Sight & Sound Top 30 Films of 2016


This is always one of the best lists, containing films from around the world, and not worried about Oscar politics and campaigning. Just quality work, quality films.

1. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, Germany-Austria) 49 votes
2. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, USA) 34 votes
3. Elle (Paul Verhoeven, France-Germany) 33 votes
4. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, USA) 25 votes
5. American Honey (Andrea Arnold, USA-UK) 20 votes
6. I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach, UK-France-Belgium) 17 votes
7. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Longeran, USA) 16 votes
8. Things to Come (L’Avenir) (Mia Hansen-Løve, France-Germany) 15 votes
9. Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, USA/Germany/France) 14 votes
10. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra, France-Portugal-Spain) 13 votes
=11. Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, France) 12 votes
=11. Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu, Romania-France) 12 votes
=13. Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi, Italy-France) 11 votes
=13. Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain) 11 votes
=13. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, France-Germany-Belgium) 11 votes
=16. Cameraperson (Kirstsen Johnson, USA) 10 votes
=16. La La Land (Damien Chazelle, USA) 10 votes
18. Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman, Ireland/France/The Netherlands/USA/UK) 9 votes
=19. Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil-France) 8 votes
=19. Victoria (Sebastian Schipper, Germany) 8 votes
=21. Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra, Argentina-Colombia-Netherlands-Venezuela) 7 votes
=21. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater, USA) 7 votes
=21. Evolution (Lucile Hadzihalilovic, France/Spain/Belgium 2015) 7 votes
=21. Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie, USA) 7 votes
=21. O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman, USA) 7 votes
=26. Lemonade (Beyoncé Knowles Carter and Kahlil Joseph with Jonas Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and Tod Tourso, USA)6 votes
=26. Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford, USA) 6 votes
=26. The Ornithologist (O Ornitólogo)(João Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal-France-Brazil) 6 votes
=26. Raw (Grave)(Julia Ducournau, France-Belgium) 6 votes
=26. Neruda (Pablo Larraín, France/Spain/Argentina/Chile) 6 votes

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