Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016

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Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016 (as published by The New York Times)

  1. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  2. O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edelman
  3. American Honey – Andrea Arnold
  4. Embrace of the Serpent – Ciro Guerra
  5. Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  6. Neon Bull – Gabriel Mascaro
  7. Fire at Sea – Gianfranco Rosi
  8. Elle – Paul Verhoeven
  9. Aquarius – Kleber Mendonça Filho

Runners-up

  • Fireworks Wednesday – Asghar Farhadi
  • Krisha – Trey Edward Shults
  • Sunset Song – Terence Davies
  • Wiener-Dog – Todd Solondz
  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years – Ron Howard
  • Chronic – Michel Franco
  • Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened… – Lonny Price
  • 20th Century Women – Mike Mills
  • 13th – Ava DuVernay
  • Paterson – Jim Jarmusch
  • Things to Come – Mia Hansen-Løve