25 Best, Worst, and Gems I Saw In 2016


Last year, the total number of films I saw reached 1,012. What does that mean for these lists? It means that I really had to make some tough decisions when it came to cutting down on the worst list. It also means that certain films that didn’t make the best list, but were pretty good, still didn’t make the cut for the gems list.

Basically, the same rules as last year still apply:

  1. There is no particular order to the films in these lists. They either made it, or not.
  2. These are not necessarily films that came out in 2016. In fact, most didn’t. These are films that I saw for the first time in 2016.
  3. The gems list are films that don’t make the best list, but I want to put a spotlight on them.
  4. If you disagree with any of my choices. Good! I want people to form their own opinions and think for themselves. But if you care to share those opinions, then be nice about it, or you won’t receive a response from me.
Based On An Untrue Story (1993)

Based On An Untrue Story (1993)

Best:

  1. Girlfriends/Les autres filles (2000)
  2. Particle Fever (2013)
  3. Fighting Back (1982)
  4. Creed (2015)
  5. Wild (2014)
  6. Based On An Untrue Story (1993)
  7. Inside Out (2015)
  8. Spotlight (2015)
  9. The Fear Of 13 (2015)
  10. The Submission Of Emma Marx (2013)
  11. Talvar (2015)
  12. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
  13. Good Morning, Night (2003)
  14. The Illusionist (2010)
  15. 9500 Liberty (2009)
  16. Cell 211 (2009)
  17. Heaven Knows What (2014)
  18. Night Owls (2015)
  19. Tipping The Velvet (2002)
  20. The Gift (2015)
  21. James White (2015)
  22. Persepolis (2007)
  23. Steve Jobs (2015)
  24. Black Mass (2015)
  25. Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine (2014)
If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (1971)

If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (1971)

Worst:

  1. I Want What I Want (1972)
  2. Valentine Ever After (2016)
  3. Every Young Woman’s Battle (2014)
  4. The Maze Runner (2014)
  5. Oliviero Rising (2007)
  6. Concussion (2015)
  7. Fantastic Four (2005)
  8. Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation (2015)
  9. Vacation (2015)
  10. Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
  11. The Mask You Live In (2015)
  12. Old Fashioned (2014)
  13. Love (2015)
  14. Dog Gone (2008)
  15. Dancin’: It’s On! (2015)
  16. Love On A Limb (2016)
  17. Trust (2010)
  18. Robot In The Family (1994)
  19. If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (1971)
  20. The Burning Hell (1974)
  21. Zoom (2006)
  22. Truth (2015)
  23. Anatomy Of A Love Seen (2014)
  24. One Thing She Doesn’t Have (2014)
  25. Bare (2015)
Alice In Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1976)

Alice In Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1976)

Gems:

  1. Stalked By My Doctor: The Return (2016)
  2. Alice In Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1976)
  3. Adam and Eve (1983)
  4. Dope (2015)
  5. The Year Of The Sex Olympics (1968)
  6. XXY (2007)
  7. The Tribe (2014)
  8. The Summer Of Sangaile (2015)
  9. Magic Mike XXL (2015)
  10. Just Sex And Nothing Else (2005)
  11. Dick Tracy (1945)
  12. Riders Of The Whistling Pines (1949)
  13. From The Head (2011)
  14. Bikini Model Mayhem (2015)
  15. Pussy Talk (1975)
  16. 127 Hours (2010)
  17. Super High Me (2007)
  18. Buck (2011)
  19. Whiplash (2014)
  20. Ghost Graduation (2012)
  21. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
  22. Mother (2009)
  23. Piku (2015)
  24. Dariya Dil (1988)
  25. Bacchanale (1970)
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