Best of 2016 Film

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1.
A Bigger Splash (2015)
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The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter. (125 mins.)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
 
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The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015)
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A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Eggers
 
3.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
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A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. (137 mins.)
 
4.
Moonlight (2016)
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A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (111 mins.)
Director: Barry Jenkins
 
5.
Jackie (2016)
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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. (100 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
6.
20th Century Women (2016)
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The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979. (119 mins.)
Director: Mike Mills
 
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The Fits (2015)
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While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits. (72 mins.)
 
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Krisha (2015)
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Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities. (83 mins.)
 
9.
The Neon Demon (2016)
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When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. (118 mins.)
 
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
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A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down. (116 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
 
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El abrazo de la serpiente (2015)
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The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. (125 mins.)
Director: Ciro Guerra
 
12.
Hrútar (2015)
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In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep. (93 mins.)
 
13.
O.J.: Made in America (2016 Documentary)
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation. (467 mins.)
Director: Ezra Edelman
 
14.
Deadpool (2016)
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A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge. (108 mins.)
Director: Tim Miller
 
15.
La La Land (2016)
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While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. (128 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
16.
Loving (2016)
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. (123 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
17.
Hidden Figures (2016)
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The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (127 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi
 
18.
Cameraperson (2016 Documentary)
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Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera. (102 mins.)
Director: Kirsten Johnson
 
19.
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015 Documentary)
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Miss Sharon Jones: Dreams never expire but sometimes they are deferred. Miss Sharon Jones follows the... (93 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
20.
Under the Shadow (2016)
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As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s... (84 mins.)
Director: Babak Anvari
 
21.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
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A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. (101 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
 
22.
Gleason (2016 Documentary)
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After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses. (110 mins.)
Director: J. Clay Tweel
 
23.
American Honey (2016)
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A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. (163 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
24.
Green Room (2015)
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A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
 
25.
Free Fire (2016)
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Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. (91 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley