Best Movie 2016

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by jamesgirman|created - 01 Feb 2016|updated - 16 Aug 2017| Public
Was 2016 a good year for movies? We've seen a variety of opinions on both sides of the argument, but one thing is clear: it was indeed a great year for great films.
  • And by "great" films we mean high-scoring films.
  • There were 12 movies released during 2016 that scored 90 or higher, more than in any other year this century.
  • (See chart below.).
  • No 2016 film was greater than Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age drama Moonlight, a three-part look at the life of a gay black man growing up in a broken household in Florida.
  • It's the highest-scoring release since Boyhood in 2014 and one of just four films in our entire database to score 99 or higher.
  • But the strength of 2016's very best films is such that Moonlight isn't even necessarily a favorite to win the best picture Oscar (though a nomination appears to be a certainty).
  • It will have to contend with other films showered with praise by critics, including Kenneth Lonergan's drama Manchester by the Sea and the throwback musical La La Land.
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Highest-Scoring Movies Released in 2016

Then again, there was plenty of love from reviewers to go around.

Of those, 328 received positive reviews (scoring 61 or higher)—that's an impressive 53%, and up from the 2015 figure (which was around 50%).
And 58 of those films received a Metascore of 81 or higher, the cutoff we use to indicate "universal acclaim" from reviewers.

That pretty much matches the percentage for the prior year. More good news: the average Metascore for all 2016 films was 60.3, up from 2015's mark of 58.7.

And the number of truly awful films scoring below 20 remained at just 7 for the year, tying 2015's total (and still down considerably from the 14 terrible films released in 2014).

Votes:272,521|Gross:Total number of films scoring at least 90, by year.

The Best in Culture 2016

Below are 2016's highest-scoring overall films, followed by separate lists of the year's best movies in a variety of categories.

Re-releases of older films are excluded.
The Metascore is a weighted average of scores from top professional critics, on a scale from 0 (bad) to 100 (good).

Although scores have been rounded to the nearest whole number, movies are ranked prior to rounding. All scores in this article are from January 3, 2017.

* The eight-hour documentary O.J.: Made in America can be classified as both a television miniseries as well as a film (and will in fact be eligible for both Oscars and Emmys).

Votes:126,681|Gross:Because it did screen in a few theaters prior to airing on TV, we are including it here (in addition to on our Best Miniseries of 2016 list).

Moonlight is the best-reviewed movie of 2016

It would be a shame to forget about those.

What are your selections for the best and worst movies of the past year?
Let us know in the comments section below.

If you are looking for even more of 2016's best films, be sure to check out our compilation of over 200 film critic top 10 lists as well as our 2016 Film Awards Scorecard.

Continue reading the main story. The film critics of The New York Times — Manohla Dargis, A.

Votes:247,315|Gross:Scott and Stephen Holden — share their picks for the best movies of the year.

Manohla Dargis

It was the best of times, it was — well, you know.

And while its transformation into a target of misogynist and racist vitriol was surprising, it was not especially shocking.
It was just another reminder that female power remains deeply threatening, even in the realm of the imaginary.

As usual when it came to this year in movies, it was sometimes good if also hard, lean, bad and familiar times, both critically and commercially. “Box Office Meltdown,” a Variety headline shrieked in July; by Nov.

25, the trade was reporting “U.S. Box Office Tops $10 Billion” — “the fastest-ever that it’s reached the milestone.” It turns out that after the acrimonious presidential election, people were coming together at the movies.

Votes:498,482|Gross:Then again, packed theaters could also be chalked up to the number of solid mainstream releases, including “Arrival,” “Almost Christmas,” “Doctor Strange” and “Moana.”.

The year's best films

It’s worth noting that even the most well-reviewed popular movies — as I write, Pixar’s “Finding Dory” tops the yearly box office — are unlikely to show up on many best-of lists or scoop up critics’ awards.

Its other honorees included releases that, according to the website Box Office Mojo, opened in a limited number of theaters: “Krisha” (26 theaters), “The Handmaiden” (125) and “Certain Women” (138).
The divide between what most Americans see and what critics reward is not new or surprising.

