Top 10: Movies 2016

unnamed.jpgThe goal of this blog is to promote the love of movies and doing so on a college budget. So, I think a list of the Top 10 Movies that were worth the price in 2016 would be a great way to kick everything off.

  • 10. Captain America: Civil War

    • So many highly anticipated comic book films arrived in 2016, and the third installment of the Captain America series was surely one of them. One would be hard-pressed to find a bad
      review of this film, but in the end, it didn’t entirely live up to the
      hype.
  • 9. Arrival

    • Under the direction of Denis Villeneuve, Arrival, an intellectual and thought provoking take on the consequences of extraterrestrial contact, soars. This beautiful film came out of nowhere for me but was worth the watch.
  • 8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    • Since this was the first film in the Harry Potter universe since 2011’s Deathly Hallows Part 2, it was practically required viewing for fans, and it didn’t disappoint.
  • 7. Zootopia

    • A surprisingly timely and socially aware film, Zootopia was incredibly entertaining, even for adults.
  • 6. Deadpool

    • Another long awaited comic book film, Deadpool delivered on the promises of its revolutionarily hilarious marketing campaign and then some.
  • 5. Doctor Strange

    • Though 2016 may have been oversaturated with films from the comic genre, Marvel’s Doctor Strange was a welcome surprise. Its combination of stunning visuals, amazing performances, and clever storytelling made it a must-see.
  • 4. Rogue One

    • As a huge Star Wars fan, I would be remiss to not include this year’s anthology film. Taking place before the events of the original trilogy, Rogue One masterfully fills in holes fans alway wondered about.
  • 3. The Accountant

    • This blew my expectations out of the water. The Accountant‘s amazingly choreographed action, tight story, and clean cinematography made for a great experience.
  • 2. The Nice Guys

    • By far the funniest film of 2016, The Nice Guys was criminally underseen and underrecognized. This 70’s drama following private investigators following the hilarious duo of Ryan Gosling and Russel Crowe never had a dull moment.
  • 1. La La Land

    • Originally, La La Land was #2 on my list, then I saw it again and began to appreciate it even more. This beautifully shot film by Damien Chazelle (director of Whiplash) pulls at your heart strings and the wonderful music gets stuck in your head for weeks. Even those who aren’t fans of musicals would love this Best Picture Nominee.
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