Anna’s Top Ten Movies of 2016!

Dec 22, 2016 by Pauline on The Nickelodeon Blog


Every year, the Nick staff gets together and reflects on their favorite Nick programming from the past year. Check out theatre staff member, Anna Weller’s top ten films of 2016!




Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.


American Honey


Director: Andrea Arnold

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.


The Handmaiden


Director: Park Chan-wook

A Foreign Focus first-run film

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


The Lobster


Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.




Director: Danny Devito

A part of our Summer Family Favorites series

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.


The Innocents

Director: Anne Fontaine

A Foreign Focus first-run film.

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.




Director: Kirsten Johnson

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.


Embrace of the Serpent


Director: Ciro Guerra

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.


A Bigger Splash


Director: Luca Guadagnino

In this highly sensory, dark hearted tale, a famous rockstar and her filmmaker boyfriend retreat to Italy, only to have their vacation disrupted by the unexpected appearance of an old flame and his daughter.




Director: Lenny Abrahamson

After being abducted seven years ago, a young woman and her now-kindergarten-aged son are held captive in a garden shed. After years of torture and isolation from the outside world, she plots their escape from the man who imprisoned them.


Everybody Wants Some!!

Director:Richard Linklater

In 1980, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.


The Witch


Director:Robert Eggers

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.