Yet it seems worth repeating that this gulf remains as vast and seemingly unbridgeable as the one that characterized the electorate.

This is less about taste (or so-called elites versus Jill Popcorn) than the bottom line of today’s conglomerate cinema.

Votes:666,338|Gross:As of early December, the six major studios have an 83.4 percent market share of the domestic box office.

Best 2016 Films in Selected Genres

Disney alone enjoys a staggering 24.2 percent, a number that will increase with the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” It’s Disney’s world, after all.

A few critics I know are trying to name the most Trumplike release of 2016; one suggested Clint Eastwood’s “Sully,” which I see more as an exemplar of classic Hollywood’s heroic individualism.
Viewing movies through the lens of today is a favorite game, never mind that most titles are in the works long before the real world catches up to them.

A more fruitful game may be to weigh how this year’s releases — be they “Moonlight” or “Deadpool,” “Manchester by the Sea” or “Suicide Squad” — signify the end of the Obama era.

As to my own favorites, well, they just keep on changing, depending on mood, both personal and national.

Votes:224,185|Gross:‘NO HOME MOVIE’ This was the final feature from Chantal Akerman, who died of an apparent suicide in 2015.

A. O. Scott

Akerman explained that “No Home Movie” was about rooms and faraway places but “above all” about her mother, Natalia, a Holocaust survivor, “but not only.” It was also, Akerman wrote, about love and loss.

[Read the review].
‘TONI ERDMANN’ The filmmaker Maren Ade’s latest is a perfectly directed and performed movie about a father, his daughter and the ludicrous gag teeth that help close this pair’s generational, economic and social divide.

It couldn’t be timelier in how it considers the consequences of neoliberalism, wherein all human interactions are reduced to market relations, but it also has a beat you can dance to.

[Read a review]. ‘MOONLIGHT’ Bathed in blue and anguish, Mr. Jenkins’s elegiac film traces a single life across three chapters.

Votes:299,254|Gross:There’s much to love and admire about this haunting movie, including its lapidary visuals.

Other Loves

Here, every moment — light flooding a darkened room, an oceanic baptism and a halo of shampoo crowning the head of an abandoned child — speaks more eloquently than most of its dialogue, though the words are very fine, too.

‘O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA’ There’s a tradition of documentaries that dig into their subjects episodically, sometimes at monumental length.
Such is the case with Ezra Edelman’s “O.J.: Made in America,” which for close to eight hours takes up the case of O.

Simpson — his football glory years, infamous murder trial and tawdry aftermath — to create a titanic inquiry into race, class and celebrity in the United States.

Race may be a construction, but it is one that Americans continue to live and die by. [Read the review].

Votes:748,568|Gross:‘MY GOLDEN DAYS’ The director Arnaud Desplechin beautifully transcends the usual romantic clichés with a deeply moving, exquisitely directed tale of young love and the lessons never learned.

What are your favorites?

[Read the review]. ‘I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO’ In his thrilling documentary, Raoul Peck closes the divide between the personal and political through a portrait of James Baldwin.

Jackson, the movie largely draws on Baldwin’s own writing — as well as material like his F.B.I.
files — to create a portrait of a man that turns into a harrowing indictment of his country.

‘ARRIVAL’ The E.T.s in Denis Villeneuve’s twisty science-fiction heartbreaker don’t want to phone home, but they would really like to get someone on the horn.

As she often does, Amy Adams comes to the rescue. Among the movie’s pleasures is a creature design that at last breaks with H.

Votes:479,209|Gross:Giger’s slavering aliens.

Stephen Holden

[Read the review]. ‘THE HANDMAIDEN’ Set in Korea in the 1930s, the latest from Park Chan-wook involves two women, one a Japanese heiress and prisoner, the other an impoverished Korean con artist who could pick pockets for Fagin.

[Read the review].
‘13TH’ In her ferocious, intellectually galvanizing activist documentary, Ava DuVernay takes a hard look at race in the United States through the 13th Amendment of the Constitution.

