Wednesday, September 22

Best of 2016, So Far…

*Estimated Read Time: 2 mins

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

Cocky!”


02. Zootopia

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

“All-inclusive”


03. The Lobster

Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos Watched: 9 March

“Sour”


04. 10 Cloverfield Lane

Dir: Dan Trachtenberg Watched: 6 April

“Treacherous”


05. The Jungle Book

Dir: Jon Favreau Watched: 10 April

“Vibrant”


06. Eye in the Sky

Dir: Gavin Hood Watched: 18 April

“Thrills”


07.Captain America: Civil War

Dir: Russo Brothers Watched: 27 April

“Divided”


08. The VVitch

Dir: Robert Eggers Watched: 30 April

“Bewitched”


09. Tale of Tales

Dir: Matteo Garrone Watched: 6 May

“Filthy”


10. Midnight Special

Dir: Jeff Nichols Watched: 11 May

“Special”


11. Hail, Caesar!

Dir: Coen Brothers Watched: 29 May

“Classic”


12. Hardcore Henry

Dir: Ilya Naishuller Watched: 5 June

“Hard-fucking-core”


13. The Conjuring 2

Dir: James Wan Watched: 10 June

“Diabolical”


14. Finding Dory

Dir: Andrew Stanton Watched: 16 June

“Unforgettable”


15. Everybody Wants Some!!

Dir: Richard Linklater Watched: 29 June

“Dazed-and-Confused”


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.

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