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2016: The Year in Film

From the very best to the oh-so egregiously worst, here is my ranking of the 58 new releases I saw this year. This list only includes movies I saw in Australian (or U.S.) cinemas in the 2016 calendar year.

For reference, I would only actively - perhaps even aggressively - try to persuade you to watch the first 9. From 10 to 37, the ball’s in your court: perfectly acceptable ways to wile away a couple of hours, but life will also go on if you do something else with your time.

38 onwards and, truth be told, I’d really question your sanity/masochism. And if you’re feeling in any way tempted to limp through the dregs of 51 on, please ring me: I offer a cut-price restraining service.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

1. Arrival

2. A Man Called Ove

3. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

4. Captain Fantastic

5. Nocturnal Animals

6. Denial

7. The Family Fang

8. Weiner (which I wrote about here)

9. The Lobster

10. Operator

11. The Accountant

12. American Pastoral

13. Inferno

14. The Girl on the Train

15. Tickled

16. The Big Short

17. Certain Women

18. Eye in the Sky

19. Southside With You

20. Deepwater Horizon

21. Maggie’s Plan

22. Indignation

23. Snowden

24. Office Christmas Party

25. The Founder

26. Almost Christmas

27. Queen of Katwe

28. Complete Unknown

29. Christine

30. Morgan

31. Aquarius

32. Genius

33. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

34. How To Be Single (which I wrote about here)

35. The Boss

36. A Bigger Splash

37. Concussion

38. Me Before You (which I wrote about here)

39. Nine Lives

40. The Light Between Oceans

41. Shut In

42. A Kind of Murder

43. Sully

44. Nerve

45. Deadpool

46. Zoolander 2

47. Nahid

48. Bad Santa 2

49. Ghostbusters (which I wrote about here)

50. Doctor Strange

51. Money Monster (which I wrote about here)

52. Neon Demon

53. Girl Asleep

54. Daddy’s Home

55. London Has Fallen

56. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

57. Dirty Grandpa

58. The Nice Guys

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