Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 2016: See What Made the Cut!

Roll out the red carpet, pop some popcorn, and dim the lights! We’re about to take a cinematic journey back to 2016, a year that gifted us with an eclectic mix of movies that left audiences worldwide spellbound. From heart-stopping thrillers to tear-jerking dramas, from mind-bending sci-fi to rib-tickling comedies, 2016 had it all. But which films truly stole the show and won the hearts of fans? Which cinematic masterpieces had us on the edge of our seats, laughing out loud, or reaching for the tissues? The votes are in, the critics have spoken, but now it’s time to hear from the real judges – you, the fans! So, without further ado, let’s dive into the “Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 2016: See What Made the Cut!” Prepare to be surprised, to nod in agreement, or even to shake your head in disbelief. But most importantly, prepare to relive the magic of 2016’s silver screen. Lights, camera, action!
The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

Release Date: 2016-06-01

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Romance

“The Handmaiden” is a captivating movie set in 1930s Korea, where a clever swindler and a young woman team up to deceive a Japanese heiress and steal her fortune. With a talented cast including Kim Min-hee and Kim Tae-ri, this thrilling film takes you on a journey of seduction, betrayal, and unexpected twists. Released in 2016, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year!

Cast: Kim Min-hee (Lady Hideko) , Kim Tae-ri (Sookee) , Ha Jung-woo (Count Fujiwara) , Cho Jin-woong (Uncle Kouzuki) , Kim Hae-sook (Ms. Sasaki) , Moon So-ri (Aunt of Noble Lady) , Lee Yong-nyeo (Bok-soon) , Kwak Eun-jin (Kkeut-dan) , Lee Dong-hwi (Goo-gai) , Jo Eun-hyung (Young Hideko) , Rina Takagi (Hideko’s Mother) , Han Ha-na (Junko) , Lee Kyu-jung (Maid 1) , Kim Si-eun (Maid 2) , Ha Si-yeon (Maid 3) , Kim Eun-yeong (Maid 4) , Jeong Ha-dam (Maid 5) , Kim In-woo (Audience Member) , Choi Byung-mo (Audience Member) , Choi Jong-ryul (Audience Member) , Bae Il-hyuck (Audience Member) , Oh Man-seok (Audience Member) , Tomomitsu Adachi (Mental Hospital Doctor 1) , Takashi Kakizawa (Mental Hospital Doctor 2) , Seon Uk-hyeon (Harbor Ticket Office Staff)

Directors: Park Chan-wook

Writers: Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung, Sarah Waters

Tags: based on novel or book, con man, pickpocket, lesbian relationship, swindler, plot, mansion, lust, lgbt, noblewoman, con woman, 1930s, lady’s maid, handmade, seducer, japanese occupation of korea, lesbian

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Release Date: 2016-10-07

Genres: Drama, History, War

“Hacksaw Ridge” is a gripping war drama based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, an American Army Medic during World War II. Set during the Battle of Okinawa, the movie follows Doss as he bravely refuses to take up arms and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. With a stellar cast including Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, and Vince Vaughn, this 2016 release is a must-watch for history buffs and fans of powerful storytelling.

Cast: Andrew Garfield (Desmond T. Doss) , Sam Worthington (Captain Glover) , Vince Vaughn (Sergeant Howell) , Teresa Palmer (Dorothy Schuttle) , Luke Bracey (Smitty Ryker) , Hugo Weaving (Tom Doss) , Rachel Griffiths (Bertha Doss) , Ryan Corr (Lt. Manville) , Richard Roxburgh (Colonel Stelzer) , Goran D. Kleut (Andy ‘Ghoul’ Walker) , Luke Pegler (Milt ‘Hollywood’ Zane) , Firass Dirani (Vito Rinnelli) , Nathaniel Buzolic (Harold Doss) , Ori Pfeffer (Irv Schecter) , Matt Nable (Lt. Cooney) , Jacob Warner (James Pinnick) , Richard Pyros (Randall “Teach” Fuller) , Ben Mingay (Grease Nolan) , Harry Greenwood (Henry Brown) , Damien Thomlinson (Ralph Morgan) , Robert Morgan (Colonel Sangston) , Milo Gibson (Lucky Ford) , John Batziolas (Private Schulenburg) , Mikael Koski (Private Giles) , Charles Jacobs (Private Webb)

Directors: Mel Gibson

Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight

Tags: japan, world war ii, violent father, pacifism, bible, biography, okinawa, conscientious objector, based on true story, gore, religion, soldier, alcoholic, war hero, medic, us military, battle of okinawa, congressional medal of honor



Release Date: 2016-11-24

Genres: Drama

“Lion” is a heartwarming movie released on November 24, 2016, that tells the incredible true story of a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost in Calcutta and is eventually adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, he embarks on a journey to find his long-lost family, facing numerous challenges along the way. With a talented cast including Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of 2016.

Cast: Dev Patel (Saroo Brierley) , Rooney Mara (Lucy) , David Wenham (John Brierley) , Nicole Kidman (Sue Brierley) , Abhishek Bharate (Guddu) , Divian Ladwa (Mantosh Brierley) , Priyanka Bose (Kamla Munshi) , Deepti Naval (Saroj Sood) , Tannishtha Chatterjee (Noor) , Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Rama) , Sunny Pawar (Young Saroo) , Keshav Jadhav (Young Mantosh) , Benjamin Rigby (Waiter) , Riddhi Sen (Cafe Man) , Rita Boy (Amita) , Arka Das (Sami) , Emilie Cocquerel (Annika) , Sachin Joab (Bharat) , Menik Gooneratne (Swarmina) , Anna Samson (Cute Bar Maid) , Eamon Farren (Luke) , Tegan Crowley (Workmate #1) , Belinda Misevski (Lucy’s Friend) , Lucy Moir (Lucy’s Friend)

Directors: Garth Davis

Writers: Luke Davies, Saroo Brierley

Tags: based on novel or book, adoption, biography, australia, based on true story, india, missing child, long lost relative, tasmania, street child

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Release Date: 2016-12-10

Genres: Drama, History

“Hidden Figures” is an inspiring movie based on the true story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in the 1960s. These remarkable women, played by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe, break through gender and race barriers to become the driving force behind the historic launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Released in December 2016, this film showcases their incredible journey and serves as a powerful reminder to dream big and overcome any obstacles in our path.

Cast: Taraji P. Henson (Katherine G. Johnson) , Octavia Spencer (Dorothy Vaughan) , Janelle Monáe (Mary Jackson) , Kevin Costner (Al Harrison) , Kirsten Dunst (Vivian Mitchell) , Jim Parsons (Paul Stafford) , Mahershala Ali (Jim Johnson) , Glen Powell (John Glenn) , Ariana Neal (Joylette Johnson) , Saniyya Sidney (Constance Johnson) , Zani Jones Mbayise (Kathy Johnson) , Donna Biscoe (Joylette Coleman) , Olek Krupa (Karl Zielinski) , Aldis Hodge (Levi Jackson) , Kimberly Quinn (Ruth) , Frank Hoyt Taylor (Judge) , Lidya Jewett (Young Katherine) , Karan Kendrick (Younger Joylette) , Jaiden Kaine (Joshua Coleman) , Kurt Krause (Sam Turner) , Ken Strunk (Jim Webb) , Selah Kimbro Jones (Carolyn Marie Jackson) , Tre Stokes (Levi Jackson Jr.) , Corey Mendell Parker (Howard Vaughan) , Ashton Tyler (Leonard Vaughan)

Directors: Theodore Melfi

Writers: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, Margot Lee Shetterly

Tags: nasa, sexism, biography, mathematics, racial segregation, racism, historical fiction, scientist, space race, discrimination, 1960s, space program, african american history

Me Before You

Me Before You

Release Date: 2016-06-01

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Me Before You” is a heartwarming movie released in 2016 that tells the story of a small town girl who finds herself stuck in dead-end jobs. When she is hired as a caretaker for a successful man who becomes wheelchair bound after an accident, their worlds collide. Determined to show him the beauty of life, they embark on a series of adventures that change their lives in unimaginable ways. Starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, this film is a must-watch for those seeking a touching and transformative story.

