Best and Worst Movies of 2016

Best Movies of 2016


So, this is it. 2016 is over now, and I guess a lot of peo­ple must be re­lieved. It was a crazy ride full of highs and lows (more lows than highs, though), with so much that de­fied be­lief and left us shocked. Among nu­mer­ous bar­bar­i­ties, dis­as­ters and oth­er baf­fling events, we saw Brex­it; Alep­po; the Or­lan­do Pulse Night­club shoot­ing; ter­ror­ist at­tacks in Brus­sels, Nice, Kab­ul and Berlin; the Min­neso­ta mall stab­bing; the Chi­bok school­girls ab­duc­tion; the Bat­tle for Mo­sul; the Yemen cri­sis; the con­tin­u­a­tion of the Eu­ro­pean mi­grant cri­sis; the cri­sis in Calais; protests in South Africa; a par­lia­men­tary coup in Brazil; a failed coup at­tempt in Turkeydead­ly earth­quakes in Italy; the Fort Mc­Mur­ray wild­fire; Rus­sia cy­ber­at­tacks; and, of course, Don­ald Trump’s elec­tion as US Pres­i­dent fol­lowed by more than 800 hate at­tacks since Elec­tion Day.

Not to men­tion how this mur­der­ous year robbed us of so many amaz­ing peo­ple like David Bowie, Alan Rick­man, Glenn Frey, Et­tore Sco­la, Jacques Riv­ette, An­drzej Zu­laws­ki, Harp­er Lee, George Mar­tin, Gar­ry Shan­dling, Zaha Ha­did, Mer­le Hag­gard, Doris Roberts, Prince, Muham­mad Ali, An­ton Yelchin, Bud Spencer, Elie Wiesel, Michael Cimi­no, Ab­bas Kiarosta­mi, Hec­tor Baben­co, Gar­ry Mar­shall, Ken­ny Bak­er, Gene Wilder, Alex­is Ar­quette, Bill Nunn, An­drzej Wa­j­da, Toni­no Va­lerii, Leonard Co­hen, Leon Rus­sell, Sharon Jones, Flo­rence Hen­der­son, Ron Glass, Zsa Zsa Ga­bor, George Michael, Car­rie Fish­er, Deb­bie Reynolds, and so many more.

But 2016 was not only a year of tragedies. There were great things that hap­pened too, like UEFA Euro 2016; the Rio 2016 Olympics (with the vic­to­ry of Rafaela Sil­va against all misog­y­ny, ho­mo­pho­bia and racism in Brazil); the Paris agree­ment on cli­mate change; the num­ber of tigers in­creas­ing for the first time in 100 years; break­throughs in sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy; the suc­cess of aug­ment­ed re­al­i­ty; and many oth­er amaz­ing things that you can see here. Not to men­tion, of course, great films for those like me who can’t have enough of them.

And 2016 was also the year when me­dia-stream­ing ser­vice Net­flix ex­pand­ed its reach to more than 130 new coun­tries around the world (be­fore break­ing our hearts by block­ing VPNs). There­fore, in my list of best movies this year I de­cid­ed to in­clude not only films re­leased world­wide in movie the­aters but on Net­flix too. And since I feel like I watched a lot more bad movies than I de­served, I also de­cid­ed to com­pile a list of worst films. At the end, I leave a com­plete list of all films I watched along the year. So, here it goes:


BEST MOVIES RELEASED WORLDWIDE IN 2016 (in or­der of pref­er­ence):

  1. Ar­rival (USA, 2016)
  2. Hard­core Hen­ry (Russia/USA, 2015)
  3. Neon Bull (Brazil/Uruguay/Netherlands, 2015)
  4. Toni Erd­mann (Germany/Austria, 2016)
  5. The Big Short (USA, 2015)
  6. 13th (USA, 2016)
  7. Chatô: The King of Brazil (Brazil, 2015)
  8. Cap­tain Fan­tas­tic (USA, 2016)
  9. Truth (Australia/USA, 2015)
  10. Ara­bi­an Nights: Vol­ume 1 — The Rest­less One (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland, 2015)

Note: Cristi Puiu’s Sier­aneva­da had a very lim­it­ed re­lease among fes­ti­vals (in­clud­ing the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, where it was se­lect­ed to com­pete for the Palme d’Or), so un­for­tu­nate­ly I didn’t in­clude it. Oth­er­wise, it would have been #4 in the list.

Hon­or­able men­tion: The first sea­son of HBO TV se­ries West­world, which was in­fi­nite­ly more am­bi­tious and in­tel­li­gent than the 1973 movie that in­spired it, pro­mot­ing bril­liant dis­cus­sions about hu­man na­ture and with a glo­ri­ous last episode.


Best Movies of 2016


40 OTHER FILMS THAT DESERVE MENTION (in al­pha­bet­ic or­der):

10 Clover­field Lane (USA, 2016)
Ara­bi­an Nights: Vol­ume 2 — The Des­o­late One (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland, 2015)
Au­drie & Daisy (USA, 2016)
Brook­lyn (Ireland/UK/Canada, 2015)
Cap­tain Amer­i­ca: Civ­il War (USA, 2016)
The Con­jur­ing 2 (USA, 2016)
Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon (Hong Kong/USA, 2016)
Di­vines (France/Qatar, 2016)
Ed­die the Ea­gle (UK/USA/Germany, 2016)
Em­brace of the Ser­pent (Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina, 2015)
Fan­tas­tic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK/USA, 2016)
Fire at Sea (Italy/France, 2016)
Ghost­busters (USA, 2016)
Hail, Cae­sar! (UK/USA, 2016)
The Hand­maid­en (South Ko­rea, 2016)
The Hate­ful Eight (USA, 2015)
Holy Hell (USA, 2016)
I, Daniel Blake (UK/France/Belgium, 2016)
The In­vi­ta­tion (USA, 2015)
It’s Only the End of the World (Canada/France, 2016)
Ja­nis: Lit­tle Girl Blue (USA, 2015)
The Lob­ster (Greece/Ireland/Netherlands/UK/France, 2015)
Love & Friend­ship (Ireland/France/Netherlands, 2016)
The Mea­sure of a Man (France, 2015)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren (USA/UK/Belgium, 2016)
My King (France, 2015)
The Nice Guys (USA, 2016)
Noc­tur­nal An­i­mals (USA, 2016)
Pa­ter­son (France/Germany/USA, 2016)
Re­mem­ber (Canada/Germany, 2015)
Re­quiem for the Amer­i­can Dream (USA, 2015)
The Revenant (USA, 2015)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Sto­ry (USA, 2016)
Room (Ireland/Canada, 2015)
Sausage Par­ty (USA, 2016)
Spot­light (USA, 2015)
A War (Den­mark, 2015)
Whiskey Tan­go Fox­trot (USA, 2016)
The Witch (USA/UK/Canada/Brazil, 2015)
Zootopia (USA, 2016)


