In my last post, I made a list of the movies most likely to be nominated for Oscars, assigning them points based on Gold Derby’s odds in each category. But I didn’t know much about many of the films themselves, other than their title. So I went through and compiled Rotten Tomatoes & Metacritic scores, trailers, ratings, runtimes, actors, and more. Hope this helps some of you too!

(You can click on the movie names in the table below to jump down to more info about each one.)

Num Points Title RT MC Genre Rating
1. 504.46pts La La Land 95% 92 Comedy PG-13
2. 230.70pts Jackie 88% 80 Biography R
3. 194.60pts Manchester by the Sea 97% 96 Drama R
4. 165.78pts Fences 92% 77 Drama PG-13
5. 152.67pts Silence 96% 83 Drama R
6. 139.74pts Moonlight 98% 99 Drama R
7. 103.18pts Hacksaw Ridge 87% 71 Drama R
8. 75.50pts Arrival 94% 81 Drama PG-13
9. 71.54pts Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 84% 65 Action PG-13
10. 57.51pts The Jungle Book 94% 77 Adventure PG
11. 55.33pts Zootopia 98% 78 Animation PG
12. 51.49pts Lion 83% 66 Drama PG-13
13. 50.73pts Loving 89% 79 Biography PG-13
14. 49.29pts Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 75% 66 Adventure PG-13
15. 39.33pts Doctor Strange 90% 72 Action PG-13
16. 34.07pts Nocturnal Animals 72% 67 Drama R
17. 30.43pts Hidden Figures 95% 66 Drama PG
18. 28.11pts Florence Foster Jenkins 87% 71 Biography PG-13
19. 26.29pts 20th Century Women 91% 77 Comedy R
20. 23.38pts Hell or High Water 98% 88 Crime R
21. 20.71pts Sully 86% 74 Biography PG-13
22. 20.00pts Kubo and the Two Strings 97% 84 Animation PG
23. 18.37pts Live By Night TBD n/a Crime R
24. 15.38pts Moana 95% 81 Animation PG
25. 13.85pts Deepwater Horizon 84% 68 Action PG-13
26. 13.50pts Finding Dory 94% 77 Animation PG
27. 12.28pts A Monster Calls 85% 77 Drama PG-13
28. 11.17pts Rules Don’t Apply 56% 59 Comedy PG-13
29. 9.09pts The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) 90% 92 Animation PG
30. 7.14pts Sing 70% 57 Animation PG
31. 7.00pts Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 63% 57 Adventure PG-13
32. 5.50pts Captain Fantastic 82% 72 Comedy R
33. 5.00pts Passengers 31% 40 Adventure PG-13
34. 4.57pts Deadpool 84% 65 Action R
35. 4.25pts Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk 45% 53 Drama R
36. 4.00pts Captain America: Civil War 90% 75 Action PG-13
37. 3.57pts Sausage Party 83% 66 Animation R
38. 3.57pts Allied 60% 60 Action R
39. 3.04pts Hail, Caesar! 85% 72 Comedy PG-13
40. 3.00pts The Birth of a Nation 72% 68 Biography R
41. 2.77pts Love & Friendship 98% 87 Comedy PG
42. 2.52pts The Founder 78% 64 Biography PG-13
43. 2.52pts Star Trek Beyond 84% 68 Action PG-13
44. 2.52pts Elle 89% 89 Drama R
45. 2.50pts The Little Prince 93% 69 Animation PG
46. 2.50pts Miss Sloane 69% 64 Drama R
47. 1.52pts Denial 81% 64 Biography PG-13
48. 1.25pts Trolls 76% 56 Animation PG
49. 1.00pts Warcraft 28% 32 Action PG-13
50. 1.00pts The Lobster 90% 82 Comedy R
51. 1.00pts The Hollars 43% 53 Comedy PG-13
52. 1.00pts The BFG 75% 66 Adventure PG
53. 1.00pts Snowden 62% 58 Biography R
54. 1.00pts Queen of Katwe 92% 73 Biography PG
55. 1.00pts Patriots Day 93% 72 Drama TBD
56. 1.00pts My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de Courgette) 100% 85 Animation TBD
57. 1.00pts Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) 93% 74 Animation PG-13
58. 1.00pts Gold TBD n/a Adventure R
59. 1.00pts Café Society 70% 64 Comedy PG-13
60. 1.00pts Bleed for This 70% 62 Biography R

(Note: I updated all movies to the latest Rotten Tomatoes/Metacritic scores, so they are slightly different from my previous post.)


Legend

  • = No longer playing in theaters.
  • = Currently in theaters.
  • = Not yet released in theaters.

Most of the information in the tables below is from IMDB.1 I’ve updated the release dates to when the movie goes out in wide release, if I knew it (this is surprisingly hard-to-find data!).2 The plot synopses for each movie are from IMDB, because I noticed their synopses don’t spoil major details revealed an hour into movies (why do other sites do this? It’s maddening!). And finally, the critics consensuses are from Rotten Tomatoes and do a pretty good job of whetting your appetite without spoiling the films either.


1. La La Land (504.46pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 95%
METASCORE 92/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 08min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-16
GENRE Comedy / Drama / Musical
WRITTEN BY Damien Chazelle
DIRECTED BY Damien Chazelle
STARRING Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: La La Land breathes new life into a bygone genre with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart.

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2. Jackie (230.70pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 88%
METASCORE 80/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 39min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-02
GENRE Biography / Drama
WRITTEN BY Noah Oppenheim
DIRECTED BY Pablo Larraín
STARRING Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Jackie offers an alluring peek into a beloved American public figure’s private world – and an enthralling starring performance from Natalie Portman in the bargain.

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3. Manchester by the Sea (194.60pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 97%
METASCORE 96/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 2h 17min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-18
GENRE Drama
WRITTEN BY Kenneth Lonergan
DIRECTED BY Kenneth Lonergan
STARRING Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Manchester by the Sea delivers affecting drama populated by full-bodied characters, marking another strong step forward for writer-director Kenneth Lonergan.

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4. Fences (165.78pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 92%
METASCORE 77/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 18min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-25
GENRE Drama
WRITTEN BY August Wilson (screenplay), August Wilson (play)
DIRECTED BY Denzel Washington
STARRING Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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5. Silence (152.67pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 96%
METASCORE 83/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 2h 39min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-23
GENRE Drama / History
WRITTEN BY Jay Cocks (screenplay), Martin Scorsese (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Martin Scorsese
STARRING Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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6. Moonlight (139.74pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 98%
METASCORE 99/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 51min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-18
GENRE Drama
WRITTEN BY Barry Jenkins (screenplay), Tarell Alvin McCraney (story by)
DIRECTED BY Barry Jenkins
STARRING Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Moonlight uses one man’s story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema.

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7. Hacksaw Ridge (103.18pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 87%
METASCORE 71/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 2h 19min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-04
GENRE Drama / History / War
WRITTEN BY Robert Schenkkan (screenplay), Andrew Knight (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Mel Gibson
STARRING Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Hacksaw Ridge uses a real-life pacifist’s legacy to lay the groundwork for a gripping wartime tribute to faith, valor, and the courage of remaining true to one’s convictions.

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8. Arrival (75.50pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 94%
METASCORE 81/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 56min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-11
GENRE Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi
WRITTEN BY Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Ted Chiang (based on the story “Story of Your Life” written by)
DIRECTED BY Denis Villeneuve
STARRING Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person’s sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams.

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9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (71.54pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 84%
METASCORE 65/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 13min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-16
GENRE Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
WRITTEN BY Chris Weitz (screenplay), Tony Gilroy (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Gareth Edwards
STARRING Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Rogue One draws deep on Star Wars mythology while breaking new narrative and aesthetic ground – and suggesting a bright blockbuster future for the franchise.

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10. The Jungle Book (57.51pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 94%
METASCORE 77/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 46min
RELEASE DATE 2016-04-15
GENRE Adventure / Drama / Family
WRITTEN BY Justin Marks (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling (based on the books by)
DIRECTED BY Jon Favreau
STARRING Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors – all while setting a new standard for CGI.

