Best Science Fiction Movies of 2016

1.

Captain America: Civil War

6.8
7.8/10

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., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Release date: 2016-04-27
2.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

6.7
7.8/10

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, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Release date: 2016-12-14
3.

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
4.

Arrival

6.4
7.9/10

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
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.

Star Trek Beyond

5.9
7.1/10

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2016-07-07
7.

Passengers

5.8
7.0/10

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy García
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Release date: 2016-12-21
8.

10 Cloverfield Lane

5.8
7.2/10

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin, Suzanne Cryer
Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg
Release date: 2016-03-10
9.

Suicide Squad

5.3
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
10.

Midnight Special

5.3
6.6/10

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Martell, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver
Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Release date: 2016-02-18
11.

Colossal

5.1
6.2/10

A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell
Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo
Release date: 2016-06-30
12.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

5.0
6.0/10

After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.

Starring: Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Pete Ploszek
Directed by: Dave Green
Release date: 2016-06-01
13.

Batman: Bad Blood

4.9
6.8/10

Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman's disappearance.

Starring: Jason O'Mara, Gaius Charles, Ernie Hudson, Stuart Allan, Morena Baccarin
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2016-03-22
14.

Allegiant

4.9
5.7/10

Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2016-03-09
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.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

4.8
5.6/10

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2016-12-23
17.

Assassin's Creed

4.7
5.7/10

Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills, he is now poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling
Directed by: Justin Kurzel
Release date: 2016-12-21
18.

The Girl with All the Gifts

4.7
6.7/10

In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.

Starring: Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Fisayo Akinade
Directed by: Colm McCarthy
Release date: 2016-09-23
19.

Doctor Who: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio

4.6
7.4/10

The Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost.

Starring: Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Justin Chatwin, Charity Wakefield, Tommy Edun
Directed by: Edward Bazalgette
Release date: 2016-12-25
20.

The 5th Wave

4.6
5.2/10

16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Zackary Arthur
Directed by: J Blakeson
Release date: 2016-01-14

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