5) Green Room

Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) returns with another gripping survival thriller. 'Green Room' pits a drifter punk band against a group of ultra-violent Neo-Nazi's, and it makes for a gruesome and dread-filled watch.

4) Sing Street

One of the feel good films of the year. 'Sing Street' hits all the right notes and does so with genuine heart.

3) Everybody Wants Some!

Richard Linklater's spiritual sequel to 'Dazed and Confused' gives an endearingly human and deceptively deep look at the comradeship of a college baseball team.

2) The Daughter

This Australian thriller unravels with a masterful touch of storytelling from Simon Stone.

'The Daughter' is littered with excellent performances to help make this one of the most underrated films of 2016.

1) Mustang

This heart-touching Film gives an eloquent look at existing issues of gender roles and norms in parts of Turkey. 'Mustang' has a humour, spirit and courage that help strike a powerful chord.


5) Nice Guys

'Nice Guys' has a fun and funky script that is helped along its way by the chemistry and delivery of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.

4) Fire At Sea

Gianfranco Rosi's documentary gives a detached and quietly poignant view of the migrant crisis in Europe.

3) Tale of Tales

Visually alluring and endlessly charming, 'Tale of Tales' is one of the best triumphs in fantasy since 'Pans Labyrinth' (2006).

2) When Marnie Was There

A fitting end - at least for now - to Studio Ghibli produces a typically beautiful and understated animated classic.

1) Embrace the Serpent

Ciro Guerra takes us deep into the Amazon for this hypnotic and illusionary story that brilliantly evokes Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'.


5) BFG

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic is well-natured and thoroughly enjoyable.

4) Weiner

This documentary follows the zany scandal surrounding American politician Anthony Weiner to ask wider questions about media and public intrigue in such stories.

3) Maggie's plan

Greta Gerwig and Jullianne Moore shine in the most mature and entertaining romcom of the year

2) Neon Demon

Like 'Spring Breakers' (2012), this film has an unapologetically bold style that makes it a truly fascinating and visually stunning watch.

1) Notes on Blindness

An extraordinary and unique look into theologian John Hull's life as he began to lose his sight in the 1980's.