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2016 Films Ranked



Nocturnal Animals (Ford)


La La Land (Chazelle)
Toni Erdmann (Ade)
Cemetery of Splendor (Weerasethakul)
The Salesman (Farhadi)
Silence (Scorsese)


Everybody Wants Some!! (Linklater)
Rams (Hákonarson)
The Nice Guys (Black)
Manchester by the Sea (Lonergan)
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (Herzog)
Neruda (Larraín)
Moonlight (Jenkins)
Fences (Washington)
Cameraperson (Johnson)
I Am Not Your Negro (Peck)
Tickled (Farrier and Reeve)
Tower (Maitland)
The Founder (Hancock)


The Witch (Eggers)
Hacksaw Ridge (Gibson)
Café Society (Allen)
Elle (Verhoeven)
Florence Foster Jenkins (Frears)
The Measure of a Man (Brizé)
20th Century Women (Mills)
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (Macdonald)
Into the Inferno (Herzog)
Demolition (Vallée)
Snowden (Stone)
The Edge of Seventeen (Craig)


I, Daniel Blake (Loach)
Aquarius (Mendonça Filho)
Things to Come (Hansen-Løve)
Paterson (Jarmusch)
Zootopia (Howard, Moore and Bush)
The Little Prince (Osborne)
American Honey (Arnold)
13th (DuVernay)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Snyder)
The Sea of Trees (Van Sant)
Sausage Party (Tiernan and Vernon)
Finding Dory (Stanton and MacLane)
Allied (Zemeckis)


Green Room (Saulnier)
A Hologram for the King (Tykwer)
Certain Women (Reichardt)
Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Feuerzeig)
Doctor Strange (Derrickson)
Staying Vertical (Guiraudie)
Passengers (Tyldum)
10 Cloverfield Lane (Trachtenberg)
Dheepan (Audiard)
The Jungle Book (Favreau)
Hardcore Henry (Naishuller)
Indignation (Schamus)
Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (Demme)
Jason Bourne (Greengrass)
Free State of Jones (Ross)
Bad Santa 2 (Waters)
Blood Father (Richet)
The Peanuts Movie (Martino)
Don't Think Twice (Birbiglia)
Weiner (Kriegman and Steinberg)
Patriots Day (Berg)
Eye in the Sky (Hood)
Kubo and the Two Strings (Knight)


The Neon Demon (Winding Refn)
Love & Friendship (Stillman)
Arrival (Villeneuve)
Hidden Figures (Melfi)
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (Perkins)
The Handmaiden (Park)
The Innocents (Fontaine)
Hell or High Water (Mackenzie)
Money Monster (Foster)
Zoolander 2 (Stiller)
The Magnificent Seven (Fuqua)
Hail, Caesar! (The Coens)
Deadpool (Miller)
Swiss Army Man (Daniels)
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (Berlinger)
Diary of a Chambermaid (Jacquot)
Chevalier (Tsangari)
Lion (Davis)
Sing Street (Carney)
Loving (Nichols)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Burton)
A Bigger Splash (Guadagnino)
Keanu (Atencio)
Maggie's Plan (Miller)
Eddie the Eagle (Fletcher)
Our Little Sister (Kore-eda)
Divines (Benyamina)


Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong)
Knight of Cups (Malick)
Sully (Eastwood)
Julieta (Almodóvar)
Moana (Clements, Hall, Musker and Williams)
The Love Witch (Biller)
Jane Got a Gun (O'Connor)
The Family Fang (Bateman)
Eisenstein in Guanajuato (Greenaway)
Tallulah (Heder)
Mia Madre (Moretti)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Yates)
The Brothers Grimsby (Leterrier)
The BFG (Spielberg)
Inferno (Howard)
Star Trek Beyond (Lin)
David Brent: Life on the Road (Gervais)
The Secret Life of Pets (Renaud and Cheney)
Amanda Knox (Blackhurst and McGinn)


The Accountant (O'Connor)
Rogue One (Edwards)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Steers)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Ficarra and Requa)
High-Rise (Wheatley)
Genius (Grandage)
Into the Forest (Rozema)
Captain America: Civil War (The Russos)
The Invitation (Kusama)
The Adderall Diaries (Romanowsky)
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (Lee)
Me Before You (Sharrock)
The Light Between Oceans (Cianfrance)
Live by Night (Affleck)
Special Correspondents (Gervais)
London Has Fallen (Najafi)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Waititi)
Kevin Hart: What Now? (Small and Story)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (Yuen)
The Boss (Falcone)
Memoria (De Fontenay and Ljeti)
How to Be Single (Ditter)
War Dogs (Phillips)
Menorca (Barnard)
True Memoirs of an International Assassin (Wadlow)
Being Charlie (Reiner)
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Szymanski)
Lolo (Delpy)
Midnight Special (Nichols)
Salt and Fire (Herzog)
The Birth of a Nation (Parker)
Masterminds (Hess)
The Huntsman: Winter's War (Nicolas-Troyan)
Tale of Tales (Garrone)
Dirty Grandpa (Mazer)


Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Lee)
The Girl on the Train (Taylor)
Jackie (Larraín)
Get a Job (Kidd)
Suicide Squad (Ayer)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Stoller)
The Fundamentals of Caring (Burnett)
Morris From America (Hartigan)
The Colony (Gallenberger)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (Bobin)
Take Me to the River (Sobel)
Mascots (Guest)
The Angry Birds Movie (Kaytis and Reilly)
Yoga Hosers (Smith)


Ghostbusters (Feig)
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (Spiro)
Dog Eat Dog (Schrader)
Now You See Me 2 (Chu)

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