You may think you’ve heard it all before; you haven’t. [Read the review]. ‘FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF …’ One of the high points of this year’s New York Film Festival, this 48-minute masterwork from Robert Beavers is quite a few years old but new to me.

(It was apparently finished in 1971 and reworked in 1998.) Here, Mr. Beavers considers the nature of cinema using light and shadow, various mattes and apertures — including a window spilling sun on a desk — a meditation that at times has the quality of a holy confession.

Votes:238,808|Gross:Last spring, with #OscarsSoWhite in the rearview mirror and Donald J.

What about the year's worst movies?

Trump’s victory on the as-yet-unglimpsed horizon, I reviewed Jeremy Saulnier’s “Green Room.” It struck me at the time as a smart, brutal, slightly contrived thriller about members of a rock band battling a gang of white-supremacist punks in the Northwest.

Maybe it was a harbinger, an unheeded political signal amid the pop-cultural noise, a pre-emptive allegory of battles to come.
Am I reading too much into it now, or was I not paying close enough attention then?

If so, I’m hardly the only one. Relevance is one of the great shibboleths of criticism, and after a real-life event as dramatic and complex as this year’s election, the temptation to seek clues and answers in works of popular art is almost overwhelming.

Think pieces promising to tell us “How [insert title here] Explains Trump” popped up after Nov.

Votes:602,701|Gross:8 like mushrooms after a rainstorm, and entertainment has been mined for signs and symptoms of working-class disaffection, coastal-elitist bubble-think, fake-news gullibility and every other real and imaginary affliction of the American body politic.

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

But cinema is better at exploring than explaining, and the screen is more like a prism or a kaleidoscope than a mirror or a window.

Which is not to deny that they are useful tools for reckoning with reality.
In a time of confusion, the best films can offer clarity, comfort and a salutary reminder of complexities that lie beyond the bluster and expedience of political discourse and conventional journalism.

We go to the movies — and we still go quite a lot, by the way, in spite of the seductions of the couch and the streaming queue — in search of escape from reality.

We’re also looking for alternative routes to the truth, for sparks of imagination that can ignite or illuminate our own thinking when it gets muddled or stale.

Votes:272,723|Gross:The 11 releases listed below were not only my most memorable movie-watching experiences of the year; they were also, in ways I can’t always specify, helpful.

59.Jason Bourne(I) (2016)

They stirred my curiosity, troubled my sleep and increased the range of my understanding.

‘MOONLIGHT’ Much has been written about Barry Jenkins’s luminous second feature, based on a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, which depicts three phases in the life of a young man named Chiron.
And much of that writing has drawn out the film’s complicated themes — of race, place, sexuality and manhood — and the exquisite artistry Mr.

Jenkins and his cast bring to them. But the most eloquent testimony comes when words fail, when I run into someone on the street or at a party and they say, “‘Moonlight,’” and I say “yeah, ‘Moonlight,’” and we take a deep breath because nothing more really needs to be said.

[Read the review]. ‘O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA’ History, biography, sports, celebrity, race, gender, police brutality and media insanity — Ezra Edelman’s five-part documentary touches on nearly everything horrible and fascinating in the last half-century of American life.

Votes:311,869|Gross:A triumph of archival research, it’s also a masterpiece of insight, a rare documentary with the heft and sprawl of great literature.

76.10 Cloverfield Lane(2016)

[Read the review]. ‘TONI ERDMANN’ Maren Ade’s sublime and squirmy comedy will change the way you think about a lot of things, including (but hardly limited to) fatherhood, daughterhood, joke-shop false teeth, Bulgarian folklore, German humor, workplace sexism, team-building exercises, petit fours and 21st-century global capitalism.

‘CAMERAPERSON’ Kirsten Johnson, a prolific and widely traveled cinematographer, makes her living shooting other people’s films, many of them dealing with war, injustice and sexual violence.
She assembled this memoir from outtakes and home video, and the result is revelatory testimony to the simple, mysterious power of the camera to bridge the chasm between personal experience and public history.

