Like every year, 2016 has produced a lot of movies worth getting excited about. Unlike most years, though, the cinematic landscape has radically changed over the past 12 months. Companies like Netflix and Amazon have become major players in Tinsel Town, well-funded creators of original programming both in film and television. The result of these changes—in lockstep with the rise of home viewing—means we’re forced to figure what exactly we’d like to spend time on when we're home. 

Because the endless options available to us just means it's harder to decide out what we should be consuming. To help simplify the selection process, we’ve created a shortlist of eight great films from 2016 that you can plop down on your couch and watch on Netflix. Just in time for the long New Year's weekend. (You're welcome.)

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