WORST MOVIES RELEASED WORLDWIDE IN 2016 (in or­der of medi­oc­rity):

  1. The BFG (UK/Canada/USA, 2016)
  2. Sui­cide Squad (USA, 2016)
  3. High-Rise (UK/Belgium, 2015)
  4. The Sea of Trees (USA, 2015)
  5. Amer­i­can Pas­toral (USA/Hong Kong, 2016)
  6. The Light Be­tween Oceans (UK/New Zealand/USA, 2016)
  7. The Neon De­mon (France/Denmark/USA, 2016)
  8. The Lady in the Van (UK, 2015)
  9. Wiener-Dog (USA, 2016)
  10. Lolo (France, 2015)

Note: The Mex­i­can-French co-pro­duc­tion We Are the Flesh (Ten­emos la Carne) had a very lim­it­ed re­lease in Eu­rope among fes­ti­vals, so I didn’t in­clude it. Oth­er­wise, it would have been #1 in the list — that’s right, worst of the year.

Dis­hon­or­able men­tion: The first sea­son of Brazil­ian Net­flix se­ries 3%, which was ter­ri­bly messy and con­fus­ing about its own the­mat­ic pur­pos­es and ideas, full of plot holes and in­con­sis­ten­cies, struc­tured like a cheap re­hash of Lost and with the aes­thet­ics of The Hunger Games, had it been made as a Brazil­ian soap-opera of the worst type.


10 OTHER FILMS THAT DESERVE DISHONORABLE MENTION (in al­pha­bet­ic or­der):

The Boy (USA/China/Canada, 2016)
Café So­ci­ety (USA, 2016)
In­fer­no (USA/Hungary, 2016)
Juli­eta (Spain, 2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings (USA, 2016)
The Oth­er Side of the Door (UK/USA/India, 2016)
The Purge: Elec­tion Year (USA/France, 2016)
Star Trek Be­yond (USA, 2016)
Sul­ly (USA, 2016)
War­craft (USA, 2016)


COMPLETE LIST OF FILMS SEEN IN 2016 (in al­pha­bet­ic or­der):

