The Best Movies of 2016   (161) Most Notable
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 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 4 for 2016, # 834 Overall Toni Erdmann 2016 Ade, Maren Germany / Austria BD
# 14 for 2016, # 1907 Overall Julieta 2016 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain BDS
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall The Bad Batch 2016 Amirpour, Ana Lily USA TBD
NR Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 2016 Anderson, Paul W.S. France / USA / Germany / Canada / Australia / Japan / South Africa / UK BDS
# 36 for 2016, # 2390 Overall Under the Shadow 2016 Anvari, Babak Iran / Qatar / UK / Jordan D
# 55 for 2016, # 2610 Overall American Honey 2016 Arnold, Andrea UK / USA BDS
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall A United Kingdom 2016 Asante, Amma Czech Republic / UK / USA BDS
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Personal Shopper 2016 Assayas, Olivier France / Germany
NR Suicide Squad 2016 Ayer, David USA BDS
# 43 for 2016, # 2522 Overall Harry Benson: Shoot First 2016 Bare, Justin / Miele, Matthew USA
# 34 for 2016, # 2367 Overall My Life as a Zucchini 2016 Barras, Claude Switzerland / France BD
# 48 for 2016, # 2580 Overall A Monster Calls 2016 Bayona, J.A. USA / Spain BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Rules Don't Apply 2016 Beatty, Warren USA BD
# 57 for 2016, # 2620 Overall Compadres 2016 Begne, Enrique Mexico D
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Ben-Hur 2016 Bekmambetov, Timur USA BDS
# 59 for 2016, # 2624 Overall The Eagle Huntress 2016 Bell, Otto UK / Mongolia / USA BD
# 52 for 2016, # 2599 Overall Divines 2016 Benyamina, Houda France / Qatar
# 27 for 2016, # 2316 Overall Patriots Day 2016 Berg, Peter USA BD
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Bang! The Bert Berns Story 2016 Berns, Brett / Sarles, Bob Ireland / UK / USA
# 40 for 2016, # 2488 Overall Don't Think Twice 2016 Birbiglia, Mike USA BD
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Richard Linklater: dream is destiny 2016 Black, Louis / Bernstein, Karen USA S
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds 2016 Bloom, Alexis / Stevens, Fisher USA D
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall The Trust 2016 Brewer, Alex / Brewer, Benjamin UK BD
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall A Woman's Life 2016 Brizé, Stéphane France / Belgium BD
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters 2016 Burke, Kevin Canada / USA BD
# 51 for 2016, # 2595 Overall Christine 2016 Campos, Antonio UK / USA D
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 Carloni, Alessandro / Yuh, Jennifer China / USA BDS
# 19 for 2016, # 2076 Overall Sing Street 2016 Carney, John Ireland / UK / USA BDS
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Norman 2016 Cedar, Joseph Israel / USA BD
# 1 for 2016, # 520 Overall La La Land 2016 Chazelle, Damien USA BD
NR The Secret Life of Pets 2016 Cheney, Yarrow / Renaud, Chris Japan / USA BDS
NR The Mermaid 2016 Chow, Stephen China BD
NR Now You See Me 2 2016 Chu, Jon M. USA BDS
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall The Light Between Oceans 2016 Cianfrance, Derek UK / New Zealand / USA BDS
# 32 for 2016, # 2363 Overall Moana 2016 Clements, Ron / Hall, Don / Musker, John / Williams, Chris USA BDS
# 38 for 2016, # 2478 Overall Hail, Caesar! 2016 Coen, Ethan / Coen, Joel UK / USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall I Called Him Morgan 2016 Collin, Kasper Sweden / USA
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Paris Can Wait 2016 Coppola, Eleanor USA DS
# 37 for 2016, # 2462 Overall Edge of Seventeen 2016 Craig, Kelly Fremon USA BDS
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall Spira mirabilis 2016 D'Anolfi, Massimo / Parenti, Martina Italy / Switzerland
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past 2016 Davidson, Dave / Edwards, Amber USA D
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall A Quiet Passion 2016 Davies, Terence UK / Belgium BD
# 11 for 2016, # 1734 Overall Lion 2016 Davis, Garth Australia / UK / USA BD
# 46 for 2016, # 2534 Overall The Red Turtle 2016 de Wit, Michael Dudok France / Belgium / Japan BD
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves 2016 Denis, Mathieu / Lavoie, Simon Canada
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Doctor Strange 2016 Derrickson, Scott USA BDS
# 47 for 2016, # 2568 Overall The Woman Who Left 2016 Diaz, Lav Philippines
NR Trolls 2016 Dohrn, Walt / Mitchell, Mike USA BDS
# 49 for 2016, # 2588 Overall It's Only the End of the World 2016 Dolan, Xavier Canada / France
# 53 for 2016, # 2604 Overall Raw 2016 Ducournau, Julia France / Belgium D
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall El ciudadano ilustre 2016 Duprat, Gastón / Cohn, Mariano Argentina / Spain
