Bree’s Top Ten Films of 2016!

Dec 26, 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, Bree Burchfield’s top ten films of 2016!


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.


Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona


Director: Harry Israelson

Following his fourth studio album, acclaimed musician Chaz Bundick, otherwise known as Toro Y Moi, brings to the screen a sonic experience featuring all new live arrangements. Filmed in the middle of the Mojave desert, Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona presents an entire concert album, recorded live beneath the geological wonders known as the Trona Pinnacles.


Blue Velvet


Director: David Lynch

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Blue Velvet

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.




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.


Captain Fantastic


Director: Matt Ross

In the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to re-enter “the real world” after the death of his wife.


The Witch


Director:Robert Eggers

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


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.


Son of Saul


Director: László Nemes

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.


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.


Honorable mentions: Swiss Army Man, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Lobster