2016 can suck it. This wasn’t a good year, unless you were Trump supporter. One thing that didn’t stink was the movies. We don’t mean the big ones. There were a number of pricey box office casualties this year, and even the year’s top grosser, “Finding Dory,” was only slightly more than an enjoyable distraction.
If you did some searching, though, you could find diamonds in the rough. Collectively, the films in our list of the year’s best films have grossed about $60 million, and the three that have yet to hit theaters may not add much more to that sum. Don’t hold that against them. This year popular really didn’t mean good, especially if the Electoral College got involved. Here are 10 movies you should seek out, plus 15 more that proved all was not lost in 2016. And many of them, especially in the top 10, are from the United States! Turns out America was already great, at least at the movies.