The year 2016 saw no shortage of tremendous movies arriving on the big screen -- and a great deal of credit for many of them belongs to the screenwriters. We've watched fun adventures and devastating journeys, and also listened to some amazing speeches and back-and-forths between richly-drawn characters. Today we're here to specifically celebrate the latter and identify the best lines of movie dialogue in the last twelve months.

This wasn't an easy list to create, particularly when taking into consideration both genre and the context of each scene, but we've manages to narrow it all down and select our Top 10 of the year. Read our selections below and on the next few pages, and hit the comments section with your favorites from 2016.

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains some spoilers for the films that are examined. If you go to a page that features a movie you haven't seen, please make a mental note of the title, and head on to the next page!

The Nice Guys

"You know who else was just following orders? Adolf Hitler." - The Nice Guys

Snappy dialogue from stepped-on anti-heroes has been Shane Black's bread and butter since breaking out on the scene with his Lethal Weapon script in the late 1980s, and it's a huge part of what makes The Nice Guys such an incredible experience. The banter between Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is absolutely genius, as each sequence is peppered with brilliant one-liners that speak directly to the characters delivering them. A perfect example of this is Holland's odd fixation with Nazis and Germany -- which gets filtered through his special brand of stupidity. This is how you get a line as great as "You know who else was just following orders? Adolf Hitler" -- said to a cop who is just doing his job guarding a crime scene and won't let Holland leave. It's one of hundreds of brilliant lines in The Nice Guys, but it's our favorite.

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