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11. Zootopia (55.33pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 98%
METASCORE 78/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 48min
RELEASE DATE 2016-03-04
GENRE Animation / Adventure / Comedy
WRITTEN BY Byron Howard (story by), Rich Moore (story by)
DIRECTED BY Byron Howard, Rich Moore
STARRING Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: The brilliantly well-rounded Zootopia offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that’s as rich and timely as its sumptuously state-of-the-art animation – all while remaining fast and funny enough to keep younger viewers entertained.

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12. Lion (51.49pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 83%
METASCORE 66/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 58min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-25
GENRE Drama
WRITTEN BY Saroo Brierley (adapted from the book “A Long Way Home” by), Luke Davies (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Garth Davis
STARRING Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: 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.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Lion’s undeniably uplifting story and talented cast are more than enough to make up for a fact-based story whose traditional Hollywood formula skims over a number of interesting real-life details.

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13. Loving (50.73pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 89%
METASCORE 79/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 03min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-04
GENRE Biography / Drama / Romance
WRITTEN BY Jeff Nichols
DIRECTED BY Jeff Nichols
STARRING Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Loving takes an understated approach to telling a painful – and still relevant – real-life tale, with sensitive performances breathing additional life into a superlative historical drama.

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14. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (49.29pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 75%
METASCORE 66/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 13min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-18
GENRE Adventure / Family / Fantasy
WRITTEN BY J.K. Rowling
DIRECTED BY David Yates
STARRING Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them draws on Harry Potter’s rich mythology to deliver a spinoff that dazzles with franchise-building magic all its own.

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15. Doctor Strange (39.33pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 90%
METASCORE 72/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 55min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-04
GENRE Action / Adventure / Fantasy
WRITTEN BY Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson
DIRECTED BY Scott Derrickson
STARRING Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Doctor Strange artfully balances its outré source material against the blockbuster constraints of the MCU, delivering a thoroughly entertaining superhero origin story in the bargain.

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16. Nocturnal Animals (34.07pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 72%
METASCORE 67/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 56min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-09
GENRE Drama / Thriller
WRITTEN BY Tom Ford (screenplay), Austin Wright (novel)
DIRECTED BY Tom Ford
STARRING Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Well-acted and lovely to look at, Nocturnal Animals further underscores writer-director Tom Ford’s distinctive visual and narrative skill.

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17. Hidden Figures (30.43pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 95%
METASCORE 66/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME TBD
RELEASE DATE 2017-01-06
GENRE Drama
WRITTEN BY Allison Schroeder (screenplay), Theodore Melfi (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Theodore Melfi
STARRING Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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18. Florence Foster Jenkins (28.11pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 87%
METASCORE 71/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 51min
RELEASE DATE 2016-08-12
GENRE Biography / Comedy / Drama
WRITTEN BY Nicholas Martin
DIRECTED BY Stephen Frears
STARRING Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Florence Foster Jenkins makes poignant, crowd-pleasing dramedy out of its stranger-than-fiction tale – and does its subject justice with a reliably terrific turn from star Meryl Streep.

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19. 20th Century Women (26.29pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 91%
METASCORE 77/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 58min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-25
GENRE Comedy / Drama
WRITTEN BY Mike Mills
DIRECTED BY Mike Mills
STARRING Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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20. Hell or High Water (23.38pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 98%
METASCORE 88/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 42min
RELEASE DATE 2016-08-26
GENRE Crime / Drama / Western
WRITTEN BY Taylor Sheridan (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY David Mackenzie
STARRING Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Hell or High Water offers a solidly crafted, well-acted Western heist thriller that eschews mindless gunplay in favor of confident pacing and full-bodied characters.

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21. Sully (20.71pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 86%
METASCORE 74/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 36min
RELEASE DATE 2016-09-09
GENRE Biography / Drama
WRITTEN BY Todd Komarnicki (screenplay), Chesley Sullenberger (based on the book “Highest Duty” by) (as Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger)
DIRECTED BY Clint Eastwood
STARRING Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: As comfortingly workmanlike as its protagonist, Sully makes solid use of typically superlative work from its star and director to deliver a quietly stirring tribute to an everyday hero.

