Moonlight may actually become the official best movie of 2016 due to its grand total of 8 Oscar nominations at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, including the nomination for the best motion picture. The movie focuses on the life of a young African-American boy growing up in a slum neighbourhood in Miami, Florida. The movie stars Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders (both playing the teenage and adult protagonist respectively) and Naoimie Harris. Moonlight currently holds an almost-perfect score of 99% on movie website Rotten Tomatoes.
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Originally a hit play by writer August Wilson, Fences has now come to the big screen thanks to Hollywood star Denzel Washington. The film centres upon a black family in a small suburb in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the internal struggles within the family. Troy, played by Washington, battles the demons of his past, namely that of his failed baseball career, which, much to Troy’s anger, is a path his son also wants to pursue. Oscar nominated Viola Davis acts alongside Denzel Washington as the mother of the family. Fences is currently nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture, best actor, best actress, and best screenplay.
Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star in this Sci-Fi epic depicting the intense moments following an intergalactic arrival on earth. Amy Adams plays a linguistics professor who must communicate with the landed aliens, and thus secure a safe relationship with the extraterrestrial beings and ultimately save the world. Arrival has been nominated for several academy awards, proving that this is certainly not just another goofy alien movie.
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We all know the fast food chain corporation, McDonalds, but not all of us know much about the man behind its creation. The Founder depicts the tenacious efforts of Ray Kroc (played by Michael Keaton), a business man, who stumbles upon a great fast food diner, McDonalds. Throughout the film, we follow Kroc as he transforms this small 50s American diner into the giant food factory it resembles today.
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Nominated for the best motion picture award at this year’s Oscars ceremony, Lion is a heartwarming epic about a young man in search of his past. Dev Patel plays Saroo, a native Indian man, adopted by Australian parents at a young age, who goes in search of his real family in India. Nicole Kidman also stars as Saroo’s adoptive mother, and Rooney Mara as Saroo’s girlfriend.
Underworld: Blood Wars
Kate Beckinsale returns for another instalment in the Underworld movie franchise. This time, Selene must take whatever violent means necessary to fend off the onslaught of the Lycan gang and Marius, the leader of the bloodthirsty Lycans. The movie also stars Charles Dance as Thomas, Theo James as David, and Tobias Menzies as the film’s main antagonist Marius.
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Manchester By the Sea
This movie is gritty and realistic view on life in the small town of Massachusetts, USA. Starring Casey Affleck (the younger sibling of actor Ben Affleck), this movie explores the relationship between a young boy, Patrick, whose father has just passed away, and the young man, Lee, played by Casey Affleck, who now becomes the boy’s legal guardian. This film ultimately plays hardship in a small, dead end town by the sea. Also starring Michelle Williams, and currently nominated for several Oscars, including best picture.
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This movie follows the wife of US president, John F Kennedy, and her life as a first lady, before and after the historic 1963 assassination of her husband. Natalie Portman stars in the lead role as Jackie Kennedy, with John Hurt and Peter Sarsgaard also starring. The movie has been met with wide critical acclaim, winning numerous awards since its release, with other awards pending, such as Oscar nominations for Natalie Portman in the lead role. Jackie currently holds a great rating of 88% on movie website Rotten Tomatoes.
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The movie is bit emotional, the name even suggests. Starring film star Will Smith, a rich executor of the advertising company in new york when suffered a spasmodic death of the daughter leaves his life. He questions to the universe by writing letters to the death, time and love. He came to know about some truths from the awkward answers he got. The duration of the movie is 1h 37 min. With an IMDB rating of 6.6, this movie is great for emotional movie lovers.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
This movie is closely related to harry potter series or you can say the latest happening in the word related to harry potter. This movie is based on a story where some special people discover some paranormal or something unusual. This is the era before hogwarts establishment. It has an IMDB rating of 7.7. Also It was released in november in the later year.
Live By Night
Live by night is especially for youth with a common story. The lead hero Joe Coughlin falls in love with the wife of the boss of a gangster. A very dramatic story with lots of action. The beautiful wife is Sienna Miller. This movie has an IMDb rating of 6.7. The reviews are average while this is the most trending movie these days. It was released on the last christmas. Good movie for spending your time with friends.
Starring the beautiful Jessica Chastain in the lead role as Miss Sloane, this movie is an intense portrait of a ruthless lobbyist determined to get her own way. Miss Sloane, however, despite her skill in her profession has some dark personal secrets. With her addiction to pills, her relentless attitude and other detriments in her life, Miss Sloane soon finds herself on a downward spiral. The movie and Chastain’s performance was met with good acclaim, despite being a flop in box offices worldwide.
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Split is a funny and awesome movie. Actor James McAvoy play an interesting role where he is suferring from various disorders. He has a split personality problem as well. He not only plays 2 split roles but his condition is worse than it. he undergoes 21 personalities including of a woman, child etc. This thriller has an IMDB rating of 7.6. This movie is the latest one and was released on 20 JAN.
