Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016

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Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016 (as published by The Chicago Tribune)

  1. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  2. La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  3. Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  4. Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade
  5. O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edelman
  6. Krisha – Trey Edward Shults
  7. The Witch – Robert Eggers
  8. Hell or High Water – David Mackenzie
  9. Don’t Think Twice – Mike Birbiglia
  10. The Fits – Anna Rose Holmer

11-20 Alphabetically

  • Certain Women – Kelly Reichardt
  • Fences – Denzel Washington
  • The Handmaiden – Park Chan-wook
  • The Illinois Parables – Deborah Stratman
  • The Invitation – Karyn Kusama
  • Little Men – Ira Sachs
  • Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
  • The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Pete’s Dragon – David Lowery
  • Queen of Katwe – Mira Nair