'Toni Erdmann' Tops Film Comment's Best Films Of 2016

The year-end love keeps coming for “Toni Erdmann.” Maren Ade‘s breakout film topped best of lists from Cahiers du Cinema and Sight & Sound, and recently swept the European Film Awards, and was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes. And now the film has another honor as 2016 winds down.

Film Comment has released their Best Of 2016, and yep, “Toni Erdmann” has come out on top. The list foreign film and arthouse leaning publication is another reminder of the wealth of great movies we got over the past twelve months including “Moonlight,” “Manchester By The Sea,” “Paterson,” “The Lobster” and “Love & Friendship” (which I personally think deserves a lot more kudos; it’s hilarious and terrific stuff from Whit Stillman). And the group has also shined a light on great films on the festival circuit that still need U.S. distribution (how does Cristi Puiu‘s new film not have stateside home?).

Take a full look below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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1. Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade, Germany
2. Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, USA
3. Elle, Paul Verhoeven, France/Germany
4. Cemetery of Splendor, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/UK/France/Germany/Malaysia
5. Certain Women, Kelly Reichardt, USA
6. Paterson, Jim Jarmusch, USA
7. Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan, USA
8. Aquarius, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil/France
9. Things to Come, Mia Hansen-Løve, France/Germany
10. No Home Movie, Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France

Rankings #11-20
11. The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos, France/Netherlands/Greece/UK
12. Right Now, Wrong Then, Hong Sang-soo, South Korea
13. Love & Friendship, Whit Stillman, Ireland/Netherlands/France/USA
14. Cameraperson, Kirsten Johnson, USA
15. Kaili Blues, Bi Gan, China Korea
16. The Handmaiden, Park Chan-wook, South
17. Everybody Wants Some!!, Richard Linklater, USA
18. The Fits, Anna Rose Holmer, USA
19. Neruda, Pablo Larraín, Chile/Argentina/France/Spain
20. The Other Side, Roberto Minervini, France/Italy

1. Sieranevada, Cristi Puiu, Romania
2. Hermia and Helena, Matías Piñeiro, USA/Argentina
3. Nocturama, Bertrand Bonello, France/Belgium/Germany
4. The Dreamed Path, Angela Schanelec, Germany
5. Yourself and Yours, Hong Sang-soo, South Korea
6. Kékszakállú, Gastón Solnicki, Argentina
7. By the Time It Gets Dark, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand/Netherlands/France/Qatar
8. Scarred Hearts, Radu Jude, Romania/Germany
9. The Woman Who Left, Lav Diaz, Philippines
10. Austerlitz, Sergei Loznitsa, Germany

11. Tempestad, Tatiana Huezo, Mexico
12. The Rehearsal, Alison Maclean, New Zealand
13. Safari, Ulrich Seidl, Austria/Denmark
14. Everything Else, Natalia Almada, Mexico
15. All the Cities of the North, Dane Komljen, Serbia/Bosnia-Herzegovina/Montenegro
16. Happy Times Will Come Soon, Alessandro Comodin, Italy
17. Dawson City: Frozen Time, Bill Morrison, USA
18. Suite Armoricaine, Pascale Breton, France
19. Women Who Kill, Ingrid Jungermann, USA
20. Le Parc, Damien Manivel, France