Films I've Watched From 2016

Listed from best to worst with a rating and my favourite scene given. I'll add everything I do see from the year.

Blue = best performance of the year.
Red = best scene of the year.

10 - masterpiece.
9.0-9.5 - amazing/near-masterpiece.
8.0-8.5 - great/really great.
7.0-7.5 - very good.
6.0-6.5 - good.
5.0-5.5 - okay.
4.0-4.5 - bad.
3.0-3.5 - terrible.
2.0-2.5 - disaster.
1.0-1.5 - no redeemable qualities.
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1.
La La Land (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. (128 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
“ Rating: 9.0/10
Best scene: Ending sequence.
MVP: Emma Stone as Mia. ” - iwantmycookies
 
2.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. (137 mins.)
“ Rating: 9.0/10
Best scene: Police interview.
MVP: Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler. ” - iwantmycookies
 
3.
Moonlight (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (111 mins.)
Director: Barry Jenkins
“ Rating: 9.0/10
Best scene: Juan and Little at the table/chair attack.
MVP: Mahershala Ali as Juan. ” - iwantmycookies
 
4.
Arrival (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. (116 mins.)
“ Rating: 8.5/10
Best scene: Final scene.
MVP: Amy Adams as Louise Banks. ” - iwantmycookies
 
5.
Captain Fantastic (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. (118 mins.)
Director: Matt Ross
“ Rating: 8.5/10
Best scene: Ben drives alone.
MVP: Viggo Mortensen as Ben Cash. ” - iwantmycookies
 
6.
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. (104 mins.)
“ Rating: 8.5/10
Best scene: Santa Claus!
MVP: John Goodman as Howard. ” - iwantmycookies
 
7.
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1980, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. (117 mins.)
“ Rating: 8.5/10
Best scene: The bit where they get drunk and party.
MVP: Zoey Deutch as Beverly. ” - iwantmycookies
 
8.
The Nice Guys (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. (116 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
“ Rating: 8.0/10
Best scene: Shadduck's party.
MVP: Ryan Gosling as Holland March. (HM: Angourie Rice) ” - iwantmycookies
 
9.
Sing Street (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ Rating: 8.0/10
Best scene: Brother's goodbye.
MVP: Jack Reynor as Brendan. ” - iwantmycookies
 
10.
Paterson (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. (118 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ Rating: 8.0/10
Best scene: Uh-huh.
MVP: Adam Driver as Paterson. ” - iwantmycookies
 
11.
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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
“ Rating: 8.0/10
Best scene: Entry onto Hacksaw Ridge/Doss' jump.
MVP: Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss. ” - iwantmycookies
 
12.
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.)
“ Rating: 8.0/10
Best scene: Airport battle.
MVP: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. ” - iwantmycookies
 
13.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. (101 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: Final chase sequence/Uncle Hec's haiku.
MVP: Julian Dennison as Ricky Baker/Sam Neill as Uncle Hec. ” - iwantmycookies
 
14.
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale. (116 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: Hidden poker/final scene.
MVP: Aaron-Taylor Johnson as Ray Marcus. ” - iwantmycookies
 
15.
Doctor Strange (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. (115 mins.)
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: The Cloak of Levitation chooses Strange.
MVP: Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange. ” - iwantmycookies
 
16.
Rogue One (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: Darth Vader boards the command ship.
MVP: Donnie Yen as Chirrut Îmwe. ” - iwantmycookies
 
17.
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: The explosion/Williams reunited with his family.
MVP: Kurt Russell as Jimmy Harrell. (HM: John Malkovich) ” - iwantmycookies
 
18.
Hell or High Water (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: Final scene.
MVP: Jeff Bridges as Marcus Hamilton. ” - iwantmycookies
 
19.
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by a malicious spirit. (134 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: Portrait of a Nun/final sequence.
MVP: Madison Wolfe as Janet Hodgson. ” - iwantmycookies
 
20.
The Witch (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Eggers
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: William and Katherine's deaths/Thomasin gives in to Black Philip.
MVP: Anya Taylor-Joy as Thomasin. ” - iwantmycookies
 
21.
Green Room (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: Pat gives over the gun.
MVP: Anton Yelchin as Pat. ” - iwantmycookies
 
22.
Hush (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window. (81 mins.)
Director: Mike Flanagan
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: Scenario monologue/'died fighting'.
MVP: Kate Siegel as Maddie Young. ” - iwantmycookies
 