[Read the review]. ‘AFERIM!’ Radu Jude’s Romanian western — a wide-screen, black-and-white epic set in the mountains of Walachia in the mid-19th century — was barely released in the United States, which is a shame for several reasons.

For one thing, its rugged humor, high adventure and ethical seriousness pay tribute to an enduring and often misunderstood genre.

Votes:137,216|Gross:For another, it takes up the moral and political problem of slavery (in its Balkan rather than its Southern manifestation) with unsparing honesty and startling nuance.

39.Hacksaw Ridge(2016)

[Read the review].

Sasha Lane, a fearless nonprofessional, is thrilling to watch, as is Shia LaBeouf.
There is also a single shot — of Riley Keough (who happens to be Elvis Presley’s granddaughter) standing in a motel doorway, wearing a Confederate-flag bikini with the price tag still attached — that just might say more about the state of the nation in 2016 than the words of a thousand pundits.

[Read the review]. ‘AQUARIUS’ The United States was not the only country undergoing a wrenching political upheaval this year.

In his generous and angry second feature, the film-critic-turned-director Kleber Mendonça Filho tracks the changes shaking Brazil as they play out indirectly in the daily life of Clara, a retired music critic played by the great Sônia Braga.

Votes:106,101|Gross:A mother, a cancer survivor and an avatar of culture, sensuality and intellectual independence, Clara is a fittingly embattled and indomitable heroine for our times.

22.Under the Shadow(2016)

[Read the review]. ‘SAUSAGE PARTY’ This animated feature, with the voices of Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig, is a profoundly religious film that explores, with devastating rigor, a stark and scary existential predicament.

Not for kids, obviously.
[Read the review]. ‘A BIGGER SPLASH’ Commissioned to remake a sun-dappled late-’60s thriller, Luca Guadagnino composed a gorgeous shaggy-dog meditation on sex, rock ’n’ roll and the enduring decadence of European art cinema.

Tilda Swinton is silent, Ralph Fiennes never stops talking and the gorgeous volcanic island of Pantelleria plays host to a divine and lethal vacation from hell.

[Read the review]. ‘ELLE’ AND ‘THINGS TO COME’ (TIE) Paul Verhoeven’s lurid thriller and Mia Hansen-Love’s meditative domestic drama are complementary portraits of Frenchwomen in middle age, both of them played by Isabelle Huppert.

Votes:991,273|Gross:Each movie has its flaws of directorial perspective — reflexive sexism in Mr.

79.Hello, My Name Is Doris(2015)

Verhoeven’s case, generational condescension in Ms.

Huppert transcends all limitations.
She’s at once the most ferociously intuitive and the most serenely intelligent actress working in movies today.

[Read the reviews: ‘Elle’ | ‘Things to Come’]. ‘MOONLIGHT’ Kindness and tenderness, as opposed to tear-jerking melodrama, are traits not commonly associated with movies that aim primarily to thrill and excite.

Genuine intimacy is so rarely encountered in film that when you come upon it, your tendency is to suspect that somehow you’re being played.

Votes:54,645|Gross:But in Barry Jenkins’s “Moonlight,” my pick for the best movie of the year, there are moments of generosity and selflessness that take your breath away.

70.Moana(I) (2016)

This is an entirely human story in a medium enthralled by technology, violence and fantasy.

These radiant moments soften an otherwise tough movie, about Chiron, a gay black youth played by three different actors, growing up in a Miami housing project where he acquires the armor of a street thug to survive.
Along with “Brokeback Mountain” and “Boyhood,” it is one of the three finest movies of the last decade or so.

Is it a coincidence that all three have male protagonists who instinctively resist patriarchal brutishness? In its brokenhearted examination of race, class, privilege and inequality in modern America, “Moonlight” is one of several excellent movies set in places beyond the country’s affluent enclaves.

When I raved about “Moonlight” to several well-to-do white liberal friends and described Chiron, they politely took note but behaved as if I were telling them to eat their spinach.

Votes:315,276|Gross:These same people couldn’t wait to see films like “The Big Short” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” about the financial chicanery and decadence of rich white crooks.

50.Disorder(2015)

This, then, is the America we’re living in: The haves would rather not contemplate the suffering of the have-nots.

