Movies I Saw in 2016

by jttsgrl | created - 20 Dec 2016 | updated - 12 Jan 2017 | Public

Films I first saw in 2016. Each has a + if I liked it, a - if I didn't or an = if I was neutral.

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1. After the Ball (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

After a young fashion designer runs afoul of her corrupt stepmother and stepsisters, she dons a disguise to help save the family business for her father.

Director: Sean Garrity | Stars: Portia Doubleday, Marc-André Grondin, Chris Noth, Lauren Holly

Votes: 2,724 | Gross: $0.16M

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2. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

71 Metascore

This documentary looks at Aileen Wuornos convicted of killing 7 men while working as a prostitute in Florida. This is actually the second Wuornos documentary made by this group the first ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 5,977 | Gross: $0.10M

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3. Amanda Knox (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

78 Metascore

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

Directors: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn | Stars: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Giuliano Mignini

Votes: 17,329

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4. Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

A strait-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.

Directors: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda

Votes: 13,407 | Gross: $0.07M

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5. Comet (2014)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Set in a parallel universe, Comet bounces back and forth over the course of an unlikely but perfectly paired couple's six-year relationship.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Justin Long, Emmy Rossum, Kayla Servi, Eric Winter

Votes: 16,245

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6. Cruel Intentions (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair

Votes: 169,190 | Gross: $38.33M

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7. A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale (2015)

TV-G | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

When spoiled, 21-year old college student Luce Lockhart is forced to take a job over the holidays walking a rich developer's dog, she is thrilled to discover they are going to build a salon... See full summary »

Director: Letia Clouston | Stars: Jonathan Bennett, Lexi Giovagnoli, Dina Meyer, Patrick Muldoon

Votes: 1,009

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8. Hope Floats (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

42 Metascore

Birdee Calvert must choose between her morals and her heart after her husband divorces her and a charming young man, who her daughter disapproves of, comes back into her life.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman

Votes: 22,633 | Gross: $60.05M

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9. How Sarah Got Her Wings (2015)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Fantasy

Good Samaritan Sarah Fitzpatrick has a fatal accident just before Christmas, and finds herself in the lobby before the gates of Heaven. Certain that she will be let in, she is shocked to ... See full summary »

Directors: Edmund Entin, Gary Entin | Stars: Lindsey Gort, Derek Theler, Melanie Liburd, Jeremy Luke

Votes: 1,472

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10. How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Kaelynn Craddick

Votes: 9,993 | Gross: $23.57M

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11. Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary

In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out to make their first film Wet Hot American Summer. It was a low budget independent film and they cast their friends and a handful of unknown... See full summary »

Director: Amy Rice | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 1,401

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12. In-Lawfully Yours (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

A delightful romantic comedy about entangled in-laws finding new paths and roles with each other.

Director: Robert Kirbyson | Stars: Chelsey Crisp, Lisa Renz, Leticia Rivera, Philip Boyd

Votes: 1,484

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13. Merry Kissmas (2015 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A woman engaged to marry a self-centered film and stage director/choreographer falls for a caterer whom she kisses, as does he for her.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Karissa Lee Staples, Brant Daugherty, David O'Donnell, Brittany Underwood

Votes: 2,443

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14. Morphine: Journey of Dreams (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, History

In 'Morphine: Journey of Dreams,' the story of the iconic genre-busting 1990s 'Low Rock' band Morphine is told by its surviving members and the coterie around them, sans narration, and made... See full summary »

Director: Mark Shuman | Stars: Steve Berlin, Dana Colley, Billy Conway, Jerome Deupree

Votes: 69

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15. Mother's Day (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

18 Metascore

Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 28,997 | Gross: $32.46M

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16. The Rebound (2009)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

In New York City, a single mom captivates her new neighbor, a much younger man.

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Justin Bartha, Andrew Cherry, Kelly Gould

Votes: 44,154

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17. Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

A rag-tag team of Reno cops are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. Based on the Comedy Central series.

Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, Lennie Loftin

Votes: 25,557 | Gross: $20.34M

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18. Save the Date (I) (2012)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

54 Metascore

Sarah begins to confront her shortcomings after she rejects her boyfriend's hasty proposal and soon finds herself in a rebound romance. Meanwhile, her sister Beth is immersed in the details of her wedding.

Director: Michael Mohan | Stars: Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Mark Webber, Geoffrey Arend

Votes: 6,545 | Gross: $0.00M

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19. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney | Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell

Votes: 163,364 | Gross: $368.38M

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20. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively

Votes: 51,086 | Gross: $39.01M

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21. The Spirit of Christmas (2015 TV Movie)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Kate, a workaholic lawyer, has three weeks to get a haunted bed and breakfast appraised and sold. The uncooperative manager claims a spirit who lives there will not approve. With Kate's ... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Thomas Beaudoin, Kati Salowsky, Steven A. Miller, Jen Lilley

Votes: 5,075

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22. Teen Witch (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

46 Metascore

High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?

Director: Dorian Walker | Stars: Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller, Caren Kaye

Votes: 7,581 | Gross: $0.03M

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23. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau

Votes: 50,041 | Gross: $0.29M

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24. Who Took Johnny (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into an infamous thirty-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film ... See full summary »

Directors: David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley | Stars: Noreen Gosch, Nancy Allen, Paul Bonacci, Troy Boner

Votes: 2,332

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25. Why Him? (2016)

R | 111 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley millionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question.

Director: John Hamburg | Stars: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose, Cedric the Entertainer

Votes: 89,885 | Gross: $60.27M

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26. The Young Kieslowski (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Two nerdy Caltech students hook up and end up on a journey throughout California after they find out one is pregnant with the other's twins.

Director: Kerem Sanga | Stars: Ryan Malgarini, Haley Lu Richardson, Joshua Malina, Melora Walters

Votes: 577

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