  1. Ab­sen­tia (USA, 2011) — **
  2. The Ac­coun­tant (USA, 2016) — ***
  3. Aileen: Life and Death of a Se­r­i­al Killer (UK/USA, 2003) — ***
  4. Aileen Wuornos: The Sell­ing of a Se­r­i­al Killer (UK, 1992) — ****
  5. Al­addin (USA, 1992) — ***
  6. All Good Things (USA, 2010) — ****
  7. All Nu­di­ty Shall Be Pun­ished, or Toda Nudez Será Cas­ti­ga­da (Brazil, 1973) — **
  8. Al­most Fa­mous (USA, 2000) — *****
  9. Alone in the Dark (USA, 1982) — ***
  10. Alone in the Dark (Canada/Germany/USA, 2005) — *
  11. Aman­da Knox (Denmark/USA, 2016) — ***
  12. Amar­cord (Italy/France, 1973) — *****
  13. Amer­i­can Hon­ey (UK/USA, 2016) — **
  14. Amer­i­can Pas­toral (USA/Hong Kong, 2016) — **
  15. The Ami­tyville Hor­ror (USA, 2005) — **
  16. An­chor­man: The Leg­end of Ron Bur­gundy (USA, 2004) — ****
  17. And The Os­car Goes To… (USA, 2014) — ***
  18. The An­gel Was Born, or O Anjo Nasceu (Brazil, 1969) — ***
  19. The An­i­ma­trix (USA/Japan, 2003) — ***
  20. Anom­al­isa (USA, 2015) — ****
  21. An­oth­er Me (UK/Spain, 2013) — *
  22. An­to­nio das Mortes, or Dragão da Mal­dade Con­tra o San­to Guer­reiro (France/Brazil/West Ger­many, 1969) — **
  23. Ara­bi­an Nights: Vol­ume 1 — The Rest­less One, or As Mil e Uma Noites: Vol­ume 1, O In­qui­eto (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland, 2015) — *****
  24. Ara­bi­an Nights: Vol­ume 2 — The Des­o­late One, or As Mil e Uma Noites: Vol­ume 2, O Des­o­la­do (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland, 2015) — ****
  25. Ara­bi­an Nights: Vol­ume 3 — The En­chant­ed One, or As Mil e Uma Noites: Vol­ume 3, O En­can­ta­do (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland, 2015) — ****
  26. Army of Dark­ness (USA, 1992) — ***
  27. ARQ (USA, 2016) — ***
  28. Ar­rival (USA, 2016) — *****
  29. Aruan­da (Brazil, 1960) — ****
  30. The As­sas­sin, or Cìkè Niè Yǐn­niáng (Taiwan/China/Hong Kong/France, 2015) — ***
  31. At Mid­night I’ll Take Your Soul, or À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma (Brazil, 1964) — ****
  32. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (USA/Brazil, 1991) — ****
  33. Au­drie & Daisy (USA, 2016) — ****
  34. Aus­tralien Skies (Aus­tralia, 2015) — **
  35. Awak­en­ing of the Beast, or O Des­per­tar da Besta, or Rit­u­al de Sádi­cos (Brazil, 1970) — **
  36. Awak­en­ings (USA, 1990) — *****
  37. The BFG (UK/Canada/USA, 2016) — *
  38. Ba­bies, or Bébé(s) (France, 2010) — ***
  39. Bad Hair, or Pelo Malo (Venezuela/Peru/Argentina/Germany, 2013) — ***
  40. Bad Taste (New Zealand, 1987) — ***
  41. Ba­nanas (USA, 1971) — *
  42. Bang Bang (Brazil, 1971) — **
  43. Bar­ren Lives, or Vi­das Se­cas (Brazil, 1963) — *****
  44. Bat­man v Su­per­man: Dawn of Jus­tice (USA, 2016) — ***
  45. The Bat­tle of Chile: Part 1, or La Batal­la de Chile: La Lucha de un Pueblo sin Ar­mas — Primera Parte: La In­sur­reción de la Bur­guesía (Venezuela/France/Cuba, 1975) — *****
  46. The Bat­tle of Chile: Part 2, or La Batal­la de Chile: La Lucha de un Pueblo sin Ar­mas — Se­gun­da Parte: El Golpe de Es­ta­do (Cuba/Chile/France, 1976) — *****
  47. The Bat­tle of Chile: Part 3, or La Batal­la de Chile: La Lucha de un Pueblo sin Ar­mas — Ter­cera Parte: El Poder Pop­u­lar (Chile/Cuba/Venezuela, 1979) — ****
  48. Bat­tle­field Earth (USA, 2000) — *
  49. The Bea­t­les: Eight Days a Week — The Tour­ing Years (UK/USA, 2016) — ***
  50. The Beau­ti­ful Per­son, or La Belle Per­son­ne (France, 2008) — *
  51. Beau­ty and the Beast (USA, 1991) — ****
  52. Be­fore I Wake (USA, 2016) — **
  53. Be­ing Gin­ger (UK, 2013) — **
  54. Be­low (USA, 2002) — ***
  55. Ben (USA, 1972) — **
  56. Best of En­e­mies (USA, 2015) — ****
  57. The Best Of­fer, or La Migliore Of­fer­ta (Italy, 2013) — *
  58. The Big Short (USA, 2015) — *****
  59. A Big­ger Splash (Italy/France, 2015) — ****
  60. Birth/Mother, or Tarachime (Japan/France, 2006) — ***
  61. Blá Blá Blá, or Blablablá (Brazil, 1968) — ***
  62. Black Death (Germany/UK, 2010) — ****
  63. Black Venus, or Vénus Noire (France/Belgium, 2010) — ****
  64. Blair Witch (USA, 2016) — ***
  65. Bliss­ful­ly Yours, or Sud Sanae­ha (Thailand/France, 2002) — **
  66. Blood Ties (France/USA, 2013) — ***
  67. The Blue Light, or Das Blaue Licht (Ger­many, 1932) — **
  68. Bo Burn­ham: Make Hap­py (USA, 2016) — ****
  69. Body Dou­ble (USA, 1984) — ****
  70. The Bourne Iden­ti­ty (USA/Germany/Czech Re­pub­lic, 2002) — ****
  71. The Bourne Su­prema­cy (USA/Germany, 2004) — ****
  72. The Bourne Ul­ti­ma­tum (USA/Germany, 2007) — ****
  73. The Boy (USA, 2015) — **
  74. The Boy (USA/China/Canada, 2016) — **
  75. Boy & the World, or O Meni­no e o Mun­do (Brazil, 2013) — ****
  76. Boyz n the Hood (USA, 1991) — ****
  77. Brain­storm, or Bi­cho de Sete Cabeças (Brazil, 2000) — ****
  78. Bran­ca­le­one at the Cru­sades, or Bran­ca­le­one alle Cro­ci­ate (Italy/Algeria, 1970) — ****
