2016 Movies (UK) Rankedby Pjtaylor-96-138044 | created - 5 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
This is how I rank all the films I've seen released theatrically in the UK in 2016, from best (#1) to worst. Obviously, I haven't seen everything but I've seen pretty much every major release of the year (based upon their UK release dates, I'll reiterate). The ranking is also naturally somewhat loose, considering the sheer number of movies and their total diversity.
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1. 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: 578,838 | Gross: $408.08M
2. 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: 259,436 | Gross: $71.90M
3. 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: 239,140 | Gross: $36.26M
4. 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: 511,810 | Gross: $100.55M
6. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.
Votes: 175,543 | Gross: $26.86M
7. The Hateful Eight (2015)
R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Votes: 432,204 | Gross: $54.12M
8. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Votes: 87,106 | Gross: $5.20M
9. The Revenant (2015)
R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Votes: 617,987 | Gross: $183.64M
10. 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: 204,304 | Gross: $10.64M
11. 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: 185,816 | Gross: $89.22M
12. 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: 158,590 | Gross: $5.88M
13. I, Daniel Blake (2016)
R | 100 min | Drama
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
Votes: 43,925 | Gross: $0.26M
15. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.
Votes: 193,364 | Gross: $102.47M
16. 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: 132,217 | Gross: $5.02M
17. Creed (2015)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Sport
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Votes: 223,691 | Gross: $109.77M
18. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
PG | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Votes: 105,176 | Gross: $48.02M
19. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
20. 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: 510,290 | Gross: $232.64M
21. Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
23. Room (I) (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Votes: 314,901 | Gross: $14.68M
24. Finding Dory (2016)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Votes: 212,547 | Gross: $486.30M
25. Swiss Army Man (2016)
R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
Votes: 91,323 | Gross: $4.21M
26. 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: 222,795 | Gross: $248.76M
27. Julieta (2016)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.
Votes: 24,404 | Gross: $1.49M
28. David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
96 min | Comedy, Music
A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British TV series The Office (2001), as he now fancies himself a rock star on the road.
29. 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: 209,089 | Gross: $158.85M
31. Lights Out (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with a supernatural spirit attached to their mother.
Votes: 100,061 | Gross: $67.27M
32. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.
Votes: 86,983 | Gross: $14.26M
33. Long Way North (2015)
PG | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In 1882, a young Russian aristocrat goes on an epic adventure to find out what happened to her grandfather and save her family's reputation.
34. Spotlight (I) (2015)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Votes: 363,340 | Gross: $45.06M
35. 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: 816,695 | Gross: $363.07M
36. Nerve (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."
Votes: 102,448 | Gross: $38.56M
37. The Girl on the Train (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: 150,210 | Gross: $75.40M
38. 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: 115,431 | Gross: $143.53M
39. Money Monster (2016)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.
Votes: 86,303 | Gross: $41.01M
40. The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
41. 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: 189,999 | Gross: $162.43M
42. 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: 307,848 | Gross: $70.26M
43. The Accountant (2016)
R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.
Votes: 232,240 | Gross: $86.26M
44. 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: 167,974 | Gross: $93.43M
46. Passengers (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 309,564 | Gross: $100.01M
47. Hush (I) (2016)
R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller
A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.
49. Zootopia (2016)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy