2016

by darrinnightingale | created - 11 months ago | updated - 11 months ago | Public

Keeping track of the films I watched in 2016.

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1. Burnt (I) (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

42 Metascore

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio

Votes: 91,932 | Gross: $13.65M

2. Room (I) (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 295,333 | Gross: $14.68M

3. Creep (I) (2014)

R | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

74 Metascore

A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man's odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.

Director: Patrick Brice | Stars: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Votes: 28,527

4. A Walk in the Woods (2015)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

51 Metascore

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 21,300 | Gross: $29.47M

5. Sisters (III) (2015)

R | 118 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.

Director: Jason Moore | Stars: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz

Votes: 57,403 | Gross: $87.04M

6. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 587,835 | Gross: $183.64M

7. Solace (II) (2015)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

36 Metascore

A psychic works with the F.B.I., in order to hunt down a serial killer.

Director: Afonso Poyart | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, Colin Farrell

Votes: 47,064

8. Slow West (2015)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Western

72 Metascore

A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.

Director: John Maclean | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Caren Pistorius, Aorere Paki, Jeffrey Thomas

Votes: 36,853 | Gross: $0.23M

9. Boychoir (2014)

103 min | Drama, Music

51 Metascore

After his single mother dies, a young boy with an excellent voice is sent to a prestigious choir school, and has trouble adapting to the culture of the school.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, Kevin McHale

Votes: 5,384

10. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 292,998 | Gross: $70.26M

11. Love (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Aomi Muyock, Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin, Juan Saavedra

Votes: 33,006

12. Stonewall (2015)

R | 129 min | Drama

30 Metascore

A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 2,905 | Gross: $0.19M

13. Concussion (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse

Votes: 74,574 | Gross: $34.53M

14. Martyrs (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.

Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble, Kate Burton, Caitlin Carmichael

Votes: 4,371

15. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 253,867 | Gross: $72.31M

16. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, History

93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 345,448 | Gross: $45.06M

17. Spectre (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

A cryptic message from 007's past sends him pitted against a mysterious terrorist organization called Spectre, and learns of its involvement in previous events of his most dangerous missions.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 342,863 | Gross: $200.07M

18. Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 18,353 | Gross: $7.00M

19. My All-American (2015)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

34 Metascore

Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.

Director: Angelo Pizzo | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Finn Wittrock, Robin Tunney, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 4,797 | Gross: $2.25M

20. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

95 Metascore

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 95,646 | Gross: $12.71M

21. Grandma (2015)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman who is long estranged from her daughter.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer

Votes: 13,327 | Gross: $6.98M

22. By the Sea (2015)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

A couple tries to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud

Votes: 15,450 | Gross: $0.53M

23. The Forest (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

34 Metascore

A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

Director: Jason Zada | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Osamu Tanpopo

Votes: 35,300 | Gross: $26.58M

24. Chemsex (2015)

83 min | Documentary

In hidden basements, bedrooms and bars across London, "Chemsex" is a documentary that exposes frankly and intimately a dark side to modern gay life. Traversing an underworld of intravenous ... See full summary »

Directors: William Fairman, Max Gogarty

Votes: 505

25. Moonwalkers (2015)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy

39 Metascore

After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager to develop the biggest con of all time-staging the moon landing.

Director: Antoine Bardou-Jacquet | Stars: Rupert Grint, Ron Perlman, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Campbell Moore

Votes: 7,453

26. The Survivalist (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

80 Metascore

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.

Director: Stephen Fingleton | Stars: Mia Goth, Martin McCann, Olwen Fouéré, Barry Ward

Votes: 13,574

27. The Lady in the Van (2015)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, Clare Hammond

Votes: 21,698 | Gross: $10.02M

28. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Horror, Romance

45 Metascore

Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote

Votes: 43,949 | Gross: $10.91M

29. The Benefactor (2015)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

40 Metascore

A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

Director: Andrew Renzi | Stars: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Dylan Baker

Votes: 3,894

30. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 105,127 | Gross: $25.02M

31. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 142,767 | Gross: $25.14M

32. Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, War

79 Metascore

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote

Votes: 60,634 | Gross: $0.08M

33. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 250,505 | Gross: $71.90M

34. High-Rise (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans

Votes: 32,365 | Gross: $0.34M

35. The 5th Wave (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders

Votes: 87,302 | Gross: $34.91M

36. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 554,418 | Gross: $330.36M

37. Dirty Grandpa (2016)

R | 102 min | Comedy

21 Metascore

Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant Colonel, to Florida for Spring Break.

Director: Dan Mazer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 96,567 | Gross: $35.54M

38. How to Be Single (2016)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A group of young adults navigate love and relationships in New York City.

Director: Christian Ditter | Stars: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie

Votes: 71,514 | Gross: $46.81M

39. Deadpool (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Votes: 781,046 | Gross: $363.07M

40. The Boss (2016)

R | 99 min | Comedy

40 Metascore

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Director: Ben Falcone | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson

Votes: 37,412 | Gross: $63.03M

41. Pandemic (2016)

TV-MA | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its ... See full summary »

Director: John Suits | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Missi Pyle, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 6,789

42. Cell (I) (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Horror

38 Metascore

When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Clark Sarullo

Votes: 21,063

43. London Has Fallen (2016)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

28 Metascore

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Director: Babak Najafi | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 119,989 | Gross: $62.68M

44. Demolition (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis

Votes: 74,089 | Gross: $1.98M

45. Triple 9 (2016)

R | 115 min | Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 58,223 | Gross: $12.63M

46. The Boy (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton

Votes: 65,776 | Gross: $35.79M

47. The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

70 Metascore

In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer

Votes: 228,145 | Gross: $36.26M

48. Miles Ahead (2015)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Director: Don Cheadle | Stars: Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 8,204 | Gross: $2.61M

49. Green Room (2015)

R | 95 min | Horror, Music, Thriller