2016 was a rough year all around, but we don’t need to reiterate all the terrible things that happened throughout the year here. I’m here to disprove a notion that 2016 was a bad year for movies. I was under the same impression before I started compiling this list, and I have to say, it was really tough to narrow these choices down to ten. Sure, there may or may not have been that true, year-defining classic that will be talked about 20 years down the line the same way we look at a Pulp Fiction, a Saving Private Ryan, or even a Mad Max: Fury Road, but what we did get was a great level of consistently great movies throughout the entire year. Well, except for the summer blockbuster season. Most of those were pretty terrible.
Go see this movie! It is the small, bare bones psychological thriller that emphasizes mood and claustrophobia over big budget special effects and empty headed action set pieces, and it’s all the richer for it.