Little White Lies contributors’ Top 10 films of 2016

Our writers pick their personal favourites in our end of year poll.

Little White Lies

It’s that time of year again, but before we reveal our official 25 best films of 2016 list, we thought we’d round up some of our contributors’ personal Top 10s. We asked everyone to pick and rank their favourite new films, the only criteria being that they must have either a) received a UK or US release in 2016 or b) screened at an international film festival this year. Check out the individual lists below and share your personal Top 10 with us @LWLies

David Jenkins

1. Certain Women
2. Knight of Cups
3. Everybody Wants Some!!
4. Julieta
5. Sully
6. Love & Friendship
7. Further Beyond
8. Heaven Knows What
9. Hail, Caesar!
10. Anomalisa

Sophie Monks Kaufman

1. Paterson
2. Knight of Cups
3. Evolution
4. Things to Come
5. Hail, Caesar!
6. Love & Friendship
7. The BFG
8. Anomalisa
9. Weiner
10. High-Rise

Adam Woodward @AWLies

1. Everybody Wants Some!!
2. Toni Erdmann
3. Manchester by the Sea
4. Embrace of the Serpent
5. Kate Plays Christine
6. Things to Come
7. Paterson
8. Cameraperson
9. Chi-Raq
10. The Neon Demon

Simran Hans @heavier_things

1. Moonlight
2. Nocturama
3. American Honey
4. Manchester by the Sea
5. Personal Shopper
6. Lemonade
7. Certain Women
8. The Handmaiden
9. Elle
10. The Fits

Glenn Heath Jr @MatchCuts

1. Cemetery of Splendour
2. Knight of Cups
3. Right Now, Wrong Then
4. Aquarius
5. Elle
6. Certain Women
7. Nocturama
8. Lemonade
9. Everybody Wants Some!!
10. Three

Christina Newland @christinalefou

1. Mustang
2. Chi-Raq
3. Creed
4. La La Land
5. Hell or High Water
6. Loving
7. Paterson
8. Son of Saul
9. Lemonade
10. No Home Movie

Forrest Cardamenis @FCardamenis

1. Knight of Cups
2. Cemetery of Splendor
3. Happy Hour
4. No Home Movie
5. Kate Plays Christine
6. Mountains May Depart
7. Toni Erdmann
8. Cameraperson
9. Crosscurrent
10. Manchester by the Sea

Anton Bitel @AntBit

1. Remainder
2. Anomalisa
3. Welcome to Me
4. Aloys
5. Men and Chicken
6. Cemetery of Splendour
7. We Are the Flesh
8. Hell or High Water
9. Baskin
10. Hail, Caesar!

Craig Williams @craigfilm

1. Elle
2. Things to Come
3. Everybody Wants Some!!
4. Hail, Caesar!
5. Hacksaw Ridge
6. Sully
7. Chi-Raq
8. Certain Women
9. Knight of Cups
10. Creed

Justine Smith @redroomrantings

1. Right Now, Wrong Then
2. The Invitation
3. The Handmaiden
4. Toni Erdmann
5. Train to Busan
6. The Love Witch
7. The Jungle Book
8. Into the Inferno
9. Creepy
10. I, Olga

Josh Slater-Williams @jslaterwilliams

1. Manchester by the Sea
2. Moonlight
3. Love & Friendship
4. Paterson
5. Little Sister
6. Kubo and the Two Strings
7. La La Land
8. Everybody Wants Some!!
9. Kate Plays Christine
10. Evolution

Katherine McLaughlin @Coconutboots

1. Manchester by the Sea
2. Moonlight
3. Things to Come
4. Elle
5. I Am Not a Serial Killer
6. The Witch
7. Creed
8. Julieta
9. Evolution
10. The Invitation

Martyn Conterio @Cinemartyn

1. American Honey
2. The Wailing
3. Paterson
4. Nasty Baby
5. Cemetery of Splendour
6. Knight of Cups
7. Midnight Special
8. The Pearl Button
9. Heaven Knows What
10. Mustang

Matt Thrift @Matt_Cinephile

1. Knight of Cups
2. Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey
3. Certain Women
4. The Assassin
5. Things to Come
6. Arabian Nights
7. Toni Erdmann
8. OJ: Made in America
9. Cemetery of Splendour
10. Manchester by the Sea

Manuela Lazic @ManiLazic

1. Elle
2. Paterson
3. Toni Erdmann
4. Manchester by the Sea
5. The Love Witch
6. Cameraperson
7. Speaking is Difficult
8. Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids
9. Certain Women
10. Aquarius

Elena Lazic @elazic

1. Manchester by the Sea
2. Elle
3. Certain Women
4. Paterson
5. Toni Erdmann
6. Creed
7. 13 Hours
8. Fences
9. The Hateful Eight
10. Sully

Ethan Vestby @ethanves

1. Elle
2. Dirty Grandpa
3. Sully
4. Knight of Cups
5. Mountains May Depart
6. My Golden Days
7. SPL II: A Time For Consequences
8. 31
9 Hail, Caesar!
10. Cosmos

Aimee Knight @siraimeeknight

1. Unlocking the Cage
2. The Shallows
3. Mustang
4. Wiener
5. Rams
6. The Witch
7. The Secret Life of Pets
8. Shin Godzilla
9. Kedi
10. Gimme Danger

Ella Donald @_pingus

1. La La Land
2. American Honey
3. The Neon Demon
4. Green Room
5. Maggie’s Plan
6. High-Rise
7. 13th
8. Lemonade
9. Pete’s Dragon
10. San Junipero (Black Mirror, episode 4 of season 3),

Published 7 Dec 2016

Read More

Awards season contenders ranked by their posters

By Rebecca Speare-Cole

Which of these official promotional images do you think is most deserving of awards glory?

Mustang is carrying the torch for female empowerment

By Lydia Beardmore

Deniz Gamze Erguven’s stunning sibling drama represents shifting attitudes in modern Turkey.

Watch the powerful first trailer for gay drama Moonlight

By Little White Lies

Barry Jenkins’ new film is set to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

What are you looking for?

Little White Lies Logo

About Little White Lies

Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, LWLies has been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.

Editorial

Design