  79. Bride of Re-An­i­ma­tor (USA, 1989) — ***
  80. Bride­groom (USA, 2013) — ***
  81. Brid­get Jones’s Baby (Ireland/UK/France/USA, 2016) — **
  82. Brook­lyn (Ireland/UK/Canada, 2015) — ****
  83. Bye Bye Brazil, or Bye Bye Brasil (France/Brazil/Argentina, 1980) — ****
  84. Cab­in Fever (USA, 2002) — *
  85. Café de Flo­re (Canada/France, 2011) — ***
  86. Café Lu­mière, or Kōhī Jikō (Japan/Taiwan, 2003) — ***
  87. Café So­ci­ety (USA, 2016) — **
  88. The Caller (UK/Puerto Rico, 2011) — *
  89. Cama de Gato (Brazil, 2002) — ***
  90. Cap­tain Amer­i­ca: Civ­il War (USA, 2016) — ****
  91. Cap­tain Fan­tas­tic (USA, 2016) — *****
  92. Carandiru (Brazil/Argentina/Italy, 2003) — **
  93. Car­lota Joaquina, Princess of Brazil, or Car­lota Joaquina: Prince­sa do Brazil (Brazil, 1995) — **
  94. Cen­tral Sta­tion, or Cen­tral do Brasil (Brazil/France, 1998) — *****
  95. Chained (Cana­da, 2012) — **
  96. The Changeling (Cana­da, 1980) — ****
  97. Char­i­ots of Fire (UK, 1981) — ***
  98. Chatô: The King of Brazil, or Chatô: O Rei do Brasil (Brazil, 2015) — *****
  99. Chil­dren of Heav­en, or Bačče-hâ-ye âsemân (Iran, 1997) — *****
  100. The Chi­na Syn­drome (USA, 1979) — ****
  101. Chloe (USA/Canada/France, 2009) — **
  102. Chris­tine (USA, 1983) — ***
  103. Cit­i­zen Kane (USA, 1941) — *****
  104. A City of Sad­ness, or Bēiqíng chéng­shì (Hong Kong/Taiwan, 1989) — ****
  105. The Clan, or El Clan (Argentina/Spain, 2015) — ***
  106. Cléo from 5 to 7, or Cléo de 5 à 7 (France/Italy, 1962) — ****
  107. Close-Up, or Nemā-ye Nazdīk (Iran, 1990) — *****
  108. Colo­nia Dig­nidad, or Colo­nia (Germany/Luxembourg/France, 2015) — ***
  109. The Com­pa­ny Men (UK/USA, 2010) — *****
  110. Con­ju­gal War­fare, or Guer­ra Con­ju­gal (Brazil, 1974) — **
  111. The Con­jur­ing 2 (USA, 2016) — ****
  112. The Con­spir­a­tors, or Os In­con­fi­dentes (Brazil/Italy, 1972) — ***
  113. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (UK/France, 1989) — ****
  114. Cowspira­cy: The Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Se­cret (USA, 2014) — *
  115. Craft, or Risca­do (Brazil, 2010) — **
  116. The Cra­zies (USA/United Arab Emi­rates, 2010) — **
  117. Crea­ture from the Black La­goon (USA, 1954) — ****
  118. Creed (USA, 2015) — ****
  119. Creep (UK/Germany, 2004) — *
  120. Cria Cuer­vos (Spain, 1976) — ****
  121. Crouch­ing Tiger, Hid­den Drag­on: Sword of Des­tiny (China/USA, 2016) — ***
  122. Cry-Baby (USA, 1990) — *
  123. The Cy­clist, or Bi­cy­cler­an (Iran, 1987) — ****
  124. Dan in Real Life (USA, 2007) — **
  125. The Dan­ish Girl (UK/Germany/USA, 2015) — **
  126. Dans Paris (France/Portugal, 2006) — **
  127. The Dark Crys­tal (USA/UK, 1982) — **
  128. Day of the Woman, or I Spit on Your Grave (USA, 1978) — **
  129. Dazed and Con­fused (USA, 1993) — ****
  130. Dead Leaves, or Ded­do Ribusu (Japan, 2004) — ***
  131. Dead­pool (USA/Canada, 2015) — ****
  132. The De­ceased, or A Fale­ci­da (Brazil, 1965) — ***
  133. Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon (Hong Kong/USA, 2016) — ****
  134. De­mo­li­tion (USA, 2015) — ***
  135. De­sire Will Set You Free (Ger­many, 2015) — **
  136. The Dev­il’s Re­jects (USA/Germany, 2005) — ****
  137. Dheep­an (France, 2015) — ****
  138. Di Cav­al­can­ti (Brazil, 1977) — **
  139. Dial M for Mur­der (USA, 1954) — ****
  140. (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (USA, 2015) — ***
  141. Di­vines (France/Qatar, 2016) — ****
  142. Djan­go Un­chained (USA, 2012) — *****
  143. Doc­tor Strange (USA, 2016) — ***
  144. A Dog’s Will, or O Auto da Com­pade­ci­da (Brazil, 2000) — ****
  145. Don’t Breathe (USA, 2016) — ***
  146. Drac­u­la (USA, 1931) — ***
  147. The Dreamt An­i­mal, or O An­i­mal Son­hado (Brazil, 2015) — **
  148. Ed­die the Ea­gle (UK/USA/Germany, 2016) — ****
  149. The Eich­mann Show (UK, 2015) — **
  150. Eliz­a­beth (UK, 1998) — ***
  151. Eliz­a­beth: The Gold­en Age (UK/France/Germany/USA, 2007) — **
  152. Em­bod­i­ment of Evil, or En­car­nação do Demônio (Brazil, 2008) — **
  153. Em­brace of the Ser­pente, or El Abra­zo de la Ser­pi­ente (Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina, 2015) — *****
  154. Em­brac­ing, or Ni Tsut­sumarete (Japan, 1992) — **
  155. Every­body Wants Some!! (USA, 2016) — ****
  156. Ex­per­i­menter (USA, 2015) — ****
  157. Face, or Vis­age (France/Taiwan/Belgium/Netherlands, 2009) — **
  158. Fan­tas­tic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK/USA, 2016) — ****
  159. The Fear of 13 (UK, 2015) — ****
  160. Felli­ni — Satyri­con (Italy, 1969) — **
  161. Fellini’s Casano­va, or Il Casano­va di Fed­eri­co Felli­ni (Italy/USA, 1976) — ****
  162. Find­ing Dory (USA, 2016) — ***
  163. Fire at Sea, or Fuo­coam­mare (Italy/France, 2016) — ****
  164. Fire­proof (USA, 2008) — **
