Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched And Read In 2016

Steven Soderbergh hasn't been making as many movies or TV shows as he used to, but he's still keeping busy watching and reading everything he can get his hands on. It's become a tradition of the filmmaker to reveal everything that he watched and read the previous year, and his list from 2016 has been posted.

Keep in mind, Soderbergh watched and read all this stuff while working on his own comedy film Logan Lucky (which he watches more than a few times towards the end of the year). Soderbergh also got really into David Fincher this year by watching The Social Network, Panic Room, The Game, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Fight Club, and Se7en. But perhaps the most exciting thing he got to see from Fincher is episodes of the director's Netflix series Mindhunters.

Find out everything Steven Soderbergh watched and read in 2016 below.

You'll notice in the list below that Soderbergh obsessively watches Dateline on NBC and the Olympics (followed by watching The Bronze). He also took the time to watch a few movies (other than his own Logan Lucky) multiple times, including All The President's Men three times, and A Touch of Evil twice and Apocalypse Now twice, not to mention Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation and the first two chapters of The Godfather trilogy.

Soderbergh also loves his television, watching episodes of Better Call Saul, Billions, Transparent, Horace and Pete, The Americans, Girls, Silicon Valley, Veep, Master of None, Inside Amy Schumer, Black Mirror, Mr. Robot and more.

Here's the key to the full list from Soderbergh's

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  • All caps, bold: MOVIE
  • All caps, bold, asterisk: SHORT*
  • All caps: TV SERIES
  • Italics: Book
  • Quotation marks: "Play"
  • Italics, quotation marks: "Short Story"
  • 01/15 DATELINE

    01/16 FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF, THE TRAIN ('65)

    01/17 Beatlebone, Kevin Barry, LAST MAN HOME

    01/18 MARJORIE PRIME

    01/20 THE FACE OF ANOTHER, THE ELEPHANT MAN

    01/22 THE SOCIAL NETWORK, DATELINE

    01/23 Failure: Why Science Is So Successful, Stuart Firestein, US FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS (LADIES), 48 HRS MYSTERY

    01/24 THE LAST AMERICAN HERO

    01/26 SAN PIETRO, LET THERE BE LIGHT

    01/27 BILLIONS

    01/29 25 Women: Essays on Their Art, Dave Hickey, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

    01/30 HORACE AND PETE'S, DATELINE, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

    01/31 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS ('56), IN COLD BLOOD, BILLIONS

    02/01 DATELINE

    02/03 MADOFF (Pt. 1)

    02/04 MADOFF (Pt. 2), FIGHT CLUB

    02/07 Black Box Thinking, Matthew Syed

    02/08 BILLIONS, HORACE AND PETE

    02/09 TRIUMPH ELECTION SPECIAL 2016

    02/11 Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin

    02/12 DATELINE

    02/13 ABSENCE OF MALICE

    02/14 BILLIONS

    02/15 BETTER CALL SAUL

    02/27 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, BETTER CALL SAUL, GIRLS, BILLIONS

    02/28 THE 88TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

    03/05 PEE WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY

    03/06 It's All Your Fault, Paul Rudnick

    03/12 THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY

    03/19 BETTER CALL SAUL, THE AMERICANS, 48 HRS MYSTERY, BILLIONS

    03/20 BILLIONS (2), GIRLS (2)

    03/21 GIRLS, BETTER CALL SAUL, VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL

    03/22 STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN & LE MANS

    03/23 "Hamilton", Lin-Manuel Miranda, THE AMERICANS

    03/24 48 HRS: HARD EVIDENCE, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, TOUCH OF EVIL

    03/25 EVERYTHING IS COPY: NORA EPHRON, SCRIPTED AND UNSCRIPTED, HORACE AND PETE, THE BAD SLEEP WELL

    03/26 THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, GRAND PRIX

    03/27 The Lost Time Accidents, John Wray, Seven Brief Lessons in Physics, Carlo Rovelli, GIRLS, BILLIONS

    03/28 BETTER CALL SAUL

    03/31 THE AMERICANS

    04/01 THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR ('68), DATELINE

    04/03 THE MILL AND THE CROSS, BILLIONS, GIRLS

    04/04 HAIL, CAESAR!

