Best 2016 Movies

Wind River

Wind River

Wind River
IMDb: 7.7
107 min

An FBI agent teams with the town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

Maudie

Maudie

Maudie
IMDb: 7.6
115 min

An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to…

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Their Finest

Their Finest

Their Finest
IMDb: 6.8
117 min

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England’s resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace’s spirits. Her efforts…

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Rammstein: Paris

Rammstein: Paris

Rammstein: Paris
IMDb: 7.9
98 min

During the “Made in Germany” tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund filmed two acclaimed Rammstein concerts in March 2012 – each for an audience of 17,000 at the Bercy Arena in…

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David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life
IMDb: 7.2
89 min

An intimate journey through the formative years of [Lynch’s] life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces…

Kedi

Kedi

Kedi
IMDb: 7.7
79 min

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

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I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
IMDb: 6.9
96 min

When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of…

Split

Split

Split
IMDb: 7.3
117 min

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…

20th Century Women

20th Century Women

20th Century Women
IMDb: 7.3
119 min

In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and…

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
Maigret’s Dead Man

Maigret’s Dead Man

Maigret’s Dead Man
IMDb: 7.1
N/A

Silence

Silence

Silence
IMDb: 7.1
161 min

Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

Passengers

Passengers

Passengers
IMDb: 7.0
116 min

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Fences

Fences

Fences
IMDb: 7.2
139 min

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.

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
Leap!

Leap!

Leap!
IMDb: 6.8
89 min

Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position…

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
IMDb: 7.8
133 min

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day

Patriots Day
IMDb: 7.4
133 min

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the…

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
IMDb: 7.8
127 min

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…

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty
IMDb: 6.8
97 min

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and…

Dalida

Dalida

Dalida
IMDb: 7.0
124 min

Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon ”Dalida” born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded…

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La La Land

La La Land

La La Land
IMDb: 8.0
129 min

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…

I Am Bolt

I Am Bolt

I Am Bolt
IMDb: 7.1
107 min

Fully authorized, access-all-areas feature doc on the hugely charismatic and globally adored Usain Bolt – officially the fastest man alive. With never-before-seen archive footage of his youth in Jamaica, through…

Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane
IMDb: 7.5
132 min

An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.

Lion

Lion

Lion
IMDb: 8.0
118 min

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years…

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
Moana

Moana

Moana
IMDb: 7.6
107 min

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.

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen
IMDb: 7.3
104 min

Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other’s older brother, who is totally his sister’s nemesis.

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea
IMDb: 7.8
135 min

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…

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
Allied

Allied

Allied
IMDb: 7.1
124 min

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested…

Paterson

Paterson

Paterson
IMDb: 7.4
118 min

A week in the life of a bus driver and poet named Paterson, and his supportive wife Laura.

Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them

Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them

Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them
IMDb: 7.3
133 min

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….

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Center of My World

Center of My World

Center of My World
IMDb: 7.2
115 min

A strange family: 17-year-old Phil lives with his mother and twin sister in an old mansion on the outskirts of town. When he returns from summer camp, the mood in…

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Arrival

Arrival

Arrival
IMDb: 7.9
116 min

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.

Bleed for This

Bleed for This

Bleed for This
IMDb: 6.8
116 min

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sports…

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob
IMDb: 7.4
103 min

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a…

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Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals
IMDb: 7.5
116 min

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…

Gimme Danger

Gimme Danger

Gimme Danger
IMDb: 7.2
108 min

No other band in rock’n’roll history has rivaled The Stooges’ combination of heavy primal throb, spiked psychedelia, blues-a-billy grind, complete with succinct angst-ridden lyrics, and a snarling, preening leopard of…

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange
IMDb: 7.5
115 min

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…

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake
IMDb: 7.9
100 min

A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
Before the Flood

Before the Flood

Before the Flood
IMDb: 8.3
93 min

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.

This Beautiful Fantastic

This Beautiful Fantastic

This Beautiful Fantastic
IMDb: 6.9
100 min

A young woman who dreams of being a children’s author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

Gantz: O

Gantz: O

Gantz: O
IMDb: 7.2
95 min

Somewhere in Tokyo, there is a room. In that room is a black sphere. Periodically, people who should otherwise have died are transferred to the room. There, the sphere gives…

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The Accountant

The Accountant

The Accountant
IMDb: 7.3
128 min

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.

Christine

Christine

Christine
IMDb: 6.9
123 min

Christine is an ambitious 29-year-old news reporter, in Sarasota, FL, circa 1974. Relentlessly motivated to succeed, she knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the 1970s…

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
My Life as a Zucchini

My Life as a Zucchini

My Life as a Zucchini
IMDb: 7.8
66 min

After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. There, with the…

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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls
IMDb: 7.5
108 min

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge
IMDb: 8.1
140 min

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…

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Blue Jay
IMDb: 7.3
80 min

Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past.

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
American Honey

American Honey

American Honey
IMDb: 7.0
162 min

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she…

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon
IMDb: 7.1
107 min

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

I Am Not Madame Bovary

I Am Not Madame Bovary

I Am Not Madame Bovary
IMDb: 6.9
128 min

Li Xuelian, a woman from the countryside is falsely accused by her husband of having an affair. To defend herself, Li moves from her small town to the big city…

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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe
IMDb: 7.4
124 min

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
Storks

Storks

Storks
IMDb: 6.8
87 min

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when…

The Invisible Guest

The Invisible Guest

The Invisible Guest
IMDb: 8.1
106 min

”The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He…

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Snowden

Snowden

Snowden
IMDb: 7.3
134 min

CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Tschick

Tschick

Tschick
IMDb: 7.0
95 min

Two outsiders travel around the countryside during school holidays.

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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
IMDb: 6.9
132 min

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

The Founder

The Founder

The Founder
IMDb: 7.2
115 min

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by…

Frantz

Frantz

Frantz
IMDb: 7.5
113 min

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

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Sully

Sully

Sully
IMDb: 7.4
96 min

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…

The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans
IMDb: 7.2
133 min

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

It’s Only the End of the World

It’s Only the End of the World

It’s Only the End of the World
IMDb: 6.9
96 min

Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

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Genre: Best 2016, Drama