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The Best Films of 2016 | #75 – #51

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Welcome to the 140 Best Films of 2016.

Over the past year, movies have increasingly found their way to us by means other than the cinema, such as VOD platforms like Netflix and Amazon, and in some cases, releases straight to DVD. Every outlet has given us some of 2016’s best films, so since this is simply the new – and probably in many cases, only – way those films would reach us, I’m now including them in these end-of-year countdowns to reflect the more realistic methods we consume them. Films are always better in the theatre, but a significant number of them simply aren’t going to get a fighting chance. (Plus, if a film has a VOD-only release, and is therefore much more easier and convenient to watch than trekking out to a cinema showing it, then it’d be absurd to exclude it here, surely?)

So how does a movie qualify to end up on this particular list? All it needs is a UK release in 2016, whether that be the date it was first shown in UK cinemas, released on VOD platforms in the UK, or released on home entertainment, like DVD or Blu-ray, in the UK.

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75.

The Jungle Book

Dir. Jon Favreau

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74.

Anthropoid

Dir. Sean Ellis

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73.

The Assassin

Cìkè Niè Yinniáng

Dir. Hsiao-Hsien Hou

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The Nice Guys

Dir. Shane Black

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71.

Krisha

Dir. Trey Edward Shults

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70.

The Edge of Seventeen

Dir. Kelly Fremon Craig

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69.

Indignation

Dir. James Schamus

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68.

Welcome to Leith

Dir. Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker

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67.

Blue Jay

Dir. Alex Lehmann

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66.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Dir. Amy Berg

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65.

Hell or High Water

Dir. David Mackenzie

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64.

Café Society

Dir. Woody Allen

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63.

A War

Krigen

Dir. Tobias Lindholm

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62.

The Survivalist

Dir. Stephen Fingleton

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61.

Kubo and the Two Strings

Dir. Travis Knight

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60.

Creepy

Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin

Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa

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59.

10 Cloverfield Lane

Dir. Dan Trachtenberg

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58.

Eddie the Eagle

Dir. Dexter Fletcher

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57.

The Pearl Button

El botón de nácar

Dir. Patricio Guzmán

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56.

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Dir. Mike Flanagan

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DEADPOOL

55.

Deadpool

Dir. Tim Miller

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54.

The Club

El Club

Dir. Pablo Larraín

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53.

Pete’s Dragon

Dir. David Lowery

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52.

Under the Shadow

Dir. Babak Anvari

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51.

Supersonic

Dir. Mat Whitecross

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