[Read the review].
‘O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA’ The obverse of “Moonlight” in its focus on O.

Simpson, a rich, entitled black star athlete, the five-part documentary directed by Ezra Edelman is an epic examination of race, class, sex, celebrity and the cult of sports heroism in America.

It is an X-ray of the American psyche focused on the place where all those themes converge to create what some would call the American dream.

Votes:85,093|Gross:Or is it a nightmarish orgy of bloodlust?

74.A Bigger Splash(2015)

[Read the review]. ‘AMERICAN HONEY’ Star (Sasha Lane), the 18-year-old at the center of Andrea Arnold’s pungent road movie, flees a broken home and a sexually abusive father figure to join a band of teenagers roaming the heartland selling magazine subscriptions door to door.

The wanderers are the photonegative opposites of ’60s hippies who deserted comfortable middle-class homes in search of adventure.
Most of these latter-day stragglers have no place to go back to.

[Read the review]. ‘EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT’ Viewed largely through the eyes of an aggrieved shaman whose tribe is on the verge of extinction at the hands of Colombian rubber barons in the 19th and 20th centuries, the director Ciro Guerra’s fantastical mixture of myth and historical reality challenges lingering illusions of first-world culture as more advanced than any other.

Beautiful isn’t a strong enough word to describe scenes of the heaving waters of the Amazon and its tributaries, on which two explorers, separated by more than 30 years, navigate in canoes, accompanied by the shaman, Karamakate, the last survivor of an Amazonian tribe killed off by European invaders.

Votes:689,219|Gross:Along the way they encounter Conradian horrors.

34.Elle(I) (2016)

[Read the review]. ‘MANCHESTER BY THE SEA’ In Kenneth Lonergan’s sad, powerful film, Casey Affleck plays an embittered janitor in Boston who, after the death of his older brother, reluctantly returns to the fishing village where he grew up to be the guardian of his teenage nephew.

There are no easy answers and pat resolutions in a movie that feels absolutely authentic.
[Read the review]. ‘NEON BULL’ This Brazilian movie, directed by Gabriel Mascaro, immerses you in the intensely pungent world of vaquejada, a rodeo sport in which two cowboys on horseback, seek to tug a bull to the ground by the tail.

Iremar (Juliano Cazarré) is a handsome cowboy who dreams of being a fashion designer. In this deep, sexy reflection on man and animal, the riders use fancy colognes to camouflage barnyard scents.

The movie is a celebration of animal smells. [Read the review]. ‘FIRE AT SEA’ The Italian director Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary is set on the small island of Lampedusa, whose residents — fishing families that have lived there for generations — help rescue desperate African migrants arriving by sea.

Votes:110,207|Gross:[Read the review].

33.The Nice Guys(2016)

‘ELLE’ Isabelle Huppert may be the only living actress brave enough to play the hard-boiled heroine of a diabolical black comedy about rape and perverse desire.

‘AQUARIUS’ In the politically pointed “Aquarius,” the great Brazilian actress Sônia Braga gives a towering portrayal of a retired movie critic who refuses to move out of her apartment when her building is sold to a developer.
[Read the review]. RUNNERS-UP “Fireworks Wednesday,” “Krisha,” “Sunset Song,” “Wiener-Dog,” “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years,” “Chronic,” “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened,” “20th Century Women,” “13TH,” “Paterson” and “Things to Come.”.

More highlights from the year, as chosen by our critics:. Television, Pop Albums, Pop Songs, Classical Music, Dance, Theater, Art, Podcasts and Performances.

Continue reading the main story. In 2016, Hollywood showed us a world where black lives matter, a musical had meaning, young filmmakers could strut their stuff alongside the classic likes of Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, and the Coen brothers – and no subject was too hot to handle.

Votes:263,555|Gross:Here are 20 movies that reminded us that the best of cinema, whether studio-financed or independently-produced, is capable of lots of things beyond sequels, prequels, remakes, retreads and the Marvel Comic Universe.

42.La La Land(2016)

(Check out our 25 Best Movie Performances of 2016 list here.).

