The fine art of cinematography is one of lifes’ simplest pleasures. Just sitting back with your loved ones and grabbing a bowl of hot popcorn and watching your favourite film is the perfect evening for many of us. So, since the year is coming to an end, and we’re all enjoying the comfort of a warm blanket in a chilly haze, here’s a list of the top 10 movies of 2016! Even if you’ve already seen them, these beauties are definitely worth devouring one more time.
1. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:
J.K Rowling makes a come back with this splendid little flick about the most weird and quirky creatures that walk this planet. Set in olden day New York, it is the same magical and mystical world as Harry Potter. This movie is the perfect treat for your eyes as well as your soul, definitely a good watch to entertain that child that lives inside of you.
2. The Nice Guys:
This movie is hilarious in a way that not many murder mysteries can be. Ryan Gosling plays the role of an extremely mediocre detective that literally falls into his clues in his drunken haze. There is definitely a dark undertone to this movie as well, and the chemistry between the actors is one to be witnessed!
In this life things get so wild that we sometimes feel like we are living in a zoo. This movie depicted that in a hilarious and thoughtful way, bringing to light the issues we face in modern society such as trying to find a place where we fit in although most of us feel completely different from the other. The animation quality of this film is absolutely pristine, making it a joy to watch even with the little ones.
4. Finding Dory:
Finding Dory is an extension of the funny, poignant and thought provoking feeling that radiated out of Finding Nemo. This journey of tiny little fish in the big vast ocean warms your heart and teaches you a little something about what it means to be a family. Definitely dive back into this one and enjoy the wonders of the extraordinary underwater world.
5. The Jungle Book:
I’m sure we all remember what it feels like to watch the hilarious adventures of Mowgli and Baloo when we were little. This re-imagination of the classic collection is a visually stunning masterpiece that will have you engrossed in the story of a little wild boy who meets the most curious and quite literally hypnotising of characters in the jungle he calls home. Enjoy the nostalgia that hits you when you watch this one.
6. La La Land:
In a world where people are told what to do and exactly how to do it, there is little room left for pursuing your dreams and actually achieving them. This movie follows Mia and Sebastian, played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, as they struggle to survive and fulfil their dreams in a city that is known to crush them. If you don’t watch this movie for the heart, watch it for the powerful performances and sheer chemistry between the two leads. A great flick to watch with your own lady love!
7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
If you thought the sequencing of the Star Wars series couldn’t get anymore confusing, you were wrong. This standalone film is an all new epic adventure that is set in the very beginning. It follows the mission of a group of unlikely heroes as they work together to steal the plans of the death star, proving to the audience that even ordinary can be extraordinary if they believe in themselves.
8. Star Trek Beyond:
Just like the rest of them, the new Star Trek movie is absolutely ecstatic when it comes to the visual orchestration and story. A thrilling 120 minutes of our favourite Captain Kirk and his crew trying to save their precious Enterprise from the gripping hands of an alien warrior race. A must watch for all those space geeks out there!
9. The Legend Of Tarzan:
2016 has been notorious for the revival of classical tales in a modern fashion. Tarzan has been a childhood companion for many of us, and now that we’re all grown up, he is back with a bang! In this plot line, he has left the jungles of Africa and moved to civilisation with his wife Jane. Now he’s invited back to serve as a trade emissary of parliament in Congo. What comes after is a literal unleashing of his ‘wild’ side once again.
Who you gonna call? The Ghostbusters of course! This remake of the classic is perfect to watch when you’re feeling a little low. The female antagonist definitely give the story a whole new feel to it, also, with the beauties of modern CGI graphics, the monsters have a completely new dimension to them compared to the last one. A fun and lighthearted movie to watch with your family or friends!