Like every year, this year too brought some of the biggest and most anticipated Hollywood movies for us. There were many which were released and witnessed huge box office success while some of them only managed to recover budget. Movies like Deepwater Horizon, The Finest Hours and Criminal suffered box office despite some breathtaking special effects and story line whereas movies like Captain America – Civil War and Deadpool tripled their box office budgets and proved to be viewers delight, while critics panned their story.

Let’s have a look at some of the most successful (critically and commercially) Hollywood movies of 2016.



1. Captain America – Civil War

Cast : Chris Rogers, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Director : Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genre : Superhero Action
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Coming from the house of the ‘Marvel’ this multi-starer movie featured near about all the superheroes from the ‘Avengers.’ It also had Spiderman, Black Panther and Ant-Man and top of it, they were fighting with each other. The movie was a super success and crossed the $1 Billion mark. Civil War had state-of-the-art special effects and some great performances by the lead. Who can forget the helicopter scene of Steve Rogers/Captain. The film was directed by the Russo Brothers.



2. Finding Dory

Cast : Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence
Director : Andrew Stanton
Genre : 3D Computer Animated Comedy Drama
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The second most successful movie of 2016 was again an animated movie and was the sequel to the 2003 blockbuster ‘Finding Nemo.’ The film was produced by Pixar and Walt Disney and has set numerous records at the box office.



3. Zootopia

Cast : Idris Elba, Jason Bateman
Director : Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Genre : 3D Computer Animated Comedy Drama
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A 3D-Animated-adventure flick which crossed the $1 Billion mark, became the 3rd film of 2016 to do so and became the 25th all-time highest grossing movie to do so. ‘Zootopia’ starred Idris Elba, Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin. Zootopia is based on a bunny and a fox who reunite to uncover a conspiracy. The movie was a delight to watch and had some funny moments to its share, which were loved by the children as well as the daddy’s.



4. The Jungle Book

Cast : Neil Sethi, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson
Director : Jon Favreau
Genre : Live Action/CGI, Fantasy Adventure
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This one is a classic with a new package but an old product. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories and Walt Disney animated series of the same name. The Jungle Book was live CGI/Action-Fantasy film which had Indian origin Neil Sethi playing the role of Mowgli. The movie also had Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johnson and Idris Elba giving voice to the characters. For the Hindi version, it had voices of Nana Patekar, Priyanka Chopra and Om Puri. The Jungle Book was the 4th highest grossing film of 2016 and was spectacular to watch. It was directed by Jon Favreau.



5. Batman Vs Superman – Dawn of Justice

Cast : Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
Director : Zack Snyder
Genre : Superhero Action
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Just like the Civil War, Dawn of Justice also had Batman and Superman having a go in the ring. The movie also had characters like Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash. It was the first movie which had Batman and Superman in the same movie. The movie was directed by Zack Snyder and despite being a box office success it was panned by critics for its dark nature and slow storyline.



6. Deadpool

Cast : Tim Miller
Director : Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein
Genre : Superhero Action
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One more from the ‘Marvel’ was Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds. The movie had an R-Rating for the usage of cuss words. Deadpool was also successful and people loved the badass-costumed-super hero.



7. Suicide Squad

Cast : Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
Director : David Ayer
Genre : Superhero Action
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Coming from the DC Cinematic Universe, Suicide Squad had Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto playing lead roles. To save the world from apocalypse a secret agency hires some most dangerous super-villains. The movie was well received by audiences but critics had their own words and didn’t give favorable reviews to the movie.



8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them

Cast : Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler
Director : David Yates
Genre : Fantasy Film
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Adapted from the Novel of J.K. Rowling of the same name, this film was a prequel to the Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling joined as a producer and also wrote the screenplay to it. The movie was directed by David Yates and starred Eddie Redmayne and Dan Folger it also had a cameo of Johnny Depp. The film tried to rewind those moments of Magic for the Potterheads but failed by a slight margin. It had some great VFX but lacked in story part. Though, the movie was a box office success.



9. Doctor Strange

Cast : Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director : Scott Derrickson
Genre : Superhero Action
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Produced by Walt Disney Studios, Doctor Strange from he Marvel house tells the story of a neurosurgeon who embarks on the journey of healing down and then enters the world of mystic arts. The film was written by Jon Spaihts and directed by Scott Derrickson. It performed well at the box office and Benedict Cumberbatch was all praise for his portrayal of Doctor Strange.



10. Arrival

Cast : Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner
Director : Denis Villeneuve
Genre : Science Fiction Film
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Based on a short story this science fiction film stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker in lead roles. The film garnered all praise right from the role of Amy Adams to the story of the film. The film is still running in cinemas and has been going well.


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