Cast: Emilia Clarke (Louisa ‘Lou’ Clark) , Sam Claflin (William ‘Will’ Traynor) , Janet McTeer (Camilla Traynor) , Charles Dance (Stephen Traynor) , Brendan Coyle (Bernard Clark) , Jenna Coleman (Katrina ‘Treena’ Clark) , Matthew Lewis (Patrick) , Samantha Spiro (Josie Clark) , Stephen Peacocke (Nathan) , Vanessa Kirby (Alicia Dewar) , Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Rupert Freshwell) , Joanna Lumley (Mary Rawlinson) , Lily Travers (Karen) , Alan Breck (Grandad) , Eileen Dunwoodie (Café Customer) , Pablo Raybould (Frank) , Gabrielle Downey (Daphne) , Henri Charles (Thomas Clark) , Muzz Khan (Syed) , Richard Goulding (Freddie Foster) , Diane Morgan (Sharon the Waitress) , Stephen Chance (Michael Lawler) , Sharon Cherry Ballard (Hotel Receptionist) , Chuku Modu (Mauritian Waiter) , Verity Marshall (Anna)

Directors: Thea Sharrock

Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Jojo Moyes

Tags: england, based on novel or book, depression, small town, wheelchair, artist, love, romance, caretaker, caregiver, disabled, valentine’s day, twenty something, woman director, accident, drame, movie, film

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Release Date: 2016-07-08

Genres: Adventure, Drama

“Captain Fantastic” is a heartwarming and thought-provoking movie released in 2016. It tells the story of a father who raises his six young kids in the beautiful forests of the Pacific Northwest. When they decide to reintegrate into society, their journey is filled with challenges and self-discovery. With a talented cast including Viggo Mortensen and Kathryn Hahn, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of 2016.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen (Ben Cash) , Samantha Isler (Kielyr Cash) , Annalise Basso (Vespyr Cash) , Steve Zahn (Dave) , George MacKay (Bodevan Cash) , Nicholas Hamilton (Rellian Cash) , Shree Crooks (Zaja Cash) , Charlie Shotwell (Nai Cash) , Trin Miller (Leslie Abigail Cash) , Kathryn Hahn (Harper) , Elijah Stevenson (Justin) , Teddy Van Ee (Jackson) , Erin Moriarty (Claire McCune) , Missi Pyle (Ellen) , Frank Langella (Jack Bertrang) , Ann Dowd (Abigail Bertrang) , Galen Osier (Small Store Owner) , Hannah Horton (Teenage Girl) , Rex Young (Officer Skadden) , Thomas Brophy (Grocery Store Manager) , Mike Miller (Priest) , Greg Crooks (Funeral Usher) , Louis Hobson (Doctor) , Paul Alan Amend (Pallbearer (uncredited)) , Hafid Abdelmoula (Funeral Driver (uncredited))

Directors: Matt Ross

Writers: Matt Ross

Tags: suicide, socialism, oregon, usa, road trip, family relationships, food, survivalist, washington state, off the grid, non-registered home schooled, noam chomsky, living off the grid

La La Land

La La Land

Release Date: 2016-11-29

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music

“La La Land” is a captivating movie that tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a jazz musician. As they navigate their way through the challenges of pursuing their dreams, their love for each other is put to the test. With a talented cast including Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this film beautifully captures the struggles and sacrifices that come with following your passion. Released in 2016, it’s definitely one of the best movies of the year.

Cast: Ryan Gosling (Sebastian Wilder) , Emma Stone (Mia Dolan) , John Legend (Keith) , Rosemarie DeWitt (Laura Wilder) , J.K. Simmons (Bill) , Amiée Conn (Famous Actress) , Terry Walters (Linda) , Thom Shelton (Coffee Spiller) , Cinda Adams (Casting Director) , Callie Hernandez (Tracy) , Jessica Rothe (Alexis) , Sonoya Mizuno (Caitlin) , Claudine Claudio (Karen) , Jason Fuchs (Carlo) , D.A. Wallach (80’s singer) , Trevor Lissauer (Valet) , Olivia Hamilton (Bree) , Anna Chazelle (Sarah / Hula Hooper) , Marius de Vries (Clyde) , Finn Wittrock (Greg Earnest) , Josh Pence (Josh) , Nicole Coulon (Josh’s Fiance) , Damon Gupton (Harry) , Christopher Michael Stevens (Malcolm) , Keith Harris (Cole)

