2016 was another great year in movies. From the low-budget indie flicks that made major waves like Hell or High Water and Don't Breathe to the massive super hero epics like Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War, it was another year with a little something for everyone in the Bit Players. There were memorable songs, memorable characters, memorable moments all across the board. There were laughs, tears, frights, and action. It seems like every year gets better and better to be a movie fan as the ability to make a film reaches more and more creative fingertips, and 2016 was no exception. Bit Player favorites like Richard Linklater and the Coen Brothers delivered more of the same greatness we've come to expect, but newcomers like Robert Eggers and the continually impressive Jeremy Saulnier firmly placed themselves on the "to watch" list with their 2016 entries. Read below to find out everything we loved about this year, including best films, acting performances, music, scenes, writing, cinematography, and more.
"I'm not from Calcutta. I'm lost."
As Hobie Doyle
"Would that it were so simple."
"Corruption, thou art my father!"
"You're the only man who ever touched me. The only one."
"There are two types of people in the world: The people who naturally excel at life. And the people who hope all those people die in a big explosion."
As Dr. Louise Banks
"If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?"
As Tony Stark/Iron Man
"That shield doesn't belong to you. You don't deserve it! My father made that shield!"
"Because lobsters live for over one hundred years, are blue-blooded like aristocrats, and stay fertile all their lives. I also like the sea very much."
"I know that this isn't the life that you prefer, and that it's been hard for you to come down here... but I really want us to be a happy family, you and me. The mess is all taken care of... so, I'll go get dinner started."
As Jackie Kennedy
"I believe the characters we read on the page become more real than the men who stand beside us."
"I guess I'll see you in the movies."
"My face is mine, my hands are mine, my mouth is mine, but I'm not. I'm yours."
As Randi Chandler
"I said a lot of terrible things to you. My heart was broken, and I know yours is broken, too."
As Troy Maxson
"It's not easy for me to admit that I've been standing in the same place for eighteen years!"
As Rose Maxson
"Well, I've been standing with you! I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot as you!"
As Lee Chandler
"I can't beat it. I can't beat it. I'm sorry."
"People love what other people are passionate about."
"You're my only. I'm your only."
As Tanner Howard
"Boy, you'd think there were ten of me."
"At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you're going to be. Can't let nobody make that decision for you."