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Our Critics' Picks for Films in 2016

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The Lobster
Courtesy of A24

Thanks to a bitter election and seemingly endless culture war, last year was a roller coaster, and the films of 2016 reflect those ups and downs, with surprising results. It's to be expected that lauded movies such as The Lobster, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, and Fences would become awards-season favorites, but who knew that summer flicks such as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Deepwater Horizon, and Bridget Jones's Baby would be equally enjoyable? Our critics' picks for 2016 were varied and a few unexpected. So with awards season in full swing, here's a look at the films our critics loved in 2016.

In the Shadow of Women
In the Shadow of Women
Courtesy of Distrib Films


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Cemetery of Splendor
Courtesy of Strand Releasing


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Everybody Wants Some!!
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


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A Hologram for the King
Courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Neighbors 2: Sorority RisingEXPAND
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures


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The Childhood of a Leader
Courtesy of IFC Films


Courtesy of Sundance Selects


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London Road
Courtesy of BBC Worldwide America


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Certain Women
Courtesy of IFC Films


Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


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