A year in the making list. Chronological log of the (new) movies I watched (for the first time) in 2016. Also these are relatively spoiler-free!
  1. 1.
    The Big Short
    Funny but too smart for me apparently because I was so lost
  2. 2.
    Daddy's Home
    I didn't pick it.
  3. 3.
    End of the Tour
    I mean, sure.
  4. 4.
    ROOM! I saw it twice in one weekend and read the book in between viewings. One of the very few times I've liked the movie more than the book. I don't really know how to talk about this movie because I love it so much??? BRIE LARSON. JACOB TREMBLAY. I cry just thinking about it.
  5. 5.
    Hail, Caesar!
    So so so weird. A solid mix of offbeat and outright funny. My mom haaaated it
  6. 6.
    How to Be Single
  7. 7.
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Oh man, so entertaining. I had a blast watching it. JJ is bae (bae).
  8. 8.
    Eddie the Eagle
    Really sweet. Fun to watch.
  9. 9.
    So disappointing. I like Jake, but the storytelling was waaaay weak.
  10. 10.
    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
    I think sometimes we forget that Tina can really act. I like her in a more serious role, too.
  11. 11.
    10 Cloverfield Lane
    What a ride. I was so overly excited about this movie because I love all things JJ, especially Cloverfield. I have so many questions about this universe/multiverse and can't wait to see what's next.
  12. 12.
    Not a big fan. Honestly it was really hard for me to get past the boat diarrhea, and then Megan from Mad Men showed up, and overall pretty much nothing happened. Like, I'm a sophisticated person but I need a little action. Or plot.
  13. 13.
    Bridge of Spies
    I mean, I was in the room while this was on. I didn't really absorb any of it. Sorry, Hanks, but I just couldn't get into this one.
  14. 14.
    Hello, My Name is Doris
    Real quirky. I laughed a lot but winced even more.
  15. 15.
    The Boss
    Did not need to see Melissa McCarthy make out with Peter Dinklage, but now here I am.
  16. 16.
    The Longest Ride
    So dumb but at least ending was cute.
  17. 17.
    Captain America Civil War
    Whaaaat is even going on in this movie. DO LESS, Marvel.
  18. 18.
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    No thank you!
  19. 19.
    Ughhh man. The ending with all of the victims calling in just gutted me.
  20. 20.
    Me Before You
    I read the book as a roommate bonding experience and was severely underwhelmed. The movie was better than the book, but still not very good. And the music choice was just really awful, which pushed the whole thing over the edge for me. Also I saw reviews that said "better than the Fault in Our Stars"??????
  21. 21.
    So funny. I love those dummies.
  22. 22.
    Finding Dory
    I've been feeling really old this year and this movie certainly didn't help. It was precious, though. So so good and sweet and emotional. And that short?!?!
  23. 23.
    Secret Life of Pets
    If you've seen Toy Story, you can skip this one.
  24. 24.
    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  25. 25.
    Such a good time. I appreciate the fan service while still letting the reboot have its own rhythm.
  26. 26.
    Suicide Squad
    Terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible
  27. 27.
    No Escape
    Okay, I don't buy Owen Wilson or Lake Bell in a serious role for one second but I was legitimately in KNOTS the whole time. This movie is TENSE as HECK
  28. 28.
    Southside With You
    Super well made, a teeny bit boring. Also that dude sure did look like Barack but Michelle not so much
  29. 29.
    Mother's Day
    Cheese with a side of cheese. My favorite storyline was obvi the British comic and his baby mama.
  30. 30.
    Ugh, Michael B. You'll get your awards in due time, bb.
  31. 31.
    Hell or High Water
    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. I didn't know how I wanted this to end, but I was still immensely satisfied.
  32. 32.
    Had to emotionally remove myself from this viewing experience because I can't stand to watch Jake Gyllenhaal die.
  33. 33.
    The Fundamentals of Caring
    Cute. Funny. Okay.
  34. 34.
    Not as good as it could have been, not as bad as people were saying.
  35. 35.
    Waffle Street
    I spent a Friday night watching a James Lafferty straight-to-Netflix movie and that's just who I am now, guys
  36. 36.
    Girl on the Train
    Mediocre adaption of a mediocre book.
  37. 37.
    Steve Jobs
    Man, this dude was damaged and destructive.
  38. 38.
    Magnificent 7
    Pratt 😍 also SO violent
  39. 39.
    The Accountant
    Unashamed by how much I liked this movie. Not without its flaws, but incredible entertaining.
  40. 40.
    Hacksaw Ridge
    I saw this the day it came out because I needed some alone time. It was 2 days after the election and I had just finished an exam so I was totally exhausted, emotionally and physically. This certainly did not help, but I thought it was incredible and I haven't cried in a movie since Room. *side note: this is the grisliest movie I've ever seen. If you don't like blood, stay far away.
  41. 41.
    Hahahahahahahaha this was terrible
  42. 42.
    Get a Job
    Also terrible! I expected more from Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick but it's whatever
  43. 43.
    I expected so much more from this but it was lackluster and anticlimactic.
  44. 44.
    Wow, I did not expect this to be so good. Keeps you fully engaged the whole time.
  45. 45.
    The Hollars
    So cute and sweet, but you've gotta be kidding me with that ending. Definitely the only time I've ever cried because of the indigo girls. Also, love that The Head and the Heart was all over the soundtrack.
  46. 46.
    Manchester By the Sea
    I had high hopes for what I thought this was going to be, and it wasn't, and that made it weird for me to process, but it was fantastically made and acted, and I think it will do well during awards season.
  47. 47.
    Bad Moms
    These moms sure are bad!!!
  48. 48.
    The Nice Guys
    Really entertaining. Comedy Gosling may be my favorite Gosling.
  49. 49.
    Don't Think Twice
    Good! I maybe expected to cry? Idk a lot of people said they cried. But I did enjoy it.
  50. 50.
    Rogue One
    I fell asleep but I mean it was fine
  51. 51.
    The Finest Hours
    I liked this! The accents were goofy and it was pretty over the top, but it was sweet. Also have I mentioned my affection for Casey Affleck?
  52. 52.
    Not bad. Stuck between a romcom and a sci-fi thriller, and a lot of the dialogue was lame. But it was entertaining and I do love Pratt and Jen.
  53. 53.
    La La Land
    I feel like I've waited years for this movie. It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, first of all. I really really loved the story and the music, and even the ending. I'm still reeling from this one. Favorite of the year besides Room.