16 Movies to Watch 2016

So there's a lot of movies that I've never seen. We all have those movies that we always meant to watch but never got around to watching. Or for me, I never watched the movies that my younger sisters couldn't watch, which limits things. But this year, I'm making a list. It's official, I'm gunna watch some of those movies that I've been putting off for forever!

Coming to Theaters

Star Trek Beyond (2016) Poster

I'm super excited for this fun adventure! We have the witty banter, space shenanigans, and loveable characters to look forward to, not to mention J.J. Abrams! 

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Poster

I loved the first whimsical film, and it looks that the magic continues with this next instalment, centered around a race in time to save the Mad Hatter and Wonderland itself. But the cast itself makes this movie worth the excitement, with Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, and more. Plus, it was Alan Rickman's last movie! (insert pause for tears)

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Poster

I can't say that I'm 100% looking forward to this movie, as internal conflict frustrates me, but I'm expecting big things. Although the previews make us think that the central conflict is between Cap and Stark, I've learned to not judge a Marvel movie by the preview. 

Movies to Rewatch: 

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Poster

Um, yes! We got the extended edition for Christmas, and I'm pretty excited to see those deleted scenes. It's been too long since I've last seen these movies, and now seems like the perfect time! 

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Poster

After seeing The Force Awakens (twice), I need to brush up on my Star Wars memories! I think that I'll watch them in this order: episodes 4 and 5, then go back to episodes 1-3 (if we even watch episode 1), and then episdoe 6. I need to see the story of Darth Vader all together to save my emotional sanity. 

Movies That I've Never Seen But Really Should: 

Forrest Gump (1994) Poster

Yes, I've never seen Forest Gump, but I think it's about time! I've lived long enough with references to this movie, now I'm ready to understand what they mean. 

8. Avatar

Avatar (2009) Poster

Saying as this, adjusted for inflation, is the second highest grossing film of all time (although Star Wars is getting close), I think I should give it a watch. Plus, what's not to love about some good sci fi? 

Mean Girls (2004) Poster

I've gotten a lot of looks when I say that I've never seen this movie, and although I'm completely fine to defy the norm, this is one that I think that I should give a watch. Girls night coming up soon!

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Poster

I have seen the first one, but I never finished the Batman series, although I love a good hero story. I look forward to the different, darker approach of the superhero spin, and my expectations are high. 

Back to the Future (1985) Poster

I've seen bits and pieces of this movie and the sequel, but I want to watch at least the first one all of the way through! Too bad I didn't watch them in time for October 21st, 2015. 

12. E.T. 

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Poster

Speaking of 80s movies I've never seen, I present to you, E.T. 

The Nun's Story (1959) Poster

You didn't think that I'd forget to include Audrey Hepburn, did you? Although this tale is not as well-known, it looks like a touching film, full of sadness and grace. 

Rear Window (1954) Poster

I've never seen an Alfred Hitchcock movie or many suspense movies in general, so I'm excited to change things up a bit with this murder mystery thriller. Plus, Grace Kelly! 

The Notebook (2004) Poster

Sometimes, I get in the mood to watch something pitifully romantic and sad. This will happen on that day. But other than that, no Nicholas Sparks for me. 

16. X-men and others

X-Men (2000) Poster

Reason one, Marvel. Two, Marvel. Three, Marvel. Oh, and did I mention that this is Marvel? 

And there you have it! These are some of the movies that I want to watch in 2016, but many others that I haven't seen didn't make the list, including these: Unbroken, Miss Potter, Pitch Perfect, The Sandlot, Turning Pointe, A League of Their Own, Mr. Holmes, Titanic (mayyyybe), My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Robin Hood, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, True Grit, and more. 

But I'm always growing my Microsoft Word document titled "Movie List." Please comment movies you think should be on that list, as well as any movies that are on your to-watch list! But in all of these wonderful, gripping stories, never forget the Story written on our hearts by the best Storyteller of all, God. And He gives so many people the gift of small storytelling, as seen through these movies! He alone, though, rules over big storytelling. 

Happy watching, 

Princess Hannah 


  1. I love your list! I actually saw all of The Lord of the Rings movies for the first time on Saturday all thanks to my youth group (in addition to that we ended up having the seven Hobbit meals, yay) and let me just say that sometimes, some of the iconic movies that we have not seen yet, well, we can miss out of them.

    E.T and Back to the Future. Yowza. Memories. Back to the Future was one of the movies that took me awhile to see and I loved it! And E.T. SERIOUSLY GO WATCH E.T. Sooooo good!

    Mean Girls: the first one is better than the second one. I used to be in your boat of not watching this movie and I finally did-- the stuff that they do is super... Words cannot describe. But it's really an entertaining comedy!

    I can't speak for the Notebook or Forrest Gump as I have not seen these either, but I am ampped up for Civil War! Ya-hoo! Hopefully all goes well with these movies, Hannah!

    xoxo Morning

    1. LOTR!!!!!!! I'm super glad that you saw them!

      ANd yes, I'm looking forward to all of those movies! I've heard the same about Mean Girls 2, so I'll stick to the first one.

      And Civil War will be epic!

  2. LOTR oh my Rowling. They're like the best asdfghjkl. And you should watch Mean Girls, it's hilarious xD


    1. "oh my rowling." this. this. You just made my day with that cuteness!

  3. BACK TO THE FUTURE is so good! You'll enjoyed it, I think :) I did

    (P.S. I'm a new follower + I already love your blog! This is like all on my movie TBW too, haha!)

    1. NEW READER!!!! I welcome you with chocolate and grace! I pray that you have a wonderful stay here at Grace in Everything!

      Now I'm looking forward to BTTF even more!

  4. Unbroken and True Grit are two favorites of mine! I also enjoy LOTR. Many of the ones you mentioned are also on my (mental) to watch list.

    1. Yes, I wanted to watch Unbroken the other day, but my sister vetoed it... Next time! And I finally had to put my mental list to pen and paper (or rather a keyboard and dropbox) so as to not go insane!

  5. this is such a cute post! i absolutely cannot wait for captain america:civil war (*DIES*)!!! and i echo lydia; these movies are on my to watch list too wew.
    thanks for sharing<3

    1. Why thank you! And yes, I think that I will die repeatedly during Cap's new installment. I'm not sure what to think about that actually...

      But I'm glad that you enjoied the post and welcome to Grace in Everything! Have some chocolate and smiles!


    I'm really happy right now.

    Also, YES I need to watch the Notebook too. I think I need to start a list of my own...

    1. SOMEONE ELSE UNDERSTANDS!!!! Whew. For a moment there, I thought that I was the only one too. The world just doesn't get us. But I guess this will change once I watch the show...

  7. THIS THE MOST FANTASTIC LIST! I didn't even know another Star Trek movie was coming out!!!!!!!!!!!! And I've been meaning to watch avatar for like 5 years now. O.O Lord of the Rings is always my favorite thing ever. OH and I just saw Mean girls this past year! It took too long haha! Loved this post, Hannah! <3

    1. Yes, the next Star Trek looks amazing! And one can simply not have too much LOTR (actually, one can, but that's another story). And yes, it's about time I watch Mean Girls!

  8. What a list! I'll be honest: I haven't seen half of these! I did see Avatar last semester for College Writing and have seen snippets of a bunch of the others!

    1. It's amazing how we know so much about movies that we've never seen. I could give you to plot, actors, and influence of almost all of these movies even though I've never seen them!