Top Ten Tuesday #101 – Favorite Movies of 2016

Posted November 15, 2016 by Lillian in Features / 5 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. Theyโ€™d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic is “Movie Freebie,” and there were several movies I was excited for this year. Here are my ten favorites from 2016 so far (in order by release date):

X-Men: Apocalypse: I love superhero movies and the X-Men have always been my favorites. I was so excited to see this movie. We didn’t actually make it to theater to see it but watched it about a month ago at home. Still loved it! I love this reboot with the younger actors playing beloved characters. And of course what would an X-Men movie be without a cameo from Hugh Jackman?! Though it’s a little more than a cameo ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows:ย I was the girl in elementary school who had a TMNT lunch box instead of Hello Kitty. I LOVE the turtles! And while I’m a little sad this reboot is more family friendly, I do love it! It pays homage to the original comics and cartoon while creating a new Turtles universe.

Finding Dory:ย I’m not sure who was more excited for this: me or my son. My son lovesย Finding Nemo even if it came out about 8 years before he was born. It has always been one of his favorites, mine too ๐Ÿ˜€ This sequel lived up to and exceeded my expectations. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and grab a copy this weekend. Santa may be sneaking ours under the tree a little early this year!

Independence Day: Resurgence:ย Another sequel that I was skeptical about but absolutely could not wait to see. I was so excited to see this that I requested to watch it on our 10 year anniversary date ๐Ÿ˜€ And he came through! I loved the way the screenwriters blended the iconic characters of the original into the this storyline and introduced a younger generation that survived the aftermath of the first invasion.

Ghostbusters:ย Can I just say that this movie was 10x better than I expected it to be?! I loved the originals and when I heard that it was being rebooted I was skeptical to say the least. In fact I was determined I wouldn’t like it. I was wrong. I loved it! Snarky, dry humor at its best. AND can I just say that Chris Hemsworth is hilarious?! Who knew?!

Star Trek Beyond:ย I have always been a staunch Star Wars fan, you know so for me to say how much I love this new Star Trek franchise is saying a lot. I’ve always argued that Star Wars was better. Chris Pine as Kirk is changing my mind. But it isn’t just him. The whole cast does a phenomenal job along with the visual effects. I can’t wait for the next one!

Suicide Squad:ย Who doesn’t love a good villain story, right? I was excited and curious for this one. Can I just say that Harley Quinn is now my favorite character in the DC universe!! I love her, the actress did a great job of bringing out the crazy and portraying it so well.

Ben Hur:ย Another remake. I loved the Charlton Heston version so I was excited to see an updated version. While it wasn’t the same movie, focusing more on the chariot races than I’d have liked, I did like that the overall message remained the same.

Bridget Jones’s Baby:ย I love these movies! They don’t get old and somehow the screenwriters keep making me laugh. If you’ve enjoyed the series so far, you don’t want to miss this one.

Arrival:ย My husband and I saw this over the weekend. The reviews and attention it is getting is well founded. I loved it! I’m a huge sci-fi fan anyways and this movie is perfect. It’s smart and engaging, plus a little suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. Amy Adams is perfect!!

What movies have you enjoyed in 2016?ย Any new favorites? Share below

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