Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016

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Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016 (a poll of 163 critics)

  1. Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade
  2. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  3. Elle – Paul Verhoeven
  4. Certain Women – Kelly Reichardt
  5. American Honey – Andrea Arnold
  6. I, Daniel Blake – Ken Loach
  7. Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  8. Things to Come – Mia Hansen-Løve
  9. Paterson – Jim Jarmusch
  10. The Death of Louis XIV – Albert Serra
  11. Personal Shopper – Olivier Assayas
  12. [tie] Sieranevada – Cristi Puiu
  13. Fire at Sea – Gianfranco Rosi
  14. [tie] Julieta – Pedro Almodóvar
  15. [tie] Nocturama – Bertrand Bonello
  16. Cameraperson – Kirsten Johnson
  17. [tie] La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  18. Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
  19. Aquarius – Kleber Mendonça Filho
  20. [tie] Victoria – Sebastian Schipper
  21. Embrace of the Serpent – Ciro Guerra
  22. [tie] Everybody Wants Some!! – Richard Linklater
  23. [tie] Evolution – Lucile Hadzihalilovic
  24. [tie] Hell or High Water – David Mackenzie
  25. [tie] O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edelman
  26. Lemonade – Beyoncé Knowles Carter and Kahlil Joseph with Jonas Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and Tod Tourso
  27. [tie] Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford
  28. [tie] The Ornithologist – João Pedro Rodrigues
  29. [tie] Raw – Julia Ducournau
  30. [tie] Neruda – Pablo Larraín