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22. Kubo and the Two Strings (20.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 97%
METASCORE 84/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 41min
RELEASE DATE 2016-08-19
GENRE Animation / Adventure / Family
WRITTEN BY Marc Haimes (screenplay), Chris Butler (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Travis Knight
STARRING Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Kubo and the Two Strings matches its incredible animation with an absorbing – and bravely melancholy – story that has something to offer audiences of all ages.

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23. Live By Night (18.37pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES TBD
METASCORE n/a
RATING R
RUNTIME 2h 08min
RELEASE DATE 2017-01-13
GENRE Crime / Drama
WRITTEN BY Ben Affleck (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
DIRECTED BY Ben Affleck
STARRING Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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24. Moana (15.38pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 95%
METASCORE 81/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 43min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-23
GENRE Animation / Adventure / Comedy
WRITTEN BY Jared Bush (screenplay), Ron Clements (story by)
DIRECTED BY Ron Clements, Don Hall
STARRING Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: With a title character as three-dimensional as its lush animation and a story that adds fresh depth to Disney’s time-tested formula, Moana is truly a family-friendly adventure for the ages.

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25. Deepwater Horizon (13.85pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 84%
METASCORE 68/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 47min
RELEASE DATE 2016-09-30
GENRE Action / Drama / Thriller
WRITTEN BY Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay), Matthew Sand (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Peter Berg
STARRING Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Deepwater Horizon makes effective use of its titular man-made disaster to deliver an uncommonly serious – yet still suitably gripping – action thriller.

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26. Finding Dory (13.50pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 94%
METASCORE 77/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 37min
RELEASE DATE 2016-06-17
GENRE Animation / Adventure / Comedy
WRITTEN BY Andrew Stanton (original story by), Andrew Stanton (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
STARRING Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Funny, poignant, and thought-provoking, Finding Dory delivers a beautifully animated adventure that adds another entertaining chapter to its predecessor’s classic story.

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27. A Monster Calls (12.28pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 85%
METASCORE 77/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 48min
RELEASE DATE 2017-01-06
GENRE Drama / Fantasy
WRITTEN BY Patrick Ness (screenplay), Patrick Ness (based upon the novel written by)
DIRECTED BY J.A. Bayona
STARRING Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: A Monster Calls deftly balances dark themes and fantastical elements to deliver an engrossing and uncommonly moving entry in the crowded coming-of-age genre.

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28. Rules Don’t Apply (11.17pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 56%
METASCORE 59/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 06min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-23
GENRE Comedy / Drama / Romance
WRITTEN BY Warren Beatty (screenplay), Warren Beatty (story by)
DIRECTED BY Warren Beatty
STARRING Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: With Rules Don’t Apply, Warren Beatty takes an overall affable – but undeniably slight – look at a corner of old Hollywood under Howard Hughes’ distinctive shadow.

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29. The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (9.09pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 90%
METASCORE 92/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 20min
RELEASE DATE 2017-01-20
GENRE Animation / Fantasy
WRITTEN BY Michael Dudok de Wit (story), Pascale Ferran (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Michael Dudok de Wit
STARRING n/a
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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30. Sing (7.14pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 70%
METASCORE 57/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 48min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-21
GENRE Animation / Comedy / Drama
WRITTEN BY Garth Jennings
DIRECTED BY Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
STARRING Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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31. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (7.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 63%
METASCORE 57/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 07min
RELEASE DATE 2016-09-30
GENRE Adventure / Drama / Family
WRITTEN BY Ransom Riggs (based upon the novel written by), Jane Goldman (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Tim Burton
STARRING Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children proves a suitable match for Tim Burton’s distinctive style, even if it’s on stronger footing as a visual experience than a narrative one.

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32. Captain Fantastic (5.50pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 82%
METASCORE 72/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 58min
RELEASE DATE 2016-07-29
GENRE Comedy / Drama / Romance
WRITTEN BY Matt Ross
DIRECTED BY Matt Ross
STARRING Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Captain Fantastic’s thought-provoking themes – and an absorbing starring turn from Viggo Mortensen – add up to an above-average family drama with unexpected twists.

