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The Best Films of 2016: Staff Picks

Yesterday we ran our compiled list of the Best Films of 2016. Today, you get to judge us all individually as we reveal the lists of each participating writer!


Bill Arceneaux

1. Kate Plays Christine
2. Moonlight
3. Jackie
4. The Greasy Strangler
5. Swiss Army Man
6. Arrival
7. The Mermaid
8. The Lobster
9. The Jungle Book
10. Elvis & Nixon


Will Ashton

1. Swiss Army Man
2. La La Land
3. Kubo and the Two Strings
4. Tickled
5. Tower
6. Moonlight
7. Always Shine
8. Weiner
9. Manchester by the Sea
10. Moana 


Colin Biggs

1. Hell or High Water
2. Arrival
3. The Witch
4. Moonlight
5. Green Room
6. Jackie
7. Loving
8. Midnight Special
9. The Nice Guys
10. Nocturnal Animals


Edgar Chaput

1. Kubo and the Two Strings
2. Green Room
3. Zootopia
4. Arrival
5. Captain America: Civil War
6. The Nice Guys
7. The Witch
8. The Neon Demon
9. Hell or High Water
10. 10 Cloverfield Lane


James Cole Clay

1. The Lobster
2. La La Land
3. Everybody Wants Some!!
4. Manchester By The Sea
5. Nocturnal Animals
6. Moonlight
7. Hunt For The Wilderpeople
8. Don’t Think Twice
9. American Honey
10. Captain Fantastic


Samuel Davis

1. Demolition
2. Captain America: Civil War
3. The Nice Guys
4. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
5. Kubo & The Two Strings
6. Don’t Think Twice
7. 10 Cloverfield Lane
8. Arrival
9. Tickled
10. The Jungle Book


Zach Dennis

1. The Handmaiden
2. Moonlight
3. La La Land
4. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
5. Arrival
6. Kubo and the Two Strings
7. The Lobster
8. Swiss Army Man
9. Love & Friendship
10. Right Now, Wrong Then


Chris Evangelista

1. Moonlight
2. The Fits

3. Jackie
4. The Witch
5. Kate Plays Christine
6. Manchester By The Sea
7. Arrival
8. O.J.: Made In America
9. La La Land
10. The Invitation


Karen Han

1. Toni Erdmann
2. Moonlight
3. Midnight Special
4. The Wailing
5. Hell or High Water
6. Kaili Blues
7. Lamb
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
9. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
10. Hunt for the Wilderpeople


Josh Heath

1. Swiss Army Man
2. The Witch
3. The Nice Guys
4. Green Room
5. Don’t Think Twice
6. 10 Cloverfield Lane
7. Star Trek Beyond
8. Pee Wee’s Big Holiday
9. Hush
10. Captain America: Civil War


Rick Kelley

1. Moonlight
2. Certain Women
3. Notes On Blindness
4. The Shallows
5. The Lobster
6. 13th
7. The Neon Demon
8. Green Room
9. Hail, Caesar!
10. Ovarian Psycos


Alexander Magalli

1. Nocturnal Animals
2. High-rise
3. The Neon Demon
4. Swiss Army man
5. Demolition
6. Christine
7. Love and Friendship
8. Hell or High Water
9. Paterson
10. Everybody Wants Some!!


Josh Oakley

1. Cameraperson
2. Moonlight
3. OJ: Made in America
4. Everybody Wants Some!!
5. Manchester by the Sea
6. The Lobster
7. The Witch
8. Right Now, Wrong Then
9. Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party
10. Hail, Caesar!


Erica Peplin

1. Ixcanul
2. Certain Women
3. The Fits
4. Christine
5. Moonlight
6. Into the Inferno
7. The Witch
8. Manchester by the Sea
9. 10 Cloverfield Lane
10. Ouija: Origin of Evil


Patrick Phillips

1. Green Room
2. Moonlight
3. Nocturnal Animals
4. Hell or High Water
5. The Lobster
6. Arrival
7. The Nice Guys
8. The Witch
9. Louder Than Bombs
10. The Childhood Of A Leader


Jeff Rollins

1. The Lobster
2. Arrival
3. The Witch
4. Green Room
5. Certain Women
6. Krisha
7. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
8. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
9. Weiner
10. The Neon Demon


Alistair Ryder

1. Arrival
2. The Nice Guys
3. The Handmaiden
4. Nocturnal Animals
5. The Witch
6. Moonlight
7. Paterson
8. 13th
9. Kubo and the Two Strings
10. Under the Shadow


Nix Santos

1. Moonlight
2. Jackie
3. American Honey
4. Manchester By the Sea
5. Elle
6. The Lobster
7. OJ: Made In America
8. Always Shine
9. Arrival
10. Sing Street

 


Lane Scarberry

1. Moonlight
2. Arrival
3. Green Room
4. Manchester by the Sea
5. Other People
6. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
7. La La Land
8. Captain Fantastic
9. Hell or High Water
10. Hail, Caesar!


Nathan Smith

 

1. Mountains May Depart
2. Uncle Kent 2
3. Certain Women
4. SPL 2: A Time for Consequences
5. O.J.: Made in America
6. Lemonade
7. Cemetery of Splendour
8. Fan
9. No Home Movie
10. Nerve


Chance Solem-Pfeifer

1. Moonlight
2. The Lobster

3. Arrival
4. OJ Made In America
5. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
6. Swiss Army Man
7. Hell or High Water
8. Manchester By The Sea
9. Edge of Seventeen
10. Little Men


Daniel Stidham

1. Thank You for Playing
2. Hail, Caesar!
3. 10 Cloverfield Lane
4. High-Rise
5. Green Room
6. Kubo and the Two Strings
7. The Witch
8. The Handmaiden
9. The Lobster
10. The Neon Demon

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