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2016 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best Film

After over 200 individuals voted in IndieWire's annual Critics Poll, these are what they selected as the top 50 films of 2016.

"Moonlight"

“Moonlight”

We asked critics for their favorite films and performances of 2016. For each of the fifteen categories, respondents ranked their picks. Results were tallied using a reverse points system (e.g. ten points for 1st, nine points for 2nd, eight points for 3rd, etc.) – we’ve listed the top 50 below. A full list of participating critics can be found here.

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

1. Moonlight – 967
2. Manchester by the Sea – 674
3. La La Land – 513
4. Toni Erdmann – 501
5. OJ: Made in America – 388
6. Paterson – 323
7. The Handmaiden – 307
8. Arrival – 289
9. Hell or High Water – 286
10. Jackie – 273
11. Elle – 247
12. Certain Women – 240
13. Cameraperson – 238
14. The Lobster – 229
15. Cemetery of Splendour – 221
16. Silence – 162
17. Everybody Wants Some!! – 153
18. The Fits – 146
19. American Honey – 143
19. The Witch – 143
21. Aquarius – 135
22. Love & Friendship – 130
23. Green Room – 127
23. No Home Movie – 127
25. Sing Street – 124
26. 20th Century Women – 119
27. Things to Come – 118
28. Loving – 117
29. Nocturnal Animals – 111
30. Right Now, Wrong Then – 108
31. I Am Not Your Negro – 106
32. A Bigger Splash – 86
32. Knight of Cups – 86
34. Kubo and the Two Strings – 81
35. Happy Hour – 75
36. Krisha – 68
37. Chevalier – 66
37. Hail, Caesar! – 66
37. Hunt for the Wilderpeople – 66
40. Swiss Army Man – 62
41. I, Daniel Blake – 61
42. 13th – 60
43. Sunset Song – 58
43. Weiner – 58
45. Fire at Sea – 56
46. Embrace of the Serpent – 54
47. Neruda – 53
48. Captain Fantastic – 49
49. The Neon Demon – 48
50. Christine – 46

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

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