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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:

10. 'Arrival'

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in 'Arrival'
Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in 'Arrival'

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'

Kate Beckinsale as Selene in 'Underworld: Blood Wars'
Kate Beckinsale as Selene in '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'

Haley Bennett and Chris Pratt in 'The Magnificent Seven'
Haley Bennett and Chris Pratt in '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'

Emily Blunt as Rachel Watson on 'The Girl on the Train'
Emily Blunt as Rachel Watson on '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'

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in 'Suicide Squad'
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in '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

5. 'Sing'

Header for 'Sing' the movie
Header for 'Sing' the movie

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'

Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch/Aguilar in 'Assassin's Creed'
Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch/Aguilar in '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'

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as Sebastian and Mia in 'La La Land'
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as Sebastian and Mia in '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

2. 'Passengers'

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as Aurora and Jim in 'Passengers'
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as Aurora and Jim in 'Passengers'

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'

Header for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
Header for '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

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