I'm always running late with these yearly Top 10 lists because I'm always trying to play catch up with some of the big awards contenders. Before this list is published, I didn't get to see Lion, a film I've had on my Must See list for a while. But it was hard enough choosing just 10 to begin with. I ended up with a "just missed" category because I kept rotating films. Here are my Top 10 films of 2016, and the 10 worst.
Top 10 Films of 2016
This was everything I wanted from I wanted from the MCU.
The ending of this elevates it from a great movie to a phenomenal one.
I can't remember the last time I was so angry at a film ending. I wasn't ready to leave Chiron.
This severely underrated comedy had so much heart.
I love this thriller and I think it will go down as one of Anton Yelchin's best films.
An amazing performance by the criminally underrated Rebecca Hall, and a very good piece on mental illness.
This movie has so many twists and turns but it never once becomes "too much"
Beautifully scored. What Natalie Portman does in this movie is nothing short of incredible.
Inspiring and superbly acted, the cinematic version of "yaass queens."
Stunning to look at with beautiful songs.
Jeff Nichols can do no wrong. Everything he directs is wonderful, and I especially like his report with Michael Shannon.
Can a film be beautiful, yet ugly? That's what this is. Gorgeous to look at when it wasn't one of the most uncomfortable scenes I've seen in a long time.
Allison Janney, Ellen Page, and Tammy Blanchard are wonderful in this little Netflix indie.
And now for the 10 Worst Films of 2016. Mind you, if a movie looks bad, I skip it. These are films that I actually thought had promise when I went to watch them, and they turned out to be terrible...except for Gods of Egypt, I knew that was going to be bad before watching it on HBO. I normally only do a "bottom 5" list, but I saw enough this year to make 10 out of them.
1) Suicide Squad - This had the most potential and they wasted it with a terrible Joker and so many incoherent story choices.
2) Hail, Caesar - Why did everyone but me like this movie? It was so boring.
3) Into The Forest - A movie so bad that they managed to make two of my favorite actresses, Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page bad performances.
4) Regression - Emma Watson CAN'T ACT. Why do I keep giving her chances?
5) Sausage Party - Zero laughs.
6) The Bronze - Another film with zero laughs and a terrible lead.
7) Sing - The worst animated film I saw this year.
8) Hello My Name Is Doris - Predictable, and not the good kind.
9) Gods of Egypt - LOL
10) Batman v Superman - Holy shit, DCEU, if you want to compete with Marvel, you need to be better. I give credit for Wonder Woman though. She was awesome. And that Flash cameo.