The Best Films Of 2016 – The Uncut Top 20

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The January 2017 issue of Uncut features the best albums of the year, compiled by the Uncut team, along with our reissues and compilations of the year, and the best films and books.

You can read new assessments of the films in the issue, but below is the full list of Uncut’s films. Click on the links to read the original Uncut reviews… and as always let us know in the comments or on Facebook what would make your Top 20.

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Uncut’s Top 20 Films Of 2016 are:

20. Youth
DIR: PAOLO SORRENTINO
You can read Uncut’s review by clicking here

19. Suburra
DIR: STEFANO SOLLIMA

18. Everybody Wants Some!!
DIR: RICHARD LINKLATER
You can read Uncut’s review by clicking here

17. High Rise
DIR: BEN WHEATLEY
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16. The Hateful Eight
DIR: QUENTIN TARANTINO

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15. Victoria
DIR: SEBASTIAN SCHIPPER

14. Love & Friendship
DIR: WHIT STILLMAN
You can read Uncut’s review by clicking here

13. Hell Or High Water
DIR: DAVID MACKENZIE
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12. Hail, Caesar!
DIR: JOEL AND ETHAN COHEN
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11. Anomalisa
DIR: CHARLIE KAUFMAN AND DUKE JOHNSON

10. Mustang
DIR: DENIZ GAMZE ERGÜVEN

9. Julieta
DIR: PEDRO ALMODOVAR
You can read Uncut’s review by clicking here

8. I, Daniel Blake
DIR: KEN LOACH
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7. Paterson
DIR: JIM JARMUSCH
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6. A Bigger Splash
DIR: LUCA GUADAGNINO

5. Spotlight
DIR: TOM McCARTHY
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4. The Big Short
DIR: ADAM McKAY
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3. Son Of Saul
DIR: LÁSZLÓ NEMES

2. The Revenant
DIR: ALEJANDRO IÑÁRRITU
You can read Uncut’s review by clicking here

1. Nocturnal Animals
DIR: TOM FORD
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The February 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Leonard Cohen. Elsewhere in the issue, we look at the 50 Great Modern Protest Songs and our free CD collects 15 of the very best, featuring Ry Cooder, Jarvis Cocker, Roy Harper, Father John Misty, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Richard Thompson. The issue also features our essential preview of the key albums for 2017, including Roger Waters, Fleet Foxes, Paul Weller, The Jesus And Mary Chain, the Waterboys and more. Plus Leon Russell, Mike Oldfield, Ty Segall, Tift Merritt, David Bowie, Japandroids, The Doors, Flaming Lips, Wilco, The XX, Grateful Dead, Mark Eitzel and more plus 139 reviews

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