Well, another year is in the books. So before 2017 gets into full swing, lets look back at the best movies of 2016, in my opinion of course. Before we get started, make sure to check out this list’s opposite, the Top 10 Worst Movies of 2016.  Keep in mind, as always with lists like this, my original review and rating is only part of what goes into where each movie places.  The movie’s overall quality, entertainment value, how it holds up after more thought, its impact on me, and its rewatchability are all factors. I also haven’t seen every movie that came out, unfortunately. But you can check out my reviews for each movie I did see on this list by clicking on the title. Before we got to the Top 10, here are some honorable mentions that just missed the list:

arrival

I’m behind on a lot of movies out right now. I’m very glad I picked this one to see first to start getting caught up.

Arrival stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner as a language specialist and scientist, respectively. They are tasked with learning how to communicate with mysterious aliens after they show up in several places across the world.