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R|111 min|Drama . Error: please try again. A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Director:Barry Jenkins| Stars:Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R.

Votes:263,891|Gross:PG|106 min|Animation, Drama, Fantasy .

73.The Eyes of My Mother(2016)

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When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?
Director:Makoto Shinkai| Stars:Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki.

R|99 min|Drama, Mystery, Romance . Error: please try again. After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director:Pedro Almodóvar| Stars:Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta.

Votes:100,529|Gross:PG-13|108 min|Adventure, Drama, Family .

93.Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping(2016)

Error: please try again. A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

R|102 min|Action, Crime, Drama .
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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.

Director:David Mackenzie| Stars:Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham.

Votes:189,965|Gross:My favorite movie of the year does include one hell of a ride.

91.The Good Neighbor(2016)

From the opening bank robbery scene you know that this film is going to stand with the greats ofor all time.

This is fill sure has story points that borrow from other films, the only cliche is basically the same one we see in every cop film is the cop is on the brink of retirement.
But everything else in this film avoids cliches and becomes it's one film with great writing and directing and especially a film that fits the story about the people who live in that certain location.

The athanticy in this films among the actors is real as you can get and that is what makes this film so special is never tries to bring in any type of left field third act plot just so it can end.

The third act fits because it does not add anything that is not happening right now.

Votes:118,961|Gross:Excellent film.10/10.

26.Morris from America(2016)

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

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction.
Director:Gareth Edwards| Stars:Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen.

R|95 min|Crime, Drama, Horror . Error: please try again. A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Director:Jeremy Saulnier| Stars:Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart.

Votes:93,727|Gross:Just one word Wow!

100.The BFG(2016)

Because I been waiting for this film ever since I found that the director of Blue Ruin follow up will be something different for a mainstream audience to see because A24 is producing this project and if you follow the studio this will most definitely not to be a film to miss.

That is what makes this film special because it is so brutal that you will not look away.9/10https://youtu.be/tiH-JufibaQ.
TV-MA|156 min|Drama, Horror, Mystery .

Error: please try again. Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading.

A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Votes:60,067|Gross:Director:Na Hong-jin| Stars:Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Kwak Do-won, Woo-hee Chun.

43.Blood Father(2016)

R|111 min|Action, Adventure, Drama .

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
Director:Colm McCarthy| Stars:Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper, Paddy Considine.

PG-13|124 min|Drama . Error: please try again. While Ranaa and Emad, a married couple, are participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," she is assaulted in their new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director:Asghar Farhadi| Stars:Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi.

Votes:144,790|Gross:PG-13|70 min|Animation, Comedy, Drama .

89.Florence Foster Jenkins(2016)

Error: please try again. After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to an orphanage with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

PG|108 min|Animation, Adventure, Drama .
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A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.

Director:Mark Osborne| Stars:Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard. Great animation film.

Votes:151,801|Gross:Already three months in 2016 and we already have three sure slots for the best animated feature for the 2017 Oscars.

38.Weiner(2016)

But The Little Prince is something else.

There is a scene where a grown up asks our main protagonist "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
and she doesn't answer and at that point she realizes that she was not up to the task of growing up but she is ready to have an imagination and ready to believe this stories that her neighbor is telling her and it takes her on this journey that she will never forget.

Its one of the best films of the year.10/10https://youtu.be/5mI27FZXZRg. PG-13|106 min|Comedy, Drama, Music .

Error: please try again. 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:80,147|Gross:Director:John Carney| Stars:Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor.

18.Arrival(II) (2016)

Now this is a movie that I had high expectations for and they meet them.

I tried to be all this movie can't be as good as people are making it out to be.
And I was wrong. Funny light hearted while still being real and great exposure for the young actors to showcase that this is there movie.

Sure you got Littlefinger, Ms. S, and that one dude from Transformers, but the youngsters are the ones who treat this movie with care and respect throughout the whole film.

And now it is on Netflix and call your brother whether you are the oldest or youngest.

Votes:451,011|Gross:R|133 min|Action, Crime, Drama .

