Kenneth Hite (princeofcairo) wrote,
Kenneth Hite

First Best Ten Best Film List of 2016

Once more, O loyal readership, I vouchsafe unto thee the ten films I saw that were the 10 best 2016 films I saw. As so often happens these days, I have revealed the answers in the lovely and accessible podcast format, interleaved with those of my confrere robindlaws on our very own podcast Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, specifically this episode here.

But for those not listening or who don't mind re-reading lists of things to which they've listened, here are the Top Ten 2016 Films I Saw:

1. Soul on a String
2. Paterson
3. Hail, Caesar!
4. Everybody Wants Some!!
5. Hell or High Water
6. The Age of Shadows
7. Women Who Kill
8. The Nice Guys
9. Arrival
10. The Handmaiden

And the second ten, for your individual delectation: Train to Busan, Silence, Love and Friendship, Imperfections, Neruda, Shin Godzilla, Jackie, Neon Demon, Captain America: Civil War, and The Witch.

Although the A+ category probably fades around Number 7 (although one can make arguments down to Jackie), the As keep going all the way down to #22 and Dead Tongues. The worst 2016 movie I saw would be the Mexican trash-heap The Darkness (#62); of stuff released in theaters domestically, #60 Batman: the Killing Joke managed to eke out the title ahead of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (#59) and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (#58).

Top Ten 2016 Movies I Didn't (Yet) See? Hmmm, in a year with two Terence Malick releases we probably know two of them (Knight of Cups, Voyage of Time) but the other eight in no particular order likely include most of Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Kubo and the Two Strings, Hacksaw Ridge, High Rise, Swiss Army Man, The Mermaid, and Into the Inferno. As always past performance yadda yadda yadda.
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