2016 Forest Film Festival Nominationsby admin-55297 | created - 04 Jun 2016 | updated - 27 Jun 2016 | Public
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1. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Votes: 1,012,449 | Gross: $760.51M
Glen: I can never get enough of watching people riding flying dragons.
2. The Martian (2015)
PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Votes: 647,268 | Gross: $228.43M
Janet: Cuz it's such a fantastic movie that appeals to all ages.
Doreen: I likely won't be able to make it this year and I know Joe wants this one!
3. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
Votes: 233,052 | Gross: $45.45M
Janet: Cuz I liked it, and that all that really matters right;-)
4. Inside Out (I) (2015)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Votes: 509,726 | Gross: $356.46M
Sue: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness are the characters and I would love to welcome them all to the Forest Film Festival
5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Votes: 762,086 | Gross: $936.66M
Sue: "We started the film festival with this years ago thanks to Kyle. Seems fitting that we awaken and feel the force again."
6. The Peanuts Movie (2015)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their archnemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.
Votes: 38,202 | Gross: $130.18M
Sue: Because we all want to know if Charlie Brown gets the little red headed girl in the end.
7. Everest (2015)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.
Votes: 175,945 | Gross: $43.48M
Sue: If it gets too hot in the forest, this will cool us all off.
8. Minions (2015)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Votes: 185,924 | Gross: $336.05M
Cindy: One word: Phyllis :)
9. Paddington (2014)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
Votes: 78,483 | Gross: $76.27M
Cindy: Lovely movie. Set in England.
10. Point Break (1991)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.
Votes: 133,683 | Gross: $43.22M
Cindy: Action and thrill :) The retro one may be fun.
11. Point Break (2015)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Sport
A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.
Votes: 52,015 | Gross: $28.78M
Cindy: Action and thrill :)
12. Pompeii (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
Votes: 98,058 | Gross: $23.22M
Cindy: Haven't seen it but we are going there this summer
13. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 595,317 | Gross: $91.13M
Cindy: So many lessons and based on a true story
14. The Jungle Book (2016)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 233,308 | Gross: $364.00M
Sean: We all have to take a walk on the wild side.
15. McFarland, USA (2015)
PG | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.
Votes: 30,611 | Gross: $44.47M
Georgia: Small town drama with a good message that you can accomplish anything
16. Eddie the Eagle (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Votes: 71,307 | Gross: $15.79M
Georgia: Funny, based on a true story
17. Tomorrowland (2015)
PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Votes: 158,046 | Gross: $93.44M
Georgia: good message about how to improve today for the future
18. Maleficent (2014)
PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.
Votes: 295,687 | Gross: $241.41M
Georgia: Great effects
19. Big Hero 6 (2014)
PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Votes: 352,520 | Gross: $222.53M
Georgia: Very touching. Phyllis likes it.
20. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.
Votes: 189,685 | Gross: $234.91M
Georgia: Good effects and something new despite being an old story
21. Inkheart (2008)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
Votes: 67,552 | Gross: $17.30M
Georgia: Where story telling comes to life!
22. Woman in Gold (2015)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.
Votes: 46,818 | Gross: $33.31M
Georgia: Touching true story about the effects of war and how to get back something precious
23. Now You See Me (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.
Votes: 537,867 | Gross: $117.72M
Toni: The Sequel Is Coming Out and I'd Like A Refresher
24. Ex Machina (2014)
R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.
Votes: 404,785 | Gross: $25.44M
Peter: Thoughtful and scary
25. Die Salzmänner von Tibet (1997)
108 min | Documentary
In Tibet's Changtang region, nomads harvest salt to buy barley. A clan prepares four of its men for an annual trek to Lake Tsento, where they rake salt from shoals into piles, then into ... See full summary »
Votes: 277 | Gross: $0.15M
Peter: The slowest and most boring move ever made..
26. Zootopia (2016)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Votes: 362,413 | Gross: $341.27M
Sue: Living in the forest we will never look at the finches, squirrels and other critters the same way again!
27. Deadpool (2016)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 780,219 | Gross: $363.07M
Janet: Best action, dark humour film and who wouldn't want to watch Canadian Ryan Reynolds.
28. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Votes: 347,835 | Gross: $30.86M
Janet: It hasn't been nominated yet this year:-)
29. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.
Votes: 891,583 | Gross: $333.18M
Stephen: Best sound track ever and we can crank up the volume!
30. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 898,384 | Gross: $210.61M
Janet: Great classic movie
31. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.
Votes: 616,015 | Gross: $459.01M
Bruce Felgate: Great action and they are still working together
32. To Sir, with Love (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Votes: 13,788 | Gross: $42.43M
Bruce Felgate: It nice to see how one person can make difference - feel good movie
33. The Score (2001)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.
Votes: 111,377 | Gross: $71.07M
Sue: Great movie that keeps you guessing. Great cast with Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton.