It’s time for my top films of 2016, and this year it wasn’t all about the superhero blockbusters for a change (except for one of them!). From Japanese anime that isn’t from Studio Ghibli to a Japanese anime that was announced to be Studio Ghibli’s last, to Disney and more Disney and even a Disney classic adaptation, 2016 was definitely an accomplished year for animation. And let’s not forget about those incredible book adaptations, which make up nearly half of my top 20. It certainly was an impressive year!
2015 had a bit of everything, and it could have easily been split down the middle with both exceptional but also disappointing films. From instalments in some of the biggest franchises around including Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner, to Disney and Pixar classics, Studio Ghibli delights, and superhero blockbusters at their best.
This year I’ve watched 610 films (80 released this year, and 262 for the first time).
My most watched director is Alfred Hitchcock, and my most watched actor is Samuel L. Jackson.
With the end of 2014 in sight, it’s time to look back on the best of this year. It’s been a great year for film franchises, superheroes, reboots, and lego men. With releases from some of the best, including Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, and Hayao Miyazaki, there’s been something for everyone with a thrilling murder mystery, an animation about aircraft engineering, a space adventure spanning the galaxies, a dark drama about sex addiction, and a true life story about HIV.
This year I’ve watched 785 films, 90 released this year, and 241 for the first time. My most watched directors are Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock, and my most watched actor is Tom Hanks.
It’s that time of year again, so here’s my top 20 films of what 2013 has had to offer.
This year I have watched more films than I ever have in a year before, reaching a total of 771 films. Read below to see what I thought of the year in film, and feel free to let me know what you thought about the year too.
This obviously might change as I catch up with films I have missed over the next year, so for an updated list visit my Letterboxd page. (Also, please note that I go by UK release dates.)
It’s that time of year again, so here’s my top 20 films of what 2012 has had to offer.
I think it’s fair to say that it’s been a very hit and miss year for film this year with some exceptional releases scattered throughout 2012, but with some completely disappointing films filling in the months between (Anything involving Taylor Kitsch, I’m looking at you!). From the end of trilogies (The Dark Knight Rises) to the start of new ones (The Hunger Games, The Amazing Spider-Man), to the combination of many film characters into one big blockbuster (Avengers Assemble) and to some brilliant novel adaptations (On The Road, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower), we’ve certainly had it all. Read below to see what I thought of the year in film, and feel free to let me know what you thought about the year too.
I still need to see a couple more films, of course, so for a more up to date list you can visit my Letterboxd page. (Also, please note that I go by UK release dates.)
As all bloggers do, here’s my top 10 films from 2011.
There were many great films released on the big screen this year, from the origins of the X-Men to nameless drivers. Of course, there were many films that I didn’t get to see, but as I’ve started to write about film more over this past year I have slowly been catching up. Therefore, this list is constantly changing with the more films I watch, so you can visit my Letterboxd account for a constantly updated list. For the UK, as well, we’re still waiting for some highly acclaimed films, such as Shame, to be released on these shores, but these will have to be included in next year’s as I am going by UK dates. Nevertheless, carry on reading to see what I have chosen and why.