  165. Firestarter (USA, 1984) — **
  166. Flight of the Red Bal­loon, or Le Voy­age du Bal­lon Rouge (France/Taiwan, 2007) — ***
  167. Flo­rence Fos­ter Jenk­ins (UK, 2016) — ***
  168. Flow­ers of Shang­hai, or Hǎi Shàng Huā (Taiwan/France, 1998) — ****
  169. Fool­ish Heart, or Corazón Ilu­mi­na­do (Argentina/Brazil/France, 1998) — *
  170. The For­bid­den Room (Cana­da, 2015) — *
  171. For­eign Cor­re­spon­dent (USA, 1940) — ***
  172. For­eign Land, or Ter­ra Es­trangeira (Brazil/Portugal, 1995) — ***
  173. For­ev­er (USA, 2015) — **
  174. The Fourth Man, or De Vierde Man (Nether­lands, 1983) — ****
  175. Fri­day (USA, 1995) — *
  176. Fri­day the 13th: A New Be­gin­ning (USA, 1985) — *
  177. Fri­day the 13th: The Fi­nal Chap­ter (USA, 1984) — **
  178. From Afar, or Des­de Allá (Venezuela/Mexico, 2015) — ***
  179. From Here to Eter­ni­ty (USA, 1953) — ***
  180. From the Land of the Moon, or Mal de Pier­res (France/Belgium/Canada, 2016) — ****
  181. The Fun­da­men­tals of Car­ing (USA, 2016) — ***
  182. Gangs of Wassey­pur (In­dia, 2012) — ****
  183. Ghost­busters (USA, 1984) — ****
  184. Ghost­busters (USA, 2016) — ****
  185. The Gift (Australia/USA, 2015) — ****
  186. Gigli (USA, 2003) — **
  187. Gin­ger & Fred, or Gin­ger e Fred (Italy/France/West Ger­many, 1986) — ***
  188. Gin­ger Snaps (Canada/USA, 2000) — ***
  189. Give Up To­mor­row (USA/UK, 2011) — ****
  190. Go­ing Clear: Sci­en­tol­ogy and the Prison of Be­lief (USA, 2015) — ****
  191. The Good Di­nosaur (USA, 2015) — **
  192. Good Morn­ing, Viet­nam (USA, 1987) — ****
  193. Good­bye, Drag­on Inn, or Bu San (Tai­wan, 2003) — ****
  194. Grand Ho­tel (USA, 1932) — *****
  195. Grave En­coun­ters (Cana­da, 2011) — ***
  196. The Green In­fer­no (USA/Chile/Canada, 2015) — ****
  197. Green Room (USA, 2015) — ****
  198. Hail, Cae­sar! (UK/USA, 2016) — ****
  199. Hair (USA/West Ger­many, 1979) — ***
  200. Hal­lelu­jah (USA, 1929) — ***
  201. The Hal­low (UK/USA/Ireland, 2015) — ****
  202. Hal­loween (USA, 2007) — **
  203. Hal­loween III: Sea­son of the Witch (USA, 1982) — **
  204. The Hand­maid­en, or Ah-ga-ssi (South Ko­rea, 2016) — ****
  205. Hard­core Hen­ry (Russia/USA, 2015) — *****
  206. The Hate­ful Eight (USA, 2015) — ****
  207. The Haunt­ing (UK/USA, 1963) — ****
  208. The Haunt­ing in Con­necti­cut (USA/Canada, 2009) — **
  209. Heav­en Knows What (USA, 2014) — **
  210. Hid­den (USA, 2015) — ***
  211. The Hid­den Tiger, or A Viz­in­hança do Ti­gre (Brazil, 2014) — ****
  212. High-Rise (UK/Belgium, 2015) — *
  213. Hold­ing the Man (Aus­tralia, 2015) — ****
  214. The Hole, or Dong (Taiwan/France, 1997) — ***
  215. Holy Hell (USA, 2016) — ****
  216. Home Care, or Domácí Péce (Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2015) — ***
  217. As Ho­ras Vul­gares (Brazil, 2011) — ***
  218. House of 1000 Corpses (USA, 2003) — *
  219. House­maids, or Domés­ti­ca (Brazil, 2012) — ****
  220. The Hu­man Cen­tipede III (Fi­nal Se­quence) (USA, 2015) — 0/5
  221. The Hunter (Iran/Germany, 2010) — *
  222. The Hunt­ing Ground (USA, 2015) — ****
  223. Hur­ri­cane Bian­ca (USA, 2016) — *
  224. Hush (USA, 2016) — ***
  225. I, Daniel Blake (UK/France/Belgium, 2016) — ****
  226. I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone, or Hēi yǎn quān (Malaysia/China/Taiwan/France/Austria, 2006) — ***
  227. The Ides of March (USA, 2011) — *****
  228. Im­i­ta­tion of Life (USA, 1959) — ****
  229. In the Shad­ow of Women, or L’Om­bre des Femmes (France/Switzerland, 2015) — ***
  230. In Time (USA, 2011) — **
  231. In­cendies (Canada/France, 2010) — *****
  232. In­fer­no (USA/Hungary, 2016) — **
  233. In­her­it the Wind (USA, 1960) — ****
  234. The In­no­cents (USA/UK, 1961) — *****
  235. The In­vi­ta­tion (USA, 2015) — ****
  236. Iron­weed (USA, 1987) — **
  237. Isle of Flow­ers, or Ilha das Flo­res (Brazil, 1989) — *****
  238. It’s Only the End of the World, or Juste la Fin du Monde (Canada/France, 2016) — ****
  239. Jane Got a Gun (USA, 2016) — ***
  240. Ja­nis: Lit­tle Girl Blue (USA, 2015) — *****
  241. Ja­son Bourne (UK/China/USA, 2016) — ***
  242. Ja­son Lives: Fri­day the 13th Part VI (USA, 1986) — ***
  243. Je Suis Char­lie, or L’Hu­mour à Mort (France, 2015) — **
  244. Jer­ry Maguire (USA, 1996) — ****
  245. Jer­sey Girl (USA, 2004) — ***
  246. Je­sus Camp (USA, 2006) — ****
  247. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (USA, 2015) — *****
  248. Joy (USA, 2015) — ***
  249. The Judge and the As­sas­sin, or Le Juge et l’As­sas­sin (France, 1976) — **
  250. Juli­et of the Spir­its, or Giuli­et­ta degli Spir­i­ti (Italy/France, 1965) — *****
  251. Juli­eta (Spain, 2016) — **
  252. The Jun­gle Book (USA, 2016) — ***
  253. Katat­sumori (Japan, 1994) — **
  254. Keep­er of Promis­es, or The Giv­en Word, or O Pa­gador de Promes­sas (Brazil, 1962) — *****
