Best of 2016

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1. Sieranevada (2016)

173 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

Centers around a family gathering on the anniversary of a patriarch's recent death.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Mimi Branescu, Judith State, Bogdan Dumitrache, Dana Dogaru

Votes: 3,488

2. The Constitution (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

The story follows four people who live in the same building, but avoid each other because of the differences in their assets, sexual habits, nationality and religion.

Director: Rajko Grlic | Stars: Nebojsa Glogovac, Dejan Acimovic, Ksenija Marinkovic, Bozidar Smiljanic

Votes: 2,071

3. Perfect Strangers (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

Director: Paolo Genovese | Stars: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo

Votes: 44,559

4. In Between (2016)

103 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

Director: Maysaloun Hamoud | Stars: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura, Mahmud Shalaby

Votes: 1,920 | Gross: $0.11M

5. I, Daniel Blake (2016)

R | 100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Directors: Ken Loach, Laura Obiols | Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann

Votes: 43,383 | Gross: $0.26M

6. The Distinguished Citizen (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who has been living in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation to receive a prize. In Argentina he finds both similarities and irreconcilable differences with the people of his hometown.

Directors: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn | Stars: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, Nora Navas

Votes: 6,847

7. Sand Storm (2016)

87 min | Drama

74 Metascore

When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.

Director: Elite Zexer | Stars: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Al Akel

Votes: 2,317 | Gross: $0.08M

8. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 10,739 | Gross: $2.83M

9. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 24,124 | Gross: $1.49M

10. Clash (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

Set entirely in an 8m police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power.

Director: Mohamed Diab | Stars: Nelly Karim, Hani Adel, El Sebaii Mohamed, Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny

Votes: 3,930 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Albüm (2016)

105 min | Comedy

A middle-class Turkish couple is far from willing to admit they used adoption as a last resort to build a family, and will do anything to keep it a secret.

Director: Mehmet Can Mertoglu | Stars: Sebnem Bozoklu, Murat Kiliç, Muttalip Mujdeci, Müfit Kayacan

Votes: 865

12. Life+1Day (2016)

95 min | Drama

Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she's gone.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 5,879

13. Trampolin (2016)

82 min | Drama

The Trampoline is not a romantic love story - it is a film about a powerful and sometimes double-edged love, and the darker side of a mother-daughter bond that has been stretched to breaking point.

Director: Zrinka Katarina Matijevic | Stars: Franka Mikolaci, Tena Nemet Brankov, Marija Tadic, Lana Baric

Votes: 121

14. Glory (2016)

101 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A reclusive Bulgarian railway trackman finds millions of cash spilled on the tracks and turns them in to the police. When the transport ministry's head of PR Julia Staikova decides to use ... See full summary »

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Stars: Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva, Alexandra Angelova, Poli Angelova

Votes: 1,591 | Gross: $0.02M

15. 7 Años (2016)

77 min | Drama

Four friends face an agonizing decision. One must go to prison. The other three must make the sacrifice worthwhile.

Director: Roger Gual | Stars: Juana Acosta, Alex Brendemühl, Paco León, Manuel Morón

Votes: 3,350

16. Ministry of Love (2016)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

A razor sharp comedy all about relationships and red tape. Kreso is at a loose end. A fully qualified biologist, he's about to hit middle age, disillusioned, out of work and stuck in a ... See full summary »

Director: Pavo Marinkovic | Stars: Stjepan Peric, Drazen Kuhn, Ecija Ojdanic, Olga Pakalovic

Votes: 467

17. Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Director: Matt Ross | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso

Votes: 156,997 | Gross: $5.88M

18. Tiger Theory (2016)

107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The last drop for Jan's resolution is the voluntary death of his father-in-law, whose strength and patience ran dry. Grandma made decisions about Grandpa's life, old age as well as the ... See full summary »

Director: Radek Bajgar | Stars: Jirí Bartoska, Eliska Balzerová, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Jirí Havelka

Votes: 507

19. Layla M. (2016)

98 min | Drama

A teenage Muslim growing up in Amsterdam becomes radicalised.

Director: Mijke de Jong | Stars: Nora El Koussour, Ilias Addab, Hassan Akkouch, Yasemin Cetinkaya

Votes: 991

20. The Invisible Guest (2016)

106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

While the clock is ticking, with the aid of a witness preparation expert, a successful entrepreneur accused of murder has less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado, Bárbara Lennie

Votes: 80,900

21. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 13,676 | Gross: $7.12M

22. Apricot Groves (2016)

78 min | Drama, Romance

Aram, the Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US in childhood returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram... See full summary »

Director: Pouria Heidary Oureh | Stars: Hovhannes Azoyan, Samvel Sarkisyan, Pedram Ansari, Mariam Sardaryan

Votes: 96

23. The Innocents (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History

78 Metascore

1945. Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun. In her convent, several nuns got pregnant.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 7,872 | Gross: $1.06M

24. A Good Wife (2016)

90 min | Drama

A film about a woman who discovers her husband's war crimes and must decide how to respond.

