Best Movies of 2016

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Best Movies of 2016
Best Movies of 2016
TOP Movies: La La Land (2016), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Moonlight (2016), Zootopia (2016), Manchester by the Sea (2016), Deadpool (2016), Arrival (2016), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Doctor Strange (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Hidden Figures (2016), The Jungle Book (2016), Moana (2016), Captain Fantastic (2016), Hell or High Water (2016), Sully (2016), Finding Dory (2016), Nocturnal Animals (2016), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016).
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List of Best Movies

 8.0
 533K
La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jazz, pianist, music, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz musician, jazz music, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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 8.1
 463K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, sentimental, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, u.s. military, conscientious objector, bible, american soldier, world war two, physician, soldier, pacifism, courage, pacifist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
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 7.4
 287K
Moonlight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, serious, sad, rough ...
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, first gay sexual experience, gay, drug dealer, african american, parent child relationship, forgiveness, childhood friend, revenge, drug addict, gay slur ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia, miami
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 8.0
 455K
Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: witty, feel good, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, happy ending, anthropomorphism, animals, talking animals, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, stereotypes, prejudice, rabbit, friendship, lion ...
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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: depression, sadness, family drama, loneliness, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, death, loss, nephew, house fire, funeral, hospital ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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 8.0
 941K
Deadpool (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new ...
Style: exciting, comic, stylized, parody, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, anti hero, anti heroes, superhuman powers, dark hero, mutant, revenge, dark humor, immortality, escapades, supernatural ability, immortal ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.9
 628K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, cerebral, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien contact, ufo, scientist, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, loss, time, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, china, montana, venezuela ...
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: comic, exciting, humorous, captivating, intense ...
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, teenage hero, disagreement, masked superhero, teamwork, superhero team, comics, battles, brainwashing, showdown, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 90s, year 1991
Place: romania, moscow russia, germany, russia, eastern europe ...
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 7.5
 637K
Doctor Strange (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Style: breathtaking, colourful, witty, entertaining, comic ...
Plot: magic, sorcerer, supernatural power, mentor, good versus evil, wizards, fight scenes, fantasy world, superhero, magician, teleportation, time loop ...
Time: year 2016, year 2017, 2010s
Place: nepal, hong kong, new york, london, mount everest
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 5.9
 640K
Suicide Squad (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
Style: entertaining, absurd, comic, intense, psychotronic ...
Plot: anti hero, fight scenes, female warrior, super villain, villain turns good, tough girl, dark hero, superhero, insanity, mission, secret mission, sorceress ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, washington d.c., usa, pentagon
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, futuristic, scenic, exciting ...
Plot: star wars, space battle, space travel, rebel, rebellion, jedi, suicide mission, heroism, space opera, robot, spacecraft, female protagonist ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 211K
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, factual, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, genius, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, strong female character, stereotypes, prejudice, sexism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: virginia, langley virginia, usa
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the ...
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, psychotronic, entertaining, light ...
Plot: magic, wizards, magical creature, magic wand, teleportation, fantasy world, good versus evil, magician, witch, rescue, friendship, sorcerer ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, arizona ...
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 7.4
 266K
The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Style: serious, psychotronic, semi serious, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, disney, orphan, animals, talking animals, wolf, feral child, giant snake, adventure, tiger, animal life, panther ...
Place: india
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 7.6
 294K
Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: entertaining, touching, colourful, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, adventure, ocean, mythology, island, magic, girl, young girl, disney princess, destiny, quest ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, new zealand
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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, touching, emotional, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, home schooling, family drama, road trip, survivalist, large family, motor home, socialism, family relations, precocious child, wilderness, parenthood ...
Place: washington state, oregon, xian
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Hell or High Water (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, realistic, cerebral, intense ...
Plot: bank robbery, gunfight, bank robber, brother, stolen money, debt, criminal, redemption, peril, chases and races, small western town, bank ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, california
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 7.4
 251K
Sully (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspense, intense, inspirational ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, aviation, crash landing, courage, pilot, plane crash, investigation, lone hero, rescue, co pilot, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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 7.3
 253K
Finding Dory (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
Style: feel good, humorous, light, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, underwater, adventure, memory loss, animals, fish, friendship, self doubt, computer animation, underwater scene, amnesia, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family ...
Style: psychological thriller, neo noir, psychological, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: rape and murder, revenge, ex husband ex wife relationship, writers, symbolism, loss of family, rape, murder of family, novelist, husband wife relationship, vigilantism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, texas
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman ...
Style: comic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: super strength, superhuman powers, batman, superhero, good versus evil, dark hero, superman character, save the world, vigilante, super powers, super speed, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1918, year 1981, 2010s
Place: usa, kansas, tijuana mexico, africa, washington d.c.
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, alien invasion, underground bunker, twists & turns, bunker, bomb shelter, survivalist, paranoia, captive, alien, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father ...
Style: breathtaking, stylized, atmospheric, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, talking animals, creativity, magic, sword, storytelling, origami, adventure, strong female character, friendship, imagination, destiny ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
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 7.3
 451K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, schizophrenia, split personality, serial killer, held captive, female victim, paranoia, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 7.3
 274K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, sniper, accountant, justice, gunfight, organized crime, money laundering, mathematics, hitman, federal agent, criminal ...
Time: 2000s, year 2010, 20th century, 21st century, 2010s ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, new hampshire, germany, washington d.c. ...
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 7.2
 102K
Fences (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Style: emotional, twists and turns, talky, intense, depressing ...
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, domineering father, african american, family, working class, twists & turns, garbage collector, violent, brutality, father, greed ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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 7.4
 297K
The Nice Guys (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Style: buddy comedy, entertaining, neo noir, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, conspiracy, pornography, father daughter relationship, party, alcoholic, single father, corruption, murder, investigation, teenage girl, private investigator ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.1
 241K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, twist ending, brutal, tense, scary ...
Plot: thief, violence, home invasion, heist gone wrong, held captive, cat and mouse, break in, trapped, robbery gone awry, murder, sole survivor, survival ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Style: comic, suspense, surprise ending, intense, entertaining ...
Plot: super strength, superhero team, apocalypse, mutant, superhero, transformation, world domination, immortality, superhuman, comics, heroes, battlefield ...
Time: 80s, future, 2010s, year 1983
Place: egypt, poland, cairo egypt, west berlin west germany, berlin germany ...
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 7.4
 224K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, disability, man in a wheelchair, euthanasia, quadriplegic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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