# 53 for 2016, # 2604 Overall 13th 2016 DuVernay, Ava USA
# 21 for 2016, # 2137 Overall Sully 2016 Eastwood, Clint USA BDS
# 45 for 2016, # 2532 Overall Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 Edwards, Gareth USA BDS
NR Independence Day: Resurgence 2016 Emmerich, Roland USA BDS
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall The Untamed 2016 Escalante, Amat Mexico / Denmark / France / Germany / Norway / Switzerland T
# 13 for 2016, # 1783 Overall The Salesman 2016 Farhadi, Asghar Iran / France BD
# 33 for 2016, # 2365 Overall The Jungle Book 2016 Favreau, Jon USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall I Am Not Madame Bovary 2016 Feng, Xiaogang China
# 23 for 2016, # 2243 Overall Nocturnal Animals 2016 Ford, Tom USA BD
# 39 for 2016, # 2487 Overall Florence Foster Jenkins 2016 Frears, Stephen UK BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Gold 2016 Gaghan, Stephen USA BD
# 10 for 2016, # 1714 Overall Hacksaw Ridge 2016 Gibson, Mel Australia / USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall The Finest Hours 2016 Gillespie, Craig USA BD
# 51 for 2016, # 2595 Overall Genius 2016 Grandage, Michael UK / USA DS
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall The Lost City of Z 2016 Gray, James USA BD
# 48 for 2016, # 2580 Overall Jason Bourne 2016 Greengrass, Paul USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Why Him? 2016 Hamburg, John USA BD
# 61 for 2016, # 2627 Overall The Journey 2016 Hamm, Nick UK T
# 31 for 2016, # 2360 Overall Things to Come 2016 Hansen-Løve, Mia France / Germany BD
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Miss Stevens 2016 Hart, Julia USA
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World 2016 Herzog, Werner USA D
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Race 2016 Hopkins, Stephen France / Germany / Canada BDS
# 30 for 2016, # 2359 Overall Zootopia 2016 Howard, Byron / Moore, Rich / Bush, Jared USA BDS
# 58 for 2016, # 2621 Overall The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years 2016 Howard, Ron UK / USA BDS
# 43 for 2016, # 2522 Overall Paterson 2016 Jarmusch, Jim France / Germany / USA BD
# 2 for 2016, # 767 Overall Moonlight 2016 Jenkins, Barry USA BDS
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Cameraperson 2016 Johnson, Kirsten USA BD
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall Piuma 2016 Johnson, Roan Italy
NR Warcraft: The Beginning 2016 Jones, Duncan China / Canada / USA BDS
NR The Angry Birds Movie 2016 Kaytis, Clay / Reilly, Fergal USA / Finland BDS
# 24 for 2016, # 2271 Overall Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 Knight, Travis USA BDS
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall Paradise 2016 Konchalovskiy, Andrey Russia / Germany
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall Brimstone 2016 Koolhoven, Martin Netherlands / France / Germany / Belgium / Sweden / UK BD
# 51 for 2016, # 2595 Overall The Hollars 2016 Krasinski, John USA BD
# 41 for 2016, # 2498 Overall Weiner 2016 Kriegman, Josh / Steinberg, Elyse USA D
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall On the Milky Road 2016 Kusturica, Emir Serbia / Mexico / USA / UK
# 36 for 2016, # 2390 Overall Swiss Army Man 2016 Kwan, Dan / Scheinert, Daniel USA BDS
# 15 for 2016, # 1960 Overall Jackie 2016 Larraín, Pablo USA / Chile / France BD
# 20 for 2016, # 2103 Overall Neruda 2016 Larraín, Pablo Chile / Argentina / France / Spain / USA D
NR Star Trek Beyond 2016 Lin, Justin USA BDS
# 40 for 2016, # 2488 Overall Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 Linklater, Richard USA BDS
# 17 for 2016, # 2039 Overall I, Daniel Blake 2016 Loach, Ken UK / France
# 3 for 2016, # 807 Overall Manchester by the Sea 2016 Lonergan, Kenneth USA BDS
NR Sing 2016 Lourdelet, Christophe / Jennings, Garth USA / UK / Japan BDS
# 51 for 2016, # 2595 Overall Pete's Dragon 2016 Lowery, David USA BDS
# 8 for 2016, # 1491 Overall Hell or High Water 2016 Mackenzie, David USA BDS
# 42 for 2016, # 2520 Overall Tower 2016 Maitland, Keith USA BD
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall Voyage of Time: Life's Journey 2016 Malick, Terrence USA / France / Germany
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Kati Kati 2016 Masya, Mbithi Kenya / Germany
# 36 for 2016, # 2390 Overall Girl with All the Gifts 2016 McCarthy, Colm UK / USA BD
# 12 for 2016, # 1740 Overall Hidden Figures 2016 Melfi, Theodore USA BDS
# 26 for 2016, # 2278 Overall Deadpool 2016 Miller, Tim USA / Canada BDS
# 29 for 2016, # 2333 Overall 20th Century Women 2016 Mills, Mike USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown 2016 Monro, Gregory France / USA
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Dawson City: Frozen Time 2016 Morrison, Bill USA T
