2016 is over, and we have now welcomed another year of incredible films - but it's okay to look back and celebrate the films that we enjoyed in 2016. Here are the top 10 films that were enjoyed by the world throughout the year 2016:
Plot: Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
Release date: October 10, 2016
Director: Denis Villenueve
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Ruth Chiang, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma.
8.3/10 - IMDb
94% - Rotten Tomatoes
8.4/10 - Letterboxd
9. 'Underworld: Blood Wars'
Plot: Death dealer Selene must fend off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. Joining forces with allies David and Thomas, she embarks on a quest to end the eternal war between the two races, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
Release date: November 24, 2016
Director: Anna Foerster
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Charles Dance.
6.4/10 - IMDb
21% - Rotten Tomatoes
2/5 - The AV Club
8. 'The Magnificent Seven'
Plot: With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
Release date: September 23, 2016
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett.
7/10 - IMDb
62% - Rotten Tomatoes
5/5 - Facebook
7. 'The Girl on the Train'
Plot: Commuter Rachel Watson catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers' home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line.
Release date: September 27, 2016
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux, Lisa Kudrow.
6.6/10 - IMDb
43% - Rotten Tomatoes
48% - Metacritic
6. 'Suicide Squad'
Plot: Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated super villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realise they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?
Release date: August 1, 2016
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman.
6.4/10 - IMDb
26% - Rotten Tomatoes
40% - Metacritic
Plot: Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater about all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla, and a punk-rock porcupine.
Release date: December 8, 2016
Director: Garth Jennings
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly.
(Also featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, Queen, Seth MacFarlane, and more.)
7.3/10 - IMDb
69% - Rotten Tomatoes
59% - Metacritic
4. 'Assassin's Creed'
Plot: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organisation in the present day.
Release date: December 21, 2016
Director: Justin Kurzel
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael K. Williams, Charlotte Rampling.
6.5/10 - IMDb
16% - Rotten Tomatoes
36% - Metacritic
3. 'La La Land'
Plot: The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.
Release date: December 25, 2016
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sonoya Mizuno, Callie Hernandez, Jessica Rothenberg.
8.8/10 - IMDb
93% - Rotten Tomatoes
5/5 - The Guardian
Plot: On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Release date: December 21, 2016
Director: Morten Tyldum
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen.
7.1/10 - IMDb
31% - Rotten Tomatoes
41% - Metacritic
1. 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
Plot: Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen is now the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, a vengeful Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.
Release date: December 14, 2016
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker.
8.1/10 - IMDb
85% - Rotten Tomatoes
65% - Metacritic