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33. Passengers (5.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 31%
METASCORE 40/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 56min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-21
GENRE Adventure / Drama / Romance
WRITTEN BY Jon Spaihts
DIRECTED BY Morten Tyldum
STARRING Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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34. Deadpool (4.57pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 84%
METASCORE 65/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 48min
RELEASE DATE 2016-02-12
GENRE Action / Adventure / Comedy
WRITTEN BY Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
DIRECTED BY Tim Miller
STARRING Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Fast, funny, and gleefully profane, the fourth-wall-busting Deadpool subverts superhero film formula with wildly entertaining – and decidedly non-family-friendly – results.

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35. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (4.25pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 45%
METASCORE 53/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 53min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-18
GENRE Drama / War
WRITTEN BY Ben Fountain (based on the novel by), Jean-Christophe Castelli (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Ang Lee
STARRING Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk has noble goals, but lacks a strong enough screenplay to achieve them – and its visual innovations are often merely distracting.

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36. Captain America: Civil War (4.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 90%
METASCORE 75/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 27min
RELEASE DATE 2016-05-06
GENRE Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
WRITTEN BY Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
STARRING Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.

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37. Sausage Party (3.57pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 83%
METASCORE 66/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 29min
RELEASE DATE 2016-08-12
GENRE Animation / Adventure / Comedy
WRITTEN BY Kyle Hunter (screenplay), Ariel Shaffir (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
STARRING Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Sausage Party is definitely offensive, but backs up its enthusiastic profanity with an impressively high laugh-to-gag ratio – and a surprisingly thought-provoking storyline.

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38. Allied (3.57pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 60%
METASCORE 60/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 2h 04min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-23
GENRE Action / Drama / Romance
WRITTEN BY Steven Knight
DIRECTED BY Robert Zemeckis
STARRING Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Allied has its moments, but doesn’t quite achieve epic wartime romance status – a disappointment made more profound by the dazzling talent assembled on either side of the camera.

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39. Hail, Caesar! (3.04pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 85%
METASCORE 72/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 46min
RELEASE DATE 2016-02-05
GENRE Comedy / Mystery
WRITTEN BY Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
DIRECTED BY Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
STARRING Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Packed with period detail and perfectly cast, Hail, Caesar! finds the Coen brothers delivering an agreeably lightweight love letter to post-war Hollywood.

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40. The Birth of a Nation (3.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 72%
METASCORE 68/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 2h 00min
RELEASE DATE 2016-10-07
GENRE Biography / Drama / History
WRITTEN BY Nate Parker (screenplay), Nate Parker (story by)
DIRECTED BY Nate Parker
STARRING Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: The Birth of a Nation overpowers its narrative flaws and uneven execution through sheer conviction, rising on Nate Parker’s assured direction and the strength of its vital message.

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41. Love & Friendship (2.77pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 98%
METASCORE 87/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 32min
RELEASE DATE 2016-06-03
GENRE Comedy / Drama / Romance
WRITTEN BY Jane Austen (based on her novella “Lady Susan”), Whit Stillman
DIRECTED BY Whit Stillman
STARRING Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica – and herself too, naturally.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Love & Friendship finds director Whit Stillman bringing his talents to bear on a Jane Austen adaptation – with a thoroughly delightful period drama as the result.

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42. The Founder (2.52pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 78%
METASCORE 64/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 55min
RELEASE DATE 2017-01-20
GENRE Biography / Drama / History
WRITTEN BY Robert D. Siegel
DIRECTED BY John Lee Hancock
STARRING Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, Michael Keaton
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The story of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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43. Star Trek Beyond (2.52pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 84%
METASCORE 68/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 02min
RELEASE DATE 2016-07-22
GENRE Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
WRITTEN BY Simon Pegg, Doug Jung
DIRECTED BY Justin Lin
STARRING Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Star Trek Beyond continues the franchise’s post-reboot hot streak with an epic sci-fi adventure that honors the series’ sci-fi roots without skimping on the blockbuster action.

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44. Elle (2.52pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 89%
METASCORE 89/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 2h 10min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-11
GENRE Drama / Thriller
WRITTEN BY Philippe Djian (based on the novel by), David Birke (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Paul Verhoeven
STARRING Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Elle finds director Paul Verhoeven operating at peak power – and benefiting from a typically outstanding performance from Isabelle Huppert in the central role.

