Sight & Sound The best films of 2016

We asked 163 critics and curators to name their five top movies of the year – and atop what may be our most diverse annual poll yet, the runaway winner is a German comedy…

  • Toni Erdmann
  • Moonlight
  • Elle
  • Certain Women
  • American Honey
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Things to Come
  • Paterson
  • The Death of Louis XIV
  • Personal Shopper
  • Sieranevada
  • Fire at Sea
  • Julieta
  • Nocturama
  • Cameraperson
  • La La Land
  • Love & Friendship
  • Aquarius
  • Victoria
  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Evolution
  • Hell or High Water
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Lemonade
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • The Ornithologist
  • Raw
  • Neruda