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 2016 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 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) 3 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Bino Potatoes added Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 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) 4 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Doctor Strange 2016 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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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Zootopia 2016 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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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Arrival 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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Moana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Moana 2016 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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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 2016 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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10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
10 Cloverfield Lane 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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Hacksaw Ridge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hacksaw Ridge 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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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Jungle Book 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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La La Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
La La Land 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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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Finding Dory 2016 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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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked

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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 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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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Moonlight 2016 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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Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hidden Figures 2016 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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Hell or High Water is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Hell or High Water 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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Star Trek Beyond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Star Trek Beyond 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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Nocturnal Animals is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
jp1998 added Nocturnal Animals 2016 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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Kubo and the Two Strings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked

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The Secret Life of Pets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Secret Life of Pets 2016 The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud. The quiet life of a terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) is upended when his owner takes in Duke ...more

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Green Room is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
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The Accountant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Accountant 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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Sully is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Sully 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) 26 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 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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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked

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Captain Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Captain Fantastic 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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Deepwater Horizon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Deepwater Horizon 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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Snowden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Snowden 2016 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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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Edge of Seventeen 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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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
RobertDowney added The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist 2016 The Conjuring 2 is a 2016 American supernatural horror film, directed by James Wan. It is the sequel to 2013's The Conjuring and the third installment in The Conjuring series. Ed and Lorraine ...more

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Lion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Lion 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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Suicide Squad is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Suicide Squad 2016 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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War Dogs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Magnificent Seven 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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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Jason Bourne 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) 39 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 Lobster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
The Lobster 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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Bad Moms is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
sdc224 added Bad Moms Bad Moms is a 2016 American comedy film directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Kung Fu Panda 3 2015 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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Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Warcraft 2016 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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters (alternatively known as Ghostbusters: Answer the Call and marketed as such on home release) is a 2016 American supernatural action comedy horror film directed by Paul Feig. It is ...more

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Eddie the Eagle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Eddie the Eagle 2011 Eddie the Eagle is a 2011 sports comedy film written by Sean Macaulay.

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Money Monster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Money Monster 2016 Money Monster is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Jodie Foster. Financial TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) and his producer Patty (Julia Roberts) are put in an extreme situation when ...more

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked

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Fences is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Fences Fences is 2016 American drama film written by August Wilson and directed by Denzel Washington in his directorial debut, based on his play of the same name. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, a former ...more

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Swiss Army Man is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked
Swiss Army Man Swiss Army Man is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Hank (Paul Dano) is a man who is attempting suicide after being lost on an island, when ...more

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