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Hilarious comedies, thrilling superhero adventures, and engaging dramas comprise the very best films of 2016. The best 2016 films received critical acclaim and brought in millions of dollars at the box office. This is a list of the best greatest movies of 2016 featuring everything from Arrival to 10 Cloverfield Lane to Deadpool.

What films will you find on this list of the top movies of 2016? Perhaps you would vote Manchester by the Sea to the very top. Tragedy is examined from all angles in this excellent drama starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, both of whom have already entered the Oscars discussion. The intimate drama Moonlight is another one of the very best movies to come out in 2016. Marvel continued to bring in fans with its 2016 release Captain America: Civil War. And at the very end of the year, the sparkling musical La La Land won over audiences with its timeless singing and dancing. Other good films featured on this best 2016 movies list include Finding Dory, The Nice Guys, and Kubo and the Two Strings.

What was your favorite movie of the year? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any good 2016 movies that are missing.

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Deadpool Ryan Reynolds, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapicic Deadpool is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Directed by Tim Miller, it is intended to be the eighth installment in the X-Men film ...more

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk

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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Captain America: Civil War Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Bino Potatoes added Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The daughter (Felicity Jones) of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move ...more

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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car accident, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Arrival Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy ...more

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Jungle Book Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley The Jungle Book is a 2016 fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau. Based on Rudyard Kipling's eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disney's 1967 animated film ...more

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Hacksaw Ridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Richard Pyros Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war film about the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacificist combat medic who was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refusing to carry ...more

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Moana Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It tells the story of Moana, the ...more

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10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
10 Cloverfield Lane John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. 10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Dan Trachtenberg. The film was developed from a script titled The Cellar, but under production by ...more

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
ColdPizzaNY added Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 British fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. A spin-off prequel of the Harry Potter film series, the ...more

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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Finding Dory Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks Finding Dory is an upcoming 3D computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a sequel to the 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo. Andrew ...more

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La La Land is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
La La Land Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, and Rosemarie DeWitt. The plot ...more

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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Nice Guys Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

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Manchester by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Williams Manchester by the Sea is a 2016 American drama film directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan. After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to ...more

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Nocturnal Animals is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
jp1998 added Nocturnal Animals Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Armie Hammer

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Hell or High Water is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hell or High Water Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges Hell or High Water is a 2016 American neo-western heist-crime film directed by David Mackenzie. The film follows two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who carry out a series of bank robberies ...more

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Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hidden Figures Hidden Figures is an upcoming 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi from a screenplay co-written with Allison Schroeder, based on the nonfiction book of the same name ...more

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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
RobertDowney added The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor

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Sully is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Sully Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey Sully (also known as Sully: Miracle on the Hudson) is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Todd Komarnicki, based on the autobiography Highest Duty ...more

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X-Men: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
X-Men: Apocalypse Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer.

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Captain Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Captain Fantastic Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn Captain Fantastic is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Matt Ross and starring Viggo Mortensen. The story centers on a family who are forced by circumstances to ...more

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Snowden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Snowden Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scott Eastwood

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The Accountant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Accountant Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons The Accountant is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Gavin O'Connor. The film follows a highly-functioning autistic small-town certified public accountant (Ben Affleck) who makes ...more

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Deepwater Horizon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Deepwater Horizon Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich Deepwater Horizon is a 2016 American biopic disaster film directed by Peter Berg, written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan, and starring an ensemble cast including Mark Wahlberg, ...more

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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Edge of Seventeen Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick The Edge of Seventeen (originally titled Besties) is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden ...more

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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Janelle Monáe Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, ...more

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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Magnificent Seven Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke The Magnificent Seven is a 2016 American western action film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk. It is a reimagination of the 1960 western film of the same ...more

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Star Trek Beyond is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Star Trek Beyond Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana Star Trek Beyond is a 2016 American science fiction adventure film directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, based on the series Star Trek, created by Gene ...more

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Lion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Lion Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara Lion is a 2016 Australian-American-British drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. Brierley (Dev Patel), ...more

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Kubo and the Two Strings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Kubo and the Two Strings Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey

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Green Room is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Green Room Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin

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War Dogs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
ColdPizzaNY added War Dogs Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta, Emma Croft War Dogs is a 1994 action film written by Daniel Stone and directed by Stelvio Massi.

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The Secret Life of Pets is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Secret Life of Pets Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart The Secret Life of Pets is an upcoming American 3D computer animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is being directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney and written by ...more

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Central Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Central Intelligence Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan Central Intelligence is a 2016 American action-spy comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and written by Thurber, Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. The film stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne ...more

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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Sing Street Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Eddie the Eagle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Eddie the Eagle Rupert Grint Eddie the Eagle is a 2011 sports comedy film written by Sean Macaulay.

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Jason Bourne Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander Jason Bourne is a 2016 American action thriller film directed and written by Paul Greengrass and film editor Christopher Rouse. The fifth installment of the Bourne film series and the direct ...more

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Money Monster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Money Monster Julia Roberts, Giancarlo Esposito, George Clooney

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Petes Dragon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Natalie Yu added Pete's Dragon Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley Pete's Dragon is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by David Lowery, written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, and produced by James Whitaker. The film is a remake of the 1977 musical ...more

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Sam Neill, Rhys Darby, Cohen Holloway

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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Witch Richard Johnson, Gian Maria Volonté, Ivan Rassimov La strega in amore is a 1966 film directed by Damiano Damiani.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecu... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Jessica Capon added Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a 2016 American 3D dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jane Goldman, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs.

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Midnight Special is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Midnight Special Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton Midnight Special is an upcoming American science fiction film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. The film stars Adam Driver, Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Joel Edgerton. It is Nichols' ...more

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The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Lobster Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell The Lobster is an upcoming science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English-language debut. Its script was awarded the ARTE International ...more

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A Monster Calls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
A Monster Calls Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell A Monster Calls is a 2016 fantasy drama film directed by J. A. Bayona, and written by Patrick Ness based on his own eponymous novel. Conor O'Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is a young boy who tries to ...more

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Suicide Squad is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Suicide Squad Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film directed by David Ayer, based on the DC Comics antihero team. A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated ...more

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Passengers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Passengers Passengers is a 2016 romantic science fiction thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts. It stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as two people who awake, 90 years too ...more

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The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Shallows Blake Lively