Directors: Damien Chazelle

Writers: Damien Chazelle, Justin Paul, Benj Pasek

Tags: dancing, jazz, dance, traffic jam, ambition, musical, casting, coffee shop, jazz club, hollywood, los angeles, california, pianist, pier, audition, planetarium, aspiring actor, movie set, sunset, one woman show, pool party, griffith observatory

Sing Street

Sing Street

Release Date: 2016-03-11

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Music

“Sing Street” is a heartwarming movie set in 1980s Dublin, where a young boy forms a band to impress a girl he has a crush on. With a talented cast including Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Lucy Boynton, this film takes you on a nostalgic journey filled with music, love, and the struggles of growing up. Released in 2016, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year!

Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Conor “Cosmo” Lalor) , Lucy Boynton (Raphina) , Maria Doyle Kennedy (Penny Lalor) , Aidan Gillen (Robert Lalor) , Jack Reynor (Brendan Lalor) , Kelly Thornton (Ann Lalor) , Ben Carolan (Darren) , Mark McKenna (Eamon) , Percy Chamburuka (Ngig) , Conor Hamilton (Larry) , Kyle Bradley Donaldson (Fifth Former) , Karl Rice (Garry) , Ian Kenny (Barry) , Don Wycherley (Brother Baxter) , Lydia McGuinness (Mrs. Dunne) , Connor Hamilton (Larry) , Pádraig J. Dunne (Surveyor) , Marcella Plunkett (Eamon’s Mum) , Keith McErlean (Barry’s Dad) , Eva-Jane Gaffney (Jacinta) , Des Keogh (Brother Barnabas) , Kian Murphy (Mick Mahon) , Peter Campion (Evan) , Paul Roe (Surveyor)

Directors: John Carney

Writers: John Carney

Tags: london, england, sibling relationship, dublin, ireland, music video, friendship, prom, school, singing, ireland, divorce, family, teenage boy, bullied, 1980s

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Release Date: 2016-01-01

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV Movie

“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” is a thrilling holiday special that takes Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson back to 1890s London. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, this movie follows the iconic detective duo as they solve a mysterious case in a time of corsets and horse-drawn carriages. Released in 2016, it’s one of the best voted movies of that year, offering a captivating blend of Victorian charm and Sherlock’s brilliant deductions.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) , Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson) , Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson) , Rupert Graves (DI Lestrade) , Mark Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes) , Andrew Scott (Professor Moriarty) , Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper) , Amanda Abbington (Mary Watson) , Jonathan Aris (Anderson) , Yasmine Akram (Janine Donlevy) , David Nellist (Stamford) , Catherine McCormack (Lady Carmichael) , Tim McInnerny (Sir Eustace Carmichael) , Natasha O’Keeffe (Emilia Ricoletti) , Tim Barlow (Wilder) , Gerald Kyd (Thomas Ricoletti)

Directors: Douglas Mackinnon

Writers: Mark Gatiss, Arthur Conan Doyle, Steven Moffat

Tags: bride, tv episode, sherlock holmes

Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

Release Date: 2016-02-11

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“Perfect Strangers” is a captivating Italian movie released in 2016. It revolves around a group of friends who make a spontaneous decision during a dinner to share every message or phone call they receive that evening. Little do they know, this innocent game leads to unexpected and intriguing consequences. With a talented cast including Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, and more, this film is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the mood for a thrilling and thought-provoking story.

Cast: Giuseppe Battiston (Peppe) , Anna Foglietta (Carlotta) , Marco Giallini (Rocco) , Edoardo Leo (Cosimo) , Valerio Mastandrea (Lele) , Alba Rohrwacher (Bianca) , Kasia Smutniak (Eva) , Benedetta Porcaroli (Sofia) , Elisabetta De Palo (Grandma) , Tommaso Tatafiore (Bruno) , Noemi Pagotto (Rosa)

Directors: Paolo Genovese

Writers: Rolando Ravello, Paolo Genovese, Paolo Costella, Filippo Bologna, Paola Mammini

Tags: italy, italian, confidence, love, trust, love fiction

Train to Busan

Train to Busan

Release Date: 2016-07-20

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Adventure, Action

“Train to Busan” is a thrilling Korean zombie movie released on July 20, 2016. Starring Gong Yoo, Kim Su-an, and a talented ensemble cast, the film follows a group of people trapped on a train to Busan as a deadly zombie virus spreads across Korea. With intense action and a gripping storyline, it’s one of the best voted movies of 2016 that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Gong Yoo (Seok-woo) , Kim Su-an (Soo-ahn) , Jung Yu-mi (Sung-gyeong) , Ma Dong-seok (Sang-hwa) , Choi Woo-shik (Yeong-gook) , An So-hee (Jin-hee) , Kim Eui-sung (Yong-suk) , Ye Soo-jung (In-gil) , Park Myung-shin (Jong-gil) , Choi Gwi-hwa (Homeless Man) , Jeong Seok-yong (Captain of KTX) , Kim Chang-hwan (Kim Jin-mo) , Jang Hyuk-jin (Ki-chul) , Shim Eun-kyung (Stowaway) , Lee Joo-sil (Seok-woo’s Mother) , Kim Jae-rok (Mr. Kim) , Baek Seung-hwan (Survivor (uncredited)) , Yeon Sang-ho (Control Room (uncredited)) , Choi Woo-sung (Infected (uncredited)) , Cha Chung-hwa (Mountaineering Woman) , Kim Won-Jin (Embarrassing Youth) , Han Ji-eun (Earphones Girl) , Han Sung-soo (Train Attendant) , Woo Do-im (Min-ji) , Lee Joong-ok (Suit)

Directors: Yeon Sang-ho

Writers: Yeon Sang-ho, Park Joo-suk

Tags: zombie, train, survival horror, busan, south korea, south korea

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

Release Date: 2016-10-21

Genres: Drama

“I, Daniel Blake” is a heartwarming movie released on October 21, 2016, that tells the story of a middle-aged carpenter who finds himself relying on state welfare after an injury. Along the way, he forms a bond with a single mother facing a similar situation. With a talented cast including Dave Johns and Hayley Squires, this film is one of the best voted movies of 2016, offering a touching portrayal of the challenges faced by those in need.

Cast: Dave Johns (Daniel) , Hayley Squires (Katie) , Dylan McKiernan (Dylan) , Briana Shann (Daisy) , Kate Rutter (Ann) , Sharon Percy (Sheila) , Kema Sikazwe (China) , Natalie Ann Jamieson (Employment Support Allowance Assessor) , Micky McGregor (Ivan) , Colin Coombs (Postman) , Harriet Ghost (Appeal Receptionist) , Stephen Clegg (Job Centre Floor Manager) , David Murray (Telephone Benefits Advisor) , Bryn Jones (Police Officer) , Andy Kidd (Job Centre Guard) , Julie Nicholson (Madam) , Viktoria Kay (Woman of the House) , Mick Laffey (Welfare Benefits Advisor) , John Sumner (CV Manager) , Sammy T. Dobson (Specialist Nurse) , Mickey Hutton (Man with Dog) , Jane Birch (Librarian) , Dan Li (Stan Li) , Stephen Halliday (Furniture Dealer) , Malcolm Shields (Mad Scotsman)

Directors: Ken Loach

Writers: Paul Laverty

Tags: heart attack, northern england, single mother, compassion, carpenter, social services, welfare, social realism, social security, healthcare, desperate, labor rights

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Release Date: 2016-03-31

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” is a heartwarming adventure film released in 2016. It follows the story of Ricky, a rebellious city kid, who ends up fleeing into the untamed New Zealand wilderness with his grumpy foster uncle. As a nationwide manhunt begins, the unlikely duo must set aside their differences and work together to survive. Starring Sam Neill and Julian Dennison, this movie promises a thrilling and touching journey through the wild.

