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A Definitive List of the Best Films of 2016

The year 2016 saw its fair share of blockbuster hits from Hollywood. One cannot help but notice a conspicuous change in the Hollywood sphere. The change has to do with the failure of mainstream big-budget movies with A-listers, and the success of indie-esque movies.

Big studios are unable to cater to the audience and gambling on new faces too. Perhaps, it’s best to leave the list of best films of 2016 speak for itself. Here is a debatable but fathomable list of the best films of 2016.

The Best Films of 2016: The Top Five

Variety has a coherent list of the the top movies that came out in 2016. May not be the best year for show business, but it was an entertaining one, nonetheless. La La Land – a Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Hollywood musical tops the list for the obvious reasons. Case in point, the movie was an aberrant one exploring the LA-bound artists in dreamy and intricate situations, almost in equal measure.

The second movie to make an impression is indeed, Hell or High Water. The Western crime drama is nothing but a conflicting self-interests of a lawman and a resolute brothers panning a heist. Banal as its plot seems, the movie was nothing shy of brilliance. Casey Affleck starrer, Manchester by the Sea, set new standards in the drama movie-making this year. Subsequently, taking the third spot.

I Am Not Your Negro, a race documentary, comfortably takes the fourth spot due to its impeccable and powerful presentation of Black community in today’s contemporary America. Unlike the conventional documentaries, this one stretches outrageous levels, needless to say. Natalie Portman’s interpretation of Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie has the actress bring the charismatic First Lady to life.

The Next Five

Clint Eastwood’s Sully comes through with Tom Hanks’ portrayal of a heroic character in its true self. Sully settles for the sixth spot and the next entry is Don’t Think Twice. The dramedy was funny for the most part and inspiring all the same. Snowden – the biographical thriller is a debatable inclusion, but it’s not over the top at all.

Deadpool and Patriots Day make it to the final cut for the obvious reasons, of course. That should sum it up for the Best films of 2016!

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