Best movies of 2016 to watch this awards season

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Let the pre-Oscars prep begin! It’s my favorite time of year…the Golden Globes were this Sunday and the Academy Awards return the end of February.

It was looking to be a dismal year in film,  but Hollywood finally came through in the last few months. Here are my top picks from 2016 that I’ll be cheering on on this awards season!

Best movies of the year

I can’t reiterate enough how much Manchester by the Sea blew me away and stuck with me for a long time. Be prepared to be “crushingly sad” but impressed with the intricate, subtle performances and story line. If Casey Affleck doesn’t win Best Actor…

  1. Manchester by the Sea
  2. Hell or High Water
  3. La La Land
  4. Hello My Name is Doris
  5. Arrival

Honorary mentions go to these surprisingly solid, enjoyable movies with strong casts:

What’s are your favorite movies from 2016?

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