It’s been a big year for Marvel and DC and there were a lot of good movies in between, either indie or with a huge budget. We’ve waited in line at the movies to see them, snuggled on the couch with a glass of whatever, maybe even saw one movie 4 times.. (you know what I’m talking about) It’s hard to make a “top”, but since we have just one month left of 2016 we decided to make a list of the best movies we’ve seen this year.
With: Tilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
“Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
2. American Honey
With: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough
Directed by: Andrea Arnold
“A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.”
With: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
“Julieta (Emma Suarez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea, former best friend of her daughter Antia, who reveals that this one is living in Switzerland married and with three children. With the heart broken after 12 years of total absence of her daughter, Julieta cancels the journey to Portugal and she moves to her former building, in the hope that Antia someday communicates with her sending a letter. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to write her memories to confront the pain of the events happened when she was a teenager (Adriana Ugarte) and met Xoan, a Galician fisherman. Falling in love with him, Julieta divides her time between the family, the job and the education of Antia until a fatal accident changes their lives. Slowly decaying in a depression, Julieta is helped by Antia and Bea, but one day Antia goes missing suddenly after a vacation with no clues about where to find …”
With: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller
Directed by: Tim Miller
“This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.” – only the best movie ever made. ever. EVER.
5. Suicide Squad
With: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
Directed by: David Ayer
“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”
Which was your favorite movie this year? And what are you looking forward to in 2017?