry

Dir: Ilya Naishuller Watched: 5 June

Hardcore Henry (2016)


13. The Conjuring 2

Dir: James Wan Watched: 10 June

The Conjuring 2 (2016) - Review


14. Finding Dory

Dir: Andrew Stanton Watched: 16 June

Finding Dory (2016) - Review


15. Everybody Wants Some!!

Dir: Richard Linklater Watched: 29 June

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)


That’s a whole list of 15 top of the class for the first semester of 2016. Let’s see where these movies will end on the year-end list. I really hope those two seasons of ‘good movies’ bring full rosters of better entries.


Author: Paskalis Damar AK

A Bali-based blogger. A cinema loner and self-claimed movie fan since 2013. Public Relation in non-cinematic world.

6 thoughts on “Best of 2016, So Far…”

    1. Great! The Witch is a very compelling movie. No wonder it deserves that place 😀
      The Lobster is quite a personal pick for me. It’s very relevant and relatable to my surroundings, therefore it seals a position here 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. I agree with the ones that I’ve seen except Hardcore Henry, which I didn’t think even came close to being the thrill ride that it set out to be.


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