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Last film added: July 16, 2018. There are currently 1585 films in the database (since 1996).


    2016 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2016 out of 1585 total rated films.
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    MASTERPIECES
  1. Movie DetailsArrival (2016) 10  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Linguistics professor Amy Adams and the tense puzzle of 12 alien spacecraft. Deeply affecting humanity.
  2. Movie DetailsMoonlight (2016) 10  Filmometer Best Film of the YearAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A masterpiece. Tenderly chronicles a young black man's rough and anxious life in 1980s Miami.

  3. EXCELLENT
  4. Movie Details10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 9  HorrorSci-Fi
    Winstead awakens in a bunker. Is the outside world under widespread attack? Tense chamber piece.
  5. Movie Details13th (2016) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In-depth look at racial inequality, criminalization and the prison-industrial complex in the U.S. Essential. Tragic.
  6. Movie DetailsAnomalisa (2016) 9  AnimationComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A joyless motivational speaker just going through the motions has an extraordinary experience. Stop-motion humanity.
  7. Movie DetailsCaptain Fantastic (2016) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A survivalist raising his children in an isolated Washington forest must return to civilization. Parenting!
  8. Movie DetailsRoom (2016) 9  
    A loving mother raising her boy within the confines of a small shed. Incredibly moving.
  9. Movie DetailsTorrey Pines (2016) 9  AnimationConspiracyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Stop-motion adventure of 1990s youth. Director Clyde Peterson also leads queercore band Your Heart Breaks.

  10. VERY GOOD
  11. Movie DetailsApril and the Extraordinary World (2016) 8  AnimationComedyConspiracyObscure/RareSci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Alternate universe ruled by coal and steam engines. Scientists have been disappearing. Fun French steampunk.
  12. Movie DetailsCemetery of Splendor (2016) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Gentle magical realism featuring Thai soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness, ancient kings, and love.
  13. Movie DetailsEverybody Wants Some!! (2016) 8  ComedyWith Sex/NuditySport
    Good-natured look at the 1980 college party scene, the shenanigans of an unsupervised baseball team.
  14. Movie DetailsFinding Dory (2016) 8  AnimationComedy
    The forgetful blue tang fish searches for her long-lost parents, journeys to an ocean conservatory.
  15. Movie DetailsHunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 8  Comedy
    Adventures of a misfit teenager and his foster 'uncle' in the wild New Zealand bush.
  16. Movie DetailsJungle Book, The (2016) 8  AnimationFantasy
    Can't really go wrong with Bill Murray and Christopher Walken voicing characters in this adaptation.
  17. Movie DetailsKubo and the Two Strings (2016) 8  AnimationFantasy
    A young boy searches for a magical suit of armor, fights vengeful spirits. Stop-motion origami.
  18. Movie DetailsLittle Prince, The (2016) 8  AnimationFantasy
    An overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, who shares his extraordinary world. Moving, charming adaptation.
  19. Movie DetailsLo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Werner Herzog explores the Internet's evolution, ponders its societal influence. Cyberwarfare, AI, telepathy, etc.
  20. Movie DetailsLobster, The (2016) 8  ComedySci-Fi
    Absurd allegory for how society regards romantic relationships and loneliness. A provocative, original love story.
  21. Movie DetailsMonster Calls, A (2016) 8  Fantasy
    A yew-tree monster helps a 12-year-old cope with his single mother's terminal illness. Devastating fable.
  22. Movie DetailsNocturnal Animals (2016) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    Wealthy art gallery owner Amy Adams receives a draft of her ex-husband's violent new novel.
  23. Movie DetailsPaterson (2016) 8  Comedy
    One week in the quiet life of Paterson, a poet in Paterson, NJ. Existential Jarmusch.
  24. Movie DetailsRogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 8  FantasySci-Fi
    How the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans. Occurs between Episodes III and IV.
  25. Movie DetailsUnder the Shadow (2016) 8  Horror
    Distinctively creepy genre film that's also an allegory of female oppression in 1980s Iran. Djinn!
  26. Movie DetailsWitch: A New-England Folktale, The (2016) 8  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A Puritan homesteading family in 1630s New England is torn apart by forces of witchcraft.
  27. Movie DetailsZootopia (2016) 8  AnimationComedyConspiracy
    A bunny police recruit and a con-artist fox work together to uncover a savage conspiracy.

