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We know it’s January 2017, but some of us tried to squeeze in as many 2016 releases as possible to solidify our picks.

We asked our contributors to provide their Top 10 Films of 2016. We also asked them to provide some picks for the most underrated/overrated films of the year, best performances, best television series etc.

One condition: Every film must have had an Australian cinematic or streaming release during the 2016 calendar year.

Who has the best list? What were your favourite films of 2016?

Carlo Peritore 

10. Captain America: Civil War
9. Star Trek Beyond
8. Train to Busan
7. The Big Short
6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
5. Hell or High Water
4. Arrival
3. Girl Asleep
2. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
1. Deadpool

Most Overrated Film: Paterson

Most Underrated Film: Triple 9

Best Performance: Jon Bernthal (Daredevil Season 2)

Best TV Series: Preacher

Mat Wilton

10. Doctor Strange
9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
8. Deadpool
7. Captain America: Civil War
6. The Hateful Eight
5. Don’t Breathe
4. Arrival
3. Midnight Special
2. The Nice Guys
1. La La Land

Most Overrated Film: Sausage Party

Most Underrated Film: The Accountant

Best Performance: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Best TV Series: Ash vs. Evil Dead

Tess Emmerson

10. 45 Years
9. The Hateful Eight
8. The Jungle Book
7. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
6. Son of Saul
5. The Revenant
4. Arrival
3. Paterson
2. Room
1. La La Land

Most Overrated Film: The Big Short

Most Underrated Film: Paterson

Best Performance: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Best TV Series: Please Like Me

Richard Eaves 

(not ranked)

10 Cloverfield Lane
Captain Fantastic
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Midnight Special
Moana
The Revenant
Swiss Army Man
Zootopia

Most Overrated Film: Rams

Most Underrated Film: Warcraft

Best Performance: Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) and Brie Larson (Room)

Best TV Series: Westworld

Tim Packer

10. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
7. The Jungle Book
6. The Invitation
5. Deadpool
4. Captain America: Civil War
3. La La Land
2. Pete’s Dragon
1. Arrival

Most Overrated Film: Star Trek Beyond

Most Underrated Film: Jane Got A Gun

Best Performance: Sir Anthony Hopkins

Best TV Series: Westworld

Peter Gray

10. Green Room
9. The Jungle Book
8. Spotlight
7. The Hateful Eight
6. Elle
5. Arrival
4. Room
3. The Revenant
2. Nocturnal Animals
1. La La Land

Most Overrated Film: Hacksaw Ridge

Most Underrated Film: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Best Performance: Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Best TV Series: Stranger Things

Shayne Travis Grieve

10. Hell or High Water
9. Anomalisa
8. Son of Saul
7. Green Room
6. The Invitation
5. Arrival
4. The Witch
3. The Hateful Eight
2. Room
1. La La Land

Most Overrated Film: Deadpool and Hacksaw Ridge

Most Underrated Film: Hail, Caesar! and The Neon Demon

Best Performances: Jacob Tremblay (Room) and Amy Adams (Arrival)

Best TV Series: Westworld and Stranger Things

In case you missed it, our editor-in-chief also threw together a salute to the cinema of 2016 in the following video tribute. Enjoy!