Best Movies of 2016

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The Top Ten

1 Captain America: Civil War

It was very good, but it's not the BEST movie of the year. Popularity and personal preference get in the way of whether something is actually GOOD, or just exciting or entertaining for another reason. It was REALLY good, but it isn't better than all other movies on this list. - LarkwingFlight

How should I put it this way? It's basically an awesome superhero movie of 2016. Disney and Marvel made a 3rd Captain America movie after 2014's Winter Soldier. This time, it marks the beginning of phase 3 for the MCU franchise which leads to many other superheroes in their own films. The Avengers became divided into two teams: hand themselves over to the government or resist. Amazingly, Iron Man and Captain America lead their own team members into a combination of a bunch of action figures fighting each other which is child's play. So many shocking revelations have happened when Iron Man had a disturbing past and it all went down to Bucky Barnes who was held responsible. Spoiler alert: mad scientist assigned Steve Rogers' friend to kill Tony Stark's parents. So many battles have happened between the Avengers against enemies who threaten to destroy. It nearly shook the Avengers when too many innocent victims died and now the government blames them. Aside from all the superhero drama, ...more

Okay for 15 year old kids. A " best " movie should be a movie best for everybody. For adults this movie was like all the other " superheroes " movies. Action with a poor story. Entertainment for action does not mean " best movie ".

How come this movie gets all the credit, yet batman v superman has to put up with all the hate, I mean poor dc. as much as I like this movie I can't stand how this movie had all the praise and yet the dc movies of 2016 had to panned

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2 Zootopia

Wow, it surprised me with how good it was! Not only does it have a unique, intriguing, and deep story that keeps it interesting even for the adults, the visuals are incredibly impressive. I was genuinely surprised by how wonderful it was! - LarkwingFlight

The ice-cream shop had me in aw and the sloth scene had me out of breath haha. It has some really cute and good voice acting paired with some extremely good animation. (mostly props and cities)

It delivers an extremely helpful message to those of the younger audience. Be whatever you want to be no matter who brings you down and you might just do something great in your life, if not, it will be a wild ride. Favourite movie of 2016 and favourite animated Disney movie. - iiKyodaiKickz

I voted for Civil War, but this is where I really wanted my vote to go. This movie is so vibrant and colorful, so filled with personality and some of the strongest writing of Disney's career. Then again, it doesn't have too much competition. Best movie of 2016 bar none. And this is coming from someone who thinks that Disney only exists to be a large corporation, - WonkeyDude98

Disney only exists to torture our kids. I'd rather let my younger brother watch The Wolf of Wall Street and play Grand Theft Auto than Watch atrocity from that company... - AlphaQ

YEA

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3 Deadpool

I really liked that they did the character some real justice compared to Wolverine Origins, but, being a Marvel film, they could've done a bit more with the plot instead of a simple revenge story. The movie was also shorter than I thought it would be and only had a couple major action sequences that were average quality compared to Civil War. It felt like an incomplete Deadpool experience. - Mcgillacuddy

It was made my Fox (yeah I know, it's kinda weird to think of this film being made by the same people who have the rights to the Fantastic Four movies). - Anonymousxcxc

Ignore for people that think this movie is non sense because that is the deadpool movie all about and that why it is very cool and unique superheroes movie but I like day of future past more - Thirdwind

I wanted to love this movie, and I did. - Mumbizz01

The funniest super hero movie. Ignore the R rating, sure, it might have LOTS of inappropriate stuff, but what people do in school is more inappropriate. My favorite movie of the year. - venomouskillingmachine

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4 Finding Dory

I don't know if it's nostalgia that makes this film top-notch in people's eyes, but once I saw the film in theaters, I found it as a good example of a film that's overrated to the maximum. It's not a bad movie, but I've been going to the theater to see Pixar films ever since they first started and I have to say that Finding Dory is one of their lower quality releases and is absolutely nothing compared to the masterpiece released last year known as Inside Out. To be honest, I think Pixar really rushed this one. Like I said, it's not a bad film at all, but I was expecting a whole lot better and I don't think Finding Nemo really needed a sequel. It's a wonderful film and was fine the way it was. - Mcgillacuddy

It was good because of its social commentary on mental illness - epicness2099

I grew up with Finding Nemo. I've watched it at least 20 times, and it's one of my favorite movies ever. So naturally, I went into Finding Dory with huge expectations. It didn't disappoint. The movie has the heart and wit that made the the original such a classic. There's flat out hilarious scenes, emotional scenes, and tons of well-written and well-acted dialogue to keep you completely invested along the way. Also, this is quite possibly the most beautiful movie that I have ever seen. You can truly get lost in the beautiful imagery that this movie has to offer. This movie left me completely satisfied. I left the theatre with a smile that lasted until I woke up the next morning. This is one of the greatest films that Pixar has ever made and one of the greatest sequels ever in my opinion. It'll be very interesting to see whether Zootopia or Finding Dory will take home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Only time will tell. - phillysports

