Movie Ratings & Reviews
Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).
- Arrival (2016) 10
Linguistics professor Amy Adams and the tense puzzle of 12 alien spacecraft. Deeply affecting humanity.
- Moonlight (2016) 10
A masterpiece. Tenderly chronicles a young black man's rough and anxious life in 1980s Miami.
- 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 9
Winstead awakens in a bunker. Is the outside world under widespread attack? Tense chamber piece.
- 13th (2016) 9
In-depth look at racial inequality, criminalization and the prison-industrial complex in the U.S. Essential. Tragic.
- Anomalisa (2016) 9
A joyless motivational speaker just going through the motions has an extraordinary experience. Stop-motion humanity.
- Captain Fantastic (2016) 9
A survivalist raising his children in an isolated Washington forest must return to civilization. Parenting!
- Room (2016) 9
A loving mother raising her boy within the confines of a small shed. Incredibly moving.
- Torrey Pines (2016) 9
Stop-motion adventure of 1990s youth. Director Clyde Peterson also leads queercore band Your Heart Breaks.
- April and the Extraordinary World (2016) 8
Alternate universe ruled by coal and steam engines. Scientists have been disappearing. Fun French steampunk.
- Cemetery of Splendor (2016) 8
Gentle magical realism featuring Thai soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness, ancient kings, and love.
- Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) 8
Good-natured look at the 1980 college party scene, the shenanigans of an unsupervised baseball team.
- Finding Dory (2016) 8
The forgetful blue tang fish searches for her long-lost parents, journeys to an ocean conservatory.
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 8
Adventures of a misfit teenager and his foster 'uncle' in the wild New Zealand bush.
- InnSæi: The Sea Within (2016) 7
A global journey to reconnect human intuition within our modern world of distraction and stress.
- Jungle Book, The (2016) 8
Can't really go wrong with Bill Murray and Christopher Walken voicing characters in this adaptation.
- Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) 8
A young boy searches for a magical suit of armor, fights vengeful spirits. Stop-motion origami.
- Little Prince, The (2016) 8
An overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, who shares his extraordinary world. Moving, charming adaptation.
- Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) 8
Werner Herzog explores the Internet's evolution, ponders its societal influence. Cyberwarfare, AI, telepathy, etc.
- Lobster, The (2016) 8
Absurd allegory for how society regards romantic relationships and loneliness. A provocative, original love story.
- Miss Hokusai (2016) 8
Japanese ukiyo-e painter Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his artist daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.
- Monster Calls, A (2016) 8
A yew-tree monster helps a 12-year-old cope with his single mother's terminal illness. Devastating fable.
- Nocturnal Animals (2016) 8
Wealthy art gallery owner Amy Adams receives a draft of her ex-husband's violent new novel.
- Paterson (2016) 8
One week in the quiet life of Paterson, a poet in Paterson, NJ. Existential Jarmusch.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 8
How the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans. Occurs between Episodes III and IV.
- Under the Shadow (2016) 8
Distinctively creepy genre film that's also an allegory of female oppression in 1980s Iran. Djinn!
- Witch: A New-England Folktale, The (2016) 8
A Puritan homesteading family in 1630s New England is torn apart by forces of witchcraft.
- Zootopia (2016) 8
A bunny police recruit and a con-artist fox work together to uncover a savage conspiracy.
- ARQ (2016) 7
Stuck in an accidental time loop in a dystopian future, a disoriented couple attempts survival.
- Boy and the Beast, The (2016) 7
A nine-year-old boy in Japan stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts. Uneven coming-of-age anime.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 7
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
- H. (2016) 7
Two women named Helen struggle to cope following strange atmospheric phenomena in Troy, NY. Unsettling.
- Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (2016) 7
New infrared photography of the late-medieval artist's fantastical paintings. Too much focus on inter-museum politics.
- Hush (2016) 7
A deaf-mute writer lives alone in the woods. A masked killer appears in her window.
- I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) 7
A hospice nurse cares for an elderly horror novelist in an old house. Persistent unease.
- Into the Inferno (2016) 7
Werner Herzog explores the cultural power of volcanoes in Vanuatu, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Iceland, North Korea.
- Mascots (2016) 7
Offbeat, uneven look into the weird world of competitive mascots. The fourth Christopher Guest mockumentary.
- Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016) 7
Inside the lives of minimalists striving to exist meaningfully with less. A familiar anti-consumerism premise.
- Moana (2016) 7
Disney musical set in Ancient Polynesia. A girl befriends a demigod to save her people.
- Pete's Dragon (2016) 7
When a boy is orphaned in the forest, a magical dragon named Elliot protects him.
- Phantom Boy (2016) 7
A boy whose illness allows him to float outside his body befriends a NYC cop.
- Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) 7
The grand celestial ambitions of Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang, famous for his pyrotechnic displays.
- Snowden (2016) 7
A paranoid thriller, plus ethical dilemma, about leaking the NSA's illegal surveillance techniques. Gordon-Levitt stars.
- Swiss Army Man (2016) 7
Surreal, earnest adventures of a stranded man and the gaseous corpse he befriends. Poetic slapstick?
- BFG, The (2016) 6
Spielberg-directed adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book about giants and a 10-year-old British girl.
- Girl Asleep (2016) 6
Vibrant and fantastical. Chaotic caricature of a teenage girl coming of age in 1970s Australia.
- Into the Forest (2016) 6
Post-apocalyptic survivalist story with surprisingly limited hardship. The sisterhood of the talented Page and Wood.
- Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) 6
A Netflix revival of Pee-wee Herman's childlike antics and fun-house sketch humor. Fulfills 1980s nostalgia.
- Secret Life of Pets, The (2016) 6
The silly escapades of some Manhattan pets and a psychotic rabbit. Both cute and annoying.
- Disappointments Room, The (2016) CRAP
Disappointment was in the title, so I can't say I wasn't warned. Incoherent, spooky nonsense.
2016 ReleasesSearch returned all films from 2016 out of 1603 total rated films.
FROM BAD TO WORSE
Statistical ratings distribution of these 49 films (3.1% of total rated films):
With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
(especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
Average rating for these 49 films: 7.5.
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