I didn’t see every film that came out last year, but I saw quite a lot of them. It does seem like each year, there are fewer and fewer films motivating me to make it to the theater, but these films were worthwhile outings.
They really might not be the 9 "best" movies that came out last year, but they're the ones I found to be most entertaining. In no particular order:
One of the best comic book translations to date. Deadpool looked and behaved like the character from the comics. Colossus has never looked better.
Deliberate pacing. Expert tone. Satisfying story. I’d like to see more period, supernatural horror like this.