Carrie’s Top Ten Films of 2016!

Dec 19, 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 Development Manager, Carrie Grebenc’s top ten films of 2016!

 

Moonlight

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Director:Barry Jenkins

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

 

A Bigger Splash

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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.

 

Handmaiden

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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.

 

Captain Fantastic

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Director: Matt Ross

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

 

Spotlight

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Director: Tom McCarthy

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

 

Joy

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Director: David O. Russell

Based on the life of Joy Mangano, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

 

Room

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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.

 

Matilda

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Director: Danny DeVito

A part of our Summer Family Favorites series. 

The 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 Dressmaker

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Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

 

Jumanji

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Director: Jake Kasdan

A part of our Summer Family Favorites series. 

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

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