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Graduation 2016 Mungiu, Cristian Romania / France / Belgium
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall El Cristo Ciego 2016 Murray, Christopher Chile / France
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Queen of Katwe 2016 Nair, Mira USA BDS
# 51 for 2016, # 2595 Overall The Confirmation 2016 Nelson, Bob Canada BD
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall California Typewriter 2016 Nichol, Doug France / India / Canada / USA T
# 35 for 2016, # 2368 Overall Loving 2016 Nichols, Jeff UK / USA BDS
# 40 for 2016, # 2488 Overall Midnight Special 2016 Nichols, Jeff USA BDS
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Lady Macbeth 2016 Oldroyd, William UK T
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall Frantz 2016 Ozon, François France / Germany BD
# 6 for 2016, # 1446 Overall The Handmaiden 2016 Park, Chan-wook South Korea DS
# 25 for 2016, # 2275 Overall The Birth of a Nation 2016 Parker, Nate USA BD
# 44 for 2016, # 2523 Overall I Am Not Your Negro 2016 Peck, Raoul France / USA BD
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall Questi giorni 2016 Piccioni, Giuseppe Italy
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall One Week and a Day 2016 Polonsky, Asaph Israel
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened 2016 Price, Lonny USA
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano 2016 Proudfoot, Ben USA S
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Certain Women 2016 Reichardt, Kelly USA BD
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Contemporary Color 2016 Ross, Bill IV / Ross, Turner USA BD
# 43 for 2016, # 2522 Overall Captain Fantastic 2016 Ross, Matt USA BDS
# 18 for 2016, # 2052 Overall Captain America: Civil War 2016 Russo, Anthony / Russo, Joe USA BDS
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Little Men 2016 Sachs, Ira USA / Greece D
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Indignation 2016 Schamus, James USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary 2016 Scheinfeld, John USA
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe 2016 Schrader, Maria Austria / Germany / France
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Score: A Film Music Documentary 2016 Schrader, Matt USA TBD
# 28 for 2016, # 2317 Overall Silence 2016 Scorsese, Martin USA / Taiwan / Mexico BD
# 36 for 2016, # 2390 Overall Your Name 2016 Shinkai, Makoto Japan S
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 Singer, Bryan USA BDS
NR Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 Snyder, Zack USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall The BFG 2016 Spielberg, Steven UK / Canada / USA BDS
# 32 for 2016, # 2363 Overall Finding Dory 2016 Stanton, Andrew / MacLane, Angus USA BDS
# 22 for 2016, # 2228 Overall Love & Friendship 2016 Stillman, Whit Ireland / Netherlands / France / USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 Stoller, Nicholas USA BD
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Wakefield 2016 Swicord, Robin USA BD
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Southside with You 2016 Tanne, Richard USA BD
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall My Journey Through French Cinema 2016 Tavernier, Bertrand France
NR Ice Age: Collision Course 2016 Thurmeier, Mike / Chu, Galen T. USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Kedi 2016 Torun, Ceyda Turkey / USA
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall 10 Cloverfield Lane 2016 Trachtenberg, Dan USA BDS
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Gleason 2016 Tweel, Clay USA D
NR Passengers 2016 Tyldum, Morten USA BDS
# 9 for 2016, # 1512 Overall Elle 2016 Verhoeven, Paul France / Germany / Belgium BDS
# 60 for 2016, # 2625 Overall Colossal 2016 Vigalondo, Nacho Canada / Spain BDS
# 5 for 2016, # 967 Overall Arrival 2016 Villeneuve, Denis USA BD
# 16 for 2016, # 2014 Overall Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016 Waititi, Taika New Zealand BDS
# 62 for 2016, # 2645 Overall The Conjuring 2 2016 Wan, James USA / Canada BDS
# 7 for 2016, # 1466 Overall Fences 2016 Washington, Denzel USA BDS
# 50 for 2016, # 2589 Overall Les beaux jours d'Aranjuez 2016 Wenders, Wim France / Germany / Portugal
# 43 for 2016, # 2522 Overall Life, Animated 2016 Williams, Roger Ross France / USA D
NR Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2016 Yates, David UK / USA BDS
NR The Legend of Tarzan 2016 Yates, David USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Bleed for This 2016 Younger, Ben USA BDS
# 56 for 2016, # 2617 Overall Allied 2016 Zemeckis, Robert USA / UK BDS
# 54 for 2016, # 2607 Overall Sand Storm 2016 Zexer, Elite Israel / France
NR The Great Wall 2016 Zhang, Yimou China / USA BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack