It seems a bit harsh to talk about ‘best’ when you know that 2016 has been one of the worst years in recent memory.  Especially when you realize how many famous people suddenly died.  Not only did we lose a handful of masterclass singer-songwriters such as Prince, David Bowie and George Michael … we were also forced to say goodbye to fan-favorite actors such as Alan Rickman and Carrie Fisher.  

But life goes on, as they say, and to show you that it wasn’t all gloom & doom this year … here’s the top 10 of the greatest movies of 2016!


Crazy teenagers who play an online game of ‘truth or dare’.  Actors Emma Roberts and Dave Franco are a match-made in heaven, and create a charming chemistry.  Nerve reminds you of what it was like to be young and wild … so go on … join the party!



The first Marvel-superhero who’s also a magician.  Benedict Cumberbatch proves once more he is one of the most versatile actors working today.  With astounding visuals, Doctor Strange is a good movie though not the best Marvel thing to come out in 2016!


Hacksaw ridge tells the true story of Army Medic Desmond T. Doss who refused to fire a weapon, only to save hundreds of lives of American soldiers on the battlefield.  The directing of Mel Gibson is fierce and dirty, the acting of sweet-face Spider-man Andrew Garfield is the best thing he’s ever done … a must-see war movie!



The perfect children’s movie.  No violence, no darkness and no ugly things.  Simply a boy living in the woods who befriends a dragon.  Some call this movie the ‘E.T.’ for the new generation. It’s such a sweet story – if you ever wanna feel like a child again, then you must watch Pete’s dragon … you must!


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Another classic children’s story retold in live action!  Arguably more impressive than the original Disney cartoon, everything fits like a perfect puzzle!  The visual effects are the best.  The voice acting is great.  And the story of a young Mowgli trying to survive the jungle is entertaining to watch.  Don’t miss The Jungle Book … you’ll thank me later!



Moana (or Vaiana, because this movie has 2 different titles) is easily one of the best movies Disney has ever created!  The music is similar to Frozen, with its uplifting pop-music.  The story adds a little history in the mix.  And the visual effects are so realistic you won’t believe your eyes … the water, those clouds, that fire!!  If you miss this movie, you might as well drop dead!



The only ‘serious’ movie in the top 10, Captain Fantastic is proof there aren’t enough original stories in Hollywood!  It looks like a drama, but it’s actually very light.  Sometimes even funny.  It’s about a father who raises his six children in the woods.  But when he has to go back to the modern world, he and his children face many new challenges … a modern masterpiece!



The first movie about actual human soldiers and no lightsaber-wielding Jedi or Sith.  Star Wars: Rogue One isn’t just a great Star Wars movie, it’s a great movie altogether!  It proves Star Wars can survive without Skywalker.  Very original, very awesome, very entertaining – kudos to Disney! Now, when is the next one?



Is Captain America: Civil War the greatest superhero-movie ever made?  Perhaps.  It certainly is the most entertaining of them all!  It has thirteen (13!!) superheroes fighting each other in a clash that no one will ever forget.  But guess what?  It’s the great story that drives this movie forward … not the special effects.  That’s why Marvel is so much better than DC Comics … 


Remember how you loved all eight Harry Potter-films?  That’s how great Fantastic beasts and where to find them is.  It expands the magic of the world of wizardry and witchcraft, but never cheapens it.  It shows you a different city, different magic spells … with creatures you’ve never seen before!  

and that’s why ‘FANTASTIC BEASTS’ is our number 1-movie of 2016!!!


Worthy of mention

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children

The new Tim Burton movie may not be his best … but it’s one of the most original movies you’ll see all year long.  Strange, yes, but a wonderful dark fairytale.


  1. Terminator 2: Judgment day
  2. Memento
  3. The godfather
  4. Aliens
  5. The terminator
  6. What about Bob?
  7. The lord of the rings: The fellowship of the ring
  8. Planes, trains & automobiles
  9. 12 angry men
  10. Star Wars: Episode V – The empire strikes back
  11. The abyss
  12. Alien
  13. The rock
  14. Pulp fiction
  15. Multiplicity
  16. True lies
  17. Jurassic Park
  18. Speed
  19. Se7en
  20. Who framed Roger Rabbit
  21. Avatar
  22. Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
  23. Die hard
  24. The lord of the rings: The two towers
  25. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows: part I
  26. Star Wars: Episode IV – A new hope
  27. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
  28. Reservoir dogs
  29. The matrix
  30. The lord of the rings: The return of the king
  31. Big trouble in little China
  32. Casablanca
  33. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone
  34. Casino
  35. The return of the pink panther
  36. Indiana Jones and the last crusade
  37. My life
  38. Gladiator
  39. The avengers
  40. The godfather: Part II
  41. Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost ark
  42. Dumb & dumber
  43. Indiana Jones and the temple of doom
  44. Captain America: Civil war
  45. Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix
  46. The merry gentleman
  47. La vita è bella
  48. Goodfellas
  49. The Naked Gun 2½: The smell of fear
  50. Apocalypse now
  51. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
  52. The green mile
  53. Hot shots
  54. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
  55. Heat
  56. Face/off
  57. Titanic
  58. Rear window
  59. Ace Ventura: Pet detective
  60. Guardians of the galaxy
  61. Jackie Brown
  62. Frozen
  63. O brother, where art thou?
  64. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
  65. The shawshank redemption
  66. Hot shots!  Part deux
  67. The deer hunter
  68. A fish called Wanda
  69. Enchanted
  70. Harry Potter and the half-blood prince
  71. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  72. Ghostbusters
  73. The dark knight
  74. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force awakens
  75. 24: Redemption
  76. Home alone 2: Lost in New York
  77. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the clones
  78. The impossible
  79. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows: Part 2
  80. Loaded weapon 1
  81. Ted
  82. Dante’s peak
  83. Teenage mutant ninja turtles
  84. Finding Nemo
  85. A few good men
  86. Star Wars: Episode I – The phantom menace
  87. Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob
  88. Braveheart
  89. The godfather: Part III
  90. Terminator 3: Rise of the machines
  91. The fugitive
  92. Gremlins 2: The new batch
  93. Ice age
  94. Judgment night
  95. Falling down
  96. Fast five
  97. Monsters, Inc.
  98. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  99. Big man on campus
  100. The boy in the striped pyjamas

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