The New York Times 2016

Intro

The following films appeared on The New York Times best of 2016 lists from Manohla Dargis and A.O Scott. These are abridged lists not including all entries.

Source: The Best Movies of 2016

Films

Manohla Dargis

1. No Home Movie

Belgium, France
Chantal Akerman

Lists: Cinema Scope (8, 2015) | Film Comment (10, 2016) | Sight & Sound (6, 2015)

Festivals: Locarno (International Competition, 2015) | New York (Main Slate, 2015) | Toronto (Wavelengths, 2015)

2. Toni Erdmann

Germany
Maren Ade

Lists: Cinema Scope (1, 2016) | Film Comment (1, 2016) | Sight & Sound (1, 2016)

Festivals: Cannes (Competition, 2016) | New York (Main Slate, 2016) | Telluride (2016) | Toronto (Special Presentations, 2016)

3. Moonlight

USA
Barry Jenkins

Lists: Cinema Scope (Special Mention, 2016) | Film Comment (2, 2016) | Sight & Sound (2, 2016)

Festivals: New York (Main Slate, 2016) | Rotterdam (Black Rebels, 2017) | Telluride (2016) | Toronto (Next Wave, 2016)

4. O.J.: Made in America

USA
Ezra Edelman

Lists: Sight & Sound (21, 2016)

Festivals: Sundance (Special Events, 2016)

5. My Golden Days

Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse
France
Arnaud Desplechin

Festivals: Cannes (Directors' Fortnight, 2015) | New York (Main Slate, 2015)

6. I Am Not Your Negro

USA, France
Raoul Peck

Festivals: Berlin (Panorama, 2017) | New York (Spotlight on Documentary, 2016) | Toronto (Documentaries, 2016)

7. Arrival

USA
Denis Villeneuve

Festivals: Telluride (2016) | Toronto (Gala Presentations, 2016) | Venice (In Competition, 2016)

8. The Handmaiden

Ah-ga-ssi
South Korea
Park Chan-wook

Lists: Film Comment (16, 2016)

Festivals: Cannes (Competition, 2016) | Rotterdam (Limelight, 2017) | Toronto (Special Presentations, 2016)

9. 13th

USA
Ava DuVernay

Festivals: New York (Main Slate - Opening Night, 2016)

10. From the Notebook of… [1971/1998]

Italy, Switzerland
Robert Beavers

Festivals: Berlin (Forum Expanded, 2016) | New York (Projections, 2016)

A.O. Scott

1. Moonlight

USA
Barry Jenkins

Lists: Cinema Scope (Special Mention, 2016) | Film Comment (2, 2016) | Sight & Sound (2, 2016)

Festivals: New York (Main Slate, 2016) | Rotterdam (Black Rebels, 2017) | Telluride (2016) | Toronto (Next Wave, 2016)

2. O.J.: Made in America

USA
Ezra Edelman

Lists: Sight & Sound (21, 2016)

Festivals: Sundance (Special Events, 2016)

3. Toni Erdmann

Germany
Maren Ade

Lists: Cinema Scope (1, 2016) | Film Comment (1, 2016) | Sight & Sound (1, 2016)

Festivals: Cannes (Competition, 2016) | New York (Main Slate, 2016) | Telluride (2016) | Toronto (Special Presentations, 2016)

4. Cameraperson

USA
Kirsten Johnson

Lists: Cinema Scope (Special Mention, 2016) | Film Comment (14, 2016) | Sight & Sound (16, 2016)

Festivals: Sundance (New Frontier, 2016)

5. Aferim!

Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic
Radu Jude

Festivals: Berlin (Competition, 2015)

6. American Honey

UK, USA
Andrea Arnold

Lists: Sight & Sound (5, 2016)

Festivals: Cannes (Competition, 2016) | Rotterdam (Limelight, 2017) | Toronto (Special Presentations, 2016)

7. Aquarius

Brazil, France
Kleber Mendonça Filho

Lists: Cinema Scope (9, 2016) | Film Comment (8, 2016) | Sight & Sound (19, 2016)

Festivals: Cannes (Competition, 2016) | New York (Main Slate, 2016) | Toronto (Contemporary World Cinema, 2016)

8. Sausage Party

USA
Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

9. A Bigger Splash

Italy, France
Luca Guadagnino

Festivals: Venice (In Competition, 2015)

10. Elle

France, Germany
Paul Verhoeven

Lists: Cinema Scope (4, 2016) | Film Comment (3, 2016) | Sight & Sound (3, 2016)

Festivals: Cannes (Competition, 2016) | New York (Main Slate, 2016) | Toronto (Special Presentations, 2016)

10. Things to Come

L’Avenir
France, Germany
Mia Hansen-Løve

Lists: Film Comment (9, 2016) | Sight & Sound (8, 2016)

Festivals: Berlin (Competition, 2016) | New York (Main Slate, 2016) | Telluride (2016) | Toronto (Special Presentations, 2016)