Last year (2015), I jokingly did a "Top 10" movies list for 2013 because I don't get to see a lot of new movies each year. I usually spend my time catching up on Netflix and Amazon with the big movies from 2-3 years ago. I prioritize my theater time with the big movies for franchises and directors & actors I'm a fan of.
This year, I made an effort to see more new movies, and actually saw 24 movies in 2016 that came out in 2016! I didn't see all of them in the theater. This last week has been catch up time where I watched at least one movie a day while on vacation from work. Still, this has given me enough experience to feel comfortable with a top 10.
Now, my top 10 is just that, the 10 movies I enjoyed the most. I'll admit there might be better films I saw that did not make my top 10. This is most likely due to those films not resonating with me at this moment in time. I'll try and explain that in my list.
Also, I'm a big fan boy. I don't deny it. I love big comic book and sci fi action movies. If on January 1st, 2016 you asked me what I thought my list would look like, it probably would have been something like this:
- Captain America: Civil War
- Star Wars: Rogue One
- Batman v. Superman
- Doctor Strange
- Star Trek Beyond
- X-Man: Apocalypse
- Jason Bourne
- 10 Cloverfield Lane
I don't deny I don't get excited about the smaller, personal, meaningful movies. But these kinds of movies usually surprise me!