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Comic Booked’s Best Movies of 2016

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 by in Features | 0 comments

Last night, the Oscars happened.  And there were lots of… emotions.  And a little bit of chaos.  And (oh boy!) some politics.  So we’re hosting our own awards show.  We have no celebrities, no musical performances, and no red carpet.  But we’re free.  And we’re honest.  And we think we’re pretty funny, so we’ve got that going for us.

 

Anywho, here’s a list, in alphabetical order, of the movies we thought were worth seeing from 2016.  We’ve listed genres, sub-genres, and an asterisk to denote a large theatrical release.  Some of these won and/or were up for awards last season, but let’s be honest: the calendar year makes more sense and a lot of the stereotypical “award worthy” movies are just weird and no one other than critics actually sees, let alone likes them.  Ahem.  Anyway, here’s that list:

 

  1. 10 Cloverfield Lane * (drama, sci-fi, thriller)
  2. The Accountant * (thriller, drama, action)
  3. Alice Through the Looking Glass * (sci-fi, action, comedy)
  4. Allied * (war, romance, drama, action)
  5. Arrival * (sci-fi, drama, thriller)
  6. Batman: Bad Blood (comic, animated, sci-fi, action)
  7. Batman: The Killing Joke * (comic, animated, thriller, action, drama)
  8. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (comic, animated, action, comedy)
  9. Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants (comic, animated, sci-fi, action)
  10. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice * (comic, drama, action, sci-fi)
  11. Blair Witch * (horror)
  12. Bleed for This * (drama)
  13. Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (comedy)
  14. The Boy * (horror, thriller, drama)
  15. Captain America: Civil War * (comic, action, drama, sci-fi, comedy)
  16. Carol * (drama)
  17. Cell * (horror, sci-fi, thriller)
  18. The Conjuring 2 * (horror, drama)
  19. The Danish Girl * (drama)
  20. DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year (comic, animated, action, comedy, sci-fi)
  21. Deadpool * (comic, action, comedy, sci-fi)
  22. The Disappointments Room * (horror)
  23. The Dresser (drama)
  24. Fences * (drama)
  25. Finding Dory * (animated, comedy)
  26. The Finest Hours * (drama, action)
  27. The Fundamentals of Caring (drama, comedy)
  28. Goat (drama, thriller)
  29. Gods of Egypt * (action, sci-fi)
  30. Hacksaw Ridge * (war, action, drama, thriller)
  31. High-Rise (drama, sci-fi)
  32. Holidays (horror, comedy)
  33. Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell (comic, animated, sci-fi, horror, action)
  34. Hush (horror, thriller)
  35. In a Valley of Violence (western, action, thriller)
  36. Independence Day: Resurgence * (sci-fi, action)
  37. The Infiltrator * (drama, thriller)
  38. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back * (action, thriller)
  39. Jason Bourne * (action, thriller)
  40. The Jungle Book (Remake) * (action, drama)
  41. Justice League vs. Teen Titans (comic, action, sci-fi, drama)
  42. La La Land * (musical, drama, comedy)
  43. The Legend of Tarzan (Remake) * (action, sci-fi, drama)
  44. Lego Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom (comic, animated, action, sci-fi, comedy)
  45. Lego Justice League: Cosmic Clash (comic, animated, action, sci-fi, comedy)
  46. Lego Justice League: Gotham City Breakout (comic, animated, action, sci-fi, comedy)
  47. Lights Out * (horror)
  48. London has Fallen * (action, thriller, drama)
  49. Macbeth (Remake) (drama, war)
  50. The Magnificent Seven (Remake) (western, action, drama)
  51. Manchester by the Sea * (drama)
  52. Maximum Ride (action, sci-fi)
  53. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (comedy, drama)
  54. Misconduct (drama, thriller)
  55. Morgan * (thriller, sci-fi, action, horror)
  56. The Nice Guys * (comedy, thriller, action)
  57. Nocturnal Animals * (thriller, drama)
  58. The Purge: Election Year * (horror, thriller, action)
  59. The Revenant * (drama, action, thriller)
  60. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story * (sci-fi, action, drama)
  61. The Secret Life of Pets * (animated, comedy)
  62. Sing Street (musical, comedy, drama)
  63. Special Correspondence (comedy, drama)
  64. Spotlight * (drama)
  65. Suicide Squad * (comic, action, drama, thriller, comedy)
  66. Sully * (drama)
  67. Swiss Army Man (drama, comedy)
  68. Tallulah (drama)
  69. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows * (comic, sci-fi, action, comedy)
  70. Total Frat Movie (comedy)
  71. War Dogs * (thriller, comedy, drama)
  72. The Veil (horror, thriller)
  73. X-Men: Apocalypse * (comic, sci-fi, action, drama)
  74. Yoga Hosers (comedy, sci-fi)
  75. Zootopia * (animated, comedy)

 

And here’s the list you really care about.  Our very own “awards” for said movies.

 

Best Special Effects: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

  • Runner Up: Suicide Squad
  • Honorable Mention: Hacksaw Ridge

 

Best Music: LA LA LAND

  • Runner Up: Suicide Squad
  • Honorable Mention: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

 

Best Supporting Actor: JARED LETO, Suicide Squad

  • Runner Up: Jonah Hill, War Dogs
  • Honorable Mention: Bradley Cooper, War Dogs

 

Best Actor: BEN AFFLECK, The Accountant

  • Runner Up: Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Honorable Mention: Denzel Washington, Fences

 

Best Supporting Actress: VIOLA DAVIS, Suicide Squad

  • Runner Up: Allison Janney, Tallulah
  • Honorable Mention: Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

 

Best Actress: EMMA STONE, La La Land

  • Runner Up: Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Honorable Mention: Viola Davis, Fences

 

Best Original Screenplay: LA LA LAND

  • Runner Up: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Honorable Mention: The Accountant

 

Best Adapted Screenplay: FENCES

  • Runner Up: Carol
  • Honorable Mention: Batman: The Killing Joke

 

Best Comic Movie: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

  • Runner Up: Suicide Squad
  • Honorable Mention: Batman: The Killing Joke

 

Best Horror Movie: THE BOY

  • Runner Up: Blair Witch
  • Honorable Mention: Hush

 

Best Hero: HENRY CAVILL, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • Runner Up: Ben Affleck, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Honorable Mention: Gal Gadot, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

 

Best Villain: JARED LETO, Suicide Squad

  • Runner Up: Jesse Eisenberg, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Honorable Mention: Tom Hardy, The Revenant

 

Best Ensemble: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

  • Runner Up: Suicide Squad
  • Honorable Mention: Captain America: Civil War

 

Best Director: DAMIEN CHAZELLE, La La Land

  • Runner Up: Zack Snyder, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Honorable Mention: Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

 

Best Movie: LA LA LAND

  • Runner Up: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Honorable Mention: Hacksaw Ridge

 

So there you have it.  And, because this is ‘Murica, we should all start yelling about how our opinions are objectively correct.  Let’s fight in the comments section!  See you next year!

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