2016 Movies

by DirectorSam | created - 27 Mar 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

This is the list of movies that I saw in 2016.

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1. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 205,615 | Gross: $10.64M

10/10 MASTAPIECE.

2. Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, History

79 Metascore

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 85,349 | Gross: $7.08M

9/10 Silence is a brutal, epic, and accurate depiction of the Christian genocide that took place in 1600s. Andrew Garfield delivers his best performance ever, accompanied by Adam Driver. This film takes its time, but it definitly pays off in the end.

3. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 516,494 | Gross: $100.55M

8/10 Arrival is thought provoking, interesting, mysterious, and overall a great experience. Though some viewers may find uninteresting and not containing enough action. I found this film to be amazing and refreshing without all the explosions and CGI that most modern alien movies have.

4. Zootopia (2016)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

78 Metascore

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate

Votes: 384,137 | Gross: $341.27M

8/10 Zootopia was the surprise movie of the year for me. I had no anticipation of seeing this movie, nor any expectations. Yet when I saw this film I was so surprised. This film is a blast from start to finish. Cute animation, a great story, and lovable characters make this film a fantastic animated classic.

5. The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

70 Metascore

In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer

Votes: 240,721 | Gross: $36.26M

8/10 The Nice Guys is probably the best buddy-cop movies in recent years. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe bring great chemistry and banter to the screen. With good action, hilarious comedy, and a genuinely suspenseful story. The Nice Guys is a refreshing cop movie.

6. La La Land (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

93 Metascore

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 436,625 | Gross: $151.10M

8/10 La La Land is a gorgeous spectacle that is best witnessed on the big screen. Fantastic dance numbers, and a great soundtrack that is one of the best in years. This film is truly a wonderful and joyful time.

7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 479,377 | Gross: $532.18M

7/10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story doesn't hold up as well as it does when I first saw it. That said, it still has a great sense of grit, and war that I never expected from a Star Wars story. Not to mention one of the best third acts of any film in recent years.

8. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 260,755 | Gross: $71.90M

7/10 (9/10 without the ending) 10 Cloverfield Lane would've been my favorite film of the year.... If the ending was different. Everything up until that is a suspenseful masterpiece that keeps you on the edge until the very end. One of John Goodman's best performances ever. I wish they didn't try to tie it in to the cloverfield universe. It's better as its own standalone film.

9. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 584,821 | Gross: $408.08M

7/10 Captain America: Civil War is just fun. That's how I'd describe it. It's just so much fun. The story is average, but the characters, and action make this a great film for easy watching.

10. Don't Breathe (2016)

R | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

Votes: 187,176 | Gross: $89.22M

7/10 Don't Breathe was a film I didn't plan on seeing, but I'm glad I did. A great new twist on the horror genre. Though it could have done without trying to set up a sequel.

11. Jason Bourne (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Thriller

58 Metascore

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 190,803 | Gross: $162.43M

7/10 Jesus Christ it's Jason Bourne. I know many people thought this was a disappointment to the franchise, but I genuinely liked this film a lot. Matt Damon is fantastic in this film, great action, and a story that I found a bit cliche but engaging enough.

12. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

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

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 210,081 | Gross: $158.85M

7/10 Star Wars... I mean Star Trek: Beyond was genuinely a good movie. The trailers made this film seem much worse than it actually is. It has a great sense of charisma, fun, and over the top action. Though this undoubtedly has the weakest villain in the new Star Trek movies.

13. Eddie the Eagle (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello, Jo Hartley

Votes: 75,584 | Gross: $15.79M

7/10 Eddie the Eagle is a great biopic of Michael Edwards journey towards the Winter Olympics. In my opinion Taron Egerton's best movie.

14. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 359,769 | Gross: $138.29M

6/10 (7/10 without the ending) Split is pretty average, but James McAvoy is at his absolute best here. Bringing in a great performance of 23 characters. This proves that M. Night Shaymalan still can make an entertaining film.

15. Deadpool (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Votes: 822,136 | Gross: $363.07M

5/10 Deadpool was exactly how I expected it to be. No surprises whatsoever. However it is undeniably funny, and Ryan Reynolds brings his absolute best to the table.

16. The Jungle Book (2016)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

77 Metascore

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Votes: 241,110 | Gross: $364.00M

6/10 The Jungle Book isn't nearly as interesting to watch as it is to look at. This film is drop dead gorgeous. But beyond that it's skin deep. But it is a fun experience.

17. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler

Votes: 365,941 | Gross: $234.04M

5/10 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an interesting look into the Wizarding World. Though focusing too much on setting up future movies, it is a good story on its own.

