Temporal Top Ten – 2016

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Number of movies seen from this year – 163
Number of movies reviewed – 179 (including 16 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. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  8. The Accountant
  9. All the Way
  10. Allied
  11. Alone in Berlin
  12. Amanda Knox
  13. Anthropoid
  14. Arrival
  15. Bad Moms
  16. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  Encore Review
  17. Batman: Bad Blood
  18. Batman: The Killing Joke
  19. The BFG
  20. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  21. The Birth of a Nation
  22. Blind Vaysha
  23. Blood Father
  24. Blue Jay
  25. Captain America: Civil War  Encore Review
  26. Captain Fantastic
  27. Cell
  28. Certain Women
  29. Collateral Beauty
  30. Colossal
  31. The Congressman
  32. Criminal
  33. Date For Mad Mary, A
  34. Deadpool
  35. Deepwater Horizon
  36. Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War
  37. Denial
  38. The Division: Agent Origins
  39. Doctor Strange  Encore Review
  40. Don’t Think Twice
  41. The Edge of Seventeen
  42. Elle
  43. Elvis & Nixon
  44. The Exception
  45. Extremis
  46. The Family
  47. Family Man, A
  48. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  49. Fastball
  50. Fences
  51. Finding Dory
  52. The Finest Hours
  53. Florence Foster Jenkins
  54. The Founder
  55. Free Fire
  56. Fundamentals of Caring, The
  57. Gary from Accounting
  58. Ghostbusters
  59. Girl on the Train, The
  60. Girl With All the Gifts, The
  61. Gold
  62. The Great Wall
  63. Greater
  64. Hacksaw Ridge       Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  65. Hail, Caesar!
  66. Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
  67. Hell or High Water
  68. Heroes Don’t Come Home
  69. Hidden Figures
  70. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  71. I Am JFK Jr.
  72. I Am Not Your Negro
  73. Independence Day: Resurgence
  74. Indignation
  75. The Infiltrator
  76. Into the Inferno
  77. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  78. Jackie
  79. Jason Bourne                           Encore Review
  80. Jim: The James Foley Story
  81. Joe’s Violin
  82. The Jungle Book
  83. Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  84. Killing Reagan
  85. A Kind of Murder
  86. Kubo and the Two Strings
  87. La La Land
  88. The Legend of Tarzan
  89. The Light Between Oceans
  90. Life, Animated
  91. Lion
  92. London Has Fallen
  93. Loving
  94. The Magnificent Seven
  95. Manchester by the Sea       Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  96. Maudie
  97. Me Before You
  98. Midnight Special
  99. Mine
  100. Miss Sloane
  101. Moana
  102. Money Monster
  103. A Monster Calls
  104. Moonlight
  105. Mother’s Day
  106. Mr. Church
  107. My Life as a Zucchini
  108. The Neon Demon
  109. Nerve
  110. The Nice Guys
  111. Nocturnal Animals
  112. Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
  113. Notes on Blindness
  114. O.J.: Made in America
  115. Office Christmas Party
  116. Passengers
  117. Patriots Day     Encore Review
  118. Pear Cider and Cigarettes
  119. Pearl
  120. Pete’s Dragon
  121. The Phenom
  122. Piper
  123. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  124. The Purge: Election Year
  125. Race
  126. The Red Turtle
  127. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story   Encore Review   Encore Review  2  Encore Review 3  4   5
  128. Sausage Party
  129. The Secret Life of Pets
  130. Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
  131. The Siege of Jadotville
  132. Silence
  133. Sing
  134. Sing Street
  135. Snowden
  136. Split
  137. Star Trek Beyond  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  138. Storks
  139. Stranger Things
  140. Suicide Squad
  141. Sully
  142. Swiss Army Man
  143. The Take (Bastille Day)
  144. Their Finest
  145. Tickled
  146. Tower
  147. Train to Busan
  148. Triple 9
  149. Trolls
  150. Una
  151. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
  152. Vigilante
  153. Warcraft
  154. We Make Movies
  155. Wedding Plan, The
  156. Weiner
  157. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  158. The White Helmets
  159. The Whole Truth
  160. X-Men: Apocalypse
  161. Young Offenders, The
  162. Your Name
  163. 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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