Here are the introductory stats for this year's list:
- 54 movies seen (that were released in 2016)
- (52 in '15, 43 in '14, 60 in '13, 58 in '12, 44 in '11, 57 in '10, 43 in '09, 40 in '08, 32 in '07, 55 in '06 and 53 in '05)
- 4 of these were ranked 5/5
- Notable omissions (didn't see for whatever reason)
- Hacksaw Ridge
- Hidden Figures
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople
I will start with my honourable mentions:
- Natalie Portman. Turn up.
- Edge of Seventeen
- This was such a perfect high school movie and the acting was really good. It was emotional and sad, but not quite as good as Me & Earl & The Dying Girl from last year.
- Creative Control
- This movie was so weird and original. It was like an experience and not a movie. It was just really slick.
- The Shallows
- Just a very good and simple horror movie. Quite excellent for cheap thrills and entertainment.
- 10 Cloverfield Lane
- Kubo and the Two Strings
Onto the Top 10 - I will encourage you to use the link here (and the image below) as these will lead to descriptions and trailers of each movie on the list.
Biggest Surprise: Nerve
What the hell. This movie haha. I really wanted to put this in my top 10 because I liked it so much. It was like part horror, part comedy, part teen and just really slick.
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For old time's sake, here's the typed list with Wikipedia links for all movies:
10. The Nice Guys
9. Don't Think Twice
8. The Neon Demon
7. Everybody Wants Some!!
6. La La Land
5. The Lobster
4. Operation Avalanche
3. Hell or High Water
1. Manchester By The Sea