    04/05 MILES AHEAD, BETTER CALL SAUL, IVAN'S CHILDHOOD

    04/06 THE AMERICANS

    04/07 HORACE AND PETE'S (2)

    04/08 DATELINE, "Histoire Suele" video completed

    04/09 PANIC ROOM

    04/10 The Road to Little Dribbling, Bill Bryson

    04/11 GIRLS, BILLIONS, BETTER CALL SAUL

    04/13 THE AMERICANS

    04/16 HORACE AND PETE (2), 48 HRS MYSTERY, LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD

    04/17 GIRLS (2)

    04/19 BETTER CALL SAUL, The Little Red Chairs, Edna O'Brien, BETTER CALL SAUL

    04/23 The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Seymour Hersh

    04/24 SILICON VALLEY, VEEP

    04/25 ALL ABOUT EVE

    04/27 THE AMERICANS, SUTURE

    04/29 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (2), THE SECRET

    04/31 "Dry Powder", Sarah Burgess

    05/01 "Head of Passes", Tarell Alvin McCraney, SILICON VALLEY, VEEP

    05/02 Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Douglas Rushkoff

    05/03 BEYOND THE WALLS (2), DATELINE ON TLC

    05/04 WILLIAM KENTRIDGE 2013*, THE AMERICANS

    05/05 THE BIRTH OF A NATION

    05/06 THE SECRET, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, DATELINE

    05/07 48 HRS MYSTERY, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

    05/08 SILICON VALLEY, VEEP

    05/10 VINYL (3)

    05/11 My Struggle: Book Five, Karl Ove Gnausgaard, VINYL (3), THE AMERICANS

    05/12 VINYL (4), Orson Welles: Hello Americans, Simon Callow

    05/13 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, THE SECRET, SEXY BEAST, TOUCH OF EVIL

    05/14 DATELINE, Orson Welles: One Man Band, Simon Callow

    05/15 SILICON VALLEY, VEEP

    05/16 THE IPCRESS FILE, MASTER OF NONE (2)

    05/18 THE AMERICANS

    05/19 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, THE TRIAL ('63)

    05/20 DATELINE

    05/21 HEAT

    05/22 SILICON VALLEY, VEEP

    05/23 THE HOT ROCK, HORACE AND PETE

    05/25 HORACE AND PETE, MATANGO, THE AMERICANS

    05/26 HORACE AND PETE, LE MANS, INSIDE MAY SCHUMER

    05/27 DATELINE, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

    05/29 2nd Unit photography on LOGAN LUCKY, SILICON VALLEY

    05/30 The Magic Christian, Terry Southern, VEEP

    05/31 MASTER OF NONE (2)

    06/01 THE AMERICANS

    06/04 DATELINE: SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, APPROACHING THE UNKNOWN

    06/05 AMERICAN VISA, SILICON VALLEY, VEEP

    06/06 Stanley Kubrick and Me, Emilio D'Alessandro with Fillipo Ulivieri, "Two Men Arrive In A Village", Zadie Smith, "The Polish Rider", Ben Lerner, "Seven People Dancing", Langston Hughes, "Maybe It Was The Distance", Jonathan Safran Foer

    06/09 ZONA SUR

    06/10 DATELINE, DATELINE ON OWN

    06/11 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, THE AMERICANS, O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA

    06/12 SILICON VALLEY, VEEP

    06/14 O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA (2)

    06/15 OJ: MADE IN AMERICA

    06/16 FUNERAL IN BERLIN, "Hadestown", Anais Mitchell, OJ: MADE IN AMERICA

    06/17 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

    06/18 SEVEN

    06/19 The View From the Cheap Seats, Neil Gaiman, SILICON VALLEY, VEEP

    06/20 FASTBALL

    06/21 APOCALYPSE NOW

    06/23 THE GAME

    06/25 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

    06/27 KLUTE

    06/28 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

    06/30 Room Service, Frank Moorhouse, "A Voice in the Night", William Hope Hodgson

    07/01 DATELINE

    07/02 DECEIT AT FIRST SIGHT

    07/05 THE KETTERING INCIDENT

    07/07 "Warhol Capote Strange Dents", Rob Roth

    07/08 MINDHUNTER (2), CHILDREN OF MEN

    07/09 GUIDED BY VOICES @ SOUTH STREET SEAPORT, CAPRICORN ONE

    07/10 MR. ROBOT

    07/12 JUGGERNAUT

    07/13 MR. ROBOT, BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

    07/15 ZERO DAYS

    07/16 ID: TOMMY ZIEGLER, GREEN ROOM, THE PAPER CHASE

    07/17 ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

    07/21 SINGANI 63 @ TALES OF THE COCKTAIL

    07/24 Zero K, Don Delillo, MR. ROBOT

    07/30 MR. ROBOT, THE THIRD MAN

    07/31 The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth McKenzie, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter

    08/03 MR. ROBOT, WHAT'S UP, DOC?

