Sidney’s Favorite Films

Even though he hates a certain Spanish-language black-and-white masterpiece, Sidney Boye-Nielsen is my best friend. Sidney is a lover of comedies, spy-films, and, well, old Danish films. Some of his favorites include Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mikkel Nørgaard’s Klovn: The Movie, and Erik Balling’s The Olsen Gang-films. We have a shared love of Mads Mikkelsen, and he is my number one reader, even though we don’t always see eye-to-eye. On this page, I’ll list his top ten films of each and every year starting with 2016.


  1. Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland – Directed by Lev L. Spiro.
  2. The Fundamentals of Caring – Directed by Rob Burnett.
  3. Deadpool – Directed by Tim Miller.
  4. Grimsby – Directed by Louis Leterrier.
  5. Captain America: Civil War – Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo.
  6. Nerve – Directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman.
  7. True Memoirs of an International Assassin – Directed by Jeff Wadlow.
  8. Doctor Strange – Directed by Scott Derrickson.
  9. War Dogs – Directed by Todd Phillips.
  10. Keeping Up with the Joneses – Directed by Greg Mottola.


  1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Directed by Matthew Vaughn.
  2. It – Directed by Andy Muschietti.
  3. Baby Driver – Directed by Edgar Wright.
  4. Thor: Ragnarok – Directed by Taika Waititi.
  5. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Directed by Jon Watts.
  6. The Hitman’s Bodyguard – Directed by Patrick Hughes.
  7. War for the Planet of the Apes – Directed by Matt Reeves.
  8. The House – Directed by Andrew J. Cohen.
  9. The LEGO Batman Movie – Directed by Chris McKay.
  10. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Directed by Jake Kasdan.


  1. Avengers: Infinity War – Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo.
  2. Deadpool 2 – Directed by David Leitch.
  3. Aquaman – Directed by James Wan.
  4. Den Skyldige – Directed by Gustav Möller.
  5. Game Night – Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein.
  6. Ant-Man and the Wasp – Directed by Peyton Reed.
  7. Skyscraper – Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
  8. Tag – Directed by Jeff Tomsic.
  9. Bumblebee – Directed by Travis Knight.
  10. Venom – Directed by Ruben Fleischer.