What I've Watched In 2016

As I have continued to do since 2012, I document all I've watched (projected/digital movies, documentaries and completed episodic series/miniseries events) in 2016. During the turn of 2017, I continued my tradition to reflect on what I watched that past year during the many insane, troubled, and insomniacal hours of my life (such as the 2016 presidential election bullshitery) - and have decided to carry on my tradition of declaring my "top" favorites to match the year's last two digits.

Happy new year to all, and gods help us all...

Remember these are not strictly "made in 2016" titles: Rather, it's everything I've visually (and mentally) absorbed DURING 2016 which I have never seen (or seen completed/remastered/uncut/etc) in my lifetime.

The following are my "Top 16" in relative order:

Heart Of A Dog (2015)
Midnight Special (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Westworld: The Maze (HBO series, season 1)
The Revenant (2015)
Renaissance (2006)
The Soloist (2009)
Stranger Things (Netflix series, season 1)
Sense8: "Happy Fucking New Year"
My Beautiful Broken Brain
He Never Died
The Frame
Equals (2015)
Battlestar Galactica (Uncut US series: 2010 Silver Edition boxset)
Breaking Bad (Uncensored, US series)
Max Headroom: The Complete Series (Uncensored, US series: 2010 boxset!)

Honorable mentions worth definitely mentioning:
Spotlight (2015), Deadpool, ARQ, The Expanse (US series), Black Mirror (Netflix series, season 3), Terminus, Terminator: Genisys, Southland (Uncensored, US series)


The following is everything (the good and the bad ... and there were several extremes of both in the bunch):

12 Monkeys (US series)
4th Man Out
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
A Girl Like Her
American Horror Story: Hotel (US series)
American Horror Story: Roanoke (US series)
Annabelle
ARQ
As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM
Autism in Love
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (oh gods, what a terrible mess)
Battlestar Galactica (Uncut US series: 2010 Silver Edition boxset)
Bee Movie
Blackhat
Black Mass (2015)
Black Mirror: White Christmas
Black Mirror (Netflix series, season 3)
Bloodworx
Boston Legal (US series)
Breaking Bad (Uncensored, US series)
Brooklyn (2015)
Channel Zero: Candle Cove (US series)
Chappie
Charlie And the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Cleverman (AU series)
Colin Quinn: The New York Story
Colony (US series, 2016)
Containment (US miniseries)
Coraline
CSI: Cyber (US series)
Daddy's Home
Dark Matter (US series)
Deadpool
Death At A Funeral (2010)
Disturbia
Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks
Donald Trump's The Art Of The Deal: The Movie (Netflix)
Equals (2015)
Everest (2015)
Ex Machina
Fantastic Four (2015)
For The Love Of Spock
Freeheld
Fukushima: A Nuclear Story
Gods Of Egypt
Halo: The Fall of Reach
Heart Of A Dog (2015)
He Never Died
Hotel Transylvania 2
Hunters (US series)
Hush (2016)
I Am Legend ("Faithful Edition" Version) (best unexpected alternative ending!!)
I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House
I Love You, Man
Insidious 3
Jackrabbit
Jeff Ross Roasts Cops
Jim Jefferies: Freedumb
Joe Rogan: Triggered
Joy (2015)
Keanu
Killjoys (US series)
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Krampus
Kung Fu Panda 3
Kyle Kinane: Loose In Chicago
Lewis Black: Black To The Future
Limitless (Director's Cut, 2011)
Limitless (US series, 2015)
Lisa Lampanelli: Drawing Board
Looking (HBO series)
Looking: The Movie
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
Mars (2016 miniseries)
Match (2014)
Max Headroom: The Complete Series (Uncensored, US series: 2010 boxset)
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Meet The Hitlers
Midnight Special (2016)
Minions
Minority Report (US series)
Most Likely To Succeed
My Beautiful Broken Brain
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper
Paddington
Painkillers (2015)
Paradox (2015)
Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping
Pearl Jam: Twenty
Poltergeist (2015)
Prelude To Axanar
Project Almanac
Proof (US series)
Reggie Watts: Spacial
Renaissance (2006)
Resurrection (US series)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
San Andreas
Second Chance (US series)
Self/less
Sense8: "Happy Fucking New Year"
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (US series)
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Sky Line (2015)
Social Correspondents
Southland (Uncensored, US series)
Southpaw
Spotlight (2015)
Spy
Star Trek: Beyond
Star Trek: Horizon
Steve Jobs
Stranger Things (Netflix series)
Suited
Synchronicity (2015)
Ted 2
Terminator: Genisys
Terminus
The 33
The 100 (US series)
The Angry Birds Movie
The Big Short
The Birth Of Sake (Yoshida Brewery Documentary, Japanese)
The Danish Girl
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
The Expanse (US series)
The Frame
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
The Imitation Game
The Intern (2015)
The Last Witch Hunter
The Martian (2015)
The Nightly Show w/Larry Wilmore (US nightly show)
The Painted Veil
The Peanuts Movie
The Postman
The Revenant (2015)
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Secret Rules Of Modern Living: Algorithms
The Soloist (2009)
The Tourist (2010)
The Virgin Suicides
The X-Files (US miniseries event, 2016)
Those People (2016)
Tom Segura: Mostly Stories
Trainwreck
Trick 'r Treat
Uncanny (2015)
Unfriended
Vacation (2015)
Vice (2015)
Warcraft
We Are Your Friends
Westworld (HBO series)
Wing Commander (1999)
Win Win (2011)
X-Men: Apocalypse
Zootopia

"Top 12" of 2012
"Top 13" of 2013
"Top 14" of 2014
"Top 15" of 2015
"Top 17" of 2017
"Top 18" of 2018
"Top 19" of 2019


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