18. Sully (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 203,189 | Gross: $125.07M

6/10 Sully was an interesting story about a 15 minute event.

19. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

71 Metascore

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 367,691 | Gross: $67.21M

5/10 Hacksaw Ridge has an absolutely snooze fest of a first and part of second act. But when it gets to the action, it's all out brutal, disgusting, and violent war. It's a spectacle to see.

20. Storks (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

56 Metascore

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland | Stars: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 50,524 | Gross: $72.68M

6/10 Storks is a film that I like way too much. I love the animation style and the characters are just fun to be around.

21. War Dogs (2016)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

Votes: 154,261 | Gross: $43.02M

6/10 War Dogs. More like War Doggos.

22. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

66 Metascore

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home.

Directors: Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 116,446 | Gross: $143.53M

6/10 Kung Fu Panda 3 makes the final installment (maybe?) of this film trilogy an unmemorable, yet entertaining film.

23. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 357,920 | Gross: $155.44M

5/10 X-Men: Apocalypse has the same characters you know and love from the previous installments. But bad CGI, a weak plot, and a disappointing villain bring this film down more than it should've.

24. 13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

48 Metascore

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

Votes: 103,840 | Gross: $52.85M

5/10 13 Hours is a respectable but drawn out movie about the battle of Benghazi. Hillary jokes not included.

25. Midnight Special (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver

Votes: 68,006 | Gross: $3.71M

5/10 Midnight special has a unique concept, but it's too far-fetched sci fi ending ends up being a boring sequence.

26. Free Fire (2016)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

63 Metascore

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 36,009 | Gross: $1.80M

5/10 Free fire has great action and a great cast, but with no weight or anything in it.

27. Blair Witch (2016)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott

Votes: 36,937 | Gross: $20.78M

5/10 Blair Witch shakes around a good concept, but doesn't do anything new from the original.

28. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home, not realizing how dangerous it is.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas

Votes: 47,208 | Gross: $34.90M

5/10 Ouija: Origin of Evil is just a boring horror film.

29. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History

68 Metascore

A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin, James DuMont

Votes: 133,518 | Gross: $61.28M

4/10 Deepwater Horizon respects the real life event, but with drawn out action and lifeless CGI bring this film down a lot.

30. Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Director: Matt Ross | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso

Votes: 159,576 | Gross: $5.88M

4/10 Captain Fantastic has colorful characters, but the end product just becomes a slow mish mash of dialogue.

31. The Magnificent Seven (2016)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Western

54 Metascore

Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 168,722 | Gross: $93.43M

4/10 The Magnificent Seven has good action. But it features bland characters, uninspired set design, and chiches that are everywhere.

32. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney | Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell

Votes: 162,763 | Gross: $368.38M

4/10 The Secret Life of Pets is Finding Dory but with pets.

33. Doctor Strange (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

72 Metascore

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Votes: 515,910 | Gross: $232.64M

3/10 Doctor Strange has great special effects. But this has one of the most unlikable main characters in any Marvel movie ever.

34. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe

Votes: 155,480 | Gross: $103.14M

3/10 Independence Day: Resurgence is overblown special effects, and explosions. God this movie is bad. But some could be a guilty pleasure for some.

35. The Boy (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton

Votes: 69,057 | Gross: $35.79M

3/10 The Boy had me laughing the whole way through. This was one of my favorite cinema experiences of the year. Terrible dialogue, hilarious scenes, this film was a blast to see. Not to mention that a baby cried in the theater and a guy from the back screams "SHUT THAT DAMN THING UP!"

36. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 577,535 | Gross: $330.36M

3/10 Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is awful. It's terrible. It's one of the worst DC movies ever. Special effects, bad characters, bad acting, bad editing, bad EVERYTHING.

37. London Has Fallen (2016)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

28 Metascore

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Director: Babak Najafi | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 124,939 | Gross: $62.68M

2/10 London Has Fallen gets a 2 not a 1. Purely because my cousins cousin is in this film.

38. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 187,059 | Gross: $128.34M

2/10 Men are evil: The Movie

39. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

34 Metascore

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 80,080 | Gross: $77.04M

2/10 I've given up on writing about bad movies.

40. Suicide Squad (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

40 Metascore

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis

Votes: 533,751 | Gross: $325.10M

2/10 Suicide Squad is just so bad. It's awful. It's the worst DCEU movie ever. I hate every aspect of this film. Well apart from like one line about a unicorn or something. I've forgotten about it.

41. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

Votes: 107,104 | Gross: $55.12M

1/10 Least favorite movie of 2016 This movie is awful. I hate this movie. I don't care what any critic says. It's so boring, lifeless, badly acted, horrible CGI. I hate everything about this film.



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