Temporal Top Ten – 2016

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Number of movies seen from this year – 154
Number of movies reviewed – 167 (including 13 Encore Reviews)


Well, I figured that at the half way point of 2017, it’s about time to finally declare my updated list of favorite movies from 2016.

Once again, I want to emphasis that this list is based on my own personal favorites from the year 2016 and I know that there will be many people who will disagree with me, a favorite movie for me is one that I will plan to see again and again.

In February, I declared my top ten, but now that I have seen a lot more films from 2016, I feel even more confident to add this year to my list of Temporal Top Ten Lists.

I’m actually glad that I waited a bit because there are 2 movies that have cracked my top ten that I only had the pleasure to see over the last few months (plus one of them, I rewatched this week which solidified its spot here).

Enjoy my list and let the debates begin!


Honorable Mentions: 

Honorable Mention #5 – Hidden Figures

Honorable Mention #4 – Captain America: Civil War

 Honorable Mention #3 – La La Land

 Honorable Mention #2 – Star Trek Beyond

Honorable Mention #1 – Lion

10. All the Way

9. Sing Street

8. Passengers

7. Patriot’s Day

6. Tower

5. Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

4. Hacksaw Ridge

3. O.J.: Made in America

2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  1. Manchester By the Sea
  1. 11. 22.63
  2. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  3. 13th
  4. 20th Century Women
  5. 4.1 Miles
  6. The 5th Wave
  7. The Accountant
  8. All the Way
  9. Allied
  10. Amanda Knox
  11. Anthropoid
  12. Arrival
  13. Bad Moms
  14. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  Encore Review
  15. Batman: Bad Blood
  16. Batman: The Killing Joke
  17. The BFG
  18. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  19. The Birth of a Nation
  20. Blind Vaysha
  21. Blood Father
  22. Blue Jay
  23. Captain America: Civil War  Encore Review
  24. Captain Fantastic
  25. Cell
  26. Collateral Beauty
  27. Colossal
  28. The Congressman
  29. Criminal
  30. Date For Mad Mary, A
  31. Deadpool
  32. Deepwater Horizon
  33. Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War
  34. Denial
  35. The Division: Agent Origins
  36. Doctor Strange
  37. Don’t Think Twice
  38. The Edge of Seventeen
  39. Elle
  40. Elvis & Nixon
  41. The Exception
  42. Extremis
  43. The Family
  44. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  45. Fastball
  46. Fences
  47. Finding Dory
  48. The Finest Hours
  49. Florence Foster Jenkins
  50. The Founder
  51. Free Fire
  52. Fundamentals of Caring, The
  53. Gary from Accounting
  54. Ghostbusters
  55. Girl on the Train, The
  56. Girl With All the Gifts, The
  57. Gold
  58. The Great Wall
  59. Greater
  60. Hacksaw Ridge       Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  61. Hail, Caesar!
  62. Hell or High Water
  63. Heroes Don’t Come Home
  64. Hidden Figures
  65. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  66. I Am JFK Jr.
  67. I Am Not Your Negro
  68. Independence Day: Resurgence
  69. Indignation
  70. The Infiltrator
  71. Into the Inferno
  72. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  73. Jackie
  74. Jason Bourne                           Encore Review
  75. Jim: The James Foley Story
  76. Joe’s Violin
  77. The Jungle Book
  78. Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  79. Killing Reagan
  80. A Kind of Murder
  81. Kubo and the Two Strings
  82. La La Land
  83. The Legend of Tarzan
  84. The Light Between Oceans
  85. Life, Animated
  86. Lion
  87. London Has Fallen
  88. Loving
  89. The Magnificent Seven
  90. Manchester by the Sea       Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  91. Me Before You
  92. Midnight Special
  93. Mine
  94. Miss Sloane
  95. Moana
  96. Money Monster
  97. A Monster Calls
  98. Moonlight
  99. Mother’s Day
  100. Mr. Church
  101. The Neon Demon
  102. Nerve
  103. The Nice Guys
  104. Nocturnal Animals
  105. Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
  106. Notes on Blindness
  107. O.J.: Made in America
  108. Office Christmas Party
  109. Passengers
  110. Patriots Day     Encore Review
  111. Pear Cider and Cigarettes
  112. Pearl
  113. Pete’s Dragon
  114. The Phenom
  115. Piper
  116. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  117. The Purge: Election Year
  118. Race
  119. The Red Turtle
  120. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story   Encore Review   Encore Review  2  Encore Review 3  Encore Review 4
  121. Sausage Party
  122. The Secret Life of Pets
  123. Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
  124. The Siege of Jadotville
  125. Silence
  126. Sing Street
  127. Split
  128. Star Trek Beyond  Encore Review
  129. Storks
  130. Stranger Things
  131. Suicide Squad
  132. Sully
  133. Swiss Army Man
  134. The Take (Bastille Day)
  135. Their Finest
  136. Tickled
  137. Tower
  138. Train to Busan
  139. Triple 9
  140. Trolls
  141. Una
  142. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
  143. Vigilante
  144. Warcraft
  145. We Make Movies
  146. Wedding Plan, The
  147. Weiner
  148. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  149. The White Helmets
  150. The Whole Truth
  151. X-Men: Apocalypse
  152. Young Offenders, The
  153. Your Name
  154. Zootopia