Cast: Sam Neill (Hec Faulkner) , Julian Dennison (Ricky Baker) , Rima Te Wiata (Bella M. Faulkner) , Rachel House (Paula Hall) , Rhys Darby (Psycho Sam) , Oscar Kightley (Officer Andy) , Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne (Kahu) , Troy Kingi (TK) , Cohen Holloway (Hugh) , Stan Walker (Ron) , Mike Minogue (Joe) , Hamish Parkinson (Gavin) , Taika Waititi (Minister) , Lloyd Scott (Tourist) , Selena Wolfe (Organ Player) , Mabelle Dennison (Church Lady) , Sonia Spyve (Court Lawyer) , Timothy Herbert (Court Lawyer) , Stu Giles (Sick Man) , Selina Woulfe (Organ Player) , Tuss (Tupac) , Finn (Zag)

Directors: Taika Waititi

Writers: Taika Waititi, Barry Crump

Tags: countryside, based on novel or book, new zealand, wilderness, delinquent, wild boar, coming of age, dog, foster family, nature



Release Date: 2016-02-09

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy

“Deadpool” is an action-packed movie released on February 9, 2016. It tells the story of Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, who gains incredible healing powers after a rogue experiment. With a dark sense of humor and new abilities, Deadpool embarks on a mission to seek revenge against the man who almost destroyed his life. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Karan Soni, Jed Rees, and Stefan Kapičić, this film was voted as one of the best movies of 2016.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson / Deadpool) , Morena Baccarin (Vanessa) , Ed Skrein (Ajax) , T.J. Miller (Weasel) , Gina Carano (Angel Dust) , Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) , Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) , Karan Soni (Dopinder) , Jed Rees (Recruiter) , Stefan Kapičić (Colossus (voice)) , Randal Reeder (Buck) , Isaac C. Singleton Jr. (Boothe) , Michael Benyaer (Warlord) , Style Dayne (Jeremy (Pizza Guy)) , Kyle Cassie (Gavin Merchant) , Taylor Hickson (Meghan Orlovsky) , Ayzee (Teen Girl #1) , Naika Toussaint (Teen Girl #2) , Justyn Shippelt (Arcade Ticket Taker) , Donna Yamamoto (Oncologist) , Hugh Scott (David Cunningham) , Cindy Piper (Chinatown Merchant) , Em Haine (Whisper Girlfriend) , Aatash Amir (Whisper Boyfriend) , Chad Riley (Pool Hall Goon)

Directors: Tim Miller

Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza

Tags: anti hero, mercenary, superhero, based on comic, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger



Release Date: 2016-11-10

Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery

“Arrival” is a captivating sci-fi film released in 2016. It follows the story of an expert linguist who is recruited by the military to decipher the intentions of alien beings that have landed across the globe. With a talented cast including Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker, this movie keeps you on the edge of your seat as you unravel the mystery of the extraterrestrial visitors.

Cast: Amy Adams (Dr. Louise Banks) , Jeremy Renner (Ian Donnelly) , Forest Whitaker (Colonel G. T. Weber) , Michael Stuhlbarg (Agent Halpern) , Tzi Ma (General Shang) , Mark O’Brien (Captain Marks) , Julia Scarlett Dan (Hannah (12 yrs. old)) , Abigail Pniowsky (Hannah (8 yrs. old)) , Jadyn Malone (Hannah (6 yrs. old)) , Carmela Nozza Guizzo (Hannah (4 yrs. old)) , Andrew Shaver (Environmental Tech) , Shawn Campbell (News Reporter) , Larry Day (Deputy Director of the CIA Dan Ryder) , Pat Kiely (Environmental Tech) , Frank Schorpion (Dr. Kettler) , Lucas Chartier-Dessert (Private Lasky) , Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld (CNAC Anchor) , Sonia Vigneault (Dr. J. Bydwell) , Mark Camacho (Richard Riley) , Sabrina Reeves (Press Secretary) , Russell Yuen (Chinese Scientist) , Julian Casey (Australian Scientist) , Tony Robinow (British Scientist) , Anana Rydvald (Danish Scientist) , Ruth Chiang (Chinese Scientist)

Directors: Denis Villeneuve

Writers: Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang, Jessica Coon

Tags: spacecraft, time, language, loss, alien, female protagonist, scientist, heartbreak, based on short story, military, alien language, linguist, first contact, communication, linguistics, time-manipulation, time manipulation

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Release Date: 2016-11-18

Genres: Drama

“Manchester by the Sea” is a heart-wrenching drama released in 2016. It follows Lee Chandler, who is forced to return home after his brother’s death and take care of his teenage nephew. As he confronts a tragic past that tore him apart from his family and community, the movie explores themes of grief, family bonds, and the power of healing. Starring Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, and Michelle Williams, this emotionally powerful film is definitely worth watching.

