Best films seen in 2016

Seen in 2016: 25 feature films, 4 docs, the lowest total since I started my lists on myoclonia! This is mainly due to a shift in watching several seasons of TV series, consuming a handful of youtube channels and regular travels to and from The Netherlands.

My list is based on the films that have been released in the UK in the year 2016, plus films that I have seen for the first time this year.

Best films:

  1. Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)
  2. Arrival
  3. The BFG
  4. The Peanuts Movie
  5. Sicario
  6. Tim’s Vermeer

Best other:

  1. Punchdrunk’s “Sleep No More” (immersive theatre)
  2. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – season 3
  3. Game of Thrones – season 6
  4. Fargo – seasons 1, 2
  5. Mighty Boosh – seasons 1, 2, 3
  6. The X-Files – season 2016

Best Films in 2015

Seen in 2015: 88 feature films in total. My list is based on the films that have been released in the UK in the year 2015, plus films that I have seen for the first time this year. The year got off to a good start thanks to organising Joost Movie Toast: watching one or two films a day, sometimes with friends or on skype, to combat the January blues and catch up on films.

Best films:

  1. Whiplash
  2. Ex Machina
  3. The Martian
  4. Enemy
  5. Winter Sleep
  6. Citizenfour
  7. The Babadook
  8. Mad Max: Fury Road
  9. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  10. Cobain: Montage of Heck
  11. Man Up

TV:

  • Louie — season 1,2,3,4
  • Game of Thrones — season 5
  • Last Man On Earth — season 1,2
  • Hannibal — season 3
  • You and me and the apocalypse — season 1

Haveseenlist 2016

This post will be updated throughout the year with all the films that I have seen (hence the name), plus assorted other “seens” worth listing (TV, shorts, events (?)). This is the unabridged version.

  • Ich seh, ich seh
  • Kingsman
  • The Visit
  • The Hateful Eight
  • The Revenant
  • The Blue Umbrella (short)
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • Watch the KLF Foundation Burn A Million Quid
  • The Dark Knight
  • Ex Machina
  • The X-Files (2016 season)
  • Cowspiracy
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs II
  • Before Sunrise
  • Love
  • The Big Short
  • Fargo (season 1)
  • Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine
  • The Mighty Boosh (season 1, 2)
  • Game of Thrones (season 6)
  • Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)
  • Bridge of Spies
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Mighty Boosh (season 3)
  • Battlebots 2015
  • Fargo (season 2)
  • Tim’s Vermeer
  • Sicario
  • Deadpool
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Punchdrunk’s “Sleep No More”
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Keanu
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • The Night Manager (mini series)
  • Star Wars: Rogue One
  • The BFG
  • Arrival

 

Youtube subscriptions:

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Tested
  • Vsauce
  • Nerdwriter
  • No Small Parts
  • DP/30
  • Double Fine Productions

 

Last updated: 31 December 2016

Best films seen in 2014

Seen in 2014: 103 feature films in total. My list is based on the films that have been released in the UK in the year 2014, plus films that I have seen for the first time this year. For the first time I started tracking seasons of TV series I have watched; partially to account for “hours not spent watching films”, partially because in this new golden age of long narrative storytelling TV series seem to be more memorable than many a film.

My favourite films:

    1. Under The Skin
    2. Boyhood
    3. Jodorowsky’s Dune
    4. American Hustle
    5. Grand Budapest Hotel
    6. Mud
    7. A Late Quartet
    8. Calvary
    9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    10. Broken Circle Breakdown

Honourable mentions:

    • Edge of Tomorrow
    • The Wolf of Wall Street
    • Interstellar
    • The Raid 2

 

TV: After actively avoiding it (“fantasy and overly long and solemn conversations between characters..? hmpf!”) I fell for Game of Thrones last year and really enjoyed the most recent season 4. This got topped by two other series: True Detective and Hannibal. Both very bleak, scary and gross at times but so much depth!

 

Haveseenlist 2015

This post will be updated throughout the year with all the films that I have seen (hence the name). This is the unabridged version. See the tab Best films 2014 for a summary.

  • 20,000 Days on Earth
  • I Origins
  • Lantana
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Level Five
  • The Station Agent
  • Winter Sleep
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Interview
  • Rhinoceros Eyes
  • Conte d’été (A Summers’s Tale)
  • Great Directors
  • Gone Girl
  • The Imitation Game
  • Enemy
  • Sin City: A Dame To Kill
  • Rango
  • Ex Machina
  • Louie Season 1, 2, 3
  • Citizenfour
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • Louie Season 4
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Rabbit and Deer (short)
  • The Living Room (youtube)
  • Inherent Vice
  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Babadook
  • Housebound
  • Whiplash
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1
  • The Hollow Crown
    • Richard II
    • Henry IV part 1
    • Henry IV part 2
    • Henry V
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Nightcrawler
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Theory of Everything
  • The Last Man on Earth (season 1)
  • Game of Thrones (season 6)
  • Mr. Turner
  • Transcendence
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Locke
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Burying the Ex
  • Sergio Herman, Fucking Perfect
  • Max Headroom
  • Prometheus
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Pride
  • Godzilla
  • Hercules
  • Hannibal (Season 3)
  • Chappie
  • Tomorrowland
  • The Monuments Men
  • Skyfall
  • Inside Out
  • De Poel
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Martian
  • A Little Night Music (play)
  • Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
  • Lazer Team
  • The Vatican Tapes
  • The Unspoken
  • Momentum
  • Belly of the Bulldog
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Spectre
  • Heat
  • You and Me and The Apocalypse (Season 1)
  • Man Up
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Double Fine Adventure: Broken Age (21 epsiodes)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Last Man on Earth (Season 2)
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Elf

Last updated: 31 December 2015