Best Movies of 2016 and Movies Awaited in 2017, from @karthikabhiram and @dailymoviesketch

For this year’s New Year Greeting, I thought I would make an artwork and a post, with my selections of the Best Movies of 2016, and the movies I was looking forward to watching in 2017.  The artwork is below – showing 24 movies in total.  This artwork was posted on my Instagram account @karthikabhiram.

In April 2016, I started a second Instagram account for movie related sketches – @dailymoviesketch, and an associated Facebook page, Daily Movie Sketch.  I actually did more than 120 drawings on consecutive days without a miss, there – as of today, there are 210 sketches on that page.  This artwork was posted on that account as well.  As this artwork can be viewed even if you invert it, the inverted version was posted there.  Please do follow me on my Instagram accounts, since, I’m very regular in posting on both of them.  I post one picture a day, on each of those accounts and blogging-wise, everything happens there.  Movie reviews are posted on my sketch account.

Happy New Year 2017 Artwork by Karthik AbhiramYou could say, this was the last drawing of 2016 and the first drawing of 2017, as I started it on 31st December and completed it on 1st January.  It was done with one 0.5mm mechanical pencil on A4 paper.  It took me many hours to do as it essentially involved doing 24 sketches.

One side of the drawing has the best movies of 2016, and the other has the awaited movies of 2017.

Here is the inverted version of the drawing –

Happy New Year 2017 Artwork by Karthik AbhiramWhat are the movies represented here?  My best of 2016 list is divided into three categories, the best of the best, the very good, and the notable movies.  This year, the list includes TV shows as well.

Overall Best

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • The Nice Guys
  • Sultan
  • Suicide Squad
  • Doctor Strange
  • Arrival
  • Rogue One
  • Dangal
  • Stranger Things S1
  • Deadpool
  • The Jungle Book 3D
  • Black Mirror S3

Very Good

  • Nannaku Prematho
  • Neerja
  • 24
  • The Conjuring 2
  • Pellichoopulu
  • Dhruva
  • Ash vs Evil Dead S2
  • Udta Punjab


  • Kshanam
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Don’t Breathe
  • Janatha Garage
  • U-Turn

Movies Awaited in 2017

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
  • XXX: Return of Xander Cage
  • The Fate of the Furious
  • Logan
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Wonder Woman
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Justice League
  • Bahubali 2
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • Split
  • John Wick Chapter 2
  • The Belko Experiment
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Dunkirk
  • Baby Driver
  • Insidious Chapter 4
  • Saw: Legacy
  • God Particle
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII

What were your favourite movies of 2016 and what movies are you looking forward to in 2017?

I also recently created an account on Paintcollar, where you can purchase prints of artwork.  I have made this artwork available as a T-Shirt design.  You can purchase both orientations.  The text in the artwork for the T-Shirt design varies.  Here are the two designs.

This is the first version –

Welcome 2017 Artwork by Karthik AbhiramAnd this is the “upside-down” version –

Welcome 2017 Artwork by Karthik AbhiramThe links where you can view these two artworks are below –

Check it out and purchase my work if you like it.  Also do be sure to follow me on Instagram – @karthikabhiram and @dailymoviesketch.