underrated The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016  

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Compelling indie comedies, artistic dramas, and candid documentaries comprise the most obscure films of 2016. The best 2016 sleeper hits received critical acclaim despite only being available in a handful of small theaters. These limited release gems now get the attention they deserve on this list of the best little known movies of 2016, which features everything from The Lobster to Kubo and the Two Strings to Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

What films will you find on this list of the top underrated 2016 movies? Hello, My Name is Doris is a lesser known title that is well worth the watch. Directed by Michael Showalter, this charming independent film features Sally Field as the title character. Unrequited love, lasting friendships, and personal confidence are at the heart of this quirky tale. Don't Think Twice is another great independent film that few people saw. Musician Nick Cave's heartbreaking documentary One More Time with Feeling was passed over by most movie-goers in 2016. Other good films featured on this top obscure films of 2016 list include Tale of Tales, High-Rise, and Maggie's Plan.

Which sleeper hits were your favorites this year? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any good underrated films that are missing.

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Nerve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Nerve Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade

The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked The Best British Documentaries

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Kubo and the Two Strings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey

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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
The Nice Guys Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

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Green Room is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Green Room Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stop... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Sam Neill, Rhys Darby, Cohen Holloway

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Swiss Army Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Swiss Army Man Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
The Lobster Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell

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+ - 7 1
Eddie the Eagle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Eddie the Eagle Rupert Grint

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Keanu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Keanu Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish

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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Sing Street Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombie... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Charles Dance

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Hello, My Name Is Doris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Hello, My Name Is Doris Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs

Behind the Scenes Instagram Photos from the 2016 Oscars The Scariest Movies Ever Made

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Manchester by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

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13th is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
13th Cory Booker, Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander

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Masterminds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Masterminds Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis

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Love & Friendship is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Love & Friendship Kate Beckinsale, Morfydd Clark, Tom Bennett

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The Good Neighbor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
The Good Neighbor James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist

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+ - 7 12
Blue Jay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Blue Jay Mark Duplass, Sarah Paulson, Clu Gulager

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Tale of Tales is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Tale of Tales Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones

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+ - 6 12
Queen of Katwe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Queen of Katwe Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

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Don't Think Twice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Don't Think Twice Mike Birbiglia, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci

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+ - 4 12
Voyage of Time is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Voyage of Time Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi

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+ - 8 18
High-Rise is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
High-Rise Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller

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+ - 4 13
Other People is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Other People Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford

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+ - 4 15
Maggie's Plan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
Maggie's Plan Greta Gerwig, Bill Hader, Ethan Hawke

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+ - 3 14
One More Time With Feeling is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016
One More Time With Feeling Nick Cave, Warren Ellis