Favorite Movies of 2016

This was a good year to be a movie nerd. Truly amazing films released this year. But there was a lot of trash and many mundane movies that are the true bane of a cinephile’s existence. (The Epidemic of Passable Movies) By no means have I seen everything this year that I wanted to see. This includes Loving, Jackie, Toni Erdmann, Elle, and Everybody Wants Some!! to name a few. I won’t go into any detail here, this is just a list. These are my favorite films to come out in 2016 and hopefully you check a few of them out.

First, the oh so honorable mentions. Not quite my favorites but damn good.

The Eyes of My Mother
Hacksaw Ridge
Nocturnal Animals
Deadpool
Kubo and the Two Strings
10 Cloverfield Lane
Rogue One
Captain America: Civil War

Now for my 12 favorite movies in no particular order until the top three.

The Witch
The Nice Guys
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Arrival “In war there are no winners, only widows.”
Things to Come
Manchester by the Sea
Silence
Paterson
20th Century Women

And the three best (in my opinion) the year.

3.) Hell or High Water

2.) La La Land

1.) Moonlight

Moonlight. Moonlight. Moonlight. And thank for the Best Picture win, this movie deserves it.

Also check out this sweet compilation album by The Chopstars and director Barry Jenkins.

The Worst (I might write an article detailing why, just for you Adam)

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Independence Day: Resurgence, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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