2016 - The Year in Moviesby cw1312 | created - 13 Jan 2016 | updated - 16 Apr 2017 | Public
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1. Je Suis Charlie (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
On January 7th, 2015, the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was the first target in a series of deadly terrorist attacks. This new documentary pays tribute to the victims and explores the resulting aftermath of a changed nation.
2. The Big Short (2015)
R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.
Votes: 317,014 | Gross: $70.26M
3. Rams (2015)
R | 93 min | Drama
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
Votes: 11,227 | Gross: $0.14M
4. Brooklyn (2015)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Votes: 119,189 | Gross: $38.32M
5. Suffragette (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.
Votes: 34,816 | Gross: $4.69M
7. 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: 77,320 | Gross: $15.79M
8. 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: 244,636 | Gross: $364.00M
9. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama
The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.
Votes: 44,788 | Gross: $3.87M
10. Truth (2015)
R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History
Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
Votes: 17,305 | Gross: $2.54M
11. Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A couple finds themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.
Votes: 18,242 | Gross: $3.15M
12. The Lobster (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Votes: 188,219 | Gross: $8.70M
13. Jason Bourne (I) (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: 193,428 | Gross: $162.43M
14. El Charro de Toluquilla (2016)
90 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
Documentary film about a mariachi singer called Jaime Garcia Dominguez, he became fascinated by the recklessness and ladies' man lifestyle of the classic Mexican movie characters with one difference: he's got HIV.
Director: Jose Villalobos
15. Good Fortune (2016)
PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
GOOD FORTUNE is the rags to riches tale of conscious capitalism pioneer John Paul DeJoria. Born with nothing, at times homeless on the streets of LA, "JP" spent his early adulthood in and ... See full summary »
16. The Islands and the Whales (2016)
81 min | Documentary
The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but, when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, environmental changes threaten their way of life forever.
Director: Mike Day
17. Weiner (2016)
R | 96 min | Documentary
An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.
Votes: 9,154 | Gross: $1.61M
18. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)
Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.
19. Carlos (2010)
Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.
Votes: 12,150 | Gross: $0.15M
21. Operation Avalanche (2016)
R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
Votes: 6,099 | Gross: $0.06M
23. After Spring (2016)
TV-14 | 101 min | Documentary
After Spring is a feature documentary that focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis. With the Syrian conflict entering its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. This is the ... See full summary »
25. Worlds Apart (2015)
113 min | Drama, Romance
In modern Greece, while socioeconomic turmoil ravages Southern Europe, three distinct stories unfold, each representing a different generation of Greeks in love with a foreigner, each story coming together in the end to form a whole.
26. Two Lottery Tickets (2016)
86 min | Comedy
Three men from a provincial town are in urgent need of money and decide to buy a lottery ticket. They win the lottery, but soon after their ticket gets stolen.
27. Cameraperson (2016)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary
Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.
Votes: 1,964 | Gross: $0.10M
28. Aquarius (I) (2016)
Not Rated | 146 min | Drama
Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-storey ... See full summary »
Votes: 15,623 | Gross: $0.29M
29. Jean of the Joneses (2016)
82 min | Comedy
Chaos ensues after the estranged patriarch of the Jones family dies on their doorstep. When the paramedic who answers their 911 call tried to win over acerbic Jean Jones, his attempts are ... See full summary »
30. Salt and Fire (2016)
98 min | Thriller
A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.
31. Do Not Resist (2016)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary
An account of the increasing use of military weapons and tactics by local law enforcement in the United States, counterpointed with civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014.
Votes: 1,002 | Gross: $0.07M
32. Houston, We Have a Problem! (2016)
88 min | Documentary, Drama
Explores the myth of the secret multi-billion-dollar deal behind America's purchase of Yugoslavia's clandestine space program in the early 1960s.
34. Swiss Army Man (2016)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
Votes: 94,182 | Gross: $4.21M
37. Porto (2016)
R | 76 min | Drama, Romance
Jake and Mati are two outsiders in Porto who once experienced a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night uninhibited by the consequences of time.
Votes: 1,444 | Gross: $0.02M
38. Neruda (2016)
R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.
Votes: 8,244 | Gross: $0.94M
39. Snowden (2016)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.
Votes: 121,966 | Gross: $21.59M
40. Sing Street (2016)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 76,352 | Gross: $3.24M
Unrated | 106 min | Documentary, Music
A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.
Votes: 9,953 | Gross: $2.93M
42. Demolition (2015)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Votes: 79,934 | Gross: $1.98M
43. 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: 164,417 | Gross: $5.88M
44. The Florence Foster Jenkins Story (2016)
93 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Florence Foster Jenkins is known as "the worst singer of all times" and yet she is a cult figure whose recordings still outsell many contemporary singers. Opera superstar Joyce DiDonato ... See full summary »
45. The Girl on the Train (I) (2016)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
Votes: 154,778 | Gross: $75.40M
46. 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: 446,880 | Gross: $151.10M
47. Dancer (II) (2016)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography
Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.
Votes: 2,309 | Gross: $0.04M