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.
Created by Fabian Nicieza
Played by Ryan Reynolds
"From the studio that inexplicably sewed his fucking mouth shut the first time comes five-time Academy Award viewer, Ryan Reynolds in an eHarmony date with destiny. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... me! Deadpool."
Created by Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell
Played by Dwayne Johnson
"Do you know who Maui is? Only the greatest demi-god of all the Pacific Islands, with his magical fish hook he slowed down the sun, pulled islands out of the sea, battled monsters! And I should know, because I'm Maui "
Created by J.K. Rowling
Played by Dan Fogler
"I love house elves. My uncle is a house elf."
Created by Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, John Knoll, Gary Whitta
Played by Alan Tudyk
"There is a ninety-seven point six percent chance of failure. "
Created by Barry Jenkins
Played by Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes
"My name is Chiron; people call me Little."
Created by Shane Black
Played by Ryan Gosling
"I think I'm invincible. It's the only thing that makes sense. I don't think I can die."
Created by Stan Lee
Played by Robert Downey Jr.
"You know, I'm having a hard time believing she's someone's aunt."
Created by The Coen Brothers
Played by Alden Ehrenreich
Created by Richard Linklater
Played by Glen Powell
"Have you noticed whenever we're around baseball all we talk about is pussy. Now, we're actually around a few potentially interesting young women, all you talk about is baseball. It's a little fucked up!"
Created by Robert Eggers
Played by Satan
"Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?"