24.Train to Busan(2016)

Error: please try again. The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

Simmons, John Goodman.
PG-13|112 min|Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi .

Error: please try again. 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:9,939|Gross:Wow this movie was worth the 90 minute drive to a beautiful theater to see a beautiful film.

56.The Witch(2015)

That is about discovery in one self of not only of the young boy but also his father.

You will not see anything like it.
Everything in this film fits perfectly with the tone and overall style of this movie works because of what Jeff Nichols brings to the table and the cast has never been better.10/10https://youtu.be/z8kjLqM2Mdg.

TV-MA|100 min|Documentary, Crime, History . Error: please try again. An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director:Ava DuVernay| Stars:Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales.

Votes:207,394|Gross:R|102 min|Action, Drama, Thriller .

16.13th(2016)

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Director:Gavin Hood| Stars:Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi.
The reason why this movie is so high maybe because I had a TV experience with it, and expectations weren't at any level.

But it truly is one of the years best movies. For 2 very important reason. 1 the cast all around in front and behind the camera pushes this past TV level in the amount care and subject matter behind it that makes it important to see.

That is the second reason this is an important movie about professional people being put in difficult positions on both sides so you get the people who are the drone pilots ( Aaron Paul and Phoebe Fox) to the commanders in different places ( Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman) to the best out of the whole cast the man on the ground risking his life ( Barkhad Abdi).

Votes:88,268|Gross:This is one hell of movie that doesn't pull any punches and you will be shaken in the last third.

88.ARQ(2016)

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

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.

PG|127 min|Biography, Drama, History . Error: please try again. 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.

Director:Theodore Melfi| Stars:Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner.

Votes:287,676|Gross:PG-13|101 min|Adventure, Comedy, Drama .

2.Your Name.(2016)

Error: please try again. A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Not Rated|145 min|Drama, Romance, Thriller .
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A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. Director:Park Chan-wook| Stars:Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Moon So-ri.

PG-13|84 min|Drama, Fantasy, Horror . Error: please try again. As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Votes:206,698|Gross:Director:Babak Anvari| Stars:Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi.

45.Kubo and the Two Strings(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.
Director:Peter Berg| Stars:Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M.

Griffin, James DuMont. Petter Berg and Marky Mark hit this one out of the park again. Adding the same momentum of care with each character even the higher ups who put those men in that position played by John Malkovich get enough screen time.

But to me the strongest part in this movie is being able to connect to these people oh a human level so when someone like Gina Rodriguez tells Marky Mark I don't watch to die or even at the end where Wahlberg even breaks down it is emotional and something that put together perfectly you have something worth seeing.10/10.

Votes:22,415|Gross:Not Rated|118 min|Action, Horror, Thriller .

92.X-Men: Apocalypse(2016)

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Director:Sang-ho Yeon| Stars:Gong Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Ma Dong-seok, Su-an Kim.
PG|124 min|Biography, Drama, Sport .

Error: please try again. A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. Director:Mira Nair| Stars:Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza.

R|91 min|Comedy, Drama, Romance . Error: please try again. The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.

Votes:121,067|Gross:Director:Chad Hartigan| Stars:Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Patrick Güldenberg.

61.Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising(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.
Director:Andrea Arnold| Stars:Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi.

Unrated|97 min|Comedy, Drama . Error: please try again. A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Director:Chris Kelly| Stars:Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow.

Votes:196,459|Gross:R|83 min|Drama .

28.Other People(I) (2016)

Error: please try again. Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.

Not Rated|72 min|Drama, Music .
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While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.

Director:Anna Rose Holmer| Stars:Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da'Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson.

Votes:684,265|Gross:PG-13|118 min|Biography, Drama .

11.My Life as a Zucchini(2016)

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25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Director:Garth Davis| Stars:Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar.

PG|106 min|Adventure, Drama, Family . Error: please try again. 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:222,966|Gross:Excellent on all accounts with the aspect of making a film is an achievement that is not applied in every film.

66.Hail, Caesar!(2016)

I think the Jungle Book does have something to say as visuals can tell a story and not only that but also connects with the characters which is why I am excited to see what Warcraft has in stores.