I voted for Zootopia, but this is a close second(I adore animated movies.) I grew up with Finding Nemo, it was my first Disney film. I was very excited when I found out about Finding Dory! The animation was so gorgeous, I personally think the best animation Disney has done. The characters are all likeable, and has all the charm of the original. I've seen it 3 times in the theater so far, and if you like finding Nemo you HAVE to see this

Favorite animated film of the year, apparently the stupid academy award people didn't even nominate this... - Pixtol

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5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This movie was better than I expected! It starts a little slow but gets super exciting the last third of the movie. I actually enjoyed it more than the Force Awakens. *claps* Man! I love how Star Wars just keeps getting better. - eventer51314

Why are people putting movies on the list that haven't even come out yet? Can they at least wait until they come out and then add them to the list?

Remember the opening crawl to the original Star Wars? Well this is the opening crawl as a movie. That may not sound amazing, but combine that with epic action scenes and awesome visuals, and you have the first ever great prequel to Star Wars. - LarkwingFlight

Interesting movie! Kinda liked it, but force awakenes is way better!

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6 Kubo and the Two Strings

First off: Not a movie for young kids. Definitely a darker, more mature animated movie compared to Zootopia or Moana or Trolls. It has beautiful animation and storytelling, an excellent cast of wonderfully portrayed characters, and one of the best scores I have ever heard for an animated movie. 10/10 Best movie I've seen in a very long time! - LarkwingFlight

Excellent storytelling, soundtrack, and masterful animation. Everything an animated film should have. It deserves an Oscar but of course any movie Disney churns out is gonna steal it. I still can't be mad if Zootopia wins one, though. - Mcgillacuddy

A very strong, beautiful and mature movie which is as timely as ''Zootopia''. It calls us to embrace our flawed world, and search for all the beauty in it and not concentrate on it's negativity. It calls us to stay strong and positive during such harsh times. Beside the movie's messages, it is a highly emotional, occasionally funny, gorgeously animated masterpiece which you'd never get tired of.

Cool, dark even scary for a PG film also awesome 8/10 - TopTenListmaker

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7 The Jungle Book

This was very underrated, but GOD it's good. The voice acting was awesome, the visuals were very good, and it has scary moments for adults and cute animals for kids

Great visual effect keep the good thing about original great voice casting especially Idis Elba I rank it best visual effect since avatar and I think this movie can be good rival to avatar for visual effect it is very cool - Thirdwind

I actually like this movie. Even though it wasn't very entertaining for many people since it's just a "remake", Walt Disney (the company) put some effort into this. So the people who criticized this movie didn't realize it was just a remake.

Loved it, bringing the classic tale back. (they shouldn't have changed it so much though, gives me fear about The Lion King live action film by the same director) - Pixtol

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8 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Are you kidding'? "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" should be at least in top 10. This movie was best movie of the year for me. We haven't heard the voice of Hedwig's tone for 5 years, but then this movie released..

I am a Harry Potter fangirl, and even have the Fantastic Beasts book that lists all of the creatures, so this was one of my most anticipated films of 2016. I got to see it a few days after my birthday in January (so the theater was almost empty, which was nice), and while not the very best Harry Potter film, I think it's the most fun I've ever had watching one. I liked seeing how magic works in America, because it was quite a bit different. The visuals, as to be expected, were phenomenal. All of the creatures are great, both in design and actions. Newt has easily become one of my favorite characters in the franchise. While it's probably not the best film from 2016, I do think it's the one I had the most fun watching. - Elric-san

Greatly enjoyed this movie, and I'm not even a Harry Potter fan. It was very clever and witty, and I found myself laughing out loud VERY often. Along with that there's the intense and dark story and epic action scenes mixed with wonderful visual effects that had me just loving this movie. - LarkwingFlight

It's the best Harry Potter Movie of all time! It had no legacy of a book to live up to, which didn't leave me disappointed and sad (Looking at you Harry Potter Movies. You made Ron a buffoon. You WILL PAY), and we saw to see some great effects coupled with a sense of humor and explore a new era of the wizarding world, and a new country. Brilliant, which is what I expected from Rowling as a screenwriter.

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9 Doctor Strange

Not better than Civil War, but VERY close. I feel like, as funny as this movie was, it just had more humor than it needed, and plenty of jokes just didn't hit. I loved the visuals, however, and the action was excellent. I also loved the characters, it had me in excitement the whole time. (I almost fell down leaving the theater) - LarkwingFlight

Great origin move just like Iron Man 1 and Ant-man, but they could've done a lot more with Rachael McAdams, since she is a pretty talented actress. - AKASHPAWAR

Only wished that Rachel McAdams had a bigger part in this movie.