23.
Don't Breathe (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems. (88 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: The bit where they hold their breath.
MVP: Stephen Lang as The Blind Man. ” - iwantmycookies
 
24.
Zootopia (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.)
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: n/a
MVP: Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps. ” - iwantmycookies
 
25.
The Invitation (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests. (100 mins.)
Director: Karyn Kusama
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: Where's Choi?/ending scene.
MVP: Logan Marshall-Green as Will. ” - iwantmycookies
 
26.
Deadpool (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: Knife to the head.
MVP: Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool. ” - iwantmycookies
 
27.
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. (104 mins.)
“ Rating: 7.5/10
Best scene: The hug.
MVP: Hailee Steinfeld as Nadine. ” - iwantmycookies
 
28.
Me Before You (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. (110 mins.)
Director: Thea Sharrock
“ Rating: 7.0/10
Best scene: Will you stay?
MVP: Sam Claflin as Will Traynor. ” - iwantmycookies
 
29.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. (133 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ Rating: 7.0/10
Best scene: No-Maj walks into the rain.
MVP: Dan Fogler as Jacob 'No-Maj' Kowalski. ” - iwantmycookies
 
30.
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. (101 mins.)
Director: Travis Knight
“ Rating: 7.0/10
Best scene: You are my quest.
MVP: Charlize Theron as Monkey. ” - iwantmycookies
 
31.
The Jungle Book (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ Rating: 7.0/10
Best scene: Mowgli vs. Shere Khan.
MVP: Neel Sethi as Mowgli. ” - iwantmycookies
 
32.
The Neon Demon (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. (118 mins.)
“ Rating: 7.0/10
Best scene: Jesse in the pool/eyeball snack.
MVP: Jena Malone as Ruby. ” - iwantmycookies
 
33.
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The USS 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
“ Rating: 7.0/10
Best scene: Kirk versus Krall.
MVP: Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk. ” - iwantmycookies
 
34.
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
“ Rating: 7.0/10
Best scene: The flight/landing.
MVP: Tom Hanks as Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger. ” - iwantmycookies
 
35.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status. (87 mins.)
“ Rating: 6.5/10
Best scene: The Parent Trap/Incredible Thoughts Performance.
MVP: Andy Samberg as Conner. ” - iwantmycookies
 
36.
The Shallows (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills. (86 mins.)
“ Rating: 6.5/10
Best scene: The bit where Nancy tries to outsmart a shark.
MVP: Blake Lively as Nancy. (HM: Steven Seagull) ” - iwantmycookies
 
37.
Sausage Party (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence. (89 mins.)
“ Rating: 6.5/10
Best scene: Food revolution.
MVP: Michael Cera as Barry. ” - iwantmycookies
 
38.
Lights Out (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with an entity attached to their mother. (81 mins.)
“ Rating: 6.5/10
Best scene: Opening sequence.
MVP: Teresa Palmer as Rebecca. ” - iwantmycookies
 
39.
Swiss Army Man (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. (97 mins.)
“ Rating: 6.5/10
Best scene: Underwater/ending scene.
MVP: Paul Dano as Hank. ” - iwantmycookies
 
40.
Jason Bourne (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past. (123 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ Rating: 6.5/10
Best scene: Las Vegas car chase.
MVP: Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. ” - iwantmycookies
 
41.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. (151 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Rating: 6.0/10
Best scene: Doomsday fight.
MVP: Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. ” - iwantmycookies
 
42.
Suicide Squad (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse. (123 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ Rating: 6.0/10
Best scene: Any Deadshot/daughter scene.
MVP: Will Smith as Deadshot/Floyd Lawton. ” - iwantmycookies
 
43.
Nerve (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers." (96 mins.)
“ Rating: 5.5/10
Best scene: When the stupid teenagers do dares.
MVP: n/a ” - iwantmycookies
 
44.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo. (98 mins.)
Director: Jake Szymanski
“ Rating: 5.5/10
Best scene: Wheel to the face.
MVP: Zac Efron as Dave Stangle. ” - iwantmycookies
 
45.
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British TV series The Office, as he now fancies himself a rock star on the road. (96 mins.)
Director: Ricky Gervais
“ Rating: 5.5/10
Best scene: Ending scene.
MVP: Ricky Gervais as David Brent. ” - iwantmycookies
 
46.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down. (92 mins.)
“ Rating: 5.5/10
Best scene: n/a
MVP: Zac Efron as Teddy Sanders. ” - iwantmycookies