  255. Khar­toum (UK, 1966) — ****
  256. Kind Hearts and Coro­nets (UK, 1949) — ****
  257. Kiss of the Spi­der Woman (Brazil/USA, 1985) — *****
  258. Kram­pus (USA, 2015) — **
  259. Kr­isha (USA, 2015) — ****
  260. Kubo and the Two Strings (USA, 2016) — **
  261. Labyrinth of Lies, or Im Labyrinth des Schweigens (Ger­many, 2014) — ***
  262. The Lady in the Van (UK, 2015) — **
  263. The Lady Van­ish­es (UK, 1938) — ***
  264. The Last House on the Left (USA, 1972) — *
  265. Last Shift (USA, 2014) — ***
  266. Leg­end (UK/France, 2015) — ***
  267. Lemon­ade, or Be­y­on­cé: Lemon­ade (USA, 2016) — ****
  268. Lifeboat (USA, 1944) — ***
  269. The Light Be­tween Oceans (UK/New Zealand/USA, 2016) — **
  270. Lights Out (USA, 2016) — ***
  271. The Lit­tle Drum­mer Girl (USA, 1984) — ****
  272. The Lob­ster (Greece/Ireland/Netherlands/UK/France, 2015) — ****
  273. Lolo (France, 2015) — **
  274. Look­ing: The Movie (USA, 2016) — ****
  275. Loud­er Than Bombs (Norway/France/Denmark, 2015) — ***
  276. Love & Friend­ship (Ireland/France/Netherlands, 2016) — ****
  277. Love Songs, or Les Chan­sons d’Amour (France, 2007) — **
  278. Lu­cio Flavio, or Lú­cio Flávio, o Pas­sageiro da Ag­o­nia (Brazil, 1977) — ****
  279. Ma Mère (France/Portugal/Austria/Spain, 2004) — ****
  280. Ma­cu­naí­ma (Brazil, 1969) — ***
  281. Madame Satã (Brazil/France, 2002) — ***
  282. Mag­gie’s Plan (USA, 2015) — ***
  283. The Mag­nif­i­cent Sev­en (USA, 2016) — ****
  284. Mais do Que Eu Pos­sa Me Re­con­hecer (Brazil, 2015) — **
  285. Mak­ing a Mur­der­er (USA, 2015) — ****
  286. Mall­rats (USA, 1995) — **
  287. The Man in the Wall, or Haish She­bakir (Is­rael, 2015) — **
  288. Man of Tai Chi (USA/China/Hong Kong, 2013) — **
  289. Marsh­land, or La Isla Mín­i­ma (Spain, 2014) — *****
  290. The Ma­trix (USA/Australia, 1999) — *****
  291. The Ma­trix Re­loaded (USA/Australia, 2003) — ***
  292. The Ma­trix Rev­o­lu­tions (USA/Australia, 2003) — **
  293. The Mea­sure of a Man, or La Loi du Marché (France, 2015) — ****
  294. Mekong Ho­tel (Thailand/UK, 2012) — **
  295. The Mes­sage (Lebanon/Libya/Kuwait/Morocco/UK, 1976) — ***
  296. Mid­night Spe­cial (USA, 2016) — ***
  297. Mil­dred Pierce (USA, 1945) — ****
  298. Mil­len­ni­um Mam­bo, or Qiānxī Màn­bō (Taiwan/France, 2001) — ****
  299. Mi­nus­cule: Val­ley of the Lost Ants, or Mi­nus­cule — La Val­lée des Four­mis Per­dues (France/Belgium, 2013) — ***
  300. The Mir­a­cle Work­er (USA, 1962) — *****
  301. Miss Pere­grine’s Home for Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren (USA/UK/Belgium, 2016) — ****
  302. Moolaadé (Senegal/Burkina Faso/Morocco/Tunisia/Cameroon/France, 2004) — ****
  303. Mon­ey Mon­ster (USA, 2016) — ****
  304. Most Like­ly to Die (USA, 2015) — **
  305. The Moth­er and the Whore, or La Ma­man et la Putain (France, 1973) — ****
  306. The Mov­ing Crea­tures, or O Que Se Move (Brazil, 2013) — ***
  307. The Mu­sic of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road En­sem­ble (USA, 2015) — ***
  308. Mus­tang (France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar, 2015) — ***
  309. My Hin­du Friend (Brazil, 2015) — *
  310. My King, or Mon Roi (France, 2015) — ****
  311. My Sweet Or­ange Tree, or Meu Pé de Laran­ja Lima (Brazil, 2012) — *
  312. Nas: Time Is Ill­mat­ic (USA, 2014) — ****
  313. Neon Bull, or Boi Neon (Brazil/Uruguay/Netherlands, 2015) — *****
  314. The Neon De­mon (France/Denmark/USA, 2016) — **
  315. New World, or Sin­s­egye (South Ko­rea, 2013) — **
  316. The Nice Guys (USA, 2016) — ****
  317. Night and Fog, or Nuit et Brouil­lard (France, 1955) — *****
  318. The Night Fli­er (USA/Italy, 1997) — ***
  319. Noc­tur­nal An­i­mals (USA, 2016) — ****
  320. Noth­ing in Re­turn, or A Cam­bio de Nada (Spain, 2015) — ***
  321. No­to­ri­ous (USA, 1946) — ****
  322. Ob­serve and Re­port (USA, 2009) — ***
  323. Of­fice Space (USA, 1999) — ****
  324. The Olive Tree, or El Oli­vo (Spain, 2016) — ****
  325. Olmo & the Seag­ull (Denmark/Brazil/France/Portugal/Sweden) — *****
  326. On the Wa­ter­front (USA, 1954) — *****
  327. One from the Heart (USA, 1981) — **
  328. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Win­dow and Dis­ap­peared, or Hun­draårin­gen som klev ut genom fön­stret och försvann (Sweden/Russia/UK/France/Spain) — *
  329. Open Your Eyes, or Abre Los Ojos (Spain/France/Italy, 1997) — ****
  330. The Op­po­site of Sex (USA, 1998) — ****
  331. Or­ches­tra Re­hearsal, or Pro­va d’Orches­tra (Italy/West Ger­many, 1978) — ****
  332. Ori­ent­ed (Israel/UK, 2015) — ***
  333. The Oth­er Side of the Door (UK/USA/India, 2016) — **
  334. Our Kind of Trai­tor (UK/France, 2016) — **
  335. Our Last Tan­go, or Un Tan­go Más (Argentina/Germany, 2015) — ***
  336. Par­adise Lost: The Child Mur­ders at Robin Hood Hills (USA, 1996) — *****
