30 Movies of 2016

I give up. I’ve been late on my posting schedule, so I’m posting my top list of films this year without watching all the 2016 movies I have~ This 2016, I’ve managed to watched 151 brand new movies (dated 2016 on IMDb or commercially released this year), not reaching my 200 mark from last year. However, I also feel I’ve been loving films a lot more than last with a record 16 movies with a clear 4-star rating.

So without further ado~ here’s my list!

Rank Title dir.
1 The Handmaiden (아가씨) Park Chan-wook
2 A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (リップヴァンウィンクルの花嫁) Shunji Iwai
3 Kubo and the Two Strings Travis Knight
4 The Innocents (Les Innocentes) Anne Fontaine
5 The Salesman (فروشنده, Forushande) Asghar Farhadi
6 Aligarh Hansal Mehta
7 Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921) Shakun Batra
8 Queen of Katwe Mira Nair
9 Nil Battey Sannata Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
10 Udta Punjab Abhishek Chaubey
11 Song of the Phoenix (百鸟朝凤) Wu Tian-Ming
12 Train to Busan (부산행) Yeon Sang-Ho
13 24 Vikram Kumar
14 Captain Fantastic Matt Ross
15 The World of Us (우리들) Yoon Ga-eun
16 The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge) Michael Dudok de Wit
17 Neerja Ram Madhvani
18 Hunt for the Wilderpeople Taika Waititi
19 The Mermaid (美人鱼) Stephen Chow
20 Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford
21 Pete’s Dragon David Lowery
22 Waiting Anu Menon
23 Swiss Army Man Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
24 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Karan Johar
25 Zootopia Byron Howard & Rich Moore
26 The Jungle Book Jon Favreau
27 The Monkey King 2 (西游记之孙悟空三打白骨精) Cheang Pou-soi
28 Something Like, Something Like It (の・ようなもの のようなもの) Yasukazu Sugiyama
29 Parched Leena Yadav
30 American Honey Andrea Arnold

Please, look forward to my Redux next year, even though the 2015 Redux never came to be :P


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

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