Best of 2016by vicrknudsen | created - 15 Aug 2018 | updated - 15 Aug 2018 | Public
A list of the best films of 2016. Sorted in chronological order from best and down.
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1. 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: 381,195 | Gross: $67.21M
When thinking about Mel Gibson, I think of a great director with a sense of character building, and violence and gore. This masterful picture, is exactly what I have been waiting for since "Apocalypto".
2. 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: 450,720 | Gross: $151.10M
A movie about loving movies. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling takes us to a journey beyond this world. Amazing score/song composed by Justin Hurwitz. With Chazelle's last film, "Whiplash" and this, he conquered Hollywood, and ready to show the world more of his talent.
3. Your Name. (2016)
PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?
Votes: 146,239 | Gross: $5.02M
How this film didn't get an Oscar nod for Best animated feature, is this a mystery... This is some of the most beautiful animation I've ever seen.
4. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
R | 137 min | Drama
A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Votes: 220,844 | Gross: $47.70M
Never has "Adagio For Strings And Organ" sounded better or more emotional before. Truly one of the best screenplays the past decade.
5. 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: 212,554 | Gross: $10.64M
I must say... Didn't expect it to be that good. I simply do not have enough words to commend this film enough. I don't get why this only Michael Shannon was nominated, because everyone did such an amazing job in this film.
6. Lion (2016)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 188,050 | Gross: $51.74M
"Lion" took me to a place I didn't knew existed. Deep inside my heart it found a spot, and will never be forgotten. Heartbreaking film, with stunning performances, great directing and a really touching story.
7. 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: 394,283 | Gross: $341.27M
Warm film. Disney has been making feature films since "Snow White" (1937) and after my opinion they have been better and better through the years. This is undoubtedly one of the best animated film of all time, with a great message. Everyone should go see it.
8. American Honey (2016)
R | 163 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Votes: 32,969 | Gross: $0.66M
"American Honey" was a color-ride through America. Exploring the youth, and gives the viewer a love some story
9. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 176,953 | Gross: $169.61M
10. 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: 533,530 | Gross: $100.55M
11. Moana (I) (2016)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
Votes: 234,165 | Gross: $248.76M
12. 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: 245,420 | Gross: $364.00M
13. Patriots Day (2016)
R | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
Votes: 78,846 | Gross: $31.89M
14. Fences (2016)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Votes: 89,343 | Gross: $57.64M
15. Perfect Strangers (2016)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.
16. Sully (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), 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: 210,512 | Gross: $125.07M
17. 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: 491,748 | Gross: $532.18M