Best Movies of 2016

1.

Zootopia

6.9

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer
Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Release date: 2016-02-11
2.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

6.8

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Release date: 2016-12-14
3.

Captain America: Civil War

6.8

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Release date: 2016-04-27
4.

Deadpool

6.7

Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano
Directed by: Tim Miller
Release date: 2016-02-09
5.

La La Land

6.7

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Release date: 2016-11-29
6.

Lion

6.6

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Starring: Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman
Directed by: Garth Davis
Release date: 2016-11-24
7.

Hacksaw Ridge

6.6

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer
Directed by: Mel Gibson
Release date: 2016-10-07
8.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

6.6

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss
Directed by: Douglas Mackinnon
Release date: 2016-01-01
9.

Sing Street

6.5

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor
Directed by: John Carney
Release date: 2016-03-11
10.

Hidden Figures

6.5

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst
Directed by: Theodore Melfi
Release date: 2016-12-10
11.

Moana

6.5

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.

Starring: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 2016-11-23
12.

Captain Fantastic

6.5

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton
Directed by: Matt Ross
Release date: 2016-07-02
13.

Doctor Strange

6.5

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, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2016-10-25
14.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

6.4

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
15.

Kubo and the Two Strings

6.4

Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.

Starring: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: Travis Knight
Release date: 2016-08-18
16.

Arrival

6.4

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Release date: 2016-11-10
17.

Finding Dory

6.3

Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O'Neill, Diane Keaton
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Release date: 2016-06-16
18.

The Jungle Book

6.3

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
19.

O.J.: Made in America

6.3

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Starring: O.J. Simpson, Marcia Clark, Francis Lee Bailey, Peter Hyams, David Zucker
Directed by: Ezra Edelman
Release date: 2016-05-20
20.

Manchester by the Sea

6.3

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.

Starring: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol
Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
Release date: 2016-11-18

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