Films—we all have our favourites. It’s the time of year when film critics compile their top films of the year and this got the Light House Cinema thinking about their top films of 2016.

As always there’s a huge variety of wonderful films among the top films of the year. The Light House is particularly pleased to see that their top three films of the year are Irish. From Darren Thornton’s indie gem A Date For Mad Mary, a film that resonated so deeply with audiences that that they played it with great success for 13 weeks, to breakout musical delight Sing Street, and on to Lenny Abrahamson’s exquisite Oscar-winner Room, it’s so heartening to see Irish films of this calibre pleasing critics and audiences alike. It’s been yet another wonderful year for Irish talent.

The customers have voted with their feet and here are the Light House TOP TEN FILMS of 2016 based on actual ticket sales.

  1. Room – Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
  2. Sing Street – Directed by John Carney
  3. A Date For Mad Mary – Directed by Darren Thornton
  4. The Revenant -Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  5. Arrival – Directed by Denis Villeneuve
  6. Nocturnal Animals – Directed by Tom Ford
  7. Spotlight – Directed by Tom McCarthy
  8. I, Daniel Blake – Directed by Ken Loach
  9. Hail Caesar! – Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  10. The Big Short – Directed by Adam McKay

Light House Cinema is a specialist independent cinema committed to programming the best Irish and International films. Our eclectic schedule includes feature films, shorts, classics, foreign language and animated films, feature length documentaries, Event Cinema, inventive special events, seasons and festivals.

In addition to our core specialist programming, we show films that might be considered more ‘commercial art house’ and films that crossover into mainstream cinema when we believe that the film or its talent (writer, director, cast) are of particular interest to our audience.

The films we select serve to challenge our audience and encourage engagement with current aesthetic, political, social and cultural issues and trends.

For more info on the exciting things going on at Light House Cinema check out www.lighthousecinema.ie.

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