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There have been a lot of great movies to come out this year, but just because it was your favourite doesn’t mean it made to the top. What are the best movies of 2016? Well, we have that list for you.
Now, these may be the best movies so far, but this list does not include the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This movie is bound to follow in the footsteps of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which dominated the box office in 2015. And of course there are other movies coming out this December, but none of these are going to be competitions to Star Wars, which should be added to the top five movies of 2016.
1. Finding Dory — $486,292,984 total gross
The highly anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo (2003) may have taken 13 years to hit the theatres, but boy did it make a splash. Staring the amazing Ellen DeGeneres, the ever forgetful Dory is back and searching for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
2. Captain America: Civil War — $408,084,349 total gross
This is the third movie in the Captain America franchise, but the most successful to date. It brings the new characters (Spiderman and Black Panther) into focus so the Marvel Universe can expand past the current Thor, Iron Man, Hulk storyline. Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference.
3. The Secret Life of Pets — $368,023,245 total gross
This movie is an amazingly funny comedy told through the eyes of a pet dog named Max (Louis C.K.) who is happily living in New York with his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper), until one day she brings home another dog, Duke (Eric Stonestreet), then everything is turned upside down. There are a lot of mishaps along the way, but it all turns out to be a lovely story about friendship.
4. The Jungle Book — $364,001,123 total gross
This live-action remake of the beloved children’s animated cartoon movie by the same name is not a surprise to be in the top fivebest of 2016. Thus far the live-action remakes of Disney movies have proven to be well received by both children and adults. This movie follows Mowgli and his journey after a threat from the tiger, Shere Khan, forces him to flee the jungle. This movie is about self-discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.
5. Deadpool— $363,070,709 total gross
Another Marvel movie to top the charts of 2016. It’s no surprise that this one makes the top five either. Staring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, who is not really a superhero, but does have someone worth fighting for. He may go about things wrong, and kill a lot of people in the process, but he is able to save the girl and maybe become a better person along the way. The movie also adds in some X-Men (Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead) who also help him save the girl as they try to make him a better “superhero.”