The Top 40 Films of 2016

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1.
Zootopia (2016)
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In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. (108 mins.)
 
2.
Your Name (2016)
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Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? (106 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
3.
A Monster Calls (2016)
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A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness. (108 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
4.
Arrival (2016)
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When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. (116 mins.)
 
5.
Moonlight (2016)
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A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (111 mins.)
Director: Barry Jenkins
 
6.
Moana (2016)
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In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. (107 mins.)
 
7.
Eye in the Sky (2015)
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Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. (102 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
8.
Finding Dory (2016)
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The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. (97 mins.)
 
9.
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
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High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. (104 mins.)
 
10.
Hidden Figures (2016)
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The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (127 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi
 
11.
Sausage Party (2016)
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A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence. (89 mins.)
 
12.
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
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A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. (101 mins.)
Director: Travis Knight
 
13.
La La Land (2016)
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While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. (128 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
14.
Lion (2016)
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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 later, he sets out to find his lost family. (118 mins.)
Director: Garth Davis
 
15.
Patriots Day (2016)
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The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. (133 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
16.
Fences (2016)
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A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. (139 mins.)
 
17.
Doctor Strange (2016)
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While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts. (115 mins.)
 
18.
Pete's Dragon (2016)
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The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. (102 mins.)
Director: David Lowery
 
19.
The Jungle Book (2016)
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After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. (106 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
20.
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
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The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. (111 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
21.
Deadpool (2016)
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A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge. (108 mins.)
Director: Tim Miller
 
22.
The Lobster (2015)
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In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. (119 mins.)
 
23.
Miss Sloane (2016)
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In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price. (132 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
24.
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
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Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. (95 mins.)
 
25.
Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
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The U.S.S. Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test. (122 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
 
26.
Life, Animated (2016 Documentary)
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A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood. (92 mins.)
 
27.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
28.
Rogue One (2016)
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The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. (133 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
 
29.
My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
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After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. (66 mins.)
Director: Claude Barras
 
30.
Sully (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. (96 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
31.
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
32.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
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A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. (137 mins.)
 
33.
Me Before You (2016)
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A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. (106 mins.)
Director: Thea Sharrock
 
34.
The Little Prince (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince. (108 mins.)
Director: Mark Osborne
 
35.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. (147 mins.)
 
36.
Loving (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. (123 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
37.
Bad Moms (2016)
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When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence. (100 mins.)
 
38.
Money Monster (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage. (98 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
 
39.
Sing Street (2016)
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A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. (106 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
40.
Jackie (2016)
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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. (100 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín