It’s the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the best movies of the year below — and since “The top 16 of 2016” is exactly 50% premature, we chose the Top 8.

Our picks for best games, TV episodes, beauty trends and more will be coming throughout the weekend.

1. Deadpool

The Best in Show award is granted neither to the fanciest dog, nor the prettiest, nor the most well-behaved. That honor goes to the dog that’s the purest representation of its breed, the one that doesn’t just fit the mold, but defines what the mold is supposed to be. Deadpool is that dog but, like, in movie form. Fox finally got the nerve to make a Deadpool movie, and motherfucker did they ever. Gnarly, sassy, twisted, silly, fourth-wall-breaking and foul, Deadpool just went for it, and its reward was the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. — Josh Dickey Read more…

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8 best movies of 2016 (so far)