Cast: Casey Affleck (Lee Chandler) , Lucas Hedges (Patrick Chandler) , Michelle Williams (Randi Chandler) , Kyle Chandler (Joe Chandler) , C.J. Wilson (George) , Gretchen Mol (Elise Chandler) , Heather Burns (Jill) , Ivy O’Brien (Young Patrick Chandler) , Josh Hamilton (Wes (Joe’s Lawyer)) , Matthew Broderick (Jeffrey) , Tate Donovan (Hockey Coach) , Anna Baryshnikov (Sandy) , Richard Donelly (Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)) , Virginia Loring Cooke (Mrs. Groom (2nd Tenant)) , Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Marianne (3rd Tenant)) , Missy Yager (Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)) , Stephen McKinley Henderson (Mr. Emery) , Ben Hanson (Bartender) , Mary Mallen (Sharon) , Lewis D. Wheeler (1st Businessman at Bar) , Anthony Estrella (2nd Businessman at Bar) , Susan Pourfar (Nurse Irene) , Robert Sella (Dr. Muller) , Ruibo Qian (Dr. Bethany) , Tom Kemp (Stan Chandler)

Directors: Kenneth Lonergan

Writers: Kenneth Lonergan

Tags: boat, sadness, boston, massachusetts, massachusetts, funeral, brother, loss, grief, dysfunctional family, hospital, house fire, death, nephew, ex-wife, nonlinear timeline, mental health, ex-husband ex-wife relationship, legal guardian, dysfunctional life

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is a thrilling sci-fi film released on December 14, 2016. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, and Forest Whitaker, it follows a group of brave resistance fighters who come together to steal the Death Star plans, bringing hope to the galaxy. With an incredible cast and an epic mission, this movie is a must-watch for any Star Wars fan.

Cast: Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) , Diego Luna (Captain Cassian Andor) , Alan Tudyk (K-2SO) , Donnie Yen (Chirrut Imwe) , Jiang Wen (Baze Malbus) , Ben Mendelsohn (Director Orson Krennic) , Guy Henry (Grand Moff Tarkin) , Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera) , Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook) , Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso) , Jimmy Smits (Bail Organa) , Alistair Petrie (General Draven) , Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma) , Ben Daniels (General Merrick) , Paul Kasey (Admiral Raddus) , Stephen Stanton (Admiral Raddus (voice)) , Ian McElhinney (General Dodonna) , Fares Fares (Senator Vaspar) , Jonathan Aris (Senator Jebel) , Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Senator Pamlo) , Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader) , Daniel Naprous (Darth Vader) , James Earl Jones (Darth Vader (voice)) , Ingvild Deila (Princess Leia Organa) , Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)

Directors: Gareth Edwards

Writers: George Lucas, Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, Gary Whitta, John Knoll

Tags: rebel, spacecraft, space battle, space travel, prequel, rebellion, female protagonist, space western, suicide mission, robot, spin off, space opera, alien language, against the odds, blind man

Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane

Release Date: 2016-11-25

Genres: Drama, Crime

“Miss Sloane” is a gripping political drama released in 2016. Starring Jessica Chastain, the movie follows an ambitious lobbyist as she takes on the powerful gun lobby in a high-stakes battle to pass gun control legislation. With a talented cast and a release date of November 25th, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of 2016.

Cast: Jessica Chastain (Madeline Elizabeth Sloane) , Mark Strong (Rodolfo Vittorio Schmidt) , Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Esme Manucharian) , Alison Pill (Jane Molloy) , Michael Stuhlbarg (Pat Connors) , Jake Lacy (Forde) , David Wilson Barnes (Daniel Posner) , Dylan Baker (Jon O’Neill) , Raoul Bhaneja (R.M. Dutton) , Chuck Shamata (Bill Sanford) , Christine Baranski (Evelyn Sumner) , Sam Waterston (George Dupont) , John Lithgow (Senator Ronald Sperling) , Aaron Hale (Junior Spencer) , Al Mukaddam (Ross) , Douglas Smith (Alex) , Grace Lynn Kung (Lauren) , Noah Robbins (Franklin Walsh) , Andrew Moodie (Doctor (voice)) , Kyle Mac (Moore) , Austin Strugnell (O’Hara) , Zach Smadu (Ramirez) , Ennis Esmer (Brian) , Meghann Fahy (Clara Thompson) , Lucy Owen (Cynthia Green)

