Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2016 (Updated)
So 2016 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year.
So here it is: my pick of the BEST films of 2016.
Film of The Year: The Nice Guys
In Brief: It was pretty much Room or The Little Prince all the way this year until The Nice Guys came along. But then any film directed and written by one of my favourite filmmakers in Shane Black was always going to have a fighting chance. Smart, funny and sharp as a tack… The Nice Guys is the best film you probably didn’t see this year!
2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
In Brief: Holy wow. Blockbuster of the year, the 4th best Star Wars film and a film that **spoilers** managed to raise a horror icon from the dead. A War film, a hiatus movie, a Star Wars story. Yup… Rogue One is THAT good.
3. The Little Prince
In Brief: Who saw this coming? Adaptation of a popular kids book, released almost exclusively on Netflix. But man it knocked it out the park. Brilliantly animated and heart wrenchingly performed, Little Prince is up there with the best of the genre.
In Brief: Was a contender from the moment I saw it and one of the few times that Oscar bate lives up to it’s billing. It’s touching, masterfully made and beautiful.
In Brief: A stunningly well made animation from Disney with heaps of charm, laughs and catchy songs. A late entry into my Bets Of for 2016.
6. The Big Short
7. Green Room
9. Doctor Strange
Bubbling Under: Eddie The Eagle, Midnight Special , Creed, Bad Moms, Zootropolis, Star Trek Beyond, Spotlight