30 Best films of 2016

This list is obviously a “From what I could watch” list. There’s a strong list of 20 something (probably less / more) titles I still haven’t yet seen (2016 films) and I am eagerly waiting to. Many of these films will probably be crucial Academy Award contenders, hence I’ll probably have a different list for them. However, this is a list made out of the films I have seen in 2016 and I think you should. The best. The very best.
Here we go.

Here’s my list of films:

30. The Unknown Girl (Dir. Dardenne brothers)

 

29. Diamond Island (Dir. Davy Chou)

28. Hell or High water (Dir. David Mackenzie)

27. Coin Locker Girl (Dir. Han Jun-hee)

26. Blind  Christ (Dir. Christopher Murray)

25. Hounds of Love (Dir. Ben Young)

24. Neruda (Dir. Pablo Larraín)

23. Endless Poetry (Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky)

22. When Two Worlds Collide (Dir. Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel)

21. Arrival  (Dir. Dennis Villeneuve)

20. Sandstorm (Dir. Elite Zexer)

19. Graduation (Dir. Cristian Mungiu)

18. Green Room (Dir. Jeremy Saulnier)

17. Very Big Shot (Dir. Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya)

16. Ma’ Rosa (Dir. Brillante Mendoza)

15. Tunnel (Dir. Kim Seong-hun)

14. The Happiest Day in the life of Olli Maki (Dir. Juho Kuosmanen)

13. The Salesman (Dir. Asghar Farhadi)

12. It’s only the end of the World (Dir. Xavier Dolan)

11. La La Land (Dir. Damien Chazelle)

10. The Handmaiden (Dir. Chan wook Park)

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9. The Untamed (Dir. Amat Escalante)

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8. Una (Dir. Benedict Andrews)

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7. Red Turtle (Dir. Michaël Dudok de Wit)

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6. Neon Demon (Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)

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5. Elle (Dir. Paul Verhoeven)

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4. Age of Shadows (Dir. Jee woon Kim)

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3. The Wailing (Dir. Na Hong-jin)

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2. American Honey (Dir. Andrea Arnold)

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1. I, Daniel Blake (Dir. Ken Loach)

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