As a new category added to TUA’s year-end list, these films really stood out during the 2016 year of film amongst a sea of bad remakes and poorly done comedies.
10. The Neon Demon
A slow-burning psych horror film about the perils of the modeling world.
A thrilling ride inside a Democratic politician’s re-campaign trail after a series of leaked thirst traps.
8. King Cobra
A haunting true story based on a gay escort’s ascension into pornography.
7. Captain America: Civil War
The story of superheroes battling against each other after a heated ethics debate.
An introspective view into the world of fraternity hazing.
A coming-of-age film that sheds much needed light on black identity and sexuality.
4. Southside With You
The John Legend-directed film about how Barack and Michelle Obama fell in love.
A look at how the world’s most crass superhero was created.
2. The Hateful Eight
The eerie connection between eight complete strangers in a remote cabin during winter’s peak.
1. Kubo And The Two Strings
The story of a disabled child’s rise to magical prowess in Japan.