  337. Par­adise Lost 2: Rev­e­la­tions (USA, 2000) — ****
  338. Par­adise Lost 3: Pur­ga­to­ry (USA, 2011) — ****
  339. Paris 05:59, or Théo et Hugo dans le Même Bateau (France, 2016) — **
  340. El Pasa­do (Argentina/Brazil, 2007) — ***
  341. Pa­ter­son (France/Germany/USA, 2016) — ****
  342. Pawn Sac­ri­fice (USA/Canada, 2014) — **
  343. Peep­ing Tom (UK, 1960) — *****
  344. Pet­ting Zoo (Germany/Greece/USA, 2015) — ****
  345. Pixote, or Pixote: a Lei do Mais Fra­co (Brazil, 1981) — *****
  346. The Po­sei­don Ad­ven­ture (USA, 1972) — ****
  347. The Priest and the Girl, or O Padre e a Moça (Brazil, 1966) — ***
  348. Prince of Per­sia: The Sands of Time (USA, 2010) — **
  349. Prozac Na­tion (Germany/USA/Canada, 2001) — ****
  350. Pulse, or Kairo (Japan, 2001) — **
  351. The Purge: Elec­tion Year (USA/France, 2016) — **
  352. Queen of Earth (USA, 2015) — ****
  353. Rain­tree Coun­ty (USA, 1957) — **
  354. Raise the Red Lantern, or Dà Hóng Dēn­g­long Gāogāo Guà (China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, 1991) — **
  355. Rav­ing Iran (Switzer­land, 2016) — ***
  356. Re­bec­ca (USA, 1940) — ****
  357. Rebels of the Neon God, or Qing­shaon­ian Nezha (Tai­wan, 1992) — ****
  358. The Red Bal­loon, or Le Bal­lon Rouge (France, 1956) — *****
  359. The Red Light Ban­dit, or O Ban­di­do da Luz Ver­mel­ha (Brazil, 1968) — ****
  360. Re­main­der (UK/Germany, 2015) — ****
  361. Re­mem­ber (Canada/Germany, 2015) — ****
  362. Re­quiem for the Amer­i­can Dream (USA, 2015) — ****
  363. Reser­voir Dogs (USA, 1992) — ****
  364. The Revenant (USA, 2015) — ****
  365. Re­venge of the Nerds (USA, 1984) — **
  366. Ring, or Ringu (Japan, 1998) — ****
  367. Rio, I Love You, or Rio, Eu Te Amo (Brazil/USA, 2014) — *
  368. Rio 100 De­grees F., or Rio 40 Graus (Brazil, 1955) — ****
  369. Rio Zona Norte (Brazil, 1957) — ****
  370. The Riv­er, or He liu (Tai­wan, 1997) — ***
  371. Road to Ytha­ca, or Estra­da para Ytha­ca (Brazil, 2010) — *
  372. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (USA, 1991) — **
  373. Rogue One, or Rogue One: A Star Wars Sto­ry (USA, 2016) — ****
  374. Roma, or Fellini’s Roma (Italy/France, 1972) — *****
  375. Rome Ad­ven­ture (USA, 1962) — **
  376. The Room (USA, 2003) — *
  377. Room (Ireland/Canada, 2015) — ****
  378. Rope (USA, 1948) — ****
  379. Rosa More­na (Denmark/Brazil, 2010) — ****
  380. Run All Night (USA, 2015) — ***
  381. The Rus­sia House (USA, 1990) — **
  382. Sab­o­tage (UK, 1936) — ***
  383. Sabo­teur (USA, 1942) — ***
  384. Salaam Cin­e­ma (Iran, 1995) — ****
  385. Salem’s Lot (USA, 1979) — ***
  386. Os Saltim­ban­cos Tra­pal­hões (Brazil, 1981) — ***
  387. Sand Storm, or Su­fat Chol (Is­rael, 2016) — ***
  388. San­ti­a­go (Brazil, 2007) — *****
  389. São Bernar­do (Brazil, 1972) — ****
  390. São Paulo in Hi-Fi, or São Paulo em Hi-Fi (Brazil, 2013) — ****
  391. São Paulo, So­ciedade Anôn­i­ma (Brazil, 1965) — ****
  392. Sausage Par­ty (USA, 2016) — ****
  393. The Sea of Trees (USA, 2015) — *
  394. The Search (USA, 1948) — ***
  395. The Se­cret Life of Pets (Japan/USA, 2016) — **
  396. Sense8: A Christ­mas Spe­cial (USA, 2016) — ***
  397. Sense­less (USA, 1998) — *
  398. A Sep­a­ra­tion, or Jo­daeiye Nad­er az Simin (Iran, 2011) — *****
  399. Shad­ow of a Doubt (USA, 1943) — ****
  400. The Shal­lows (USA, 2016) — ****
  401. Shara, or Sha­rasōju (Japan, 2003) — ***
  402. She Comes Back on Thurs­day, or Ela Vol­ta na Quin­ta (Brazil, 2015) — **
  403. The Ship Sails On, or E la Nave Va (Italy/France, 1983) — ****
  404. Sier­aneva­da (Romania/France/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Republic of Mace­do­nia, 2016) — *****
  405. 7 Años (Spain, 2016) — ****
  406. The Sig­nal (USA, 2014) — *
  407. The Sil­ver Cliff, or O Abis­mo Pratea­do (Brazil, 2011) — ***
  408. Sin­fo­nia da Necró­pole (Brazil, 2014) — ***
  409. Sing Street (Ireland/UK/USA, 2016) — ****
  410. Sis­ters (USA, 2015) — ***
  411. Sky, Wind, Fire, Wa­ter, Earth, or Kya ka ra ba a (Japan, 2001) — ***
  412. Snow­den (France/Germany/USA, 2016) — ****
  413. Somm (USA, 2012) — ****
  414. SOMM: Into the Bot­tle (USA, 2015) — ***
  415. Son of Saul, or Saul Fia (Hun­gary, 2015) — ***
  416. South­side with You (USA, 2016) — ***
  417. Soy Nero (Germany/France/Mexico/USA, 2016) — **
  418. The Spec­tac­u­lar Now (USA, 2013) — ****
  419. Spec­tral (USA, 2016) — **
  420. Spell­bound (USA, 1945) — **
  421. Spot­light (USA, 2015) — ****
  422. The Spir­it of the Bee­hive, or El Es­píritu de la Col­me­na (Spain, 1973) — ****
  423. Spring Break­ers (USA, 2012) — ****
  424. Star Trek Be­yond (USA, 2016) — **
  425. Stereo (Cana­da, 1969) — **
  426. Strangers on a Train (USA, 1951) — ***
  427. Stray Dogs, or Jiao you (Taiwan/France, 2013) — **
  428. Streets of Fire (USA, 1984) — **
  429. Srom­boli (Italy/USA, 1950) — ****
