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 Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan ...more

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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more

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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Hacksaw Ridge is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to ... is listed (or ranked) 8 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 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the 2001 book by J. K. Rowling. The adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New ...more

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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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Moana is listed (or ranked) 11 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 directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more

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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 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) 13 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Nice Guys Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Finding Dory Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen ...more

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Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hidden Figures Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story of a team of female African-American ...more

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Manchester by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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Nocturnal Animals is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
jp1998 added Nocturnal Animals Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon Nocturnal Animals is a 2016 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Tom Ford, based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. A divorced art gallery owner (Amy Adams) ...more

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Star Trek Beyond is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Kubo and the Two Strings is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Accountant is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Sully is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 24 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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X-Men: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Deepwater Horizon is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Green Room is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Green Room Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin

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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Captain Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 29 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) 30 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Snowden Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo Snowden is a 2016 biographical spy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone, based on books by Luke Harding and Anatoly Kucherena. The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the ...more

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Lion is listed (or ranked) 31 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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The Secret Life of Pets is listed (or ranked) 32 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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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Sing Street Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 35 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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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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A Monster Calls is listed (or ranked) 37 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 dark fantasy drama film directed by J. A. Bayona, based on the novel by Patrick Ness. A boy (Lewis MacDougall) seeks the help of a tree monster (Liam Neeson) to cope ...more

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War Dogs is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 39 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 comedy-drama adventure film directed by David Lowery, based on the 1977 musical film. The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his ...more

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Passengers is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecu... is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Eddie the Eagle is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Warcraft Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Clancy Brown Warcraft is an upcoming 2016 American epic fantasy film. It is based on the Warcraft video game series and set in the world of Azeroth. The film was first announced in 2006 as a project ...more

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Kung Fu Panda 3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Kung Fu Panda 3 Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. Continuing his "legendary adventures of ...more

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Money Monster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Money Monster Julia Roberts, Giancarlo Esposito, George Clooney

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Your Name is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Rustin Cohle added Your Name Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa Your Name is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film directed by Makoto Shinkai. A high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo experience a strange phenomenon: they occasionally ...more

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Sam Neill, Rhys Darby, Cohen Holloway

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Suicide Squad is listed (or ranked) 50 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