10 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 2016

  1. Way too late to get into this now. But I will revisit the list later and get back to you. (FYI – you’re mixing some TV movies and miniseries into the group. For me – a movie is a film released and seen on a movie screen in a theater, NOT on HBO or a TV channel) More to follow

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    • for me, its anything that i’ve seen during the year doesn’t matter if its a tv movie or miniseries. That how I do this! 🙂 at least u cant complain that I havent watched enough movies this year 🙂


  2. Helluva list – the alphabetical one of movies seen. And we’ve already discussed the mix of theatrical films with made for Tv ones and minseries etc. I tend to segregate more, but to each his own. As to your actual Top 10 and Honorable Mentions – we’d have some crossover there. OJ was a documentary – but also made my Top 10 for 2016. A few others (in your 15) wouldn’t have made my Top 25. “All The Way” began as a stage play (and won the Tony Award – I saw it twice on Broadway) and was then adapted for HBO (and Emmy nominated) by it’s author (and a buddy of mine) Robert Schenkkan – who would be thrilled that it made your list at #10, along with “Hacksaw Ridge” at #3, because he wrote both. Nicer career for some. Superlative year for him. Neither Sing Street nor Passengers would’ve topped any of my lists. Never heard of or seen Tower. Batman v. Superman – didn’t even like it. All The Way – for me – wouldn’t qualify. Lion would be high on my Top 10. Saw Patriot’s Day early in ’17, but it was excellent – along with Deepwater Horizon – both directed by Peter berg, both starring Mark Wahlberg. I saw 102 movies last year – in a movie theater…

    My Top 20 for 2016 (in chronological order that I saw them in the theater): Deadpool, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Eye in the Sky, Jungle Book, The Green Room, The Nice Guys, Me Before You, Captain Fantastic, The Shallows, HELL OR HIGH WATER (my #1 for the year), The Light Between Oceans, Deepwater Horizon, A Man Called Ove, Moonlight, Arrival, Loving, Miss Sloane, Lion, Jackie and Hidden Figures.

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    • Wow. I’m super impressed that u saw 102 films in the theater… wow! Mibe would be like 10 😉 u have sone solid films in ur top ten too imho. Really enjoyed Miss Sloane but parts felt too contrieved besides Chastain being amazing in it. Ive seen 18 of ur 20 and agree that they r mostly very good films but I think jackie and moonlight r extremely overrated. I kniw im in the minority but I liked the idea or moonlight but felt that the second and third segments just aren’t as strong as the first. I think more people liked what it was ‘trying’ to say more than the way it was presented to us. Its oscar win was a triumph but not necessarily a deserving one IMHO. Havent yet seen the shallows and 10 cloverfield lane which makes a lot of sense since im not a fan of horror.. 😉 im shocked to keatn tgat Hacksaw and ATW r written by the same screenwriter. Very impressive. tnx for stopping by and taking the time to comment Michael. Its appreciated!


  3. Still haven’t seen some of these, but all your honorable mentions were in my top twelve, with La La Land at #1, of course. Certainly agree with Rogue One and Hacksaw Ridge, but I’m really confounded that Batman v Superman made it so high. Even after that silly Martha twist? Don’t forget about Eddie the Eagle. I suspect that’s one you’d enjoy.

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