Honorable mentions (in no particular order): Columbus, Blade Runner 2049, Personal Shopper, The Lost City of Z, The Florida Project, The Beguiled
What's this, you say – no Top 10 list? That may be the standard way to take stock of the previous year's movies, for professional and amateur film writers alike, but I had trouble with that approach. I'm yet uncomfortable with making a declaration of the best movies of the year, but I can certainly single out favorites and others I strongly appreciate for various reasons, so I'm sticking with a unique formulation of six clear favorites + ten more great ones.
Here are all the 2016* movies I've seen, in roughly the order I viewed them. I'll be adding to this list over the next few weeks, and then posting some kind of best-of-the-year article.