Top 40 Films I Saw for the First Time in 2016

A ranked list of the best films I saw for the first time in 2016, which aren't new releases.

Therefore, this excludes films I've seen before and films that qualify for other lists (best 2016 films, favourite films released in the UK in 2016), but includes everything else going back to the very start of cinema.

Can't believe I've got so far in my life without having seen some of these, but that'll be the same every year. There's always something. Still haven't seen Satantango [NB I have since this was written; see 2017 list linked below]...

See also:
2018 -- 2017

  • Losing Ground

    1

  • Magic Mike XXL

    2

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    3

  • Desperately Seeking Susan

    4

  • Taxi

    5

  • Born in Flames

    6

  • Attenberg

    7

  • Vagabond

    8

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    9

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    10

  • Nathalie Granger

    11

  • Three Days

    12

  • Notorious

    13

  • Paris Is Burning

    14

  • Christmas in July

    15

  • Opera Jawa

    16

  • El Sur

    17

  • Nothing But a Man

    18

  • Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

    19

  • Salesman

    20

  • Baldwin's Nigger

    21

  • The Palm Beach Story

    22

  • A New Leaf

    23

  • A Very Curious Girl

    24

  • Daughters of the Dust

    25

  • Histoire(s) du Cinéma

    26

  • A Question of Silence

    27

  • Ecstasy

    28

  • Within Our Gates

    29

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    30

  • Deep Red

    31

  • Le Trou

    32

  • The Square

    33

  • Bush Mama

    34

  • Billy Liar

    35

  • Kwaidan

    36

  • Rebecca

    37

  • Carry Greenham Home

    38

  • Things Behind the Sun

    39

  • Dangerous When Wet

    40