Best Fantasy Movies of 2016

1.

Doctor Strange

6.5
7.5/10

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2016-10-25
2.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

6.4
7.3/10

In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2016-11-16
3.

The Jungle Book

6.3
7.4/10

A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.

Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2016-04-07
4.

A Monster Calls

6.0
7.5/10

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson
Directed by: J.A. Bayona
Release date: 2016-10-07
5.

X-Men: Apocalypse

5.9
7.0/10

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2016-05-18
6.

Swiss Army Man

5.7
7.0/10

Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Timothy Eulich, Shane Carruth
Directed by: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Release date: 2016-06-24
7.

Warcraft

5.7
6.9/10

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

Starring: Paula Patton, Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Robert Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper
Directed by: Duncan Jones
Release date: 2016-05-25
8.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

5.6
6.7/10

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2016-09-28
9.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

5.5
6.5/10

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2016-03-23
10.

Trolls

5.5
6.5/10

Lovable and friendly, the trolls love to play around. But one day, a mysterious giant shows up to end the party. Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden
Directed by: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn
Release date: 2016-10-13
11.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

5.4
6.2/10

In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman
Directed by: James Bobin
Release date: 2016-05-25
12.

Suicide Squad

5.4
6.0/10

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jared Leto
Directed by: David Ayer
Release date: 2016-08-03
13.

The BFG

5.3
6.4/10

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Starring: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2016-06-01
14.

The Great Wall

5.1
6.0/10

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

Starring: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal
Directed by: Zhang Yimou
Release date: 2016-12-16
15.

Team Thor

4.9
8.1/10

Discover what Thor was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Daley Pearson
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Release date: 2016-08-28
16.

Sausage Party

4.9
6.2/10

Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera
Directed by: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
Release date: 2016-07-11
17.

Underworld: Blood Wars

4.7
5.8/10

Vampire death dealer Selene fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Bradley James
Directed by: Anna Foerster
Release date: 2016-11-24
18.

Before I Wake

4.6
6.2/10

An orphaned child's dreams—and nightmares—manifest physically as he sleeps.

Starring: Kate Bosworth, Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish, Lance E. Nichols
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Release date: 2016-04-07
19.

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

4.5
6.3/10

A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul, Molly Parker, Aiden Longworth
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Release date: 2016-09-01
20.

Gods of Egypt

4.5
5.4/10

A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.

Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Courtney Eaton, Élodie Yung
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Release date: 2016-02-25

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