I didn't like the movie that much but it was alright... - Pixtol

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10 Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

This movie was so frustratingly bad. It was a dull, incohesive, overblown mess. The visuals looked kind of good, for a time, until it became so excessive that it hurt my eyes to look at. Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor was terrible and annoying. Doomsday looked like the cave troll from Fellowship of the Ring. There were way too many subplots in this movie and none of them were handled very well. And no, I didn't expect a "colorful and fun" Marvel-ish movie, I just expected it to be good. But it tried so hard to be dark and serious whithout having the faintest idea of what dark and serious done right actually is. Nolan's Batman trilogy was awesome and guess what, it wasn't a stupid CGI orgy like this was. Seriously does Zack Snyder not care about anything besides putting as many explosions and shockwaves and destroyed buildings in his movie as possible? Warner Bros. needs to fire the hell out of him and replace him with someone who actually knows how to make a well-constructed, ...more

Christian bale should've played batman cause he was amazing and ben affleck sucked - opinionated4

Overwhelming and huge at the same time, it's basically a good DC Comics superhero movie. Lots of cash spent on director Zack Snyder, A-list actors, production design, cameras, film sets, screenwriters, producers, explosions, and visually stunning CGI effects. There are a few problems with it. Why does it need to be about 2 and a half hours long? It's too epic to handle while getting glued on the seat for a long time. Of course, the overall tone is too melodramatic. Did I forget to mention that immature fight scene between Batman and Superman? Yeah, they acted like a bunch of kids until they got. Between these two, I'm not going to say they deserve fight each other because they hate each other on who's the best superhero who can save the world. I'm not going to decide if Batman or Superman should be the best. They're both awesome. After all, Henry Cavill did a better Clark Kent/Superman than Brandon Routh did from that 2006 flop. Seriously, people thought Ben Affleck is not going ...more

What? Why is it on here? 3 hours of boring crap

According to many sources this film had a budget of $325 million + $175 million marketing campaign which adds upto a total cost of $500 million! I can't believe they invested a huge pile of money for making this overhyped garbage!

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11 La La Land

By far the best movie I've seen in years. It doesn't try to be edgy to attract more adult audiences, it just is what it is. Honestly, I think this is what Hollywood has been needing. A simple movie that showcases great acting, great story, and great music. I feel like that alone makes it more powerful than most other movies that try to make an "artistic" or "political" statement.

This movie is very, very good. I am not a fan of musicals at all but I really enjoyed this one. It blurs the lines of fantasy and reality perfectly to give a deep profound feeling to the audience. The meaning and depth of this film is perfect and it is a must watch.

I get everyone's voting for superhero movies, but if you want an original, beautiful, heartbreaking film that will actually have an effect on cinema for this generation and beyond you'd watch this.

I love ryan and emma

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12 Moana Moana

Disney has done it again! This movie is masterpiece! The animation is jaw dropping, the musical numbers brought me to tears, and the characters are all great and very unique. Moana is a very welcome addition to the Disney Princess

Moana is easily the best animated feature of 2017

This movie was amazing to say the least. It made me feel so many things and I was crying a lot even though it was not that sad. It just really touched a nerve for me. I would recommend this movie a hundred times to anyone.

This was definitely the best movie of 2016. It has really good animation, amazing songs, a good plot, and interesting characters. - Powerfulgirl10

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13 Suicide Squad

The development of this film was all over the place. From only having six weeks to write the script to having to establish an entire ensemble of new characters from the ground up, the end product of this film was just a mess. The editing was done so amateurishly, it really showed. Character development for all the characters was thrown out the window and don't even get me started with Leto's Joker. The marketing and tabloid stories about the characterization of his Joker were overhyped to death and yet we only see him in the film for only a fraction of the running time? HE'S SECOND BILLING ON THE CAST! It just comes to show you that you can't rely on star power alone to save a film.

David Ayer just took a big fat stanky poop on DC. They literally crammed 50 characters into one movie without developing any of them. Viola Davis was one of the weirdest villains in history, and not because she is a bad actor, but because this movie is so poorly written and directed. The trailer was so hype and great but the movie (which included less of the joker than all of the trailers combined! ) was a major disappointment. Will Smith and Margot Robbie were amazing as always, but they were trapped in one of the worst movies of the 21st century. P.S: what does this movie have against helicopters. They destroyed like 100 helicopters throughout the plot...like seriously man! - AKASHPAWAR

