Top 10 Films of 2016

Honorable Mentions

The Lobster

rs-240540-TheLobster.jpgThe Lobster was by far, the weirdest movie I saw in 2016.  It is unconventional, but somehow works as this unforgettable satire.  I honestly don’t know how I enjoyed this movie.

Arrival

review-arrival-696x464I feel like Arrival would have been higher on my list if I had saw it twice.  I did throughly enjoy it despite the fact I’m not the biggest fan of the sci fi genre.

#10 10 Cloverfield Lane

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I never really “loved” Cloverfield, but 10 CLoverfield Lane is a refreshing and interesting thriller with a dynamite performance with one of my favorite actors: John Goodman.

#9 The Conjuring 2

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The Conjuring is one of my favorite horror films of all time, and The Conjuring 2 was a solid sequel.  I don’t quite put it on the same level as the 1st but I enjoyed it still.

#8 American Honey

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American Honey is a very dark and interesting road trip film that really showcases America and the youth today.  I can’t believe this isn’t on more lists.

#7 Captain America: Civil War

captain-america-civil-war-ca3-12.jpgCivil War made this list just for that airport scene alone.  It will be interesting to see how they incorporate future characters into the finale of the MCU.

#6 Moonlight

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Moonlight is a gripping film that grabs ahold of you and never lets go.  Never have I seen a film that takes you on such a unique ride with a character where you experience what makes him who he is as a person.  Keep an eye on Moonlight come award season.

#5 The Witch

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I fell in love with The Witch after I first saw it and it has continued to grow on me the more times I watch it.  An awesomely original horror film that set the scene for all of the great horror films we got in 2016.

#4 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Rogue One is not a perfect movie, but it is a perfect Star Wars movie in my opinion.  Let’s also not forget the way that it heightens the events of A New Hope.

#3 Deadpool

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Deadpool was 11 years in the making, taking constant efforts from Ryan Reynolds and someone leaking test footage before it finally got the green light.  The result was a perfect depiction of the character and the best superhero movie of the year.

#2 La La Land

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La La Land was such a gorgeous and well made film.  The music was great and made it enjoyable from start to finish.  I haven’t talked to anyone that didn’t absolutely love La Land.  I am excited to see what Damien Chazelle does next.

#1 The Nice Guysthe-nice-guys-russell-crowe-ryan-gosling-ng08.jpg

The Nice Guys was the best movie I saw in 2016.  The perfect buddy comedy with an outstanding script written by Shane Black and undeniable chemistry between Rya Gosling and Russel Crowe.  It is horribly underrated and undeservedly tanked at the box office.  I really hope it becomes somewhat of a cult classic in the future.

*Yet to see: Manchester by the Sea, Nocturnal Animals, Lion and Silence

Much love to my usual readers for the support, you guys are awesome.  I kind of just set this up for myself and never really expected any kind of following.  I love doing this and can’t wait for all of the screenings and early reviews I have set up for next year

-Brandon

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