James and Zach count down their 20 favorite movies of 2016, as well as their greatest disappointments, films they regret not having seen before making their list, and more.



  1. Sing Street
  2. The Neon Demon
  3. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  4. Fences
  5. La La Land
  6. Manchester by the Sea
  7. Operation Avalanche
  8. The Fits
  9. Hail, Ceasar
  10. Krisha
  11. Keanu
  12. Captain Fantastic
  13. Sully
  14. Snowden
  15. Last Days in the Desert
  16. Deepwater Horizon
  17. Jackie
  18. Southside with You
  19. Patriot’s Day
  20. Hacksaw Ridge

James (as a letterboxd list)

  1. La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
  2. The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer)
  3. The Witch (Robert Eggers)
  4. Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)
  5. Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson)
  6. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)
  7. The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker)
  8. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
  9. Lion (Garth Davis)
  10. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Burr Steers)
  11. Sing Street (John Carney)
  12. The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)
  13. Jackie (Pablo Larraín)
  14. Zootopia (Byron Howard & Rich Moore)
  15. Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols)
  16. The Nice Guys (Shane Black)
  17. Don’t Think Twice (Mike Birbiglia)
  18. The Wailing (Na Hong-jin)
  19. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi)
  20. Allied (Robert Zemeckis)

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