Can Someone Help Me Make This Movie Exit The Top 10 Please? - VideoGamefan5

It's OK, but pretty boring - venomouskillingmachine

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14 Hacksaw Ridge

I went into this movie with high expectations. I saw the trailer, was impressed, realized it would be directed by Mel Gibson, who is a phenomenal director in my opinion. This movie managed to surpass even my high expectations. I had half expected this to be more of a religious movie, like his Passion of the Christ, but this movie, while it has religious undertones, is not just a movie for Christians and religious individuals; it is a movie for everyone to see - a true spectacle. It has the most realistic depiction of war I have ever seen. In fact, I would argue that this depiction surpasses that of Saving Private Ryan, the Pacific, and even Band of Brothers. Whether this movie is better than the before-mentioned movies is up for debate, it is a masterpiece. I am surprise this movie didn't get a larger audience. It's a shame, but I suppose that's to be expected from a director who messed up. Some people just don't want to see a Mel Gibson movie, and that's unfortunate. I don't care ...more - aidanpscott

It just goes it show that the best movie of the year doesn't always have to be a huge blockbuster

Eh, I didn't like this. I had high expectations for this one and I didn't enjoy it as much as I could. It has got enough suspense but the plot was a bit boring. But overall, okay, I guess. 5/10 - AlphaQ

It won a ton of oscars and got nominated so many times so it has to be good - Pixtol

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15 Kung Fu Panda 3

It's the weakest of the series, so far, but does that mean it was a bad movie? Nope. This movie was good. - Mcgillacuddy

I watched it last night at the cinemas.It was funny and it had a happy ending. To those who haven't seen this movie yet, you should probably see it.

At the beginning it was so-so, but once you get to the middle and end the plot gets way better and it was heart warming, funny, epic, adorable, and over all a very great movie to watch.

It's not that bad! It's very nice, you know! - Victoryboy

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16 Arrival

1 of the best things about it is that it's really refreshing to finally see another movie where the aliens don't come down to earth looking for a fight

The only movie that actually made you THINK

This is my favorite movie ever, I love the way its unique and about learning about aliens and not fighting them or being scared of them.

Great but overrated - Ale9991

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17 Alice Through the Looking Glass

Finally- people who actually liked this movie other than me! I love the CGI effects in this movie, a little bit too much at times, but wow is it inventive. The vibrance is very deserving from the dark movie we got from the first movie, and Mia (Alice) gives a damn well good job in this movie. She carries this movie easily. Johnny Depp admittedly can get annoying at times, and the whole tart thing is kind of a let down, but to see how a small lie can grow into a giant problem is amazing. The rusting of the world as well is one of the best sequences in the movie as well.

Why does everyone hate this movie so much!?!? It was overshadowed by Finding Dory and Zootopia, but that doesn't make it bad. The CGI was brilliant and really vibrant, it looks like they actually put in a ton of effort. Everyone did fantastic job with acting, the story was easy to follow and really fun! I recommend it

It's a lot better than people are giving it credit for.

It's pure escapism and that's what we need right about now in Donald Trump's Reign of Terror. Forget Moonlight and it's gay propaganda, this is the movie to watch from 2016!

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18 The Secret Life of Pets

At least it never got lots of negative reviews. The Secret Life of Pets was an awesome animated movie.

I want to see this movie. Hopefully it won't be a huge disappointment. - Powerfulgirl10

I absolutely adore the Secret Life of Pets. Oh, sure. It's a cliche. The main villain just keeps on screaming. And some characters are either a brat, a crybaby or a freak. But that's how I like my movies. It's got great animation, pleasant voice acting, and every single character is absolutely adorable. Great humour, too. I hope Sing is just as good. - redhawk766

Yawn! The worst movie of 2016! It rips off toy story, and I nevered laughed

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19 Hunt for the Wilderpeople

This movie was the best movie of the year, and it is still not in the top ten over Suicide Squad. You guys really need to check your taste buds every now and then because that mess of a movie does not deserve to be on the list over this masterpiece of perfection. - DCfnaf

I'm shocked that this did not appear on the list. What an underrated and completely hilarious work of art. It was the best movie of the year by FAR. - DCfnaf

Come on people! I think this is the best movie of ALL time! How is it not only this list!

This is still not higher than Suicide Squad and BvS? - DCfnaf

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20 Manchester by the Sea

Lemme clear this up: I voted so I could comment. This movie is terrible and depressing.

Let's think about this: A man loses his family. He gets another chance to redeem himself. By the end of the movie, he's throwing up his hands and saying "I can't do this." I mean, WHAT!?

See, use logic. This movie -- before it got 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (And I still think that Amazon hired a company to do that) -- Had 0%. And yes, people voted and commented.

So really. Why would ANYONE want to watch this movie. Like this comment if YOU agree.

Makes me wonder about society, when a beautifully crafted, brilliantly acted, incredibly emotional movie like this gets ranked below Independence Day resurgence

Just watch it. Beautiful movie. This and Moonlight were the two best movies of the year hands down.

Awful. awful. awfuull...very boring. Depressing stupidity. Mm loses his family and gets another chance then gives up. Ending sucked hard. 1/10 - AlphaQ

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