But that being said this movie does connect to a large audience by people just enjoying a movie where they stay true to the source material and made sure to eliminate elements from the animated version because they knew it will not fit in a live action interpretation of this film.
That is how you make a great film like this one.9/10https://youtu.be/EoZWL2tYXZA.

R|116 min|Action, Comedy, Crime . Error: please try again. 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:89,004|Gross:My Top 5 all include original well made not based on IP and all of them pass with flying colors.

25.Queen of Katwe(2016)

AND The Nice Guys are no exceptionsurprises, because this is fun exciting and insane of all he'll.

But ultimately the movie so fun at that point, you can see Shane Black loves action movies.
And it happens back to his scripts of course that include Lethal Weapon and even The Long Kiss Goodnight the dude knows how to set up action scenes with clever banter and acting from the actors who give it there all.10/10.

R|130 min|Crime, Drama, Thriller . Error: please try again. A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director:Paul Verhoeven| Stars:Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling.

Votes:79,155|Gross:R|137 min|Drama .

20.Hunt for the Wilderpeople(2016)

Error: please try again. A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

R|108 min|Action, Adventure, Comedy .
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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:182,811|Gross:Deadpool is a success with every turn.

97.Loving(2016)

Not only on how it is presented as a film stand point with acting and directing and of course the writing all being top notch, but the pure enjoyment that this film achieves with each genre it tackles.

An action film that gets the blood pumping and has an awesome sense of being fun.
The most surprising factory of this film is the romantic angel it achieves.

This whole film works because Ryan Reynolds is so good that he never lets up the fun and that is why it is both exciting and relentless that you leave the theater with the biggest smile on your face.

This is by far the best superhero movie ever.9/10https://youtu.be/ouhM3CaL0Go. R|120 min|Biography, Drama, History .

Votes:132,466|Gross:Error: please try again.

80.The Family Fang(2015)

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

R|96 min|Documentary .
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An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape. Directors:Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg| Stars:Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Jordan Zain Weiner, Barbara Morgan.

R|139 min|Biography, Drama, History . Error: please try again.

Votes:670,238|Gross:World War II American Army Medic Desmond T.

4.A Monster Calls(2016)

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.

R|119 min|Biography, Drama .
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The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career. Director:Antonio Campos| Stars:Rebecca Hall, Michael C.

Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia. PG-13|147 min|Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi . Error: please try again.

Votes:114,627|Gross:Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

83.King Jack(2015)

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

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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. R|88 min|Action, Crime, Drama .

Error: please try again. An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Votes:91,866|Gross:Director:Jean-François Richet| Stars:Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks.

13.Sing Street(2016)

TV-MA|92 min|Drama, Thriller .

A hard-working single mother and wife of a getaway driver who is about to be released is approached by an unassuming and gentle man, completely unaware though of his inscrutable and utterly impelling motives.
Director:Raúl Arévalo| Stars:Antonio de la Torre, Luis Callejo, Ruth Díaz, Raúl Jiménez.

PG|101 min|Animation, Action, Adventure . Error: please try again. 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.

Director:Travis Knight| Stars:Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes.

Votes:125,885|Gross:R|118 min|Comedy, Drama, Romance .

67.The Siege of Jadotville(2016)

Error: please try again. A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

TV-14|95 min|Documentary, Crime .
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A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community. Directors:Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk| Stars:Robin Bourland, Daisy Coleman, Charles Coleman, Melinda Coleman.

PG-13|115 min|Action, Adventure, Fantasy . Error: please try again. While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Votes:99,120|Gross:Director:Scott Derrickson| Stars:Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong.

85.Bad Moms(2016)

R|92 min|Comedy, Drama . Error: please try again.

Director:Mike Birbiglia| Stars:Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard.
Unrated|98 min|Drama, Thriller .

Error: please try again. Vincent is an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town. Despite the apparent tranquility in Maryland, Vincent perceives an external threat.

Director:Alice Winocour| Stars:Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant.

111 min|Comedy, Drama, Romance . Error: please try again. Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Manhattan housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.