Films of the Year 2016

It’s that time again. Absolutely delighted to report that after several years of trying, and always narrowly failing, I managed to watch 52 new release films at the cinema this year. Here then are my 10 favourites, and the rest placed into some vague generalisations. Many thanks to everyone at The Light Cinema in Cambridge for making the place such an enjoyable and friendly local, and to the Arts Picturehouse in the city for filling in a few gaps by showing some films which The Light disappointingly failed to show, including my top two! Perhaps a little bit more ambition next year guys?

The 10 which just failed to make it (liked them a lot though!):

  • Bridget Jones’ Baby
  • Eye In The Sky
  • Hail Caesar
  • Moana
  • Passengers
  • Rogue One
  • Spotlight
  • The Accountant
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • War Dogs

Unremarkable, but I guess worth the trip:

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Central Intelligence
  • Daddy’s Home
  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Creatures
  • Girl On The Train
  • Jason Bourne
  • Joy
  • Love & Friendship
  • Our Kind Of Traitor
  • Star Trek: Beyond
  • Tarzan
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity
  • The Nice Guys
  • The Revenant

Hard to say, I can barely remember these:

  • David Brent: Life On The Road
  • How To Be Single
  • Lo And Behold
  • Morgan
  • Now You See Me 2

…and the disappointments:

  • Absolutely Fabulous
  • Christmas Office Party
  • Creed
  • Dad’s Army
  • Ghostbusters 2
  • Grimsby
  • Independence Day 2
  • Sausage Party
  • Sully

Drum roll…

The Ten Films Which Gave Me The Biggest Buzz At The Cinema This Year:

10. Zoolander 2

9. The Edge Of Seventeen

8. A United Kingdom

7. Florence Foster Jenkins

6. Finding Dory

5. Eight Days A Week

4. Arrival

3. The Big Short

2. Youth

1. Sing Street

The top five I can seriously say I’d watch again and again. And again. If you didn’t see any of them, and have any inclination to see them, I can only say… drop everything and do it.

What did I miss out? What do you thoroughly disagree with? Let me know below.