Well, the time is here! It’s time for me to reveal my picks for the best 26 films of 2016!
If there’s been any theme that I’ve found myself constantly returning to while looking back at the previous year, it’s that 2016 just wasn’t as good as 2015. That’s certainly true as far as movies are concerned. Whereas 2015 provided us with an embarrasment of riches, 2016 was — overall — a pretty bland year as far as cinema is concerned.
That doesn’t mean there weren’t some great films released in 2016. I’m proud of this list below. At the same time, I’m also a little bit frustrated. As happens every year, there are a few films that, as of this writing, I have yet to see. Weather permitting, I will see Silence and Jackie tomorrow and on Monday. If I feel that they need to be included in my top 26, I will come back and edit this list. And, of course, I still need to see some of the films that are no longer playing in theaters — Captain Fantastic, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and some others. The list below should be considered my picks for the best 2016 films that I actually got to see.
Also, I still need to write reviews for two of the films listed below. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do that today. As soon as those reviews are posted, I’ll add links.
With all that in mind, here’s the list!
- American Honey
- Kubo and the Two Strings
- The Neon Demon
- La La Land
- The Nice Guys
- Hell or High Water
- A Monster Calls
- Love & Friendship
- Sing Street
- The Witch
- Hacksaw Ridge
- The Green Room
- 10 Cloverfield Lane
- Captain America: Civil War
- Finding Dory
- Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
- Manchester By The Sea
- Eye in the Sky
- The Conjuring 2
- Hail Caesar
- Everybody Wants Some!!
Agree? Disagree? Have a list of your own? Let us know in the comments!
Previous Entries In The Best of 2016:
- TFG’s 2016 Comics Year In Review : Top Tens, Worsts, And Everything In Between
- Anime of the Year: 2016
- 25 Best, Worst, and Gems I Saw In 2016
- 2016 in Review: The Best of SyFy
- 2016 in Review: The Best of Lifetime
- 2016 in Review: Lisa Picks the 16 Worst Films of 2016!
- Necromoonyeti’s Top Ten Albums of 2016
- 2016 In Review: Lisa Marie’s 14 Favorite Songs of 2016
- 2016 In Review: 10 Good Things I Saw On Television in 2016
- 2016 in Review: Lisa Marie’s 10 Favorite Non-Fiction Books of 2016
- 2016 in Review: Lisa Marie’s 20 Favorite Novels of 2016