2016 movies The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked  

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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

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Bino Potatoes added Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Felicity Jones

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Jungle Book Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Arrival Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Moana Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Captain America: Civil War Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman

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10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
10 Cloverfield Lane John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.

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Hacksaw Ridge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Richard Pyros

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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Finding Dory Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks

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La La Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
La La Land Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to ... is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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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

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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

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X-Men: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
X-Men: Apocalypse Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum

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Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked

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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Magnificent Seven Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke

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Sully is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Sully Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey

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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Deepwater Horizon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Deepwater Horizon Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich

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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

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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Janelle Monáe

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War Dogs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
ColdPizzaNY added War Dogs Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta, Emma Croft

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The Secret Life of Pets is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Secret Life of Pets Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart

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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Edge of Seventeen Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick

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Kubo and the Two Strings is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Money Monster is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Money Monster Julia Roberts, Giancarlo Esposito, George Clooney

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Star Trek Beyond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Star Trek Beyond Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

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Snowden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Snowden Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scott Eastwood

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Lion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Lion Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

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Captain Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Captain Fantastic Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn

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Eddie the Eagle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Eddie the Eagle Rupert Grint

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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Witch Richard Johnson, Gian Maria Volonté, Ivan Rassimov

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Central Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Central Intelligence Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecu... is listed (or ranked) 39 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

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Sam Neill, Rhys Darby, Cohen Holloway

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Jason Bourne Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander

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Green Room is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Green Room Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin

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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Sing Street Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Lobster Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell

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A Monster Calls is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
A Monster Calls Liam Neeson

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Kung Fu Panda 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Kung Fu Panda 3 Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Shallows Blake Lively

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Petes Dragon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Natalie Yu added Pete's Dragon Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley

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Passengers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked

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