  28. GOOD
  29. Movie DetailsARQ (2016) 7  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Stuck in an accidental time loop in a dystopian future, a disoriented couple attempts survival.
  30. Movie DetailsBoy and the Beast, The (2016) 7  AnimationFantasy
    A nine-year-old boy in Japan stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts. Uneven coming-of-age anime.
  31. Movie DetailsFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 7  Fantasy
    The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
  32. Movie DetailsH. (2016) 7  Obscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Two women named Helen struggle to cope following strange atmospheric phenomena in Troy, NY. Unsettling.
  33. Movie DetailsHieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    New infrared photography of the late-medieval artist's fantastical paintings. Too much focus on inter-museum politics.
  34. Movie DetailsHush (2016) 7  Horror
    A deaf-mute writer lives alone in the woods. A masked killer appears in her window.
  35. Movie DetailsI Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) 7  HorrorObscure/Rare
    A hospice nurse cares for an elderly horror novelist in an old house. Persistent unease.
  36. Movie DetailsInto the Inferno (2016) 7  Documentary/True
    Werner Herzog explores the cultural power of volcanoes in Vanuatu, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Iceland, North Korea.
  37. Movie DetailsMascots (2016) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Offbeat, uneven look into the weird world of competitive mascots. The fourth Christopher Guest mockumentary.
  38. Movie DetailsMinimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Inside the lives of minimalists striving to exist meaningfully with less. A familiar anti-consumerism premise.
  39. Movie DetailsMoana (2016) 7  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Disney musical set in Ancient Polynesia. A girl befriends a demigod to save her people.
  40. Movie DetailsPete's Dragon (2016) 7  ComedyFantasy
    When a boy is orphaned in the forest, a magical dragon named Elliot protects him.
  41. Movie DetailsPhantom Boy (2016) 7  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    A boy whose illness allows him to float outside his body befriends a NYC cop.
  42. Movie DetailsSky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The grand celestial ambitions of Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang, famous for his pyrotechnic displays.
  43. Movie DetailsSnowden (2016) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A paranoid thriller, plus ethical dilemma, about leaking the NSA's illegal surveillance techniques. Gordon-Levitt stars.
  44. Movie DetailsSwiss Army Man (2016) 7  ComedyFantasy
    Surreal, earnest adventures of a stranded man and the gaseous corpse he befriends. Poetic slapstick?

  45. FAIR
  46. Movie DetailsBFG, The (2016) 6  Fantasy
    Spielberg-directed adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book about giants and a 10-year-old British girl.
  47. Movie DetailsGirl Asleep (2016) 6  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Vibrant and fantastical. Chaotic caricature of a teenage girl coming of age in 1970s Australia.
  48. Movie DetailsInto the Forest (2016) 6  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Post-apocalyptic survivalist story with surprisingly limited hardship. The sisterhood of the talented Page and Wood.
  49. Movie DetailsPee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A Netflix revival of Pee-wee Herman's childlike antics and fun-house sketch humor. Fulfills 1980s nostalgia.
  50. Movie DetailsSecret Life of Pets, The (2016) 6  AnimationComedy
    The silly escapades of some Manhattan pets and a psychotic rabbit. Both cute and annoying.


  51. Statistical ratings distribution of these 46 films (2.9% 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 46 films: 7.7.

    10:4.3%

    9:13%

    8:37%

    7:34.8%

    6:10.9%

    5:0%

    CRAP:0%



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