The Ten Best Movies of 2016

In this era of life in the fast lane, people generally give a lot of importance for entertainment. Even though people do not have much time to spare from work or the other activities they involve in, they do find time now and then to sit down and find something they can watch and relax. That is the reason why movies have never lost its charm among humans. With that in mind, let us take a look at the ten best movies of 2016.

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Action/Sci-Fi/Superhero

  • Captain America: Civil War

Third installment of the Captain America series, the film was released in May. With Chris Evans reprising the role of Captain America, the film was full of surprises. A clash between the Captain and Iron Man saw the Marvel universe lovers gasping for air. Unlike The Age of Ultron, this movie was well scripted with not many subplots, allowing the movie goers to easily concentrate on the main plot. The introduction of Spider-Man has to be the highlight of the movie.

  • Deadpool
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Hands down the best superhero movie till date. After the debacle of Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds gave his best as Wade Wilson/Deadpool and proved his worth in Deadpool. The action packed movie is filled with comic elements which might make one think why this movie is not in the comedy category. Well, that is because it is released as a movie in the action/superhero genre.


Animation

  • Zootopia

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The story about a mammal metropolis, Judy Hopps dreams to be the first bunny cop and succeeds. Partnering with a con artist sly fox Nick Wilde, she takes up the case of fourteen missing predator animals. The journey that follows makes up the plot. With exceptional animation and an ensemble cast, the movie received critical acclaim. It is currently the highest rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes with a rating of 98%. It is a movie not worth missing. It is one of the best buddy cop animation movies till date.


Adventure/Family

  • The Jungle Book

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The masterpiece from Rudyard Kipling has seen the light of day as a movie a few times previously. But never has it been so good. The makers have put in their best with exceptional direction from Jon Favreau (who also directed Iron Man), stunning visuals and an ensemble cast comprising of Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken. It is mind blowing how they shot the whole movie with a kid and the green screens.


Drama

  • Moonlight

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Moonlight is considered to be the best movie of 2016 by critics. Based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the movie chronicles the life of a poor and gay black guy who goes through different stages of life suffering from the repercussions of being black and gay. The movie travels through the life of Chiron as a child, teenager and an adult and how he copes with situations like school violence, drug abuse and incarceration. Scoring 99 out of a possible 100, Moonlight is the fourth highest rated movie in the history of Metacritic.


Horror

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

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With John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in lead, the movie follows the event after Mary’s character Michelle is met with an accident. She walks up after the accident to find herself in a shelter with two man who claims the outside world is under the threat of widespread chemical attack and it is the safest option to stay in the shelter. A while later when she finds out some things are out of the ordinary, she makes an escape from the shelter only to find out aliens are attacking the earth.


Romance/Comedy

  • Me Before You

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Emilia Clarke’s first theatrical release after the critically unsuccessful installment of the Terminator. Me Before You follows the life of an outgoing young lady named Louisa Clark played by Emilia, who takes up the job as a caregiver to a completely paralyzed Will Traynor. As time passes, they begin to have romantic feelings for each other and the plot follows how Louisa tries to persuade Will from euthanasia. Even though it was received with average ratings critically, it was well received by the public.

  • Bridget Jones’s Baby

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The third installment of the Jones’s series, it took the makers twelve long years keeping the fans waiting. But yes, it did not disappoint us one little bit. The movie follows the life of forty-three-year-old Bridget who is in search of the father of her child who disappeared the night they met at an Ed Sheeran concert. The introduction of Patrick Dempsey into the series is a big plus even though you would miss the charming Hugh Grant.

  • Sing Street

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Conor Lalor in a want to escape the stress and strains of his dysfunctional family forms a band just to impress the girls he like. Set in the 1980s, the movie shows the struggles of a teenager coping up with school and family until he meets the girl he thinks is the one for him. Will it work out? Watch an find out! Receiving positive reviews from critics, the movie currently holds an 8/10 rating on IMDB.

  • Southside With You

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The film is about Barack Obama, the current president of the United States. Southside With You tells the story of Obama meeting Michelle and how they end up falling in love with each other. The portrayal of Obama by Parker Sawyers is highly praised, and overall the movie received a positive response from both the critics and movie goers equally. It currently holds 92/100 and 6.5/100 ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB respectively.

Conclusion

2016 has seen the release of a number of great movies. The hard work put to make a movie is really being shown in the outcome with a great number of people flocking up the theaters to watch them. With the hope that the coming years will see more movies with great story lines and production quality hit the theaters, let us enjoy the holiday season by catching up on movies we missed this year. Would you like to watch Christmas movies during this holiday season? Check Classic Christmas Movies of All Time.

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