Superguy’s Top 10 Films of the 2016

As the title says, these are my top 10 favorite films of the year. I haven’t seen all the movies that I wanted to, so there might be some left off since I decided to see Doctor Strange a million times instead of expanding my pallet. And this is a personal list, so if the order seems weird, that’s just cuz I’m a kooky dude. Before we go to the top ten, however, let’s talk about some honorable mentions.

20. Doctor Strange

A Marvel film that can be a little too by the numbers in the beginning. That said, it was still a solid entry into the MCU with my favorite character being Tilda Swinton’s warm yet fierce portrayal of the Ancient One.

19. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

By no means a perfect movie, but there are moments that I really enjoy. I just hope that Justice League can fix whatever problems it had because the characters in this film are awesome.

18. Spectral

This is an super cool original film about soldiers fighting ghosts. I wasn’t a big fan of the explanation of the creatures but it’s still an interesting romp to absorb on Netflix when you’re bored.

17. X-Men: Apocalypse

Another Bryan Singer X-Men picture , so you know what to expect in terms of quality. Seeing this younger team in the 80’s ,however, does make it stand out compared to the other film in the franchise.

16. Ghostbusters

Not as good as the original but I had fun with it. The main cast is great and there were some cool fight scenes that made me excited to see where they take the franchise.

15. Zootopia

An animated film about animal/human racism that is really good. Nuff said.

14. Kung Fu Panda 3

A great conclusion to Jack Black’s animated Panda trilogy. Never thought I’d say that.

13. Jungle Book

This film had every reason not to work. But give this Jon Favreau  project a chance and it’ll blow your mind.

12.Deadpool

A hilarious film that resurrected Ryan Reynold’s career. Definitely not for kids.

11. Hell Or Highwater

A very smart film that I didn’t always get. Give it a watch if you’re intellectual and like deep films about an ex-Star Fleet Captain robbing banks in Texas with his brother from X-Men: The Last Stand.

 

And now, the moment you have been waiting for: My Top 10! Enjoy!

 

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10. Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Garfield really shined in this powerful film about pacifism during times of conflict. The film makers showed us that, despite our inner demons, we can go out and make the world shine a little brighter when everything seems filthy.

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9. 10 Cloverfield Lane

This was an endlessly intense thriller starring some solid actors. John Goodman straight up stole the show and kept me on edge throughout the entire run time of the film.

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8. The Magnificent Seven

A remake of a remake that kicks all kinds of butt. Makes you wish that there were more Westerns being made nowadays.

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7. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

JK Rowling is back in a big way as we see more of her Wizarding World. Us muggles/nomaj’s have it lucky that there will be five more of these set on other continents.

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6. Shin Godzilla

I love Godzilla movies and I loved this one. Everything was updated well as the content of the production stays with you long after the credits roll.

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5. Arrival

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner: Alien Whisperers. Joking aside, this is a nice change of pace invasion film that everyone should give a watch.

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4. Captain America: Civil War

Captain America, Black Widow, The Falcon,  Iron Man, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Black Panther, The Vision, Ant-Man and Spider-Man are all in a movie together. As a long time Marel fan, I loved it to death.

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3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This is a story all about how the Rebels got the plans to the Death Star. You may know how the tale concludes, but that doesn’t detract from how spectacular it is from beginning to end.

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2. Star Trek Beyond

This is a return to form for the Star Trek movie franchise that really works. Justin Lin and Simon Pegg understand what makes this content work and leaves us begging for more.

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1. The Nice Guys

One of the greatest action comedies I have ever seen. Out of all of the movies on this list, I am looking forward to a sequel to this the most.

 

That’s all I have. The only regret I have is that I didn’t fiddle with my list so that 10 Cloverfield Lane, Magnificent Seven, Rogue One and Kung Fu Panda 3 were with their respective numbers. What about you? What were your favorite films of the year? Comment below and see what other people bring up.

I’ve been Superguy and you’ve been awesome. All of you have a Happy Holiday Season and a fantastic New Year!

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This beauty of The Nice Guys.
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