John Waters’ Top 10 Films Of 2016 Includes ‘Krisha,’ ‘Elle’ & ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’


If the Cahiers Du Cinema offers the years snootiest top ten list, John Waters always has the most fun with his. Each year he shares the best films he saw with Artforum, and the choices are truly driven by his particular tastes, and not the pressure of popular consensus.

That’s why in 2016, Trey Edward Shults‘ “Krisha” made the top slot with Waters saying that “other people’s hell can sometimes be so much fun” in this dysfunctional family drama. Perhaps not surprisingly, Paul Verhoeven‘s provocative “Elle” makes the cut, Pedro Almodovar‘s “Julieta” lands on the list as well, while Richard Linklater‘s “Everybody Wants Some!!” is praised for being the “best accidentally gay movie ever made.”

Check out the full top ten below and Waters’ full commentary right here.

John Waters’ Top 10 Films Of 2016

1. “Krisha” directed by Trey Edward Shults
2. “Tickled” directed by David Farrier & Dylan Reeve
3. “Everybody Wants Some!!” directed by Richard Linklater
4. “Roar” directed by Noel Marshall
5. “Wiener-Dog” directed by Todd Solondz
6. “Elle” directed by Paul Verhoeven
7. “Julieta” directed by Pedro Almodovar
8. “Like Cattle Towards Glow” directed by Dennis Cooper & Zac Farley
9. “Valley Of Love” directed by Guillaume Nicloux
10. “A Quiet Passion” directed Terence Davies


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