The year is now almost over, just a month more, and considering the last months, it is clear that movie buffs have been thoroughly entertained with some mind boggling flicks this year, ranging from superhero sagas and low-budget horror thrillers etc. Most of the movies lived up to our expectations while few failed. Nevertheless, here is the list of top 10 Hollywood movies of 2016.
1. Captain America: Civil War The year’s best flick till now is Captain America: Civil War, which broke the sequel jinx. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, it is a multi-starred film which includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle etc. The film was a huge hit, grossing more than $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2016.
2. Deadpool The 2016 superhit American superhero is written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. This movie was a huge blockbuster success and grossed more than $782 million worldwide. It even broke several box office records and became the 7th highest-grossing film of 2016. It received both positive and negative reviews, Reynolds’ performance was highly praised along with the film’s style, black humor, and action sequences.
3. Zootopia Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, Zootopia is the 2016 American 3D comedy-adventure film, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It gained applause from all over the world for its animation, voice cast, humor, and themes about discrimination and social stereotypes. It collected a worldwide gross of more than $1 billion, turning it to be a third highest-grossing film of 2016.
4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice On March, DC Comics’ two biggest superheroes finally appeared on the silver screen. A multi starred film which features Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg etc. Despite the first week’s huge success, the film experienced a huge drop in its second weekend and never to recover. One interesting fact about it is that Warner bros move the justice league 6 weeks before of Captain American: Civil War’s release date so that it could garner enough profit.
5. X-Men: Apocalypse The American superhero film is based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics, it received a mixed response from the audience. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, the film is the ninth installment in the X-Men film series. It collected more than $543 million worldwide.
6. Hail, Caesar! Released on 1st Feb 2016, Hail, Caesar! is a 2016 American-British comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It revolves around a fictional story that follows the real-life Eddie Mannix (Brolin) who is working in the Hollywood film industry during the 1950s. The person tries to discover what happens to a cast member who vanishes during filming.
7. Swiss Army Man Released during Jan ’16, Swiss Army Man is aAmerican comedy-drama film written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, which stars Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The film has been positively received by critics.
8. Suicide Squad The 2016 American superhero film is directed by David Ayer and features Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis etc. The film made a strong box office debut that set new box-office records, the film has grossed more than $745 million worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2016. Margot Robbie’s performance was highly praised.
9. The Jungle Book Our childhood brought alive, The Jungle Book appears like a daydream, portraying the adventures of young Mowgli. The classic Rudyard Kipling story is beautifully presented before the audience and thoroughly entertained the restless kiddos. Director Jon Favreau did a fantastic job.
10. The Witch Terrors haunt the Puritan family the movie goes through supernatural paranoia, religious oppression, feminine subjugation and personal liberation. Robert Eggers in his directorial debut garnered positive reviews and grossed more than $40 million.