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Keeping Up With the Joneses
Released in 2016, it is an amazing movie with a good story. The plot is bit different when a new couple tries to be friendly with their neighbours and they found some hidden secrets about them. the IMDB rating is 5.8 with a duration of 1h 45m. The Genre is action and comedy.
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Jack reacher stars tom cruise we all like a lot. In this movie, he is a former military person who helped in dismantling a human trafficking organisation. But he is being accused of a serial killer is sued in the court. He tries to make his image clear and in this scenario, he founds a something about his mysterious past which can help him a lot. This movie has got an IMDB rating of 6.2, while the genre is action, adventure and crime. The duration of the movie is 118 min.
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With Mark Wahlberg playing the lead role, you already kind of know what to expect from this tense movie. The film focuses on the 2013 Boston bombings, which terrorised and killed bystanders during the Boston marathon. Enter Mark Wahlberg’s character - police sergeant Tommy Saunders, who from thenceforward attempts to track down the culprits who planted the two bombs. Also starring John Goodman and Kevin Bacon. This film was selected as one of the top 10 best films of 2016 by the National Board of Review. Watch on 123movies for standard quality
Released at Christmas in the USA to critical acclaim, Hidden figures is a serious movie which speaks loudly and proudly about empowerment. Set in 1962, America, the movie focuses on three African-American woman who become the brains behind a very important NASA mission - the launch of an astronaut into orbit. Along the way, the three women each face racial prejudice and discrimination. Hidden figures currently holds a high rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 8/10 on IMDb.
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The Bye Bye Man
Here’s one for all you horror fans. The Bye Bye man was released earlier this year, scaring audiences worldwide. The movie focuses on a mysterious figure that three friends have unearthed. As long as none of them ‘don’t speak it’, or ‘don’t say it’, whatever ‘it’ is, no harm will come to them from this malevolent demon. However, the struggle to wash this shady character from their minds has some dire consequences.
The story seems to be a little incomplete by reading its summary, but it is quite different how it is expressed. The story starts with a former CIA officer Nick joining and leaking the secrets by hacking into their computer with Jason. They both were caught and now CIA is on their way to capture this guy who knows all the secret even the worst ones. So you guys wanna know what are the secrets? what will happen in the end, if Jason will be caught or will he reveal all the secrets to public, or he will use them in the worst way. To know about this you need to watch this movie. This movie got an IMDB rating of 6.7 with a duration of 123 minutes. This movie is really thrilling. This movie is available on 123movies.
Underworld: Blood Wars
The newest instalment in the Underworld movie series gives us Blood Wars, which is filled with just as much action and drama (if not more) than any of the previous movies. Kate Beckinsale is back, this time fighting off the bloodthirsty Lycans, headed by Marius, who is played by Tobias Menzies. Also starring Theo James as David and Charles Dance as Thomas, a vampire elder.
Lion was nominated for several awards at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, including the Oscar for the best picture. The movie stars Dev Patel as an Indian man, adopted by Australian parents, who goes in search of his real family back in India. Nicole Kidman stars as his loving aussie mother. Lion is a heartwarming epic of a man in search of who he really is.
Sleepless stars Jamie Foxx in the lead role as a Las Vegas cop, working in hard, violent cases. Vincent, Foxx’s character, also has a family, and when he brushes against the wrong people, his son gets kidnapped. Vincent spends the rest of the movie in search of his son, with many bullets being fired and cars crashed. If you liked the Taken franchise, Sleepless should please you.
Released in December 2016, this animated movie about an upbeat theater-owner, who happens to be a Koala, will surely get you ‘Sing’ing. With his theater unfortunately out of business, the film begins with Buster the koala down on his luck. However, Buster decides to hot a singing competition in his theater with the hopes that this will pump some life back into his work. However, the competition soon spirals out of control, with hilarious results. The movie stars Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Buster the koala, as well as Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson and John C Riley also providing voices.
Live By Night
Ben Affleck takes on his first directorial job, as well as acting in and producing is own movie, Live By Night. The film is set in 1920s America, where we see Joe Coughlin, played by Affleck, who soon falls in love with the beautiful gang boss’s wife, played by the enchanting Sienna Miller. Affleck’s character soon gets sucked into the world of crime, befriending many other disreputable characters as he fights for survival in this steadily unravelling world of crime. Live By Night is essentially a tribute to the old classic film noirs and crime movies.
The Great Wall
Starring Matt Damon in the lead role as the American warrior sent to China, The Great Wall is an action-packed thriller displaying the horrors and madness of war. Damon’s character, William, is sent to China to fetch a precious substance, but soon he gets embroiled in something he could never have imagined. Soon enough, William finds himself at war defending the Great Wall of China against mysterious, dangerous creatures.
This moving film depicts the passionate but dangerous interracial relationship between Richard and Mildred Loving, one of the first interracial couples to wed in 60s America. Given the turbulent times for the black population of the USA, the Civil Rights movement and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the fight for true love is at its most inspiring in this movie.
The Lego Batman Movie
If you like Lego and you love Batman, this movie should be a visual paradise for you. The Lego Batman Movie is aimed at kids, but it does have some great characteristics which make it suitable for the older generation. The movie is a spin-off from the previous Lego Movie, with Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes and Zach Galifianakis voice acting. You and/or your kids should have lots of fun with this one.
