Friday, January 6, 2017

Erika's Favorite Movies of 2016

by Erika Bromley
This year more than ever, certain films spoke to me because of how important they are.

For example, the true stories shown in Hidden Figures were never featured in any of my history textbooks. Thank goodness for movies! They entertain, they teach, they open minds. Humanity is stronger, better, and more informed by the stories we read and watch. We’re more civilized when we show empathy – and nothing teaches empathy better than storytelling in all its forms.

Here are twelve films that made me laugh and/or cry; that made me feel; that inspired me; that opened my mind. Some even did all of those things.
12-8 (Five-way tie!):
Loving (dir. Jeff Nichols)
Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
Don't Breathe (dir. Fede Alvarez)
The Nice Guys (dir. Shane Black)
Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier)

7. Lion (dir. Garth Davis)

6. The Neon Demon (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
5. 13th (dir. Ava DuVernay)

4. Hell or High Water (dir. David Mackenzie)

3. O.J.: Made in America (dir. Ezra Edelman)

2. Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)

1. La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle)

Honorable Mentions:
Manchester by the Sea, In a Valley of Violence, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Hidden Figures


  1. If we are counting oj made in America then it definitely would make my list. That was damn good tv. It actually made me appreciate the fx series more.

    1. If we can count these things I'm putting "San Junipero" Black Mirror, Season 3 on my list 100%