Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016

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Arrival - Denis Villeneuve

Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016 (as published by The Atlantic)

  1. Arrival – Denis Villeneuve
  2. La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  3. Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  4. Hell or High Water – David Mackenzie
  5. The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos
  6. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  7. The Handmaiden – Park Chan-wook
  8. Zootopia – Byron Howard and Rich Moore
  9. O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edelman
  10. Loving – Jeff Nichols
  11. Hail, Caesar! – Joel & Ethan Coen
  12. Sing Street – John Carney

Honorable Mentions (Alphabetically)

  • The Birth of a Nation – Nate Parker
  • Captain America: Civil War – Anthony & Joe Russo
  • Don’t Think Twice – Mike Birbiglia
  • Elle – Paul Verhoeven
  • Elvis & Nixon – Liza Johnson
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – David Yates
  • Fences – Denzel Washington
  • God Knows Where I Am – Jedd Wider and Todd Wider
  • Green Room – Jeremy Saulnier
  • Hacksaw Ridge – Mel Gibson
  • The Jungle Book – Jon Favreau
  • Kubo and the Two Strings – Travis Knight
  • Life, Animated – Roger Ross Williams
  • Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
  • Moana – Ron Clements and John Musker
  • A Monster Calls – J.A. Bayona
  • The Nice Guys – Shane Black
  • Operation Avalanche – Matt Johnson
  • Rogue One – Gareth Edwards
  • Tallulah – Sian Heder
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane – Dan Trachtenberg
  • Weiner – Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg
  • The Witch – Robert Eggers