Indiewire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016

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Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

Indiewire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016 (as voted by 200 critics) (see also: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

  1. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  2. Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  3. La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  4. Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade
  5. O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edelman
  6. Paterson – Jim Jarmusch
  7. The Handmaiden – Park Chan-wook
  8. Arrival – Denis Villeneuve
  9. Hell or High Water – David Mackenzie
  10. Jackie – Pablo Larraín
  11. Elle – Paul Verhoeven
  12. Certain Women – Kelly Reichardt
  13. Cameraperson – Kirsten Johnson
  14. The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos
  15. Cemetery of Splendour – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  16. Silence – Martin Scorsese
  17. Everybody Wants Some!! – Richard Linklater
  18. The Fits – Anna Rose Holmer
  19. American Honey – Andrea Arnold
  20. [tie] The Witch – Robert Eggers
  21. Aquarius – Kleber Mendonça Filho
  22. Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
  23. Green Room – Jeremy Saulnier
  24. [tie] No Home Movie – Chantal Akerman
  25. Sing Street – John Carney
  26. 20th Century Women – Mike Mills
  27. Things to Come – Mia Hansen-Løve
  28. Loving – Jeff Nichols
  29. Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford
  30. Right Now, Wrong Then – Hong Sang-soo
  31. I Am Not Your Negro – Raoul Peck
  32. A Bigger Splash – Luca Guadagnino
  33. [tie] Knight of Cups – Terrence Malick
  34. Kubo and the Two Strings – Travis Knight
  35. Happy Hour – Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  36. Krisha – Trey Edward Shults
  37. Chevalier – Athina Rachel Tsangari
  38. [tie] Hail, Caesar! – Joel & Ethan Coen
  39. [tie] Hunt for the Wilderpeople – Taika Waititi
  40. Swiss Army Man – Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
  41. I, Daniel Blake – Ken Loach
  42. 13th – Ava DuVernay
  43. Sunset Song – Terence Davies
  44. [tie] Weiner – Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg
  45. Fire at Sea – Gianfranco Rosi
  46. Embrace of the Serpent – Ciro Guerra
  47. Neruda – Pablo Larraín
  48. Captain Fantastic – Matt Ross
  49. The Neon Demon – Nicolas Winding Refn
  50. Christine – Antonio Campos