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Best Films of 2016

Cinema's big beasts assemble in our most popular rentals of the last 12 months.

Films with claws, sting and scattered venom.

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My Scientology Movie
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My Scientology Movie

Documentary201599 minsDirector: John Dower

Louis Theroux investigates the secretive world of the Church of Scientology, armed with his characteristic deadpan wit.

The Lobster
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The Lobster

Science Fiction2015118 minsDirector: Yorgos Lanthimos

Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw and Rachel Weisz star in this bleakly hilarious dystopian drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth).

Carol
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Carol

Drama2014119 minsDirector: Todd Haynes

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.

45 Years
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45 Years

Drama201495 minsDirector: Andrew Haigh

One of the most acclaimed British features of recent years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a couple rocked by news from the past.

High-Rise
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High-Rise

Science Fiction2015119 minsDirector: Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley's savage and brilliant adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian satire, starring Tom Hiddleston.

Embrace of the Serpent
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Embrace of the Serpent

Action and Adventure2015124 mins

The spirit of Werner Herzog and Apocalypse Now imbue this majestic Oscar-nominated odyssey through the heart of the Amazon.

Rams
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Rams

Drama201592 minsDirector: Grímur Hákonarson

Cannes prize-winning Icelandic drama about two estranged sheep-farming brothers who come together following a deadly disease outbreak.

A Bigger Splash
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A Bigger Splash

Thriller2015124 minsDirector: Luca Guadagnino

Ralph Fiennes delivers a sensational performance as one of four passionate souls sharing a villa in the Sicilian sunshine, with jealousy, intrigue and violence simmering beneath the surface.

Love & Friendship
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Love & Friendship

Comedy201693 mins

Whit Stillman crosses the Atlantic for this irresistible Jane Austen adaptation, following the delicious and devious exploits of Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale).

Spotlight
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Spotlight

Drama2015129 minsDirector: Thomas McCarthy

The Best Picture winner at the 2016 Oscars is a searing account of Boston Globe journalists' uncovering of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
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The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Drama2015102 mins

The US indie hit tells the bold, bawdy and hilarious story of a teenager's sexual awakening after she sleeps with her mother’s boyfriend.

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)
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Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

Drama201594 mins

High-school students start a private orgy society in Eva Husson’s dazzlingly shot, no-holds-barred drama.

Théo and Hugo
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Théo and Hugo

Romance201697 mins

A brief encounter at a naked sex club in Paris seems to be going well for Theo and Hugo, but a sudden realisation changes everything.

Legend
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Legend

Crime2015131 mins

Tom Hardy’s magnetic double-performance as infamous East End gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray commands Brian Helgeland stylish biopic.

Macbeth
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Macbeth

Drama2015113 mins

Fassbender is ferocious as the Scottish king in Justin Kurzel’s red-blooded and viscerally atmospheric Shakespeare adaptation.

The Hard Stop
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The Hard Stop

Documentary201586 mins

The story of Mark Duggan, who was shot and killed in Tottenham in 2011, is brought to the screen in this humane, thought-provoking and topical documentary.

Under the Shadow
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Under the Shadow

Horror201684 mins

Babak Anvari’s Tehran-set ghost story has been acclaimed as a modern horror masterpiece.

Tale Of Tales
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Tale Of Tales

Fantasy2015134 minsDirector: Matteo Garrone

Mythical monsters, shape-shifting sisters and a giant flea are all on the menu in Matteo Garrone’s fulsome feast of gothic fantasy.

The Assassin
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The Assassin

Action and Adventure2015106 minsDirector: Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s mesmerising, visually stunning tale of love and honour was Sight and Sound magazine’s best film of 2015.

Tangerine
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Tangerine

Drama201588 minsDirector: Sean Baker

A big-hearted film shot on a small phone, this LA tale of two transgender working girls out for vengeance fizzes with wild energy.

Adult Life Skills
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Adult Life Skills

Comedy201596 mins

Anna (Jodie Whittaker) is an emotionally stunted 30-year-old living in her mum’s shed, learning to confront adult reality, in Rachel Tunnard’s quirky debut.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Comedy2016101 mins

Juvenile delinquent Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) forms an unlikely partnership with Sam Neill’s grizzled bushman in this hilarious wild adventure from Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows).

Little Men
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Little Men

Drama201685 minsDirector: Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs’ poignant drama about how money affects relationships follows an artistic family’s attempts to attune to a new Brooklyn neighbourhood.

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Florence Foster Jenkins

Biopic2016110 mins

Meryl Streep plays the wealthy socialite determined to make it as an opera singer despite being tone deaf, in a delightful comedy from Stephen Frears.