Directors: John Madden

Writers: Jonathan Perera

Tags: gun, hearing, empowerment, strong woman, career woman, senator, politics, female protagonist, female empowerment, determination, ethics, lobbyist, gun control

They Call Me Jeeg

They Call Me Jeeg

Release Date: 2016-02-25

Genres: Crime, Drama, Action, Science Fiction

“They Call Me Jeeg” is a thrilling Italian movie released in 2016. It tells the story of Enzo Ceccotti, a small-time crook who gains super-strength after an encounter with radioactive waste. With his newfound powers, Enzo uses them for personal gain until he meets Alessia, a mentally ill girl who believes he is the hero from her favorite anime. Together, they embark on an unexpected adventure that challenges Enzo’s misanthropic nature and forces him to confront his own identity. Starring Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, and Ilenia Pastorelli, this film is a unique blend of action, drama, and a touch of fantasy.

Cast: Claudio Santamaria (Enzo Ceccotti) , Luca Marinelli (Zingaro) , Ilenia Pastorelli (Alessia) , Stefano Ambrogi (Sergio) , Maurizio Tesei (Biondo) , Daniele Trombetti (Tazzina) , Francesco Formichetti (Sperma) , Joel Sy (Claudietto) , Salvatore Esposito (Vincenzo) , Gianluca Di Gennaro (Antonio) , Antonia Truppo (Nunzia) , Juana Jimenez (Marcellone) , Giampaolo Crescenzio (Pinocchio) , Tommaso Di Carlo (Efeso) , Jennifer Distaso (Bambina in Auto) , Roberto Libertini (Cruciani) , Leandro Carano (Di Lello) , Daniela De Vita (Poliziotta) , Tamken Abdulaziz (Corriere #1) , Hassen Jamal (Corriere #2) , Luigi Mazzullo (Agente di Polizia) , Marta Pinna (Mamma Bambina in Auto) , Matteo Bianchi (Steward stadio) , Matteo Barbaliscia (Ragazzo scooter) , Elisa Benigni (Soubrette talk show)

Directors: Gabriele Mainetti

Writers: Nicola Guaglianone, Menotti

Tags: rome, italy, anti hero, camorra, criminal underworld, superhero spoof, terrorist plot, terrorist bombing, masked superhero, township superhero, small time crook, eaten by animal, burned face, mentally handicapped, radioactive waste

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Release Date: 2016-11-04

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“Nocturnal Animals” is a gripping thriller that tells the story of Susan Morrow, who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband after two decades of separation. As she delves into the pages, she becomes engrossed in the intense and violent tale of Tony Hastings, a math professor whose family vacation takes a dark turn. With a stellar cast including Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Shannon, this 2016 release is definitely one of the best voted movies of the year.

Cast: Amy Adams (Susan Morrow) , Jake Gyllenhaal (Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings) , Michael Shannon (Bobby Andes) , Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Ray Marcus) , Isla Fisher (Laura Hastings) , Ellie Bamber (India Hastings) , Armie Hammer (Hutton Morrow) , Karl Glusman (Lou Bates) , Robert Aramayo (Steve ‘Turk’ Adams) , Laura Linney (Anne Sutton) , Andrea Riseborough (Alessia Holt) , Michael Sheen (Carlos Holt) , Bobbi Salvör Menuez (Samantha Morrow) , Imogen Waterhouse (Chloe) , Franco Vega (Driver) , Zawe Ashton (Alex) , Evie Pree (TV Woman Voice #1) , Beth Ditto (TV Woman Voice #2) , Graham Beckel (Lt. Graves) , Neil Jackson (Christopher) , Jena Malone (Sage Ross) , Lee Benton (Office Executive) , Kristin Bauer (Samantha Van Helsing) , Sydney Schafer (Hostess) , Evan Bittencourt (Elevator Operator)

Directors: Tom Ford

Writers: Tom Ford, Austin Wright

Tags: based on novel or book, parent child relationship, hostage, revenge, flashback, cancer, writer, overbearing mother, art, novelist, ex-husband ex-wife relationship, carjacking, story within the story

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