Film selection 2016

by dimitlampos | created - 04 Dec 2016 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

A personal selection of films.

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1. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 38,721 | Gross: $1.48M

2. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 525,912 | Gross: $100.55M

3. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 55,409

4. Suntan (2016)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama

59 Metascore

On a hedonistic Greek island, a middle-aged doctor becomes obsessed with a young tourist when she lets him tag along with her group of hard partying friends.

Director: Argyris Papadimitropoulos | Stars: Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Hara Kotsali, Milou Van Groesen

Votes: 4,835

5. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 42,506 | Gross: $2.40M

6. I, Daniel Blake (2016)

R | 100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Directors: Ken Loach, Laura Obiols | Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann

Votes: 45,013 | Gross: $0.26M

7. The Net (2016)

114 min | Drama

A North Korean fisherman breaks his boat engine by accident and drifts down to South Korea. After enduring brutal investigations in the South, he eventually gets sent back to North Korea.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-bum Ryoo, Won-geun Lee, Young-min Kim, Gwi-hwa Choi

Votes: 2,167

8. Amerika Square (2016)

86 min | Drama

Tattoo artist Billy and unemployed Nakos are best friends from Athens. Old bachelor Nakos is a racist, obsessed with the victim mentality, and he rages at Greece's increasing immigrant ... See full summary »

Director: Yannis Sakaridis | Stars: Yannis Stankoglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Vassilis Koukalani, Ksenia Dania

Votes: 722

9. American Honey (2016)

R | 163 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi

Votes: 32,494 | Gross: $0.66M

10. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jinwoong Cho, So-Ri Moon

Votes: 82,389 | Gross: $2.01M

11. The Neon Demon (2016)

R | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

51 Metascore

An aspiring model, Jesse, is new to Los Angeles. However, her beauty and youth, which generate intense fascination and jealousy within the fashion industry, may prove themselves sinister.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman

Votes: 74,161 | Gross: $1.33M

12. Raw (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

81 Metascore

An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 50,984 | Gross: $0.51M

13. I Still Hide to Smoke (2016)

90 min | Drama

Fatima, a strong-minded woman, is the lead masseuse of a hammam in Algiers. This is 1995 and the situation is tense in the capital. The day ahead promises to be hectic for all, and for ... See full summary »

Director: Rayhana Obermeyer | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Fadila Belkebla, Nadia Kaci, Nassima Benchicou

Votes: 428

14. Fire at Sea (2016)

114 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi | Stars: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo

Votes: 4,929 | Gross: $0.11M

15. Graduation (2016)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

A film about compromises and the implications of the parent's role.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Mãlina Manovici

Votes: 10,566 | Gross: $0.18M

16. Notias (2016)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

'Change your life, not your story'

Director: Tassos Boulmetis | Stars: Yiannis Niarros, Themis Panou, Maria Kallimani, Taxiarhis Hanos

Votes: 916

17. La La Land (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

93 Metascore

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 443,913 | Gross: $151.10M

18. Paterson (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie, Rizwan Manji

Votes: 56,756 | Gross: $2.14M

19. Afterlov (2016)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

Twelve hard months after their sudden break-up, a struggling musician invites his ex-lover at a friend's sumptuous villa in search of answers. Living apart, or living together, is equally scary; but, is there an answer to every question?

Director: Stergios Paschos | Stars: Iro Bezou, Haris Fragoulis

Votes: 351

20. Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair (2016)

90 min | Documentary

A journalist and filmmaker is delving for years into a local group of the Greek neo-Nazi party "Golden Dawn".

Director: Angélique Kourounis | Stars: Alexia Eastwood, Angélique Kourounis

Votes: 113

21. This Is Not a Coup (2016)

80 min | Documentary

This a coup describes ECB's financial interventions in states like Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece. Featuring well known academics, politicians and journalists, it analyses the ... See full summary »

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Aris Triandafyllou

Votes: 133



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