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45. The Little Prince (2.50pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 93%
METASCORE 69/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 48min
RELEASE DATE 2016-08-05
GENRE Animation / Adventure / Drama
WRITTEN BY Irena Brignull (screenplay), Bob Persichetti (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Mark Osborne
STARRING Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Rachel McAdams
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Beautifully animated and faithful to the spirit of its classic source material, The Little Prince is a family-friendly treat that anchors thrilling visuals with a satisfying story.

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46. Miss Sloane (2.50pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 69%
METASCORE 64/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 2h 12min
RELEASE DATE 2016-12-09
GENRE Drama / Thriller
WRITTEN BY Jonathan Perera
DIRECTED BY John Madden
STARRING Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: In the world of political power-brokers, Sloane takes on the most powerful opponent of her career and will do whatever is required to win.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Miss Sloane sits squarely on the shoulder’s of Jessica Chastain’s performance – and she responds with awards-worthy work that single-handedly elevates the film.

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47. Denial (1.52pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 81%
METASCORE 64/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 49min
RELEASE DATE 2016-10-21
GENRE Biography / Drama / History
WRITTEN BY David Hare (screenplay), Deborah Lipstadt (book)
DIRECTED BY Mick Jackson
STARRING Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: If Denial doesn’t quite do its incredible story complete justice, it comes close enough to offer a satisfying, impactful drama – and another powerful performance from Rachel Weisz.

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48. Trolls (1.25pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 76%
METASCORE 56/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 32min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-04
GENRE Animation / Adventure / Comedy
WRITTEN BY Jonathan Aibel (screenplay), Glenn Berger (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell
STARRING Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Trolls brings its instantly recognizable characters to the big screen in a colorful adventure that, while geared toward the younger set, isn’t without rewards for parents.

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49. Warcraft (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 28%
METASCORE 32/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 2h 03min
RELEASE DATE 2016-06-10
GENRE Action / Adventure / Fantasy
WRITTEN BY Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Duncan Jones (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Duncan Jones
STARRING Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Warcraft has visual thrills to spare, but they – and director Duncan Jones’ distinctive gifts – are wasted on a sluggish and derivative adaptation of a bestselling game with little evident cinematic value.

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50. The Lobster (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 90%
METASCORE 82/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 59min
RELEASE DATE 2016-05-13
GENRE Comedy / Drama / Romance
WRITTEN BY Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou (as Efthimis Filippou)
DIRECTED BY Yorgos Lanthimos
STARRING Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: As strange as it is thrillingly ambitious, The Lobster is definitely an acquired taste – but for viewers with the fortitude to crack through Yorgos Lanthimos’ offbeat sensibilities, it should prove a savory cinematic treat.

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51. The Hollars (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 43%
METASCORE 53/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 28min
RELEASE DATE 2016-08-26
GENRE Comedy / Drama / Romance
WRITTEN BY James C. Strouse (as Jim Strouse)
DIRECTED BY John Krasinski
STARRING Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: The Hollars gathers an impressive assortment of talented stars; unfortunately, it’s all in service of a story that’s been played out more effectively in countless other indie dramedies.

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52. The BFG (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 75%
METASCORE 66/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 1h 57min
RELEASE DATE 2016-07-01
GENRE Adventure / Family / Fantasy
WRITTEN BY Melissa Mathison (screenplay), Roald Dahl (book)
DIRECTED BY Steven Spielberg
STARRING Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: The BFG minimizes the darker elements of Roald Dahl’s classic in favor of a resolutely good-natured, visually stunning, and largely successful family-friendly adventure.

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53. Snowden (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 62%
METASCORE 58/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 2h 14min
RELEASE DATE 2016-09-16
GENRE Biography / Drama / Thriller
WRITTEN BY Kieran Fitzgerald (screenplay), Oliver Stone (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Oliver Stone
STARRING Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency’s employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Snowden boasts a thrilling fact-based tale and a solid lead performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, even if director Oliver Stone saps the story of some of its impact by playing it safe.