Director: Mirjana Karanovic | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Boris Isakovic, Jasna Djuricic, Bojan Navojec

Votes: 551

25. Quit Staring at My Plate (2016)

105 min | Drama

Marijana's life revolves around her family, whether she likes it or not. They live on top of one another in a tiny apartment, driving one another crazy. Then her controlling father has a ... See full summary »

Director: Hana Jusic | Stars: Mia Petricevic, Niksa Butijer, Arijana Culina, Zlatko Buric

Votes: 821

26. The Woman Who Left (2016)

TV-MA | 226 min | Drama

83 Metascore

After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Nonie Buencamino

Votes: 951 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Normální autisticky film (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Through unique artistic approach, the director reveals the world of autism - bringing the audience closer to the main characters - talented and creative children with a fascinating way of thinking.

Director: Miroslav Janek

Votes: 83

28. The Confirmation (2016)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

A divorced father and his eight-year-old son are about to spend a somewhat predictable weekend together, nevertheless, when a valuable toolbox gets stolen, the search for the thieves will soon turn into a true family bonding.

Director: Bob Nelson | Stars: Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Jaeden Martell, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 5,419

29. Planeta Singli (2016)

136 min | Comedy, Romance

He is one of the top celebrities in the country: a fast-talking TV host, who can joke his way out of any situation. Women want to be with him, men want to be like him. He is looking for a ... See full summary »

Director: Mitja Okorn | Stars: Maciej Stuhr, Agnieszka Wiedlocha, Piotr Glowacki, Weronika Ksiazkiewicz

Votes: 2,044

30. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 40,532 | Gross: $2.40M

31. The Commune (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

60 Metascore

A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Fares Fares, Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 5,508 | Gross: $0.04M

32. The Student (2016)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandr Gorchilin

Votes: 3,801 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Collector (2016)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

Arthur is the best employee of a collecting firm. He's got a high income and a solid reputation among his colleagues. He risks losing it all at once because of a scandalous video that just ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Krasovskiy | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Polina Agureeva, Kseniya Buravskaya, Tatyana Lazareva

Votes: 1,960

34. The History of Love (2016)

134 min | Drama, Romance, War

The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an old man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother's loneliness.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Derek Jacobi, Sophie Nélisse, Elliott Gould

Votes: 1,011

35. Sve najbolje (2016)

102 min | Comedy, Family

A Christmas tale with singing and poisoning

Director: Snjezana Tribuson | Stars: Ksenija Marinkovic, Renata Pokupic, Ozren Grabaric, Bogdan Diklic

Votes: 222

36. A Wedding (2016)

98 min | Drama

Zahira, 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir.

Director: Stephan Streker | Stars: Lina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Karimi, Nina Kulkarni

Votes: 1,114

37. Liberation Day (2016)

100 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

ALL ART IS PROPAGANDA. George Orwell ...AND ALL PROPAGANDA IS ART. Laibach

Directors: Ugis Olte, Morten Traavik | Stars: Boris Benko, Tomaz Cubej, Milan Fras, Janez Gabric

Votes: 639

38. Una (2016)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A woman confronts an older man, her former neighbour, to find out why he abandoned her after they had a sexual relationship.

Director: Benedict Andrews | Stars: Ruby Stokes, Rooney Mara, David Shields, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 7,789

39. Kiki, Love to Love (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

Under Madrid's scorching summer sun, ordinary couples with real passion and the unquenchable desire to love and be loved, share the same irrepressible urge to investigate their own sexuality through five intertwined stories.

Director: Paco León | Stars: Natalia de Molina, Álex García, Jacobo Sánchez, Silvia Rey

Votes: 4,652 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Junction 48 (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Biography, Crime

62 Metascore

Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Director: Udi Aloni | Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Saeed Dassuki

Votes: 583 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 118,785 | Gross: $12.39M

43. Sami Blood (2016)

110 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl who is exposed to the racism of the 1930's at her boarding school, starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve it, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

Director: Amanda Kernell | Stars: Maj-Doris Rimpi, Olle Sarri, Ánne Biret Somby, Bo Lundmark

Votes: 4,495

44. Death in Sarajevo (2016)

85 min | Drama

The major hotel Europe in Sarajevo will receive an important visit on the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, attack that triggered World War. As the manager of ... See full summary »

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Snezana Vidovic, Izudin Bajrovic, Vedrana Bozinovic, Muhamed Hadzovic

Votes: 780

45. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-Woong Cho, So-Ri Moon

Votes: 76,602 | Gross: $2.01M

46. Der Bunker (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A young student seeks quiet and solitude to focus on an important work but ends up as the teacher of a peculiar boy who is home-schooled by his parents in an isolated bunker mansion. THE ... See full summary »

Director: Nikias Chryssos | Stars: Pit Bukowski, Daniel Fripan, Oona von Maydell, David Scheller

Votes: 1,323

47. The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

A man suffering an incredible amount of loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.

Director: Rob Burnett | Stars: Craig Roberts, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, Alex Huff

Votes: 47,641

48. Bad Moms (2016)

R | 100 min | Comedy

60 Metascore

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun and comedic self-indulgence.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate

Votes: 99,810 | Gross: $113.26M

49. Passengers (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi