The envelope, please: The 10 best movies and family films of 2016

NEW YORK - The quality of the best Hollywood films was higher in 2016 than in some recent years. But the outstanding movies of the 12 months just past tended to deal with challenging subject matter. Assassination, the exactions of combat, even religious repression enforced through torture were all dealt with in a skillful way -- but also in a manner not likely to appeal to the casual moviegoer.

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