Chase Whale's 42 Favorite Films of 2016

Forty-two films, whaa? Who let this guy pass security to the professional film critic's party? Check his press credentials. There's only supposed to be ten films; everyone knows that. And why is he talking in the third person when his site is his name? Unbelievable. ATTACK!

Hi, how are you? I'm great, and I hope you are, too. 

It's that time of year. Film critics and outlets from all over start publishing their "Top 10 of the Year" lists. If you've followed me the last few years, then you know I don't do the traditional Top 10. Every year, hundreds of innovative, exciting, silly, and poignant movies release. It's inconceivable for me to narrow my list down to just 10. (You're thinking about Prince Bride now, aren't you? If you weren't, now you're thinking about Princess Bride, aren't you?)

I have deep admiration for the folks who can put so many films on the chopping block and narrow down, but I cannot.

What I have listed below are films that put me in their world; they let me escape from reality for a few hours. Sure, there are better movies out there than some of these on a technical aspect, but these are the films that made me feel something special. I cheered, I laughed, I cried, and I was inspired. Some even made me realize my own problems are just little mice turds, and that I need to do my part in bettering this world. (And myself, if us girls are being reel here.) (Did he just make a film pun while getting real with me? Are you sure this guy is a real film critic? Does he think he's funny still talking in third person on his own site? Unbelievable.)

Here are those films. I didn't put them in alphabetical order to drive people with OCD crazy.

Menikmati!

Hello, My Name is Doris

La La Land

Moonlight

Lion

American Honey

Green Room (Miss you, bud.)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

10 Cloverfield Lane

The Nice Guys

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Keanu

Captain Fantastic

Barbershop: The Next Cut

Don’t Think Twice

The Wailing

Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition

Girl Asleep

Hell or High Water

Train to Busan

Tower

Peter and the Farm

Weiner-Dog

Ghostbusters

Captain America: Civil War

Arrival

Embrace of the Serpent

A Monster Calls

Loving

Paterson

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

Deadpool

Hidden Figures

HACKSAW RIDGE

I, Daniel Blake

Aquarius

Mad Max: Fury Road (Black & Chrome Edition)

Toni Erdmann

Cameraperson

Love & Friendship

Jackie

Fences

NOTE: I WASN'T/AM NOT ABLE TO CATCH EVERY FILM. IF YOUR FAVORITE ISN'T ON HERE, IT MEANS I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET OR PERHAPS I DIDN'T LIKE IT. (I WILL NEVER TELL!)