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Added by Stehako on 15 Dec 2016 03:13
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Best Films of 2016

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People who added this item 527 Average listal rating (381 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5


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People who added this item 283 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1

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People who added this item 229 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Money Monster (2016)
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People who added this item 227 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.6
High-Rise (2016)
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People who added this item 525 Average listal rating (356 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 320 Average listal rating (242 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3



Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
His 3rd Movie
My 4th movie watched from the director


Two of the biggest stars at the time (likely still up there) hit all the right notes and have strong chemistry in this very average movie. The two stars are really the only reason to watch this (plus a Jason Bateman scene), and I'm okay with that.


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Top Ten Performances - Dwayne Johnson
Top Ten Performances - Kevin Hart
Best One-Scene-Only Performances - Jason Bateman

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I kept thinking this was going to be funny but it never was. The pseudo-documentary style is interesting and it's a fun venture into the oft-conspiracised story of the US/USSR space race, told through the point of view of two average guys involved.
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People who added this item 657 Average listal rating (476 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
Moonlight (2016)
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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Other People (2016)
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.7

6.8/10

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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 144 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Live by Night (2017)

6.9/10

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People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8

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People who added this item 394 Average listal rating (276 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3

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People who added this item 659 Average listal rating (505 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9



Director: Robert Eggers
His 1st movie
My 2nd movie watched from the director


Well, this was a fun one! Said nobody. Obviously going into it I wasn't expecting 'fun', but holy Hell this one was rough. A movie that just gets worse and worse for the characters. Still, that doesn't diminish the filmmaking. The story is well done, the acting is spot on, cinematography notable, and pacing perfect. Such an affective tone Eggers created, too.

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Top 25 Predictions of Future Stars - 2015 - Anya Taylor-Joy

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Location: Rural Massachusetts, USA
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People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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Love Chomsky and, if you do, you will like this one. It's 100% him talking.
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People who added this item 145 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7



Director: Jeff Nichols
His 5th movie
My 3rd movie watched from the director


This is a beautiful story and the performances are outstanding. The actors tell us so much without words. It's the best put-together movie I've seen from Nichols, a director I come back to but am never really sure why he is acclaimed. He's a very dry filmmaker. I'm thankful for him making this movie and getting their important story out, putting yet another small piece to the overall story and puzzle of the U.S.'s history.

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Top Ten Performances - Joel Edgerton
Top Ten Performances - Ruth Negga
The Beauty and Evolution of Interracial relationships in Movies
Movie Titles with Double Meanings

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Location: Caroline County, VA, USA
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Love their music, didn't know anything about them. They had a pretty hectic up-and-coming story. I'm not sure I like them any more after watching this, but still fun to watch their rise and their inevitable fall.
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People who added this item 182 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Pete's Dragon (2016)

7.1/10



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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3


I liked the father/son relationship and not-quite-coming-of-age tale. His love interest was a good balance for a movie that is minimally emotional and profound.
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People who added this item 290 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
The BFG (2016)

7.3/10



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People who added this item 199 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
A very Australian movie. It's like a stranger and more depressing version of "Chololat"... and less successful. Winslet is great and the supporting cast is entertaining.

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People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Tale of Tales (2015)

7.3/10



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People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
Masterminds (2015)
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7



Director: Andrea Arnold
Her 4th movie
My 2nd movie watched from the director


This is an enjoyable aimless story about a rag tag group who seem to be aimless as well, but enjoy that way of life thoroughly.

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Best Plot-Free Movies
Best Performances - Shia Lebeouf
Non-Actor Casts
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People who added this item 360 Average listal rating (262 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 594 Average listal rating (419 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
13th (2016)
People who added this item 1154 Average listal rating (822 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5

7.3/10



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People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (241 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Shallows (2016)
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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.1



Director: Jason Bateman
His 2nd Movie
My 2nd movie watched from the director.


Bateman's second directorial effort is not as fun and entertaining as "Bad Words" but is certainly proof he isn't a one and done kind of actor-turned-director. The concept is great, the performances are solid even if the overall execution isn't anything special.

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Top Ten Performances - Jason Bateman
Chris Walken is the best supporting actor of all time?
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People who added this item 420 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Sing (2016)

7.4/10



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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9

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People who added this item 231 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 293 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3

7.4/10



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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2



Director: Werner Herzog
His 37th movie
My 12th movie watched from the director


The incredible documented life of interesting people and Werner Herzog continues. This is such a feast for the eyes and the development of the story of our earth is impressive. The North Korea section overall makes sense yet it seems to veer off in a direction that seems unnecessary, taking too long to bring it back to its relevance.
I love the references to three previous Herzog documentaries and the way Herzog continues to include himself in them, still unusual for a doc director.


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Top Ten Documentaries of Werner Herzog
Lava Love: A Dozen Great Movies about Volcanoes


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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz.
Created in December 2016
UPDATED May 2024
- Recently added: Central Intelligence
Movies Seen: 128


So far not that great of a year, as it's tough to follow up a year like 2015. Perhaps many of the December films will help. I have many more I haven't seen; but these are the films I enjoyed most in the year twenty sisteen.
Enjoy!

Also Seen:
Rated 6/10

A Hologram for the King
Assassin's Creed
Criminal
Suicide Squad
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Miles Ahead
Tickled
Triple 9
The Brothers Grimsby
Little Men
Midnight Special
Zoolander 2
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Where to Invade Next
A Bigger Splash
Lights Out
The First Monday in May
The Art of Organized Noise
In a Valley of Violence
Women He's Undressed
I'm Not a Serial Killer
Rated 5/10
AWOL
The Angry Birds Movie
The Program
The Belko Experiment
Certain Women
2/10
Compulsion



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