#1 I, Daniel Blake October 2016
Director: Ken Loach. Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann, Sharon Percy, Natalie Ann Jamieson, Mark Burns, Micky McGregor, Colin Coombs, Harriet Ghost, Bryn Jones, Viktoria Kay, Mick Laffey, Julie Nicholson, John Sumner.
Overview: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Genre: Drama. Countries: Belgium, France, United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 40m.
#2 Toni Erdmann February 2016
Director: Maren Ade. Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Lucy Russell, Vlad Ivanov, Hadewych Minis, Ingrid Bisu, Trystan Pütter, John Keogh, John Keogh, Cosmin Padureanu.
Overview: Without a warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Countries: Austria, Germany. Runtime: 2h 42m.
#3 Fences December 2016
Director: Denzel Washington. Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Mele, Lesley Boone, Jason Silvis, Tra'Waan Coles.
Overview: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 18m.
#4 Hidden Figures December 2016
Meet the women you don't know, behind the mission you do.
Director: Theodore Melfi. Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge, Kirsten Dunst, Glen Powell, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Olek Krupa, Gary Weeks.
Overview: The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 6m.
#5 Paterson November 2016
Director: Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Kara Hayward, Sterling Jerins, Helen-Jean Arthur, Owen Asztalos, Kacey Cockett, Luis Da Silva Jr., Jared Gilman, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Frank Harts, Barry Shabaka Henley, Joan Kendall, Dominic Liriano.
Overview: Set in the present in Paterson, New Jersey, this is a tale about a bus driver and poet.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 53m. Rated: R.
#6 Patriots Day December 2016
The inside story of the world's greatest manhunt.
Director: Peter Berg. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan, Melissa Benoist, Michael Beach, Erica McDermott, Shawn Contois, Khandi Alexander, Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Wolff, Jake Picking, Jimmy O. Yang, Lana Condor.
Overview: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m.
#7 Dangal December 2016
Director: Nitesh Tiwari. Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Vivan Bhatena, Girish Kulkarni.
Overview: The film stars Aamir Khan portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg).
Genres: Drama, History. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 41m.
#8 A Monster Calls October 2016
Stories are wild creatures.
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona. Cast: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Geraldine Chaplin, Lily-Rose Aslandogdu, James Melville, Dominic Boyle, Max Gabbay, Oliver Steer, Ben Moor, Jennifer Lim, Frida Palsson.
Overview: A boy attempts to deal with his mother's illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping to a fantastical world.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy. Countries: Spain, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 48m.
#9 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story December 2016
A Rebellion Built on Hope
Director: Gareth Edwards. Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Wen Jiang, Forest Whitaker, Jonathan Aris, Valene Kane, Genevieve O'Reilly, Jimmy Smits, Anthony Daniels, Jimmy Vee.
Overview: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, War. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 14m. Rated: PG-13.
#10 La La Land December 2016
Here's to the fools who dream.
Director: Damien Chazelle. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Tom Everett Scott, Jason Fuchs, Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno, Callie Hernandez, Josh Pence, Anna Chazelle, Meagen Fay, Hemky Madera.
Overview: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Genres: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Music. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 6m. Rated: PG-13.
#11 Jackie December 2016
I want them to see what they have done to Jack.
Director: Pablo Larraín. Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Max Casella, Sunnie Pelant, Beth Grant, Corey Johnson, Marla Aaron Wapner, Nathan Ferguson, Caspar Phillipson, Lindsay Dyan Epp, Georgie Glen, Yann Bean.
Overview: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Genre: Drama. Countries: Chile, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: R.
#12 Moana November 2016
The ocean is calling
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker. Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Phillipa Soo, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Temuera Morrison, Rachel House.
Overview: A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.
Genres: Music, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: PG-13.
#13 Lion November 2016
The search begins
Director: Garth Davis. Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tannishtha Chatterjee, David Wenham, Pallavi Sharda, Benjamin Rigby, Eamon Farren, Menik Gooneratne, Anna Samson, Priyanka Bose, Emilie Cocquerel, Deepti Naval, Divian Ladwa.
Overview: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Genre: Drama. Countries: Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 9m.
#14 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them November 2016
Director: David Yates. Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Josh Cowdery, Ronan Raftery, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jenn Murray, Johnny Depp.
Overview: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 13m. Rated: PG-13.
#15 Manchester by the Sea November 2016
Director: Kenneth Lonergan. Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, C.J. Wilson, Erica McDermott, Kara Hayward, Heather Burns, Matthew Broderick, Tate Donovan.
Overview: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m.
#16 Nocturnal Animals November 2016
Director: Tom Ford. Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen, India Menuez, Imogen Waterhouse, Zawe Ashton.
Overview: A woman named Susan receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband — a man she left 20 years earlier — asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor whose family vacation turns violent.
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 56m.
#17 The Edge of Seventeen November 2016
Director: Kelly Fremon. Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, Hayden Szeto, Alexander Calvert, Eric Keenleyside, Nesta Cooper, Katie Stuart, Lina Renna, Christian Michael Cooper, Ava Grace Cooper, Jena Skodje, Daniel Bacon.
Overview: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 42m. Rated: R.
#18 Arrival November 2016
Why are they here?
Director: Denis Villeneuve. Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien, Russell Yuen, Nathaly Thibault, Joe Cobden, Julian Casey, Pat Kiely, Larry Day, Mustafa Haidari, Abigail Pniowsky, Julia Scarlett Dan.
Overview: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 56m.
#19 Doctor Strange October 2016
Open your mind. Change your reality.
Director: Scott Derrickson. Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, Umit Ulgen, Scott Adkins, Zara Phythian, Alaa Safi, Katrina Durden, Linda Louise Duan, Mark Anthony Brighton.
Overview: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m. Rated: PG-13.
#20 Hacksaw Ridge November 2016
When the order came to retreat. One man stayed.
Director: Mel Gibson. Cast: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Rachel Griffiths, Matthew Nable, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Nathaniel Buzolic, Ryan Corr, Goran D. Kleut, Firass Dirani.
Overview: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Genres: War, Drama, History. Countries: Australia, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 11m. Rated: R.
#21 The Handmaiden June 2016
Director: Chan-wook Park. Cast: Kim Min-Hie, Kim Tae-Ri, Ha Jung-Woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hae-sook, Moon So-ri, Lee Dong-Hwi.
Overview: Korea, 1930s. A con man hires a pickpocket to become the maid of a mysterious and fragile heiress, in an attempt to seize her wealth. But the story takes a twist when the lady falls in love with her maid.
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Romance. Country: South Korea. Runtime: 2h 25m.
#22 Moonlight September 2016
Director: Barry Jenkins. Cast: Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, André Holland, Janelle Monae, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Edson Jean, Alex Hibbert.
Overview: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 50m.
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