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2016: A Year in Movies

I tried to do the ol’ 366 movies in 366 days thing in 2016, but that didn’t quite work out. Despite this, I watched a lot of movies last year, many of them well worth seeing, and here I go with my full 2016 watch list:

*Real quick note on the stars: 5-stars means I loved it, 1-star means I hated it. The stars only reflect my enjoyment, not my critical view of how perfect/imperfect a film is. Bolded movies are films that are making it in my “best I’ve ever seen” list though, if that helps.

  1. True Lies (1994)★★★★★
  2. Visions of Light (1992)★★★
  3. The Rules of the Game (1939)★★★★
  4. The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)★★
  5. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)★★★
  6. Mobsters and Mormons (2005)★
  7. The 400 Blows (1959)★★★★★
  8. The Adventures of Prince Ahmed (1926)★★★★
  9. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)★★★★★
  10. Vampire Hunter D. (1985)★★★
  11. The Revenant (2015)★★★★★
  12. Living in Oblivion (1995)★★★★★
  13. Duck You Sucker (1971)★★★★
  14. Barry Lyndon (1975)★★★★★
  15. The Big Short (2015)★★★★★
  16. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)★★
  17. Dear White People (2014)★★
  18. Brooklyn (2015)★★★★
  19. Casino (1995)★★★★★
  20. The Mirror (1975)★★★★
  21. The Sea is Watching (2002)★★★
  22. Anomalisa (2015)★★★★★
  23. Room (2015)★★★★★
  24. Spotlight (2015)★★★★★
  25. Andrei Rublev (1966)★★★★
  26. Persepolis (2007)★★★★★
  27. Blue Velvet (1986)★★★★★
  28. Lady Snowblood (1973)★★★
  29. Fanny and Alexander (1982)★★★★★
  30. King Kong Escapes (1969)★★★
  31. Ortdet (1955)★★★★
  32. The Seventh Seal (1957)★★★★
  33. High Sierra – A Journey on the John Muir Trail (2011)★★★
  34. Super High Me (2008)★
  35. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)★★★★
  36. Pandorum (2009)★★★★
  37. The Strangers (2007)★
  38. Chi-raq (2015)★★★★
  39. Seven Swords (2005)★★
  40. Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman(2015)★★★
  41. Cleanflix (2009)★★★★★
  42. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2 (2016)★
  43. Hail Caesar! (2016)★★★★★
  44. Borat (2006)★★★★★
  45. Becoming Mike Nichols (2016)★★★
  46. Working Girl (1988)★★★★
  47. Magic Mike (2012)★★★★★
  48. Mothra (1961)★★
  49. The Birdcage (1996)★★★★
  50. Trekking the Great Wall of China (2011)★★★
  51. L’Atalante (1934)★★★
  52. Super Mario Bros. (1993)★★
  53. Trainwreck (2015)★★★★
  54. Skinheads USA (1993)★★★★
  55. What we do in the Shadows (2014)★★★★★
  56. Rodan (1956)★★
  57. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)★★★★★
  58. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)★★★★★
  59. San Andreas (2015)★★★
  60. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)★★★★★
  61. Roman Holiday (1953)★★★★
  62. Drug War (2012)★★★
  63. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2016)★★★
  64. Particle Fever (2013)★★★★
  65. The Battle of Algiers (1966)★★★★★
  66. Love & Friendship (2016)★★★★★
  67. Anastasia (1997)★★★★
  68. Ghidora the Three-Headed Monster (USA)★
  69. Watership Down (1978)★★★★★
  70. Cleopatra (1963)★★★
  71. Always (1989)★★
  72. In the Valley of Elah (2007)★★★★★
  73. The Assassin (2015)★★★★★
  74. The BFG (2016)★★★
  75. The Witch (2015)★★★★★
  76. Only Yesterday (1991)★★★
  77. Charlie’s Angels (2000)★★★
  78. How to Steal a Million (1966)★★★
  79. Double Dragon (1994)★
  80. Central Intelligence (2016)★★★
  81. Night of the Hunter (1955)★★★★★
  82. Deadpool (2016)★★★★★
  83. Star Trek Beyond (2016)★★★★
  84. La Strada (1954)★★★
  85. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)★★★
  86. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)★★★★
  87. Interstellar (2014)★★★★★
  88. Primal Fear (1996)★★★★★
  89. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)★★★
  90. Chunking Express (1994)★★★★★
  91. The Birth of Sake (2015)★★★★★
  92. Journey to Italy (1953)★★★★
  93. The Foot Fist Way (2006)★★★★★
  94. To Catch a Thief (1955)★★★★
  95. What Women Want (2000)★★★
  96. Meet The Fockers (2004)★★
  97. Sugar Coated (2015)★★
  98. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)★★★★★
  99. The Ring (1927)★
  100. Into the Abyss (2011)★★★★★
  101. Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)★★★★★
  102. Cruel Intentions (1999)★★
  103. Burden of Dreams (1982)★★★★★
  104. Trumbo (2015)★★★
  105. A Brief History of Time (1991)★★★
  106. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) JPNS★
  107. L’Avventura (1960)★★★★
  108. The Verdict (1982)★★★★★
  109. Close-up (1990)★★★★★
  110. The Sum of All Fears (2002)★★
  111. Don’t Breathe (2016)★★★★
  112. Seduced and Abandoned (2013)★★★★
  113. Overnight (2003)★★★★
  114. Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)★★★
  115. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)★★★
  116. Son of Godzilla (1967)★
  117. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)★
  118. Sully (2016)★★★★
  119. August: Osage County (2013)★★★★
  120. Street Fighter (1994)★★
  121. Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)★★★★★
  122. M (1931)★★★★★
  123. Grizzly Man (2005)★★★★★
  124. 13th (2016)★
  125. Varan the Unbelievable (1962-English version)★
  126. Into the Inferno (2016)★★★★★
  127. Giant Monster Varan (1958)★★
  128. Dr. No (1963)★★★
  129. Selma (2014)★★★★
  130. Before the Flood (2016)★★★★
  131. Point Break (1991)★★★★★ Fuck you. Yes. It is THAT awesome.
  132. The Ides of March (2011)★★★★★
  133. From Russia with Love (1963)★★★★
  134. Goldfinger (1964)★★★★★
  135. Thunderball (1965)★★★★
  136. Bad Santa (2003)★★★
  137. My Best Fiend (1999)★★★★★
  138. The Wolverine (2013)★★★
  139. The Big Sleep (1946)★★★★
  140. Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)★★★★
  141. Arbitrage (2012)★★★★
  142. Rogue One (2016)★★★★
  143. Lo and Behold (2016)★★★★★
  144. Minimalism (2015)★★

Best movie from 2016 that I saw in 2016:
Feature: Florence Foster Jenkins
Documentary: Into the Inferno

Worst Movie from 2016 that I saw in 2016:
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (barely nudged out Crouching Tiger 2)

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