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54. Queen of Katwe (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 92%
METASCORE 73/100
RATING PG
RUNTIME 2h 04min
RELEASE DATE 2016-09-30
GENRE Biography / Drama / Sport
WRITTEN BY William Wheeler (screenplay), Tim Crothers (based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by)
DIRECTED BY Mira Nair
STARRING Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Queen of Katwe is a feel-good movie of uncommon smarts and passion, and outstanding performances by Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo help to elevate the film past its cliches.

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55. Patriots Day (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 93%
METASCORE 72/100
RATING TBD
RUNTIME 2h 10min
RELEASE DATE 2017-01-13
GENRE Drama / History / Thriller
WRITTEN BY Peter Berg (screenplay), Matt Cook (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Peter Berg
STARRING Melissa Benoist, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: 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.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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56. My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de Courgette) (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 100%
METASCORE 85/100
RATING TBD
RUNTIME 1h 10min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-11
GENRE Animation / Family
WRITTEN BY Gilles Paris (novel), Céline Sciamma (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Claude Barras
STARRING Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: Courgette is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer … See full summary »

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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57. Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 93%
METASCORE 74/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 33min
RELEASE DATE 2015-10-14
GENRE Animation / Biography / Drama
WRITTEN BY Hinako Sugiura (comic “Sarusuberi”), Miho Maruo (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY Keiichi Hara
STARRING Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe, Erica Lindbeck
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Miss Hokusai illuminates the life and creative legacy of its brilliant subject with a beautifully animated biopic whose absorbing visuals are matched by its narrative grace.

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58. Gold (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES TBD
METASCORE n/a
RATING R
RUNTIME TBD
RELEASE DATE 2017-01-27
GENRE Adventure / Drama / Thriller
WRITTEN BY Patrick Massett, John Zinman
DIRECTED BY Stephen Gaghan
STARRING Bryce Dallas Howard, Matthew McConaughey, Toby Kebbell
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: An unlikely pair venture to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: No consensus yet.

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59. Café Society (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 70%
METASCORE 64/100
RATING PG-13
RUNTIME 1h 36min
RELEASE DATE 2016-08-05
GENRE Comedy / Drama / Romance
WRITTEN BY Woody Allen
DIRECTED BY Woody Allen
STARRING Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Café Society’s lovely visuals and charming performances round out a lightweight late-period Allen comedy whose genuine pleasures offset its amiable predictability.

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60. Bleed for This (1.00pts)

ROTTEN TOMATOES 70%
METASCORE 62/100
RATING R
RUNTIME 1h 57min
RELEASE DATE 2016-11-18
GENRE Biography / Drama / Sport
WRITTEN BY Ben Younger (screenplay), Ben Younger (story)
DIRECTED BY Ben Younger
STARRING Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal
LINKS Showtimes - Wikipedia - IMDB - Metacritic - Rotten Tomatoes

SYNOPSIS: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sport’s most incredible comebacks.

CRITICS CONSENSUS: Bleed for This rises on the strength of Miles Teller’s starring performance to deliver a solid fact-based boxing drama that takes a few genre clichés on the chin but keeps on coming.

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  1. At first, I was getting runtimes from Rotten Tomatoes. But weirdly enough, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes have slightly different runtimes for a bunch of movies! I wonder why that is? For consistency’s sake, I’ve used IMDB’s runtimes for everything. ↩︎

  2. One major annoyance now that I’ve been getting into more serious/”Oscar-bait” movies lately: they don’t always have firm release dates, so you never know when they’ll show up at your local theater! Unlike major blockbusters, which open everywhere on the same date, these small films often open in only about 100 theaters (for comparison’s sake, Rogue One opened in 4,157, and then gradually expand if they do well. But some theaters drop these movies quickly, even as they expand to others! For example, I really wanted to see Moonlight when it debuted, but it was only playing at two theaters way out of the way for me. I had family in the hospital at the time, so by the time I had time to watch the movie, it was out of those theaters. I thought I was out of luck until it surprisingly showed up at my local theater weeks later. And even now, I’ve been driving to theaters all over the place to be able to watch films like The Edge of Seventeen or Nocturnal Animals (both so great!) because they’re not at my local theater and I don’t know if they ever will be. ↩︎