Top Movies of 2016


The top movies of 2016 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. O.J.: Made in America

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.6 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Biography
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ezra Edelman
Actors: O.J. Simpson, Marcia Clark, Mark Fuhrman, Ron Shipp, Carl E. Douglas, Yolanda Crawford
Plot: This Five-Part Documentary explores the life, trail and aftermath of O.J. Simpson. From his college days, to pro football star, Hertz advertising star, budding actor, Brentwood resident to suspected murderer. While the 1994 trail takes center stage, the documentary explores how race and celebrity played a part in the proceedings. Features interviews with many involved including Marcia Clark, F. Lee Bailey, Ron Shipp, Mark Fuhrman, Ron Goldman and two of the jurors among many others.

2. 13th

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.6 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ava DuVernay

3. Hacksaw Ridge

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mel Gibson
Actors: Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Andrew Garfield, Luke Bracey, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving
Plot: Army Medic Desmond T. Doss served during WWII, notably in the battle of Okinawa. Heroically, he saved the lives of at least 75 men (with many there saying he saved many more) but, despite being in the army, he also refused to kill any of the enemy. His deeds were recognized and he was awarded the Medal of Honor, becoming the first Conscientious Objector in history to have that distinction.

4. Kubo and the Two Strings

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Travis Knight
Actors: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei
Plot: Kubo is living a quiet, normal life in his village when a vindictive spirit from the past turns his life upside down. Now, the target of monsters and gods alike, Kubo will have to seek out a magic suit of armor, one worn by his late father, a legendary samurai warrior.

5. Handmaiden, The ( Ah-ga-ssi )

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Chan-wook Park
Actors: Jung-woo Ha, Min-hee Kim, Tae Ri Kim, Jin-woong Jo, Hae-suk Kim
Plot: Set in 1930s Korea during the Japanese occupation - Soukee is hired as a new handmaiden to the reclusive heiress, Lady Hideko, who lives her days in a sprawling countyside estate under the domineering eye of her Uncle. But she has an ulterior motive, helping a swindling "count" win the Hideko's heart - and her money. But when Soukee finds herself uncovering feelings for the Lady, the plan changes.

6. Deadpool

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tim Miller
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein, Brianna Hildebrand
Plot: The greatest anti-hero - the Merc with a mouth - Wade Wilson was once a special forces operative but turned mercenary. After being subjected to a rogue experiment, he finds himself with accelerated healing and transforms himself into Deadpool. Armed with weapons (and a wicked sense of humor) he will stop at nothing to track down the men responsible.

7. Zootopia

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
Actors: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer
Plot: In the animal city, Zootopia, a smooth fox looking to make a name for himself, instead finds trouble when he's framed for a crime he didn't commit. The head officer, a no-nonsense rabbit, is close behind but soon finds out there is more to the story and must join forces with the wily fox to bring down the real culprit.

8. Silence

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Tadanobu Asano, Nana Komatsu
Plot: During the 17th Century a pair of Jesuit priests find their faith put to the ultimate test when they go in search of their mentor in Japan - during a time when Catholicism is outlawed and their very presence anathema.

9. Arrival

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Actors: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O'Brien, Tzi Ma
Plot: A series of alien spacecraft land around the world. With humanity on edge, an elite team, led by linguists expert Louise Banks, are sent to investigate and decide whether these beings come in peace or the opposite. Time is not on their side, however, and Banks must take a chance that could threaten her own life - and possibly all mankind.

10. Hell or High Water

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Mackenzie
Actors: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Katy Mixon, Kevin Rankin, Gil Birmingham
Plot: With the family ranch on the line, two brothers decide to rob the very banks looking to foreclose on their homes. Taking only small bills and using a nearby casino to change out the money, they have a few days to complete the task. A Texas Ranger nearing retirement takes up the case but as both near the end point, more than money is put on the line.

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