    08/04 THE PARALLAX VIEW

    08/05 20/20, OPENING CEREMONY 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/06 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/07 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, 1983 JAPANESE DOCUMENTARY ON STEVEN SPIELBERG

    08/08 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/09 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/10 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/11 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/12 TRIUMPH SUMMER ELECTION SPECIAL, 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/13 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/14 The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach, 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/15 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/16 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/17 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/18 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

    08/19 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, THE DISCOVERY

    08/20 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, MONEY MONSTER

    08/23 THE BRONZE

    08/24 Begin principal photography on LOGAN LUCKY

    09/02 HOLY HELL, DOWNHILL RACER

    09/03 A BIGGER SPLASH

    09/05 THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ROB LOWE

    09/09 MINDHUNTER (2)

    09/10 The Pigeon Tunnel, John LeCarre

    09/19 THE 68TH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS

    09/23 DATELINE

    09/24 WAKOLDA: THE GERMAN DOCTOR

    10/01 MATANGO, FLEABAG

    10/02 WESTWORLD

    10/08 DATELINE EXTRA

    10/12 LOGAN LUCKY

    10/14 Heroes of the Frontier, Dave Eggers, FLEABAG

    10/17 LOGAN LUCKY, FLEABAG (2)

    10/18 The Sellout, Paul Beatty, Crunch Time, Rick Peterson and Judd Hoekstra

    10/20 MOONLIGHT

    10/21 BLACK MIRROR (3)

    10/22 BLACK MIRROR (2)

    10/23 "The Encounter", Simon McBurney, BLACK MIRROR, LOGAN LUCKY

    10/25 A Gambler's Anatomy, Jonathan Lethem

    10/27 FLEABAG (2)

    10/28 MR. ROBOT, TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW, LOGAN LUCKY

    10/29 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

    10/30 "Plenty", David Hare

    10/31 ALIEN

    11/03 MR. ROBOT

    11/05 TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW, TICKLED

    11/08 Butcher's Crossing, John Williams

    11/09 HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

    11/11 LOGAN LUCKY

    11/12 TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW, THE LION IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

    11/13 MINDHUNTER (2), LOGAN LUCKY

    11/14 GOLD

    11/15 MINDHUNTER (2)

    11/17 PRESUMED INNOCENT

    11/18 EQUITY, DATELINE

    11/19 TRANSPARENT(2), 48 HRS. LIVED TO TELL, MR. ROBOT, KOVALEV VS. WARD

    11/20 BODY HEAT

    11/21 SOUR GRAPES ('16)

    11/22 MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    11/23 TRANSPARENT, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

    11/24 Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Yuval Noah Harari, AGATHA

    11/25 American Heiress, Jeffrey Toobin, TRANSPARENT, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

    11/26 TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW, MR. ROBOT

    12/02 MAGNUS, 20/20, DATELINE

    12/03 TRANSPARENT (2), MALICE, 48 HRS

    12/04 PARTICLE FEVER

    12/05 LOGAN LUCKY (2), TRANSPARENT (3), TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW

    12/06 LOGAN LUCKY

    12/07 Dear Mr. M, Herman Koch, ELLE, REGGIE WATTS SPATIAL

    12/09 TOM PAPA: HUMAN MULE, DATELINE

    12/10 The Undoing Project, Michael Lewis, ARRIVAL, ZABRISKIE POINT

    12/11 MR. ROBOT (2)

    12/13 THE FOUNDER

    12/14 FENCES

    12/15 CATNIP: EGRESS TO OBILIVION, JULIETA

    12/16 DATELINE, ALL ABOUT EVE

    12/17 EX MACHINA

    12/18 "Othello", William Shakespeare, The Mothers, Brit Bennet

    12/19 I, DANIEL BLAKE, SORCERER

    12/20 THE VERDICT, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

    12/21 A SERIOUS MAN

    12/22 THE CONVERSATION

    12/23 Swing Time, Zadie Smith, ROOM AT THE TOP, THE THICK OF IT

    12/24 THE GODFATHER, THE THICK OF IT (2)

    12/25 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, THE GODFATHER PART II

    12/26 A SALESMAN, APOCALYPSE NOW

    12/27 Secondhand Time, Svetlana Alexievich, THE THICK OF IT (4)

    12/28 COME AND SEE, ATLANTA (2), M Train, Patti Smith

    12/29 BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY

    12/30 Back, Henry Green, JAWS, THX 1138 ('71 version)

    12/31 "The Mousetrap", Agatha Christie, GOSFORD PARK

    And here's the vinyl Soderbergh listened to this year too:

    VINYL

    AURAL SCULPTURE  The Stranglers

    THE KNACK (SOUNDTRACK)  John Barry

    SKETCHES OF SPAIN  Miles Davis

    MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR  The Beatles

    PAST MASTERS VOL. 1  The Beatles

    NO PUSSYFOOTING  Eno and Fripp

    BULLITT (SOUNDTRACK)  Lalo Schifrin

    DEATH IN VENICE (SOUNDTRACK)  Gustav Mahler

    ALL STARS  Miles Davis

    TOUCH OF EVIL (SOUNDTRACK)  Henry Mancini