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

    Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade

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    Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey

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    Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

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    Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin

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    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

    Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer

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    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

    Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell

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    Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish

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    Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Charles Dance

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    Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs

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    Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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    13th is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

    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

    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

    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

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    James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist

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    Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

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    Blue Jay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

    Mark Duplass, Sarah Paulson, Clu Gulager

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    Tale of Tales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

    Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones

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    Don't Think Twice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

    Mike Birbiglia, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci

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    Voyage of Time is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

    Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi

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    Other People is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

    Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford

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    High-Rise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

    Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller

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    Maggie's Plan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

    Greta Gerwig, Bill Hader, Ethan Hawke

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    One More Time With Feeling is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2016

    Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

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