It was updated weekly on Sundays. It's ranked by avg l.b. user rating, extracted from here.
Excluded shorts and TV/music. Includes documentaries and festival films of 2015 that had their first national release in 2016 (i.e. The Witch, Green Room). Did not include films that had some national releases in 2015 but U.S. releases delayed for 2016 (i.e. The Lobster). Check out Metacritic's 'official' top 50 of the year here.
The list concluded on March 5th, 2017. The top 10 of the year at the end of each month was updated and noted down as a comment on the list.