2016 Moviesby 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
A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.
Votes: 205,615 | Gross: $10.64M
2. Silence (I) (2016)
R | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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.
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
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
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
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
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
In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.
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
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
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
The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.
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
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.
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
Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.
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
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.
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
The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.
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
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.
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
The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
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
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.
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
A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
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
A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.
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
Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
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
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
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
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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
In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
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
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.
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
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.
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
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.
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
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.
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.