movies of 2016

   This blog became mostly a movie blog rather than a book blog this year, due to: my brain. I started grad school. My reading and writing energy has been aimed elsewhere. And guess what? It was a good year for movies. This list may or may not include all the movies I watched this year, because I'm not always good at updating the list in my notes app. This list also doesn't include the tv I watched, just because I don't feel like including it. There was quite a bit, because I love tv. If you want to know my favorites they were the new X-Files episodes, Stranger Things, and Brooklyn-99. I have some THOUGHTS about Stranger Things which I may or may not share at some point in the future.

   Here's a legend for the list: an * marks a re-watch, bold means I watched it in theatres, underlined means I cried during a commercial for the Olympics that played before the movie started, italics means it was one of my faves this year, and a + means it's a documentary. If you want to read more about the movies, click on the "Movies" label and voila: there are all the movie posts, even though I didn't talk about the last few movies I watched.

  • *Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (80)
  • *Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi (83)
  • *Tombstone (93) I love this movie so much. Can't stop won't stop.
  • *Star Wars: The Force Awakens (15) a second theatre viewing, lovin' that stars war. 
  • *Mad Max: Fury Road (15) WE ARE NOT THINGS.
  • Stranger Than Fiction (06)
  • *Cowboys and Aliens (11) 
  • Mad Max (79)
  • Mad Max: Road Warrior (81)
  • Mockingjay, Part One (14)
  • *Princess Bride (87) I'm not marking this as a favorite for the year because it is a favorite for the AGES. 
  • Zoolander (01)
  • Room (15) This movie is beautiful and heart breaking and uplifting.
  • Matchstick Men (03)
  • Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (85) I feel like people drag this movie, but I really liked it. Two men enter, one man leaves, am I right? Gotta get me a chain mail dress. 
  • Brooklyn (15) 
  • *Cat Ballou (65) Another favorite for the ages.
  • *Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (09)
  • Zootopia (16)
  • +People of a Feather (11)
  • Mockingjay, Part Two (15) I watched this while delirious as a result of driving for twenty hours in two days.
  • *Flight of the Navigator (86) I watched this while eating waffles with my boyfriend.
  • Huntsman: Winter's War (16) I don't care what ANYONE says, these movies are CINEMA GOLD. 
  • +Somm (12) 
  • +Somm: Into the Bottle (15) Can recommend watching two wine documentaries back to back while drinking cheap wine with your parents.
  • Love & Friendship  (16) SO GOOD that I saw it twice in theatres. I paid ACTUAL MONEY, TWO TIMES. 
  • True Lies (94) <3 Arnold <3
  • The Secret Life of Pets (16) Do not recommend. 
  • *Galaxy Quest (99) This is a comedy classic, clearly.
  • *Emperor's New Groove (00)
  • Star Trek: Beyond (16) The Sabotage scene? Hilarious. "Classical music" is such a good gag. 
  • Matilda (97)
  • Bring It On (00) Somehow hadn't seen this movie until now.
  • Groundhog Day (93) I had a lot of thoughts about this one. Gonna watch it again soon, I think. 
  • *Sahara () This is one of my all-time favorite movies, here I stand I can do no other. 
  • +A Year in Champagne (14) This somehow became the year of Mad Max and wine documentaries. 
  • *Northanger Abbey (07)
  • Annie (14) Finally watched the newest version of Annie and you know what? It might be my favorite Annie.
  • Doctor Strange (16) 
  • Captain America: Civil War (16) I was weirdly disappointed in this one. I'm not sure if I saw it in theatres or not. 
  • Arrival (16) IT AMAZED ME, please go see it. 
  • *The Big Lebowski (98)
  • Rouge One (16) An installment of Star Wars that is all about the cost of war? Yes please. 
  • Spectral (16) Hilariously bad.
  • *Red 2 (13)
  • *Master & Commander (03) Boats boats boats!
  • La La Land (16) Not perfect but you know what? I loved it. 


  1. Should you decide to share your thoughts about Stranger Things, I AM THERE FOR IT. Just sayin

    HAha also I legit laughed out loud when I saw the second entry for Fury Road. Well done!

    I'm angry at Lala Land. But I also think it was good. But I'm still mad at the ending.

  2. ARRIVAL! I still haven't seen it, which is sad for me, but I'm hoping I can catch it on an airplane at some point soon. I have heard that even Jeremy Renner is not terrible in it.