John Wick: Chapter 2
Keanu Reeves is back as the bulletproof hitman, John Wick, serving up another neat dish of high-paced, thrilling action. Even after the death of his wife, the assassins just won’t quit, and Wick is again left to fight for his life. Wick returns to the life of the gun, slaying off hundreds of dangerous individuals in this second instalment of the John Wick franchise. Lawrence Fishbourne also stars.
The Edge of Seventeen
Released late last year, 2016, The Edge of Seventeen is a heart warming coming of age movie, inspired by the likes of Juno and The Perks of Being A Wallflower. The movie stars Hailee Steinfeld in the lead role as the troubled 17 year old girl, who finds comfort in her friend Hayley Lu Richardson, and her school teacher, played by Woody Harrelson. The movie is packed with both drama and laughs, guaranteed to lighten your day.
Fifty Shades Darker
Christian Grey and his lover Anastasia are back and sexier than ever in the latest instalment in the Fifty Shades movie franchise. Anastasia and Grey now face new challenges which will take them to bigger heights and deeper lows in their steamy relationship. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprise their roles as Grey and Anastasia, and things are hotter than ever.
20th Century Women
Set in 1970s California, 20th Century Women takes a look at a family dominated by women, who come together to help raise a young boy. We watch as single mother, Dorothea (played by Annette Bening) and the rest of the women share tears, jokes and joys whilst the young boy grows. The movie stars Annette Bening as the matriarch, with Billy Cruddup also starring, along with Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning.
If you’re a fan of Marvel comics, this movie is a must see. The Doctor Strange adaptation sees English actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role as the doctor. The arrogant doctor begins his awakening following a car accident. He travels to Nepal to have his hands healed, but soon he gets mixed up in the dark arts, which will take him on an action packed adventure which will ultimately put the world and its safety in his hands. The movie also stars Rachel McAdams.
Released late last year, 2016, Moana is Disney’s 56th motion picture to date. The movie has received positive reviews, with a current rating of 95% on movie site Rotten Tomatoes. The film follows the young Moana, daughter of a chief in a Polynesian tribe, who sets off on a sea voyage to find the precious stone that was stolen from her island. Without the stone, the crops on her island have failed, making her journey one of live and death. Accompanying her along the way is Maui, played by Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson.
From director and movie star Clint Eastwood comes this incredible true story of Desmond Doss, an American solider who during WWII decided to go to war without a gun. This incredibly ethical decision nonetheless didn’t stop him from saving dozens of lives during the war, in which he most famously saved 75 fellow soldiers during the battle of Hacksaw Ridge. Andrew Garfield stars in the lead role as Desmond Doss, with Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington also starring.
If you’re a fan of horror movies, you must have already heard of the Ring movie franchise. The classics Japanese horror film has been frightening audiences since the original Ring movie premiered more than a decade ago. This year, the mysterious girl from the well is back with a new instalment. Rings stars Johnny Galecki (from The Big Bang Theory) and Matilda Lutz. This sequel follows the same premise - “first you watch the tape and then you die”.
Silence is another great movie and the trending one as well. This movie was directed by Martin Scorcese. Starring Andrew Garfield as christian searching for a mentor went to japan and was tortured there, only because of his beliefs. Silence was released in November 2016. This movie is a great one with IMDB rating of 7.7. I would seriously recommend this movie. Have a good time watching it.
La La Land
This is another great movie released in November. The genere is romance. The movie has good story starring Emma stone and Ryan Gosling. Both are playing struggling characters as their roles in the movie. Emma is an actor, while gosling is a pianist. They meet and fall in love with each other. With an IMDB rating of 8.7, I would really recommend you for this movie. Moreover, this movie has already won a lot of awards. This movie will run for 2h 8min.
Allied is one of the movie- I would recommend to all. This is one of the most trending movies of all time with an IMDB rating of 7.1. The story seems to be a real one belonging to World War II. The intelligence officer Mr. Max falls in love with a french officer. They again reunite but the war is the only obstacle which forms a large wall between both of them. This movie is easily available in CAM version on online streaming sites. The duration of this movie is 124 min.
Sausage party is another awesome comedy movie which was released in 2016. This movie is basically an animated movie which displays the world of food and where non-living things acts as human. As I Have read there is a special sausage who try to ran out of the storage and escapes the supermarket. Moreover, the other sauge friends of him try to save him. This will get you to a lot of fun. Tremendous movie to watch online with an IMDB rating of 7.2 which is quite impressive for a comedy movie.
Suicide Squad was perhaps the most hotly anticipated movie of 2016 and a smash in box offices worldwide when it was released. The movie takes its name from the team of the same name, Suicide Squad, which is comprised of many popular antiheroes from the famous DC comics. On board we have the joker (played by Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (played by the beautiful Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (played by Will Smith). The team assemble to undertake one of the most dangerous missions set by the US government, in exchange for a deduction off their current jail time. The movie also stars Cara Delevingne as the indomitable Enchantress.
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