  430. The Stu­dent and Mis­ter Hen­ri, or L’É­tu­di­ante et Mon­sieur Hen­ri (France, 2015) — ***
  431. Sufragette (UK, 2015) — ***
  432. Sui­cide Squad (USA, 2016) — *
  433. Sul­ly (USA, 2016) — **
  434. Sum­mer­time, or La Belle Sai­son (France/Belgium, 2015) — ****
  435. Sus­pi­cion (USA, 1941) — ***
  436. Suza­ku, or Moe no Suza­ku (Japan, 1997) — ****
  437. The Swim­ming Pool, or La Piscine (Italy/France, 1969) — ****
  438. Swim­ming Pool (France/UK, 2003) — ***
  439. Swiss Army Man (USA, 2016) — ***
  440. Syn­chronic­i­ty (USA, 2015) — **
  441. Syn­dromes and a Cen­tu­ry, or Sang Sat­tawat (Thailand/France/Austria, 2006) — **
  442. The Tai­lor of Pana­ma (USA/Ireland, 2001) — ***
  443. Take the Mon­ey and Run (USA, 1969) — **
  444. Tan­ger­ine (USA, 2015) — ****
  445. 10 Clover­field Lane (USA, 2016) — ****
  446. The Tes­ta­ment of Dr. Mabuse, or Das Tes­ta­ment des Dr. Mabuse (Ger­many, 1933) — ****
  447. That Man from Rio, or L’Homme de Rio (France/Italy, 1964) — **
  448. Theeb (Jordan/United Arab Emirates/Qatar/UK, 2014) — ****
  449. They Don’t Wear Black Tie, or Eles Não Usam Black-Tie (Brazil, 1981) — ****
  450. They Look Like Peo­ple (USA, 2015) — ***
  451. Things to Come, or L’Avenir (France/Germany, 2016) — ***
  452. 13th (USA, 2016) — *****
  453. The 39 Steps (UK, 1935) — ***
  454. 36 (Thai­land, 2012) — ***
  455. The 33 (USA/Chile, 2015) — ***
  456. This Film Is Not Yet Rat­ed (UK/USA, 2006) — ****
  457. This Is Not a Film, or In Film Nist (Iran, 2011) — *****
  458. This Love That Con­sumes, or Esse Amor Que Nos Con­some (Brazil, 2012) — ****
  459. This Night I’ll Pos­sess Your Corpse, or Esta Noite En­car­narei no Teu Cadáver (Brazil, 1967) — **
  460. Three Times, or Zuìhǎo de shíguāng (Taiwan/France, 2005) — ***
  461. Tongues Un­tied (USA, 1989) — *****
  462. Toni Erd­mann (Germany/Austria, 2016) — *****
  463. Tremors (USA, 1990) — ****
  464. Tri­umph of the Will, or Tri­umph des Wil­lens (Ger­many, 1935) — ****
  465. Tro­phy Kids (USA, 2013) — ***
  466. Trop­i­cal Mal­a­dy, or Sud Pral­ad (Thailand/France/Germany/Italy, 2004) — **
  467. Trum­bo (USA, 2015) — **
  468. Truth (Australia/USA, 2015) — *****
  469. Tschick (Ger­many, 2016) — ****
  470. Tuck­er and Dale vs Evil (Canada/USA/India/UK, 2010) — ***
  471. Tul­pan (Kazakhstan/Russia/Germany/Poland/Switzerland/Italy, 2008) — *****
  472. Turk­ish De­light, or Turks Fruit (Nether­lands, 1973) — ***
  473. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (USA/France, 1992) — **
  474. Twin Peaks: The Miss­ing Pieces (USA/France, 2014) — *
  475. Un­der the Hawthorn Tree, or Shan zha shu zhi lian (Chi­na, 2010) — *****
  476. The Un­known Girl, or La Fille In­conue (Belgium/France, 2016) — ***
  477. Vanil­la Sky (USA/Spain, 2001) — ***
  478. The Vic­to­ry of Faith, or Der Sieg des Glaubens (Ger­many, 1933) — ***
  479. Viva Maria! (France/Italy, 1965) — ***
  480. Vive L’Amour, or Aiqing wan­sui (Tai­wan, 1994) — *****
  481. Vou Ri­far Meu Coração (Brazil, 2011) — ****
  482. W. (USA/Australia/Hong Kong/Switzerland/China, 2008) — ***
  483. The Wages of Fear, or La Salaire de la Peur (France/Italy, 1953) — *****
  484. A War, or Kri­gen (Den­mark, 2015) — ****
  485. War­craft (USA, 2016) — **
  486. The Way­ward Cloud, or Tiān­biān yī duǒ yún (Taiwan/France, 2005) — ***
  487. We Are Not An­gels, or Mi Nis­mo And­jeli (Fed­er­al Re­pub­lic of Yu­goslavia, 1992) — ***
  488. We Are Still Here (USA, 2015) — **
  489. We Are the Flesh, or Ten­emos la Carne (Mexico/France, 2016) — *
  490. West­world (USA, 1973) — ***
  491. What Time Is It There?, or Ni na bian ji dian (Taiwan/France, 2001) — ***
  492. When Har­ry Met Sal­ly… (USA, 1989) — ****
  493. When Marnie Was There, or Omoide no Mānī (Japan, 2014) — ***
  494. Where to In­vade Next (USA, 2015) — ****
  495. Whiskey Tan­go Fox­trot (USA, 2016) — ****
  496. White Girl (USA, 2016) — ****
  497. White Out, Black In, or Bran­co Sai, Pre­to Fica (Brazil, 2014) — ***
  498. The Wick­er Man (UK, 1973) — ****
  499. Wiener-Dog (USA, 2016) — **
  500. Willard (USA, 1971) — **
  501. Wil­low Creek (USA, 2011) — ****
  502. Win­ter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Free­dom (UK/Ukraine/USA, 2015) — ****
  503. The Witch, or The VVitch: A New-Eng­land Folk­tale (USA/UK/Canada/Brazil, 2015) — ****
  504. The Woman Who Left, or Ang Babaeng Hu­mayo (Philip­pines, 2016) — ***
  505. The Won­der­ful, Hor­ri­ble Life of Leni Riefen­stahl, or Die Macht der Bilder: Leni Riefen­stahl (France/UK/Germany/Belgium, 1993) — ***
  506. X‑Men: Apoc­a­lypse (USA, 2016) — ***
  507. Xica da Sil­va (Brazil, 1976) — ****
  508. Zeit­geist (USA, 2007) — **
  509. Zeit­geist: Ad­den­dum (USA, 2008) — **
  510. Zelig (USA, 1983) — ****
  511. Zom­bi 2 (Italy, 1979) — *
  512. Zootopia (USA, 2016) — ****

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