Top 10 and Bottom 5 of the top half of 2016 -What films to see, which to avoid and what to look forward to

On the radio the other day, the announcer asked what the best films had been for the year... so far?

It has been a record-breaking year at the cinema, but finding quality cinema has been a challenge this year. 

The teams at Russelling Reviews and Reel Dialogue have looked back over the year and compiled the best and worst films to date in 2016? Also, we will include some that have promise in the second half of the year. 

Here we go! The rankings were based on their overall star rating. 

The Best... so far... of 2016
  1. Captain America: Civil War - Was it worthy of RR's first five star rating?
  2. Hunt for the Wilderpeople - This is a gem worth digging around to find this year
  3. Finding Dory - A celebration of making the best of the difficulties of life
  4. Zootopia -The unexpected mega-hit of the year
  5. The Jungle Book - Great live action adaptation of this classic
  6. Sing Street - For those nostalgic about the 80's and the music of the era
  7. Love & Friendship - Jane Austen like she has never been depicted before on screen
  8. 10 Cloverfield Lane - Suspense at its best 
  9. The Finest Hours - A fresh look back on an era where men were men
  10. Midnight Special - Unexpected sci-fi, family drama treasure
  11. A Month of Sundays - One of the best depictions of working through grief 

Films that were great for leading to discussion on bigger topics: 
God, The Bible, Love, etc. 

The five films worth missing   

No comments needed, just give them a miss

Best films that are coming out later in the year

1. Hacksaw Ridge
2. Dunkirk
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
4. The Magnificent Seven
5. The Accountant
6. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
7. The Founder
8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
9. Assassins Creed
10. Jack Reacher: Nover Go Back

REEL DIALOGUE: Asking the bigger questions
1. What makes a film appealing? 
2. What are your thoughts on the top and worst films? 

The best of the past few years: Russelling Reviews favourites over the years

2015      -     2014      -     2013

Thank you to Neil Johnson on Vision Radio

Rankings by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews #russellingrevs