10 Best Movie Shots of 2016

When selecting a great movie shot, I am not exactly looking at how pretty it is, but rather how much it has to say. One has to keep in mind, no matter how beautiful the shot is, the context is very important. A movie shot may appear irrelevant to someone who’s unaware of the context and meaning behind that shot. And that’s why selecting the best shots in movies is different from selecting the best photograph or the best painting. With that said, let’s see what made the list of Top 10 Movie Shots of 2016. I will let the images do the talking.



Movie: Manchester by the Sea

Cinematographer: Jody Lee Lipes



Movie: Nocturnal Animals

Cinematographer: Seamus McGarvey



Movie: Moonlight

Cinematographer: James Laxton



Movie: Silence

Cinematographer: Rodrigo Prieto



Movie: La La Land

Cinematographer: Linus Sandgren



Movie: Embrace of the Serpent

Cinematographer: David Gallego



Movie: The Neon Demon

Cinematographer: Natasha Braier



Movie: Jackie

Cinematographer: Stéphane Fontaine



Movie: La La Land

Cinematographer: Linus Sandgren



Movie: Arrival

Cinematographer: Bradford Young